5 Indian players to watch out for in the U19 World Cup 2016

5 Indian players to watch out for in the U19 World Cup 2016

5 Indian players to watch out for in the U19 World Cup 2016: The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup will kick off on January 22, 2016. The tournament has a big name in the circle of cricket as it is usually seen as the stepping stone for the young players to make a mark at the international level. India has the distinction of winning this tournament thrice, in 2000, 2008 and 2012.

The ICC U19 World Cup has given India stars like Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Irfan Pathan, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli and many more. With the 2016 edition of the World Cup coming up, we have the list of 5 most promising Indian youngsters who could make it big in the cricketing universe and hold the vital cog of the web for India’s chances of winning the U19 World Cup for the record 4th time.

Here are the 5 Indian players to watch out for in the U19 World Cup 2016:

1. Himanshu Rana:

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Himanshu Rana. (Photo Source: PTI)

This young lad from Haryana made his first major remark on the cricket field when he became the 7th youngest Indian batsman to score a first-class century. At just 16 years and 120 days, Rana scored 149 during the Ranji Trophy match against Rajasthan in the 2014-15 season. He took his side to safety after Haryana was struggling at 29/3. He impressed again during the current Ranji season when he scored his second first-class ton, scoring 157 off 271 balls against Maharashtra. In the match against Assam, he scored 56, showing great class and temperament. Having played 8 first-class matches, he averages 44.

Rana can bowl part-time medium pace too which often comes in handy. In their recent unofficial U19 game against Sri Lanka at Colombo, he scored 92 runs. Well, this man is certainly someone to watch out for. He might pretty well get good bids during the IPL auctions this season!

Also Read – Schedule of ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2016