The ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2020 will get underway from January 17, 2020, in South Africa. The U19 CWC 2020 is the 13th edition of the tournament. The tourney takes place once every two years. A total of 16 teams will take part in the ICC U19 CWC 2020. The competition is a stepping stone into the international cricket for budding cricketers. Players like Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Babar Azam, Kagiso Rabada and Tim Southee have played U19 World Cup at the start of their respective career’s as well. ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 Schedule in IST, Free PDF Download: Full Time Table, Fixtures of Under-19 CWC 20 In South Africa With Match Timings and Venue Details.
The 16 participating nations at the ICC U19 CWC 2020 have been divided into four groups of four teams each. India not only starts as favourites but are defending champions as well. Under Prithvi Shaw’s captaincy, the Boys in Blue won the tournament in 2018 in New Zealand. Meanwhile, ahead of the U19 CWC 2020, we take a dip in the past and dig out some records that you need to know.
Most Title Wins in U19 World Cup: India have won the U19 World Cup four times, the most by any team. Mohammad Kaif-led team won the tournament in 2000. Virat Kohli, Unmukt Chand and Prithvi Shaw were the other captains when India won the U19 World Cup in 2008, 2012, and 2018. U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 All Squads: Full Players List of Participating Teams in ICC Under-19 CWC 20.
Most Runs in U19 World Cup: Current England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan scored 606 runs from 13 matches. Morgan featured in two U19 World Cups (2004 and 2006). However, he represented Ireland in both the editions. Pakistan’s Babar Azam is second on the list with 585 runs. India’s Shikhar Dhawan holds the record of scoring most runs in a single U19 CWC, the left-hander scored 505 in just seven innings in the 2004 edition of the tournament.
Highest Score in U19 World Cup: Sri Lanka’s Hasitha Boyagoda scored 191 off 152 balls vs Kenya U19 in the ICC U19 CWC 2018 at Lincoln, it is the highest individual score in the tournament’s history. New Zealand’s Jakob Bhula scored 180 in the same edition against the same team, and it is second-highest score by a batsman in U19 CWC.
Most Wickets in U19 World Cup: Australia’s Moises Henriques took 27 wickets in 13 matches in 2004 and 2006 edition of the tournament. Ireland’s Greg Thompson is second on the list with 27 wickets as well but from 19 matches.
Best Bowling Figures in U19 World Cup: Australia’s Lloyd Pope scalped 8/35 against England U19 in the 2018 U19 CWC at Queenstown. These are the best bowling figures registered in U19 World Cup history. His teammate Jason Ralston’s 7/15 against PNG U19 are the second-best figures. Schedule of Team India at 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup: List of Indian Team’s Matches, Time Table, Fixtures Date and Venue Details From South Africa.
Most Dismissals by a Wicket-Keeper in U19 World Cup: Adam Crosthwaite has the most number of dismissals by a wicket-keeper in U19 CWC against his name. The Australian affected 28 (20 catches and eight stumpings) dismissals in 2002 and 2004 editions.
Highest Total in U19 World Cup: In 2002 edition of U19 World Cup, Australia posted mammoth 480/6 in their 50 overs against Kenya U19 in Dunedin. It is the highest team total in the U19 World Cup history. Australia then bundled out Kenya for just 50 runs and won the match by 430 runs.
Lowest Total in U19 World Cup: In 2004 edition of U19 World Cup, Scotland were bundled out for just 22 runs at Chattogram against Australia U19. It remains the lowest team total in U19 CWC’s history.