Indians dominate Under-19 World XI
India colts claimed their record 4th Under-19 World Cup trophy on Sunday and there are no prizes for guessing that Indians dominated the Under-19 World XI, named by the ICC. As many as 5 players from the Indian side, made it to the team which does not feature a single player from Australia. Australia were also the finalists of the tournament. Here's more!
India's top 3 batsman in World XI
The top three of the Indian batting line up have been consistent throughout the tournament, with each player amassing at least 250 runs. ICC decided to name the trio of Prithvi Shaw (261 runs), Manjot Kalra (252 runs) and 'Player of the Tournament' Shubman Gill (372 runs) as the top three of the World XI.
Joint highest wicket-taker, Anukul Roy also in XI
Indian bowlers also performed exceptionally well at the World cup bowling out their opponents in all the matches they played. Left-arm spinner, Anukul Roy who ended the tournament as the joint highest wicket-taker with 14 wickets. Roy also made to the World XI along with India's fastest bowler, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, who had 9 scalps to his name.
South African Raynard van Tonder named captain
South African, Raynard van Tonder has been named the captain of the side. The World XI was carefully picked by a 5 member selection panel including the likes of former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop, former India women's captain Anjum Chopra, former New Zealand captain Jeff Crowe, former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody and Indian journalist Shashank Kishore.
The team of the U-19 Cricket World Cup
Prithvi Shaw of India Manjot Kalra of India Shubman Gill of India Finn Allen of New Zealand Raynard van Tonder of South Africa - Captain Wandile Makwetu of South Africa - Wicket-keeper Anukul Roy of India Kamlesh Nagarkoti of India Gerald Coetzee of South Africa Qais Ahmad of Afghanistan Shaheen Afridi of Pakistan 12th man: Alick Athanaze of the West Indies