Deepak Malik fires India to big win in Blind Cricket WC opener


Dravid is now with India's ICC Under-19 World Cup squad in New Zealand, where the tournament will be played between January 13 to February 12.

They are set to do battle in Group A along with South Africa, Kenya and hosts New Zealand, and open the tournament with a clash against the Kiwis on Saturday in Mount Maunganui. However, only teams from Bangladesh and Nepal have agreed to play in Pakistan for now, while matches with other countries are scheduled to be held in UAE.

From Virat Kohli to Steve Smith to Kane Williamson, most modern-day greats have learnt the ropes in the biennial event, which has gained significance with every passing edition.

The other teams in Group A are 2012 champion South Africa and Africa qualifier Kenya.

Dravid I now the India A coach as well.

The top two sides from each group will advance to the Super League while the remaining eight teams will figure in the plate championship. The top four will qualify for the semi-finals. The final will be played at Bay Oval on February 3 while both semi-finals will be played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on January 29 and 30.

Sharing a special message for the cricket fans in Twitter, the India Under-19 team's head coach Dravid said,"The under-19 team is very keen to show you their talent".

This will be the 12th edition of the tournament and the third on New Zealand soil.