India clinched a convincing U19 World Cup triumph by beating Australia by 8 wickets in the final and became the first ever team to 4 U19 World Cup titles. Indian batting and bowling were above par and far better than every team in the competition and it is no surprise to find that the Indian team has dominated the ICC U19 World Cup team of the tournament.
ICC U19 World Cup team of the tournament, ft. Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw (India, Captain), Alick Athanaze (New Zealand), Manjot Kalra (India), Shubman Gill (India), Raynard van Tonder (South Africa), Wandile Makwetu (wicket-keeper) (South Africa), Anukul Roy (India), Kamlesh Nagarkoti (India), Gerald Coetzee (South Africa), Qais Ahmad (Afghanistan), Shaheen Afridi (Pakistan)
Top 3 sees the Indian duo Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra who played valiantly in the final to help India win the U19 World Cup. Manjot went on to score a century and remain unbeaten at the end. Kiwi opener Alick Athanaze deserved a place in our U19 World Cup team of the tournament as he ended with most runs in the competition with 418 runs.
Then at number 4 comes the player of the tournament Shubman Gill who scored 372 runs in the competition including an outstanding century in the semi-final against Pakistan. Gill played another vital innings in the final along with Manjoth Kalra to take India closer to win.
Middle order will be given stability by the South African skipper Raynard van Tonder who managed 348 runs in the competition with the best score of 143. He was in the contention to lead this side but it would be fitting that Prithvi Shaw gets to lead this U19 World Cup team of the tournament after winning the entire thing for his country.
When it comes to bowling, our U19 World Cup team of the tournament has Anukul Roy and Qais Ahmed both of whom finished as tournament’s joint top wicket-takers with 14 scalps to their names. This was the first ever occasion where an Indian had been on top of the charts of leading wicket-taker at the tournament.