2018 ICC Under-19 World Cup: Five Boys in Blue who can represent the Men in Blue in the future
These Indian cricketers showed maturity above their years to bring home the prestigious trophy.
Rarely has one team dominated an international cricketing tournament as much as the Indian team did under Prithvi Shaw in New Zealand. The youngsters, under Rahul Dravid's tutelage, asserted their supremacy on the under-19 World Cup and created waves around world cricket with their exceptional performances.
To get into the Indian cricket team is not an easy task, but these talented individuals have definitely made a strong case for themselves through this tournament.
Here are five Indian youth cricketers who can make it to the senior team:
#5 Shivam Mavi
India's seam bowling duo of Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti impressed one and all with their consistent performances with the ball throughout the tournament. Both the bowlers can consistently clock deliveries in excess of 140 kmph and trouble the batsmen with the sheer speed of their bowling.
The 19-year-old rose to the challenge in the under-19 World Cup almost immediately, where he put in a tremendous performance against Australia in India's very first game of the campaign. He picked up three wickets and gave away just 45 runs in the 8.5 overs that he bowled on the day. It is worth a mention that he also affected a run-out in the game.
Former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly, was impressed by the compact line and length maintained by the speedster in the match.
Mavi got off to a tremendous start in the tournament but did not fizzle out in its latter stages. He continued to be one of the mainstays of the Indian bowling order throughout the competition, and picked up nine wickets in the six games that he participated in.
The man from Noida definitely is a bright prospect for the future.