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Ranji Trophy 2021-22 | U19 World Cup-winning skipper Yash Dhull included in Delhi's squad

India's latest U19 World Cup-winning captain Yash Dhull is all set to get a taste of red-ball cricket. The talented middle-order batsman has been picked in Delhi's squad for the forthcoming season of the Ranji Trophy.

Dhull was one of the many shining lights for Team India during the victorious U19 World Cup campaign in the Caribbean.

The Delhi lad impressed with his technique, his ability to nail the cut and the pull shot, but most importantly, it was his temperament that stood out.

The right-handed batsman displayed nerves of steel in the semi-final clash against the Australians as he weathered the storm initially before launching an epic counterattack (110 off 110 deliveries) to become just the third Indian skipper to score a ton in the U19 World Cups.

Due to Covid-19 and white-ball commitment, Dhull hasn't played the Ranji Trophy yet and the upcoming season will be a great opportunity for him to test his mettle in tougher conditions against the red ball.

Dhull and his WC-winning team were facilitated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in Ahmedabad on Wednesday afternoon during the 2nd ODI between India and the West Indies.

"His confidence is high and even though he hasn’t played a lot of red-ball matches, we want him to get a taste of first-class cricket,” a selector was quoted as saying by PTI.

Meanwhile, veteran pacer Ishant Sharma has communicated to DDCA chief Rohan Jaitley about his unavailability for the upcoming season.

Veteran seamer Pradeep Sangwan will lead the Delhi team in the Ranji Trophy this year. Indian seamer Navdeep Saini has also been included in the squad.

As for Dhull, the young lad hasn't had much time to reflect on the World Cup triumph. He made a short trip to his home town on Tuesday before joining the squad in Guwahati later in the day.

Delhi's squad for Ranji Trophy 2021/22:

Pradeep Sangwan (C), Nitish Rana, Dhruv Shorey, Priyansh Arya, Yash Dhull, Khsitij Sharma, Jonty Sidhu, Himmat Singh, Lalit Yadav, Anuj Rawat Wk, Lakshay Thareja wk, Navdeep Saini, Simarjit Singh, Mayank Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Vikas Mishra, Shivang Vashist, Shivam Sharma.

Covid reserves: Hrithik Shokeen, Dev Lakra

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