Lessons from Under-19 World Cup

Under-19 World Cup has been a good opportunity for India. They have made it to the finals nine times and won the title five times. As always, a good performance at the event tells fans that there is enough talent in the pipeline. The 2024 edition was no different. The final, where they lost to Australia by 79 runs, showed that India had some good depth at the youth level. Indian captain Uday Saharan, who Impressed by his nature, he scored the maximum of 397 runs in the tournament. Musheer Khan (360 runs) showed he can score hard runs, fast bowler Raj Limbani (11 wickets) has a noticeable inswinger and attitude to the match, Saumya Pandey's left-arm spin got him 18 wickets.

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Benoni, February 11 (ANI): Captain Uday Saharan and Hugh Wiebgen step out with teammates ahead of the kick-off of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024 final between India Under-19 and Australia Under-19 at Willowmoor Park in Benoni on Sunday. . (ANI photo) (ICC-X)
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It must be said that no one stood up the way Mohammad Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Unmukt Chand, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal or Kamlesh Nagarkoti did. But this may not be a bad thing. There was a time when being part of the Under-19 team gave players an experience that others of the same age in India could only dream about: it could catapult players into the limelight quickly. But now that the IPL has become another platform where players have to shine before being considered for India A, the path to the national team has become a little longer. The difficult yards still need to be completed. Gill and Jaiswal took their time before finding their feet for India. Despite making his debut before him, Shaw had to deal with problems off the field. There is a lot of talent that passes through the selection net at the age-group level and at the senior level it all becomes competitive. And now, more than ever, players know that the Under-19 level is just the beginning.

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Under-19 World Cup has been a good opportunity for India. They have made it to the finals nine times and won the title five times. As always, a good performance at the event tells fans that there is enough talent in the pipeline. The 2024 edition was no different. Reaching the final, where they lost to Australia by 79 runs, showed that India had some good depth at the youth level. Indian captain Uday Saharan, who scored the highest score of 397 runs in the tournament, impressed with his temperament. Musheer Khan (360 runs) showed he can score hard runs, fast bowler Raj Limbani (11 wickets) has a noticeable inswinger and attitude to the match, Saumya Pandey's left-arm spin got him 18 wickets.

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Benoni, February 11 (ANI): Captain Uday Saharan and Hugh Wiebgen step out with teammates ahead of the kick-off of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024 final between India Under-19 and Australia Under-19 at Willowmoor Park in Benoni on Sunday. . (ANI photo) (ICC-X)
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It must be said that no one stood up the way Mohammad Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Unmukt Chand, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal or Kamlesh Nagarkoti did. But this may not be a bad thing. There was a time when being part of the Under-19 team gave players an experience that others of the same age in India could only dream about: it could catapult players into the limelight quickly. But now that the IPL has become another platform where players have to shine before being considered for India A, the path to the national team has become a little longer. The difficult yards still need to be completed. Gill and Jaiswal took their time before finding their feet for India. Despite making his debut before him, Shaw had to deal with problems off the field. There is a lot of talent that passes through the selection net at the age-group level and at the senior level it all becomes competitive. And now, more than ever, players know that the Under-19 level is just the beginning.

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