The U19 Cricket World Cup has been a platform for the young players to make an impact on international cricket. The U19 Cricket World Cup has also been the stepping stone for the bigger names in cricket such as Virat Kohli, Steven Smith, Kane Williamson, Chris Gayle, etc. However, none of the major players hold the record for Under 19 World Cup most runs. The record is held by Eoin Morgan, although as an Irish player instead of English. Has scored 606 runs in 13 matches from 2004-2006.
After the decision of the BCCI which has forbidden the players to play multiple U19 World Cups, it is highly unlikely that an old face from India would get under 19 World Cup most runs 2020 in the upcoming tournament. The second spot is held by Babar Azam who has scored 585 runs in 12 matches in two U19 World Cup tournaments. Sarfaraz Khan, who has played two U19 World Cup tournaments as well, hold the third place with 566 runs in 12 matches.
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Most of the U19 players from the previous tournament have not been selected in the upcoming tournament, hence it is certain that either there would be some new faces who would take away the Under 19 Cricket World Cup most runs or the current record-holders will retain their spots. Whatever be the case, the U19 Cricket World Cup will continue to nurture the future cricket stars as the game evolves.