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02 Feb 2018

Under-19 WC Final: 5 Indian players to watch out for

History awaits Dravid and his boys

India colts are set to face their biggest test when they lock horns with Australia for U-19 World Cup trophy on Saturday.

India are a step away from becoming the first nation to win 4 titles and the same holds true for Australia.

Brilliant performances are required and here is our list of top 5 players who can win India the Under-19 World Cup.

In context

History awaits Dravid and his boys
India's in-form batsman

Shubman Gill

India's in-form batsman

The vice-captain of the India Under-19 team, Shubman Gill is the in-form batsman.

He scored a century in the semi-final against Pakistan taking his run tally to 341 runs from 5 matches and is the leading run scorer for India in the tournament.

He was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders for Rs. 1.8 crore at the IPL auction.

Prithvi Shaw

The next big thing in Indian cricket?

The captain of the Under-19 squad, Prithvi Shaw is considered the next big thing in Indian cricket.

At just 14 years, he made record-breaking 546 in an inter-school Harris Shield match.

Prithvi has scored 232 runs in 5-matches so far with his highest score 94 coming against Australia in the group stages of the tournament.

He was bought by Delhi for Rs. 1.2 crore.

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The left arm spin wizard

Anukul Roy

The left arm spin wizard

Young left-arm spinner, Anukul Roy has been India's stand out bowler so far.

Jharkhand-born Anukul has bagged 12 wickets in 5 matches with an economy of 3.65.

Currently 4th on the list of most wickets in the tournament, Anukul could top that chart come Saturday.

His best-performance was against Papua New Guinea picking up 5-14.

Mumbai Indians have bought him for Rs. 20 lakh

Shivam Mavi

The 'three crore' man

This young lad from Uttar Pradesh, Shivam Mavi has picked up 8 wickets at an economy of 3.77 runs per over.

His best performance came against Australia when he dismantled their batting line-up picking up 3 wickets for 45.

Mavi was bought by the Kolkata Knight Riders for a massive sum of Rs. 3 crore at the IPL auctions.

The pacer who clocks 150 kph

Kamlesh Nagarkoti

The pacer who clocks 150 kph

This 18-year-old from Rajasthan, Kamlesh can generate some serious pace and has consistently clocked 150 kph at the Under-19 World Cup.

The spearhead of the Indian attack, Nagarkoti has picked up 7 wickets with his best performance coming against Bangladesh, where he claimed 3 wickets for just 18 runs.

He earned himself a contract of Rs. 3.2 crore from Kolkata Knight Riders.

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