Arjun Tendulkar named in India's U-19 squad for Sri Lanka tour

Arjun Tendulkar, son of Sachin Tendulkar, was on Thursday named in India's U-19 squad for its tour to Sri Lanka.

Arjun was a part of India's U-19 training camp recently.   -  VIVEK BENDRE

Arjun Tendulkar has been named in India’s U-19 squad for the Sri Lanka tour. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Thursday, decided to include the 18-year-old for the tour that commences next month.

The all-rounder will be featuring in the two four-day matches which India will play against Sri Lanka.  The four-day squad will be led by Delhi stumper-batsman Anuj Rawat, while the One-day squad will be led by Aryan Juyal.

Son of cricketing legend, Sachin Tendulkar, Arjun was part of the U-19 camp that was held in Dharamsala last week. As his son trained at the NCA in Dharamsala, Sachin had made it a point to visit the training camp and spent some time with the youngsters. An all-rounder, Arjun has been a consistent performer in the domestic circuit for a while now.

His coach and former India international, Subroto Banerjee, had told Sportstar earlier that it is the dedication and hard work that has worked well for Arjun. "He is a hard working cricketer and is always willing to learn. The best thing about him is that you tell him anything and Arjun will make it a point to follow it," Banerjee had said earlier.

Arjun had initially been a part of Mumbai T20 League too, but later pulled out in a bid to concentrate on his game.

Following Arjun's selection, Sachin said, "Thanks for the good wishes. We are happy on Arjun being selected in Indian under 19 team. It is an important milestone in his cricketing life. Anjali and I will always support Arjun in his choices and pray for his success."

Complete squads:

India U19 squad for 2 four-day games: Anuj Rawat (C) (WK) (DDCA), Atharva Taide (VCA), Devdutt Padikkal (KSCA), Aryan Juyal (VC) (WK) (UPCA), Yash Rathod (VCA), Ayush Badoni (DDCA), Sameer Choudhary (UPCA), Siddharth Desai (GCA), Harsh Tyagi (DDCA), Y.D. Mangwani (MHCA), Arjun Tendulkar (MCA), Nehal Wadhera (PCA), Akash Pande (GCA), Mohit Jangra (UPCA), Pawan Shah (MHCA). 

India U19 squad for one-days: Aryan Juyal (C) (WK) (UPCA), Anuj Rawat (WK) (DDCA), Devdutt Padikkal (KSCA), Atharva Taide (VCA), Yash Rathod (VCA), Ayush Badoni (DDCA), Sameer Choudhary (UPCA), Siddharth Desai (GCA), Harsh Tyagi (DDCA), Y.D. Mangwani (MHCA), Ajay Devgaud (HYD), Y. Jaiswal (MCA), Mohit Jangra (UPCA), Akash Pande (GCA), Pawan Shah (MHCA).

Head Coach: W.V. Raman