Pace sensation Kamlesh Nagarkoti's return to the field has been delayed. This time as he is unwell and won't be able to take part in the upcoming Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Bangladesh, the BCCI Medical Team confirmed the development on Friday (November 8).
Nagarkoti, with his fragile body unable to take the burden of the speed he already strives to bowl, has been battling injuries since impressing everyone at the U-19 World Cup in New Zealand last year. The 19-year-old hasn't played a single game of professional cricket since turning up for Rajasthan in a Vijay Hazare Trophy game against Tamil Nadu on February 14, 2018.
The junior selectors have named Nagarkoti's U-19 World Cup teammate Shivam Mavi as his replacement in the squad that also features Arman Jaffer, nephew of India Test cricketer Wasim Jaffer.
At the Emerging Teams Asia Cup, India is placed in Group B alongside Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Nepal while Group B consists of Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Oman.
India squad (updated): Vinayak Gupta, Aryan Juyal, BR Sharath (Captain), Chinmay Sutar, Yash Rathod, Arman Jaffer, Sanveer Singh, Shivam Mavi, Hrithik Shokeen, SA Desai, Aditya Thakare, SR Dubey, Kumar Suraj, P Rekhade & Kuldip Yadav
Further, the All-India Junior Selection Committee also picked the India A, India B and India C teams for the upcoming U-19 Challenger Trophy to be played in Hyderabad from November 11. The tournament will also feature Nepal ‘A’ as the fourth team.
India A: Dhruv Chand Jurel (capt. & wk), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sai Sudarshan, Jay Gohil, Sameer Rizvi, Arjun Murhty, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Kritagya Kumar Singh, Aman Bhadoriya, Rishabh Bansal, Purnank Tyagi, Prince Yadav, Dashrath Kumar, Aniket Reddy, Debopratim Haldar. Coach: Paras Mhambrey
India B: Tilak Varma, Sagar Dahiya, Yash Dhull, Priyam Garg (capt.), Siddhesh Veer, Kruthik Krishna (wk), Divyansh Joshi, Atharva Ankolekar, Ravi Bishnoi, Nirmal Kumar, Akash Singh, Aquib Khan, Vivek Kumar, Nehal Pajni, Harsh Jamwal. Coach: Abhay Sharma
India C: Divyaansh Saxena, Arjun Azad, Pradosh Rajan Paul, Shashwat Rawat, Varun Lavande, Kumar Kushagra (wk), Sourav Dagar, Shubhang Hegde (capt.), Ravi Roshan, Vikrant Bhadoriya, CTL Rakshan, Dhanit Raut, Vidyadhar Patil, Arya Sethi, Yousuf Mujtaba. Coach: Hrishikesh Kanitkar.