Skipper Uday Saharan was among the four Indian gamers included in ICC’s ‘Team of the Tournament’ for the U-19 World Cup that concluded on Sunday in Benoni. Saharan led the Indians from the entrance, ending at the very high of the batting charts with 397 runs at a median of 56.71, smashing a century towards Nepal in addition to 81 towards South Africa in the semi-finals.
Besides Saharan, batters Musheer Khan and Sachin Dhas and left-arm spinner Saumy Pandey have been included in the XI that’s captained by Australia skipper Hugh Weibgen, who led his crew to a 79-run victory over the ‘Boys in Blue’ at the Willowmoore Park on Sunday. Weibgen and Co not solely received Australia their fourth world title at the U-19 degree, additionally they ended their jinx towards the Indians in U-19 World Cup finals, having misplaced each of their earlier conferences at this stage.
Winners Australia have three gamers in the lineup that was picked by a panel of media, broadcast and ICC representatives. Hosts South Africa, on the different hand, have two together with Player of the Tournament Kwena Maphaka — who completed the main wicket-taker in the event with 21 scalps. Pakistan, the different crew to succeed in the semi-finals, and West Indies have one participant every in the lineup.
India’s Musheer takes the quantity three spot as the solely batter to register two centuries throughout the competitors. Despite a subdued finish to the event, Musheer displayed loads of early promise, that includes a wide selection of attacking photographs, in addition to a capability to choose up wickets together with his probing left-arm spin.
Top run-scorer for the occasion, Saharan performed a pivotal function in India’s dominance via to the remaining. Scoring constantly all through the occasion and registering a century towards Nepal, Saharan saved his finest efficiency for the thrilling semi-final towards South Africa, dragging India again from the brink of elimination with very important 81 runs to seal their spot in the remaining.
Saharan’s major ally that day was Dhas, and the composed right-hander additionally earns a spot in the Team of the Tournament for his potential to alleviate strain conditions, and the revolutionary and aggressive strokeplay. He scored 116 towards Nepal and top-scored with a 96 versus South Africa.
Completing the lineup is Pandey, whose left-arm spin yielded 18 wickets — the most by any spinner in the event.
Twinned with a supreme potential to bowl economical spells, Pandey was inspirational in the early levels in Bloemfontein, highlighted by his performances in wins over Bangladesh (four for 24) and New Zealand (four for 19).
South Africa’s Lhuan-dre Pretorius takes the gloves and likewise heads up the batting order, after a sequence of spectacular and explosive shows in the Proteas’ surge to the semi-finals.
Australia’s Harry Dixon companions Pretorius atop the order after an outstanding event and a few invaluable contributions in the knockout levels.
At quantity four is Weibgen, who was instrumental to Australia’s fourth U19 Men’s World Cup title, offering worthwhile runs and making clever on-field selections that sparked one other profitable marketing campaign.
West Indies all-rounder Nathan Edward was a standout performer for the aspect, in specific throughout their win towards England in Potchefstroom, taking three wickets and hitting 49 in a high-pressure chase.
Australia’s Callum Vidler loved loads of tempo and bounce on the South African surfaces, and posed a relentless menace to batters all through the competitors.
Ubaid Shah was in scintillating kind for Pakistan, spearheading their bowling assault and demonstrating deadly quantities of tempo that produced very important wicket taking spells in his aspect’s wins over New Zealand (three for 30) and Bangladesh (5 for 44).
Maphaka set the World Cup alight from day one. Searing tempo and swing handed him his first of three five-wicket hauls in the dramatic win over West Indies on opening day, and the pacer by no means seemed again, with stellar performances in wins over Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.
ICC Team of The Tournament (in batting order): Lhuan-dre Pretorius (SA) (wk), Harry Dixon (AUS), Musheer Khan, Hugh Weibgen (AUS) (captain), Uday Saharan, Sachin Dhas, Nathan Edward (WI), Callum Vidler (AUS), Ubaid Shah (PAK), Kwena Maphaka (SA), Saumy Pandey and Jamie Dunk (SCO). (Indians until specified).
With PTI inputs