5 Key Players For India In U19 World Cup

India surprised its fans by reaching the U19 world cup final with an excellent teamwork under the guidance of head coach Rahul Dravid. Let us see if the team lifts the world cup for the fourth time to make an extraordinary record.


Prithvi Shaw

This Indian captain declared himself as 14-year old when he made an outstanding record of 546 runs at an inter-school Harris shield match in 2014. With his outstanding performance in the club cricket, he played for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy 2017 in the semi-final against Tamil Nadu.

He equaled Tendulkar’s record by hitting hundreds in both of his debut matches in Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy. One exciting coincidence is, Sachin Tendulkar came into the limelight by the age of 14.

He is in good form in the current season and scored unbeaten 94 runs against Australia to lead team India to victory. He scored 273 runs in total in five world cup matches. This player was bought by Rs. 1.2 crores by Delhi Daredevils franchise and will be the fourth captain to lift the U19 world cup after Mohammed Kaif(2000), Virat Kohli(2008) and Unmukth Chand(2012).

Kamlesh NagarKoti

This Gujarati pacer is a self-made star who is famous by his hat-trick in Vijay Hazare Trophy on Feb 26th, 2017. He did great with a pace of 145kph in the current tournament and he is in a great form. He took 7 wickets in 5 world cup matches. He took 3 wickets off 18 runs in the quarter final against Bangladesh. He is the son of a retired Subedar in Indian army.

He is expected to play for KKR in IPL 2018 and he gets a remuneration of approximately Rs.3.2 crore for it.

Shivam Mavi

This extraordinary pacer hails from a business family of Noida. He consistently bowls with a speed of 140- 150km. He took 8 wickets in 5 world cup matches. His best spell was the match against Australia with 3 wickets for 45 runs.

He got entry into the team by his performance in Zonal Challengers tournament in which he took 9 wickets out of 4 matches.

He admires Dayle Steyn of South Africa. He was bought by Mumbai Indians franchise for IPL2018 for approximately Rs.3.2 crore.

Shubhman Gill

Gill was suddenly brought into the limelight by the experts by his splendid performance and his ton against Pakistan in the semi-final. This 18- year -old right handed batsman did 63 against Australia, 90 not out against Zimbabwe and 86 against Bangladesh. He scored 341 runs in 5 matches of this series.

His unbeaten century against Pakistan in the semi-final is a significant milestone in this tournament.

Abhishek Sharma

He is the son of a cricketer, Rajesh Sharma. He came to fame with U16 Vijay Merchant Trophy when he was 15 years old and since then he was a crucial player in U19 team India. He did not do very well with his bat in this series but did great with his spin. He bagged 6 wickets in 5 matches and the best performance of him was against Bangladesh with 2 wickets for 11 runs.