India Under-19 World Cup-winning captain Yash Dhull has been appointed as the skipper of Team Delhi and he is all set to lead the side in the Ranji Trophy 2022-23.
Dhull guided India to the ICC U-19 World Cup triumph in 2022. He smashed 229 runs for the India U-19 team in the ICC U-19 World Cup 2022 at an average of 76.33. After his World Cup heroics, the youngster was bought by the Indian Premier League franchise Delhi Capitals for INR 50 lakh at the Indian Premier League 2022 mega auction.
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The 20-year-old started off his first-class career by smashing a brilliant century on his Ranji Trophy debut against Tamil Nadu. In his brief eight-match first-class career, the right-handed batter has scored 820 runs at an average of 74.54. Yash Dhull has hit four centuries and a half-century in first-class cricket with the best score of 200*.
Meanwhile, less than a year after he captained the India U-19 team to World Cup glory, Dhull is set to lead the high-profile Delhi Ranji team.
We need to have a transition being carried out – A source close to the DDCA selection committee on Yash Dhull’s appointment
Yash Dhull is set to be one of the youngest players to have ever captained Delhi. Reportedly, the DDCA brass wanted to carry out the tough transition and hence they have decided to hand the captaincy to Dhull.
“Somewhere we had to draw the line. We need to have a transition being carried out. Pradeep Sangwan, last year’s captain, had to be dropped as he hasn’t been measuring up,” a source close to DDCA selection committee told PTI on condition of anonymity.
The 100-Test veteran Ishant Sharma, who is out of India’s scheme of things, has been included in the squad for the first two Ranji Trophy games against Maharashtra and Assam.
“Ishant has also been given a couple of games. Let’s hope he shoulders more responsibility,” the source said.
Delhi Squad For Ranji Trophy 2022-23 Games vs Maharashtra, Assam:
Yash Dhull (captain), Himmat Singh (vice-captain), Dhruv Shorey, Anuj Rawat (W.K), Vaibhav Rawal, Lalit Yadav, Nitish Rana, Ayush Badoni, Hrithik Shokeen, Shivank Vashisth, Vikas Mishra, Jonty Sidhu, Ishant Sharma, Mayank Yadav, Harshit Rana, Simarjeet Singh Lakshay Thareja (wk), Pranshu Vijayran.