ICC U-19 WC: Aditya Thakare in as cover for injured Ishan Porel

ANI | Updated: Jan 17, 2018 13:20 IST

Mumbai [India], Jan 17 (ANI): Pacer Aditya Thakare has been called in the India Under-19 cricket team as a cover for injured Ishan Porel for the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup which is being held in New Zealand.

Confirming the news, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said that Thakare is set to join the team ahead of the quarter-final on January 26.

"The Indian team management in New Zealand has asked for Aditya Thakare as cover and the Vidarbha bowler will join the team before the quarter-final on 26th January 2018," the BCCI said.

Porel suffered a bruised heel in his left foot during India's first group game of the ICC U-19 World Cup against Australia and now the BCCI Medical Team is monitoring his progress.

India had earlier booked their place in the quarterfinals of the tournament after registering comprehensive wins over Australia and Papua New Guinea in their group clashes.

India are slated to take on Zimbabwe in their third and final group match on Friday.(ANI)