Arjun Tendulkar
Arjun Tendulkar (AFP Photo)

Arjun Tendulkar has been named in a Mumbai U-23 squad that will take part in One Day League beginning February 14 in Jaipur.

The left-arm pace bowling allrounder has made it to the 15-man squad, led by Jay Bista after impressive performances in recently concluded Dy Patil T20 Cup and RFS Talyarkhan Memorial invitation tournament.

Even though, Arjun’s team Cricket Club of India lost in the semi-finals of Talyarkhan Memorial, Mumbai U-23 coach Amit Pagnis praised the 19-year-old for his display with the ball.

“He conceded only five runs from two overs [18th and 20th overs] and also got the priced wicket of Yashasvi Jaiswal [of MCA Colts],” Pagnis told Mid-Day. “He also bowled well in the two trial matches, claiming two wickets in each game. Yorkers, bouncers and slower ones are his main strengths.”

Arjun, son of batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, was called on to bowl a few deliveries to India’s batsmen during a nets session while on the tour of England last year.

Mumbai U-23 squad: Jay Bista (captain), Hardik Tamore (wicketkeeper), Suved Parkar, Chinmay Sutar, Siddharth Akre, Karsh Kothari, Tanush Kotian, Aquib Kureshi, Anjdeep Lad, Kruthik Hanagavadi, Akash Anand, Aman Khan, Atharva Ankolekar, Arjun Tendulkar, Sairaj Patil