Uday Saharan joins elite list along with Shikhar Dhawan and Yashasvi Jaiswal, becomes 5th Indian…

India Under-19 captain Uday Saharan joins Shikhar Dhawan and Yashasvi Jaiswal in the elite list of Indian players to finish as the leading run-scorer in the Under-19 World Cup tournament. The 19-year-old right-handed batsman is the fifth Indian to top the batting charts in the Under-19 World Cup after Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Tanmay Srivastava and Jaiswal.

Uday Saharan joins Shikhar Dhawan, Yashasvi Jaiswal in the top list. Image Credits: ANI, ICC and AFP

India Under-19 captain Uday Saharan on Sunday (February 11) joined an elite list along with veteran Shikhar Dhawan and young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal. 19-year-old Saharan, who led India to the final of the 2024 edition of the Under-19 World Cup, became the fifth Indian cricketer to score the most runs after Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Tanmay Srivastava and Jaiswal. Under-19 World Cup Tournament.

Saharan scored a total of 397 runs in seven matches in this year's Under-19 World Cup in South Africa. The Indian captain scored three half-centuries and one century. Dhawan was the first Indian to score the highest run in the Under-19 World Cup tournament. During the 2004 edition, the left-handed batsman scored 505 runs in seven matches. Pujara topped the list of highest run-scorers in the 2006 edition with 349 runs in six matches.

In the 2008 edition of the Under-19 World Cup, which India won under the leadership of Virat Kohli, Tanmay Srivastava finished as the highest run-scorer. The Kanpur-born cricketer scored 262 runs in six matches.

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