Vijay Zol, a left-hand batter from Maharashtra, grabbed headlines by piling up big runs in his Under-19 days. His unbeaten 467-ball 451 in an Under-19 first-class match for Maharashtra designed the layout of his pathway to the India Under-19 squad at a very young age.
Earlier, the Durham veteran Paul Collingwood had already spotted the spark in him as he gave him a chance in the 2015 season. The right-hand batter displayed his flair by hitting his maiden championship hundred against Surrey at the Oval and mustering 630 runs in 14 games in the following season.
The pacer from Pakistan provided glimpses of his flair in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup final against India, in Colombo. He picked up five wickets and fashioned Pakistan’s victory. His efforts in first-class cricket reaped him rewards.
Xavier Doherty first came into the picture after some intriguing performances for Tasmania in the domestic One-Day tournaments. Owing to that, he was named the state’s One-Day player of the year in consecutive seasons.
He had the guidance of Sanjay Bhardwaj, who groomed players like Gautam Gambhir, Amit Mishra, Unmukt Chand, and Nitish Rana. In a match against Punjab in the Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy, he smashed a belligerent 172 that actually helped him book his spot for the U-19 World Cup.
Jason Sangha had emerged as one of the most promising young batters in Australian domestic cricket. He became the youngest batsman since Sachin Tendulkar to hit a century against England in a first-class match whilst representing Cricket Australia XI in a tour match.
Harsh Tyagi made his List A debut for Railways in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 20 September 2018. He is a left-arm orthodox spinner from Delhi for whom the year 2016 proved to be a special one.
Another leg spinner from Australia who raised many eyebrows was Lloyd Pope. The 19-year old, who represented Australia in the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand, bettered his abilities with the ball.
In the year 2019, he was selected to play for Barbados in the 2019-20 Regional Super50 tournament. Later, in June 2020, he was picked up by Barbados, in the players’ draft hosted by Cricket West Indies ahead of the 2020–21 domestic season
Chand dropped many jaws when he marked his entry whilst leading India to an under-19 World Cup win in 2012. He hit an unbeaten 111 in a tense chase against Australia and helped the team to sail past victory. His temperament stood out throughout the campaign as he burst onto the scene.