ICC announces U19 World Cup 2024 Team of the Tournament; includes four Indian players

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CC REVEALS U19 MEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP 2024 TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT

Players from five nations feature in the ICC’s Team of the Tournament from the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024, which concluded yesterday
Players have been selected by a specialist panel of media, broadcast and ICC representatives
Imagery of Australia’s winning captain Hugh Weibgen with the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup trophy is available to download rights-free from the ICC Online Media Zone.
Future stars hailing from five different nations including newly-crowned champions Australia comprise the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 Team of the Tournament, announced today by the International Cricket Council.

Australia captain Hugh Weibgen is given the honour of leading out the star-studded lineup, chosen by an esteemed panel of media, broadcast and ICC representatives.

India enjoyed a resounding campaign leading up to Sunday’s final, and mark their impressive tournament with four names in the team. Champions Australia have three players included, South Africa have two names – including the Player of the Tournament Kwena Maphaka – while the West Indies and Pakistan each have one player feature.

The selection panel consisted of commentary representatives Ian Bishop, Melinda Farrell and Abhinav Mukund, media representative Telford Vice, and ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley.

The Team of the Tournament for the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup (in batting order):

Lhuan-dre Pretorius (SA) (wk) – 287 runs at 57.40
Harry Dixon (AUS) – 309 runs at 44.14
Musheer Khan (IND) – 360 runs at 60.00
Hugh Weibgen (AUS) (captain) – 304 runs at 50.66
Uday Saharan (IND) – 397 runs at 56.71
Sachin Dhas (IND) – 303 runs at 60.60
Nathan Edward (WI) – 101 runs at 50.50 and 11 wickets at 17.81
Callum Vidler (AUS) – 14 wickets at 11.71
Ubaid Shah (PAK) – 18 wickets at 12.38
Kwena Maphaka (SA) – 21 wickets at 9.71
Saumy Pandey (IND) – 18 wickets at 10.27
andJamie Dunk (SCO) – 263 runs at 65.75
South Africa’s Pretorius takes the gloves for this Team of the Tournament, and also heads up the batting order, after a series of impressive and explosive displays in the Proteas surge to the semi-final.

The wicketkeeper batter hit three half-centuries towards the back end of the tournament, including an eye-catching 76 in the semi-final against India, and will be remembered for contributing heavily to his side’s fast starts, ending the U19 Men’s CWC with a strike rate of 94.09.

Australia’s Harry Dixon partners him atop the order after a superb tournament and some invaluable contributions in the knockout stages. Dixon remained resolute in the semi-final and final despite the challenges posed by bowling attacks of Pakistan and India, registering important runs atop the order in both, as well as their emphatic win over England in the Super Six stage.

India’s Musheer Khan takes the number three spot as the only batter to register two centuries during the competition. Despite a subdued end to the tournament, Musheer displayed plenty of early promise, featuring a wide array of attacking shots, as well as an ability to pick up wickets with his probing left-arm spin.

Captain Weibgen was instrumental to Australia’s fourth U19 Men’s CWC title, providing valuable runs and making intelligent on-field decisions that sparked another successful campaign. After a sensational match-winning century against rivals England on a difficult Kimberley pitch in the Super Six stage, Weibgen continued to grow as a player and leader, eventually sealing the deal with victory in Benoni inspired by his decision at the toss and with team selection.

 

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