Five Indians in ICC U19 Cricket World Cup team
Feb.4 (CRICKETNMORE) - The International Cricket Council today announced South Africa captain Raynard van Tonder to lead the Team of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup which ended in Tauranga on Saturday with India emerging triumphant by eight wickets over Australia to claim the title for the fourth time.
Van Tonder, who aggregated 348 runs in six matches including a highest score of 143 against Kenya, was selected to lead ahead of other captains for his better cricket acumen. South Africa went out of reckoning for the title with a three-wicket loss to Pakistan in the quarter-finals but finished fifth beating Bangladesh by eight wickets in a play-off, which saw Tonder knocking up an unbeaten 82.
The team has five players from India, which includes the top three in the batting line-up – captain Prithvi Shaw (261 runs in the tournament), player of the final Manjot Kalra (252 runs) and player of the tournament Shubman Gill (372 runs). Left-arm spinner Anukul Roy (14 wickets) and fast bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti (9 wickets) are the other Indians named in the team.
The team of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 (in batting order):