Arjun Tendulkar, son of legendary India cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, has been named in the Mumbai U-23 squad for BCCI’s One Day League and Knockout which will begin from February 14 in Jaipur. Arjun sealed his spot in the Jay Bista lead 15-man squad , on the back of some impressive performances in the DY Patil T20 Cup and RFS Talyarkhan Memorial invitation tournament.
Speaking to Mid Day, Mumbai U-23 coach Amit Pagnis praised the 19-year-old for his impressive performance in the Talyarkhan Memorial tournament. “He conceded only five runs from two overs [18th and 20th overs] and also got the priced wicket of Yashasvi Jaiswal [of MCA Colts].”
“He also bowled well in the two trial matches, claiming two wickets in each game. Yorkers, bouncers and slower ones are his main strengths,” he added.
Earlier, Arjun had an impressive outing with the ball while playing for Vijay Merchant XI. The youngster picked up six wickets for 70 runs while playing against Vijay Manjrekar XI in the KC Mahindra Shield U-19 tournament. He was even called in the Indian camp to bowl a few deliveries to India batsmen during a net session while on the tour of England last year.
Here’s how Mumbai’s final team looks like:
Mumbai U-23 squad: Jay Bista (captain), Hardik Tamore (wicketkeeper), Suved Parkar, Chinmay Sutar, Siddharth Akre, Karsh Kothari, Tanush Kotian, Aquib Kureshi, Anjdeep Lad, Kruthik Hanagavadi, Akash Anand, Aman Khan, Atharva Ankolekar, Arjun Tendulkar, Sairaj Patil