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2018 Under-19 World Cup: Top 10 players to watch out for

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23.68K   //    10 Jan 2018, 17:07 IST

Team captains pose with the ICC under-19 World Cup trophy during the opening ceremony
Team captains pose with the ICC under-19 World Cup trophy during the opening ceremony

Under-19 World Cup has served as a platform for a lot of legendary cricketers to prove themselves before they graduate to the senior international level. The likes of Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Steve Smith, Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Kane Williamson, Quinton de Kock, Trent Boult, Tim Southee etc. have done well in the under-19 circuit before making a transition to the top level.

The 2018 under-19 World Cup is set to get underway in New Zealand on January 13. A total of 16 teams will take part in the tournament with fours teams each in four different groups. Group A consists of West Indies, South Africa, New Zealand and Kenya. Two-time champions India, Zimbabwe, PNG and Australia form Group B while Bangladesh, England, Namibia and Canada feature in Group C. Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Ireland complete Group D.

With just a few days left for the 2018 edition, let us take a look at the talents we need to watch out for during the course of the tournament.

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