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August 2017
Bhriguvanshi is India's spearhead at Asia Cup
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Bhriguvanshi is India's spearhead at Asia Cup

BEIRUT (FIBA Asia Cup 2017) - If India are to make a lot of noise at the FIBA Asia Cup 2017, team leader Vishesh Bhriguvanshi has to play loud and proud.

Bhriguvanshi debuted for India in the FIBA Asia Championship 2009 at just 18 years of age, but he already turned a lot of heads after averaging 15.8 points, 4 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.

Since then, the 1.92m guard has seen action in nearly every continental tournament for the Young Cagers, cementing his status as their best perimeter player. He was at his best in last year's FIBA Asia Challenge, where he normed 16.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per contest as India finished 7th overall.

He recently suffered a knee injury during the BRICS Games, but has been cleared to return to action just in time for the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 in Beirut, Lebanon this coming August. Bhriguvanshi is expected to spearhead India once again as they aim to continue their rise in the realm of Asian basketball.