U-19 World Cup: Player of the Day - Anup Dave

Dave lights up a damp day

The player of the day should have been the rain. On a day when three matches out of four were abandoned without a ball being bowled and the other match was first shortened and then abandoned due to rain, there was no more decisive factor. Even within this highly restrictive framework, Anup Dave managed to turn out a clinical performance. His display of left arm orthodox bowling took the inexperienced Dutch by surprise.

In a seven over unbroken spell that just cost seven runs, Dave crippled the middle order, knocking out three key players. In his second and third overs, Dave accounted for both the steady B Postma and Adeel Raja. It was his clever variation of flight coupled with the sharp turn that troubled the batsmen. If he keeps up the same attitude, Dave will make batting difficult for any side. His figures of 7-3-7-3 are testimony to that.