India's focus on strong squad, not individuals

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Rahul Dravid,India's coach of the Under-19 team, believes his team is capable of repeating their performance at the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand from the last Authentic Robert Quinn Jersey edition in 2016 where they reached the final.

Talking about India's preparations for the 2018 edition of the tournament,David said in an interview with ICC that,"It's been good.We started the process almost a year ago in terms of identifying a core group of 35-40 kids that we wanted to give exposure to.

We've had a few series, a couple of Asia Cups where we've had the opportunity to see a large group of talent,and just in the build up to this tournament as well they've been playing a lot of domestic Under 19 cricket as well.We've been here for a week before the start of the tournament,played three good games against Central Districts.We feel happy and we feel that we've given the boys enough exposure and opportunities to grow."

India have started off their campaign on the perfect note-they defeated South Africa by 189 runs in their first warm-up game at the Christ's College in Christchurch and will play next Kenya in their second warm-up game,on January 11.

Dravid though is not yet ready to talk about individuals over the team.He rather than focus on individuals,Dravid believes that every one of the squad is talented and has got the ability to go on and do well not only in the World Cup, but in senior cricket as well.

"We don't like to focus too much on the individuals.We believe we've got a very good squad together and the opportunities for us to play well as a team are there.

We've been playing some Claude Giroux Womens Jersey very good cricket of late, so rather than focusing on individuals and naming a few people,at this age we really believe that every one of these kids is talented and they've got the ability to go on and do well in this tournament,and not only in this tournament but also to go on and play professional cricket and do well there.

Some of the guys are a little bit more experienced than others at this level because they mature and grow a bit quicker but it doesn't mean that the others can't catch up in a year or two," he told the ICC's official website.

As for the facing the challenges when these players eventually do make that jump to senior cricket, he says adjusting to the competitive nature will be key.,102544

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