India reaffirmed their supremacy within the match with a document eighth title as they hammered Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in a rain-hit summit showdown in Dubai on Friday.
“I think it’s a step in the right direction. What I felt is, like you said, quite a number of people performed and we won games,” Kanitkar informed PTI over cellphone from Dubai after the India Colts received the match.
India’s solely loss within the competitors got here in opposition to arch-rivals Pakistan who misplaced to Sri Lanka within the semifinals.
“We didn’t have to depend on certain players only and from the coaching point of view, that’s always a good sign, when more people contribute to a win and we don’t depend on just a few players.
“So, from that time I’m glad (and) it has been superb high-level matches additionally, and we’ve got been challenged in three out of 4 video games or 5 video games.
“It’s been so far great preparation in terms of match practise, now the big goal is the World Cup,” Kanitkar, who has performed 2 Tests and 34 ODIs, added.
The India workforce will now head to the West Indies for the World Cup, which is to be performed from January 14 to February 5, and in line with Kanitkar, who has 10,400 runs from 146 first-class matches, the Yash Dhull-led workforce is taking one step at a time.
“We are planning to take one step at a time, not (think) too far ahead into the future, so once the quarantine is over in the West Indies, we will start practicing and focus on the practise games first and take it forward like that,” mentioned Kanitkar.
The U-19 boys hadn’t performed any cricket for a protracted time frame as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and in that backdrop, Kanitkar termed the Asia Cup win as “significant”.
“It’s very significant, it’s a very positive thing and another challenge was that, they haven’t played as a team as well, so you know combining together and playing as a team also was a goal and I think we have done that very well.
“And in order that method it is vitally important that, you realize, a bunch of gamers coming collectively, having not performed collectively earlier than, are gelling so effectively and mixing so effectively.”
Kanitkar has been associated with the Bengaluru-based National Cricket Academy (NCA) and his first major assignment was with the U-19 team.
“It is difficult as a result of it exams all of your talents as a coach, your communication abilities with U19, youthful boys, the way you clarify to them, you realize your choices that you need to use with them, if possibility A would not work, then you definately go to possibility B, C, no matter it might be.
“There is scope to work on their technique as well, you can work on player’s technique at this age if it is not correct yet.
“So all these items matter and they’re difficult however the position can be satisfying as a result of the participant develops proper in entrance of your eyes and it’s attainable so that you can make a distinction to a participant and a workforce in a significant method,” the former left-handed batter elaborated.
There are three Maharashtra players — Kaushal Tambe, Rajvardhan Hangargekar and Vicky Ostwal — who were part of the Asia Cup-winning team and also feature in a 17-member squad announced for the World Cup.
Asked whether the trio can carry forward the legacy of Maharashtra players like Chandu Borde, the 47-year-old said, “Yes they’ve what it takes for certain. All three of them have carried out in varied matches over right here.
“I think they have a good future, they need to just keep working hard and be focussed, that’s all. They will do well.”