Under-19 WC | India’s virus-hit warriors return for quarterfinalOsbourn (Antigua) January 29, 2022 02:49 IST
Take on holder Bangladesh today
COVID-hit India will be bolstered by the return of key players, including skipper Yash Dhull, when the record four-time champion meets holder Bangladesh in the third quarterfinal of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup here on Saturday.
Most of the half a dozen India players, who were affected by the dreaded virus, have recovered and are set to feature in the crucial clash.
However, Nishant Sindhu, who was stand-in captain of the team, has tested positive and will miss the match. He will be replaced by Aneeshwar Gautam in the squad.
Six players — Dhull, his deputy Shaik Rasheed, Sidharth Yadav, Aaradhya Yadav and Manav Parakh — had returned positive tests before the Ireland game. All of them are available for Saturday’s game.