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Highest wicket takers of Under-19 World Cups: Where are they now?

Modified 25 Jun 2016, 18:16 IST
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1998 – Ramnaresh Sarwan and Mluleki Nkala

Ramnaresh Sarwan and Mluleki Nkala became joint highest wicket-takers in the 1998 edition

The name of the highest wicket-taker of the 1998 edition might just surprise you all. The West Indies cricketer Ramnaresh Sarwan finished the tournament as the joint highest wicket-taker along with Mluleki Nkala of Zimbabwe with 16 wickets each.

Sarwan, who later earned prominence at the senior level as a batsman, had an illustrious career for the Caribbean side. Sarwan played 87 Tests and 181 ODIs for West Indies and amassed over 10000 runs across all the formats.

The Guyana cricketer had a sound technique and his game was more suited for the longer versions of the game. Sarwan is part of the Trinbago Knight Riders squad for the Caribbean Premier League 2016.

Mluleki Nkala

Nkala played 10 Tests and 50 ODIs for the Zimbabwe national side and the right-arm medium pacer made headlines by taking the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar with his second ball in international cricket, in an ODI against India at Bulawayo in 1999, when he was just 18.

Nkala who worked as the Bowling Coach of the Zimbabwe Under-19 team and also as the Head Coach of Zimbabwe women’s team, now does his job for ANZ as a Financial Planning Consultant.

Published 25 Jun 2016, 17:51 IST
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