Under-19 World Cup 2018: 5 biggest positives for India
India created history on Saturday (3rd February) by winning the Under-19 World Cup (which was played in New Zealand) for the fourth time. India looked the most dominating team and were by far, the best team in the competition. They brushed aside every opponent they faced. The margin of victory - 100 runs against Australia, 10 wickets against Papua New Guinea, 10 wickets against Zimbabwe, 131 runs against Bangladesh (Q/F), 203 runs against Pakistan (S/F) and 8 wickets against Australia (in the final).
There were lots of positives for the India Under-19 team. Here, we look at 5 of the biggest positives of these Under-19 Champions.
The Under-19 Indian team were seen setting some very high standards in the field. The way they have fielded in this World Cup has been phenomenal. They might have dropped a catch here and there, but they’ve been largely superb with their catching, particularly at slips.
Captain Prithvi Shaw led from the front and took some very good catches in the slips. No. 3 batsman Shubman Gill, and fast bowlers Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti have been superb in the field as well. In fact, Nagarkoti was the best fielder in the team and was often seen at backward point.
Fielding is one of the biggest reasons why India have done so well in the tournament. They have saved a lot of runs with their fielding and also have taken a few blinders.