- India have lifted the Underneath-19 World Cup 4 instances within the historical past.
- The ‘Boys in Blue’ have completed thrice because the runner-up.
- Yash Dhull will captain India whereas SK Rasheed has been chosen as his deput in U-19 WC 2022.
January 2000, Sri Lanka, is the place all of it began- India’s wonderful journey within the Underneath-19 World Cup.
January 2022, West Indies, is the place Yash Dhull’s India is eyeing its fifth win within the high-octane event. The Underneath-19 World Cup is a witness to India’s vociferous repertoire that resides within the younger weapons. The Underneath-19 ecosystem could be touted because the mitochondria because it has given the nation a few of the scintillating stars who’ve been the entrance runners for India.
For Sehwag, Harbhajan, Pujara, Yuvraj, Rohit, and Virat, this league has been the launchpad to their iconic cricketing careers. Whereas some witnessed their careers ballooning up as they rose by means of the event and the ranks, a couple of struggled to search out their ft within the home cricket even after their promising stints within the Underneath-19 ecosystem.
The ‘Boys in Blue’ have been probably the most profitable staff within the Underneath-19 World Cup. Ever since its inception in 1988 India have lifted 4 titles and have completed thrice because the runners-up. India’s successful spree began in 2000 below the captaincy of Mohammad Kaif. In 2008 it was below Virat Kohli‘s management, in 2012, Unmukt Chand was on the assist of the affairs to the most recent win in 2018 the place Prithvi Shaw was the skipper. To say India because the conquerors of the marquee occasion would not be an understatement!
India could not have requested for a greater build-up and a booster dose to their U-19 World Cup marketing campaign in 2022. Yash Dhull led Indian Workforce could be excessive on confidence as they’re coming into the event after clinching the Underneath-19 Asia Cup 2021-22. Apart from, convincing wins within the two warm-up matches of the 16-nation event has come as a shot within the arm for the Indian boys.
As India start their U-19 World Cup marketing campaign towards South Africa on January 15 in Guyana, West Indies, let’s journey India’s trajectory within the historical past of the event to this point.
India acquired their palms first time on the glittering trophy in 2000 after they defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets within the ultimate below Mohammad Kaif’s management. The event was held for the primary time on Asian soil. Yuvraj Singh was the discover for staff India who was adjudged Man of the Collection.
Captain- Mohammad Kaif
Coach- Roger Binny
India tasted success for the second time within the U-19 World Cup below the burning hearth of Virat Kohli. Held in Malaysia, Kohli’s aspect defeated South Africa by 12 runs on the premise of the Duckworth-Lewis rule within the ultimate match of the World Cup. Whereas Tanmay Srivastava was the chief architect of India’s win the event, the staff discovered boiling blood in Virat Kohli, Manish Pandey and Ravindra Jadeja who have been additionally a part of the successful staff.
Captain- Virat Kohli
Coach- Dave Whatmore
Unmukt Chand’s sensible 111-run knock guided India to a celebratory win towards Australia by six wickets. The victory tasted totally different as India beat Australia of their yard whereas chasing. India discovered cricketing prodigies in Unmukt Chand and Hanuma Vihari as they lifted the third title.
Captain- Unmukt Chand
Coach- Bharat Arun
India’s newest celebration in U-19 World Cup got here in 2018 that accounted for the fourth win. Underneath the management of Prithvi Shaw, India exhibited a praiseworthy present because the staff received all their matches of the event. India conquered the ultimate frontier by defeating Australia by eight wickets within the ultimate. The semis win all of the extra juicy the place India crushed Pakistan to register an enormous victory of 203 runs. Prithvi Shaw and his deputy Shubman Gill emerged because the promising stars who’re presently acing for a everlasting spot within the Indian staff.
Captain- Prithvi Shaw
Coach- Rahul Dravid
There have been probabilities missed by slender probabilities in 2006, 2016 and 2020 the place India returned as runner-ups within the prestigious event.
As India have carved a distinct segment for themselves within the Underneath-19 World Cup, the hopes are all alive within the ongoing fourteenth version of the event in West Indies.