Best XI of U19 World Cup 2020
It was a tournament dominated by quality leg-spin bowling.
Published - Feb 10, 2020 10:51 am | Updated - Feb 10, 2020 10:57 am
The U19 World Cup in South Africa was a witness to a jaw-dropping finish. India and Bangladesh were involved in a thrilling encounter at the Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. Both teams came into the contest on the backs of nine-match winning streaks.
The match wasn’t a high-scoring affair by any means, but despite that it kept the audience at the edge of their seats until the very end. After a number of twists and turns, the Junior Tigers won by three wickets and got their hands on the trophy against all the odds.
Priyam Garg’s India, on the other hand, failed to defend their U19 title. Throughout the last few days, there have been some enthralling performances from the participating teams. Among them, a few stood out and played pivotal roles for their teams.
In the article, let’s take a look at the best XI of the U19 World Cup: –
1. Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal had a tournament to remember, representing the Boys in Blue. In every other match, he stamped his authority. His only score less than 50 came against Japan where India was chasing a target in the 40s.
But apart from that, the Mumbai left-hander was at his best. The southpaw racked up 400 runs in six games at a gigantic average of 133.33 with a ton and four fifties. He turned up three fifties against Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia. In the semi-final against Pakistan, Jaiswal notched an unbeaten 105 and saw his team through to a 10-wicket victory.
In the final against Bangladesh, Jaiswal played a lone hand. He held the innings together with 88 off 121 with eight fours and a six. Once he got out to Shoriful Islam, the rest of the Indian batting collapsed.