Host India has been seeded seventh and finds itself in the identical group as prime seed Australia, Pakistan and Indonesia, within the Asia-Oceania Junior Davis Cup under-16 boys’ tennis to be performed on the DLTA Complicated from Monday.
India, which strengthened itself with the final minute inclusion of Bushan Haobam, ranked 259 on the earth under-18 checklist, opens its marketing campaign towards Pakistan on Monday.
With 166th ranked Rushil Khosla and Debasis Sahoo as different members, India will attempt to win one of many three spots from the zone for the World Group.
Fairly understandably, Vansh Nandal — who was initially named within the crew — was coronary heart damaged to listen to his exclusion on Saturday night time. It was at a preparatory camp that Bushan gained all his ‘trial’ matches, however he doesn’t play the under-16 circuit in any respect.
“Our concept is to subject the perfect crew,” stated nationwide coach Zeeshan Ali, who had supervised the preparatory camp for the squad.
When it was identified that the women’ crew final week didn’t endure any such trial after the crew choice, Zeeshan harassed that the three greatest ladies have been already a part of the crew.
Sajid Lodi, the captain, expressed confidence that the crew would play its greatest in its try and progress farther from the zone.
India’s first goal can be to qualify for the knock-out stage from the group. The highest two groups from every of the 4 teams will make the quarterfinals.
Like within the ladies’ occasion, the Junior Billie Jean King Cup, it should solely be three groups that can qualify for the World Group stage from the Asia-Oceania zone.
The president of the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF), Kitsombat Euammongkol and vice chairman Iroda Tulyaganova, former girls’s world No.16, have been the company of honour on the opening ceremony on Sunday.
The groupings: Group-A: Australia, Indonesia, Pakistan, India.
Group-B: Iran, Malaysia, Syria, Singapore.
Group-C: Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand.
Group-D: Japan, Uzbekistan, Korea, Hong Kong.