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Impressive display can pave the way for Ireland U19s, says captain Tim Tector


Ireland captain Tim Tector

Ireland captain Tim Tector

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Ireland captain Tim Tector

For some members of the Ireland Under-19 squad, it will be the match of their lives when they face India today in Trinidad, their second match at the World Cup (live on Sky Sports, 1pm).

A 39-run victory over Uganda was the perfect start last Saturday but today’s opposition is a far superior standard and captain Tim Tector is under no illusions as to what to expect. 

“Obviously it’s a massive game for us,” said Tector, who follows in the footsteps of brothers Jack and Harry as Ireland Under-19 skipper. “It’s not every day you get to play a side like India. We feel they will come at us hard early and we need to be ready for that. If we’re batting first, I think we can take some confidence from the last game and look to start well.

“They’ll obviously be talented batters and likely won’t give us many chances so with the ball it will be all about keeping disciplined lines and lengths.

“You can see from the last time the two sides met (in 2016), Josh Little (three wickets), Lorcan Tucker and William McClintock (both scored 50s) stand out — so you can see what good performances against a side like this at this level can do for your future career.”

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