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The latest U-19 World Cup performer to be a part of RCB is Madhya Pradesh pacer Avesh Khan, India's highest wicket-taker at the 2016 Under 19 World Cup in Bangladesh.
Avesh took 12 wickets at an average of 15.08, economy rate of 3.48 and a best of 4/32 against New Zealand which set up a 120 run rout. He also played in the 2014 U-19 World Cup in Dubai, taking one wicket in two games. The World Cup performance was the latest indicator in his career of his ability to raise his game and be successful under pressure.
He was first spotted as a 13 year old at an MPCA trial. At age 17, after his U-19 World Cup experience, Avesh made his first class debut for Madhya Pradesh and finished the season with respectable numbers. He honed his temperament and wicket taking skills against the heavyweights in the domestic game, adding variations to grow his craft.
In 2015, he took 4/4 for India U-19 against Bangladesh at Fatullah and only grew his numbers there when he returned for the U-19 World Cup. Avesh choked the runs early in innings, pitching full lengths just outside off at steady pace with odd ones angled or moving in. Cue dot balls, cue panic. With the older ball he brought in the cutters, bouncers, slower ones. Cue deception, cue collapses. The plans were executed to perfection in the young pack as India marched to the final. All the best to the young gun at RCB, may he play bold and prosper.