Kamlesh Nagarkoti returns, named in Emerging Asia Cup squad

The 19-year-old Nagarkoti last played a competitive game during the Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2018.

Kamlesh Nagarkoti is making a comeback after a 19-month injury layoff.   -  Getty Images

Kamlesh Nagarkoti makes a comeback after a 19-month injury layoff after the pacer was named in the Indian team for the upcoming Emerging Asia Cup.

Nagarkoti, who excelled in India’s triumphant campaign at the U-19 World Cup in New Zealand last year, has been constantly monitored by experts at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, where he underwent rehab following stress fractures in his lower back, heel and ankle.

The 19-year-old, who picked the first ever hat-trick for Rajasthan in List A cricket, last played a competitive game during the Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2018.

Nagarkoti, who formed a fine combination with fellow pacer Shivam Mavi during the World Cup, is one of the notable names in the squad announced by the junior selection committee in Mumbai.

The tournament is scheduled to be held in Bangladesh in November.

Squad for Emerging Teams Asia Cup: Vinayak Gupta Aryan Juyal, B.R. Sharath (C & WK), Chinmay Sutar, Yash Rathod, Arman Jaffer, Sanveer Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Hrithik Shokeen, S.A. Desai, Arshdeep Singh, S.R. Dubey, Kumar Suraj, P. Rekhade, Kuldip Yadav.