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BCCI talent hunt shortlists nine bowlers

Ranchi: The BCCI’s talent hunt for bowlers on Sunday has shortlisted nine bowlers among 1369 youth at Ranchi Cricket Stadium on the final day of trials.

Under the supervision of former Test cricketer Sandeep Patil, Karsan Ghavri and Yogendra Puri, around 1369 participants across from the nation flocked to the Jharkhand capital to show their talent.

All nine selected pacers identified as - Arun Kumar, Gaurav Kumar Singh, Vijay Yadav, Kuldeep Singh, Vikas Singh, and Kundan Singh, Vinayak Vikram of Torpa (Khunti), Vishal Singh and Divya Prakash of Uttar Pradesh will be trained at National Cricket Academy.

With a hope to make it to the first ever trials in Ranchi, around 1586 cricket crazy youths did their registration. Out of which 217 registrations were cancelled.

Among selected nine bowling stars, six are pacers and three are spinners.

Emerging tweak specialist Vinayak

All the way from a small rural area ‘Torpa’, young Vinayak Vikram impressed the selectors with his spin bowling. The records are enough to speak about this emerging star as he scalped 33 wickets and scored 144 runs in the Under-16 category.

Delighted with his selection in the final nine, Vinayak said, “I am a son of a farmer and usually face economic crisis. I am attached to cricket from heart and soul. I was really nervous during bowling before the Indian cricket veterans. But a good start bolstered me and I tried to carry on.”

(JPN/Bureau)


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