<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Unmukt Chand: Ready to handle pressure of captaincy" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130811222658.jpg" title="Unmukt Chand: Ready to handle pressure of captaincy" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Unmukt Chand (above) and Abhishek Nayar will lead the side during India A's home series against New Zealand © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Aug 11, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> New Delhi batsman <a href="/tags/Unmukt-Chand/post" target="_blank">Unmukt Chand</a>, who was recently named <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/India-A-squads-for-home-series-against-New-Zealand-announced/29728" target="_blank">joint captain of the India A</a> side that will host <a href="/tags/New-Zealand/post" target="_blank">New Zealand</a> towards the end of this month, expressed his delight and said that he was now better prepared to handle the pressure of leading the side.<br /> <br /> "This is a big boost for me. Post IPL, there wasn't much cricket. There was a kind of vacuum building up," Unmukt said, as reported by <em>Times of India.</em><br /> <br /> "Things were happening really fast all of a sudden. Yes, there was pressure building for me to perform. With this longish break, I have got time to relax and calm down. Now, I feel better prepared to take on the responsibility of leading the India A side and also dealing with the media attention," he added.<br /> <br /> "As a youngster, everyone is bound to think that success at the under-19 level can give you the India cap. I have seen Shikhar [Dhawan] from close quarters and have imbibed a lot from him. But then, every story is different. For example, Virat [Kohli] has never looked back since his under-19 days," remarked the opener.