India’s first appearance in the finale of the U-19 World Cup was in 2000 and since then the team has come a long way winning five World Cup titles. India has shown their ability and potential to the whole world in the U-19 team. The 2022 final win of the team will be India’s fourth consecutive final at the ICC U19 World Cup, which is so inspiring to the youngsters, The U-19 cricket has produced many great talents in this field who later became big names in International cricket.
India has won the U19 World Cup in 2000, 2008, 2012, 2018 and 2022
India’s win in U-19 World Cup over the years
1. Sri Lanka vs India, U19 World Cup final 2000, Colombo: India won by 6 wickets
The Indian team was chasing a target of 179 and the Mohammad Kaif-led team won the game with 56 balls to spare.
2. India vs South Africa, U19 World Cup final 2008, Kuala Lumpur: India won by 12 runs (D/L method)
Under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, India defeated South Africa at the Kinrara Academy Ground in Kuala Lumpur.
3. Australia vs India, U19 World Cup final 2012, Queensland: India won by 6 wickets
In the final, India defeated the hosts by 6 wickets in Queensland.
4. India vs Australia, U19 World Cup final 2018, Mount Maunganui: India won by 8 wickets
India won the match against Australia by 8 wickets and lifted their fourth title.
5. India vs England, U19 World Cup final 2022, Antigua : India won by 4 wickets
On Saturday, India bought back the title for the fifth time defeating England
Players with the potential to make a mark in International Cricket from the U-19 squad
1. Yash Dhull
The young batter has a lot of potential in his craft as well as captaincy. The player led Delhi U16, U19 and India A U19 sides. He has given a spectacular performance in the Vinoo Mankad trophy. The youngster scored 302 runs in five games at a stunning average of 75.50. He is an aggressive attacker in bowling with a blend of patience that will take him a long way.
2. Harnoor Singh
Harnoor scored 191 runs from 3 games at an average of 63.66 and a strike rate of 83.77. He believes in taking calculated risks in batting that provides a decent sense of reliability.
3. SK Rashid
Shaik Rasheed is an all-rounder who comes with the rare art of leg-spin. He is also known to be a phenomenal batter and scored a century against India B in the recently concluded youth tournament. In the tri-series against India B and Bangladesh, he scored 125 and 30 respectively.
4. Raj Angad Bawa
Raj Bawa is one of those rare fast bowlers who believe in grinding continuously and providing a hard environment for the batters. He doesn’t own those outstanding numbers but has a huge potential. In a recent youth tournament, he claimed 4 wickets that were his best haul.
5. Rajvardhan Hangargekar
Rajvardhan has already claimed two quartets and picked up 3 wickets against Bangladesh in the recently concluded U19 tri-series. An important aspect of his bowling is the discipline that allows him to maintain a stringent line and length giving minimal room for the batters to free their arms. He will be an important individual for the Indian team as the West Indian tracks have a lot for the pacers and medium pacers alike.
All the above-mentioned players have a lot of strength and potential to contribute in International cricket and become the next Virat, Rohit and Jadeja of the team. The future looks bright the youngsters have the capability to take the team to great heights.