Vidarbha pacer Aditya Thakare has been called in as a replacement for the injured Ishan Porel in the Indian cricket team for the U-19 ICC World Cup being held in New Zealand. He was already in the standby list announced before the tournament began.
The 19-year-old Thakare had made his Ranji Trophy debut in the final against Delhi on 29 December 2017 and picked up two wickets in the first innings of the match which Vidarbha won. He impressed everyone with his late swing and accuracy with both the new and old ball.
Aditya Thakre will be keen to add to his impressive domestic record should he find a place in the playing eleven. Thakare, who hails from Akola, Vidarbha, has also played for Vidarbha Under-16, Vidarbha Under-19, Central Zone, Inter-Zonal Under-19, and the Asia Cup Under-19.
Disappointment For Porel
Ishan Porel, the pace sensation from West Bengal, had to leave the field due to an injury after bowling 4.1 overs, in the opening match with Australia on Sunday. Porel has been impressive on the domestic circuit, taking 13 wickets in three matches in the last season.
India U19 medium-pacer Ishan Porel suffered a bruised heel in his left foot during India’s first group game of the ICC U19 World Cup against Australia. The Indian team management in New Zealand has asked for Aditya Thakare as cover and the Vidarbha bowler will join the team before the quarter-final on 26th January 2018.
-Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
India Already In The Quarters
India has already made it to the quarter finals of the tournament after their impressive and comprehensive wins over Australia and Papua New Guinea on 14 and 16 January respectively, in their group clashes.
India is scheduled to play Zimbabwe in their third and final group match in New Zealand on Friday, 19th January.