3 Indian players from U19 World Cup who can play for senior team in future
Different cricketers took different time spans but there are plenty of cricketers who have played for India in the Under-19 World Cup.
Updated - Feb 11, 2020 7:57 am
Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Manish Pandey, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Kuldeep Yadav and there are quite a few more in this list. They all have something in common and that is all of them are stars from different editions of the Under-19 World Cup. They shot into the limelight during that tournament before taking it to the highest level.
These players transitioned beautifully from age-group cricket. Different cricketers took different time spans but there are plenty of cricketers who have played for India in the Under-19 World Cup and have gone on to play for the national team.
The recently concluded Under-19 World Cup had a number of Indian players who stepped up in the tournament. But this is where the tough period starts as the players go through the transition from Under-19 cricket to domestic cricket to the ‘A’ level and finally, the international stage.
Hence, there were multiple stars, but here we pick three Indian players from this Under-19 World Cup who can make it to the senior men’s team:
1. Yashasvi Jaiswal
There’s absolutely no doubt that Yashasvi Jaiswal will be the first player almost everybody’s list. Given his talent and performances, everybody is backing him to make it to the senior team in the near future. He is one player who made things happen on the field during the Under-19 World Cup. In fact, it was very hard to keep him out of the game. Runs, catches and wickets – you name it and he’ll deliver.
The left-handed opener had a brilliant run in the World Cup. He amassed 400 runs from six innings which included four half-centuries and one hundred. In fact, Jaiswal was never dismissed for a score under 50 and his lowest score in the tournament was 29 not out. Moreover, he showed that he could operate in various gears according to the situation.
The Uttar Pradesh-born cricket who plays for Mumbai can bowl as well and he was the golden arm for India in this World Cup. Jaiswal has already featured in 13 List ‘A’ games and one first-class game. He’s already smoked a double ton as well in 50-over cricket, becoming the youngest ever to hit a List ‘A’ double century. He averages 69.30 in Youth ODIs and 70.81 in List ‘A’ cricket.