In a momentous achievement for the people of Telangana, Aravelly Avanish Rao, the 18-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman from Pothugal village in Mustabad mandal, Rajanna Sircilla, secured a coveted spot in the Indian under-19 men’s squad.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) made the announcement ahead of the tri-series in South Africa and the ICC Men’s under-19 World Cup in 2024. A product of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), Avanish Rao was selected as a wicketkeeper-batsman in the 15-member under-19 team.

The tri-series, featuring clashes against South Africa and England, is scheduled to take place from December 29 to January 10. He has earned a spot in the highly anticipated ICC Men’s Under-19 World Cup, scheduled to take place in South Africa in 2024.