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.
Indian player who scored the most runs in the Under-19 World Cup tournament
Before Saharan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, who is in great form these days for Team India in the ongoing five-match Test series against England, also finished as the top scorer. In the 2020 edition, he scored 400 runs in six matches.
Like Saharan, Dhawan, Pujara and Jaiswal also failed to win an Under-19 World Cup winners' medal, but the trio won the Player of the Tournament award.
India lost by 79 runs in the final of the Under-19 World Cup 2024 played at Willowmoor Park, Benoni on Sunday. After electing to bat first in the summit clash, the Australian team scored a total of 253 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 50 overs. The target of 254 runs proved to be too much for the Indian team and the Boys in Blue were all out for 174 runs in 43.5 overs. This was the third time in the last five editions that India had to face defeat in the final of the Under-19 World Cup.