Full name Yugandhar Jitendra Retharekar
Born November 28, 2003
Current age 16 years 184 days
Major teams Japan Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0, 0/17||Japan U19||v Nigeria U19||Potchefstroom (Uni 2)||1 Feb 2020||YODI # 1336|
|0, 0/22||Japan U19||v England U19||Potchefstroom||27 Jan 2020||YODI # 1323|
|0*, 0/15||Japan U19||v S'Lanka U19||Potchefstroom (Uni)||25 Jan 2020||YODI # 1319|
|1, 0/19||Japan U19||v India U19||Bloemfontein||21 Jan 2020||YODI # 1310|
|1/17||Japan U19||v NZ U19||Potchefstroom (Uni)||18 Jan 2020||YODI # 1302|
|1/46, 4*||Japan U19||v UAE U19||Dobsonville||15 Jan 2020||Other OD|
|2/45, 0||Japan U19||v Scot U19||Johannesburg||13 Jan 2020||Other OD|
|5/18||Japan U19||v Fiji U19||Sano||6 Jun 2019||Other OD|
|11*, 1/14||Japan U19||v Vanuatu U19||Sano||3 Jun 2019||Other OD|
|0, 2/2||Japan U19||v Samoa U19s||Sano||2 Jun 2019||Other OD|
2019 was a breakthrough year for Yugandhar Retharekar. Another product of the Chiba My-Ys development program, and a participant in the Japan Cricket Association's Cricket Blast program, the off spinner had success across numerous competitions.
In his first season in Division One of the Japan Cricket League (the senior 40-over) competition, he finished as the most economical bowler going for a miserly 3.04 an over, picking up wickets along the way, all before his 16th birthday.
Added to that he played a starring role for the Japan Under 19 team as they qualified for their first ever ICC Global tournament, the Under 19 World Cup to be held in South Africa. His five for 18 helped bowl Fiji all out for just 91 and he is likely to play a key role for the team at the World Cup.
Born in India, Retharekar moved to Japan at just three months old and has played all his cricket in the country, crediting the numerous opportunities he was given for his development as a player.