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2018 Under-19 World Cup: Team of the tournament

India's Shubman Gill was the find of the tournament
India's Shubman Gill was the find of the tournament
Shiv Dhawan
FEATURED WRITER

The under-19 cricket World Cup is an opportunity for youngsters to showcase their talent. The 2018 edition was held in New Zealand where 16 teams competed against each other to win the prestigious title.

India ultimately outplayed Australia in the final to win the tournament for a record fourth time.

A lot of players have been impressive throughout the tournament but only a select few make the final XI. Let us take a look at the best XI from the U19 WC.


Openers

Rachin Ravindra (New Zealand)

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New Zealand's aggressive opening batsman Rachin Ravindra was amongst the runs in this tournament. Rachin was in phenomenal touch and scored 233 runs in six innings at an average of 38.83 with a strike rate of nearly 90.

The 18-year-old also picked up 13 wickets, finishing at number four on the list of leading wicket-takers in the tournament. His best bowling figures of 4 for 32 came against South Africa U19.

Rachin's all-round exploits make him a natural choice for this team of the tournament.


Prithvi Shaw (India) (C)

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Tournament winning skipper Prithvi Shaw etched his name in history by becoming the fourth Indian skipper to lead his side to glory in the U19 World Cup. Shaw will be the opener and the captain of our XI.

The youngster led his team brilliantly throughout the tournament and helped India clinch the title. Shaw scored 261 runs in five innings of the tournament at an average of 65.25. He ensured that his team got off to a good start in every game.

Shaw was consistent with scores of 94, 57*, 40,41 and 29, making him an obvious pick in this XI.

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Edited by Sankalp Srivastava
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