ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024: Team of the Tournament Unveiled
Finalists India and Australia lead the Team of the Tournament, with seven players from the two teams making the cut.
India’s top run-scorer and captain Uday Saharan, along with Musheer Khan, Sachin Dhas, and Saumy Pandey, have been included in the team. From the champion team Australia, captain Hugh Weibgen, Harry Dixon, and Callum Vidler have been selected.
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Player Profile: Lhuan-dré Pretorius (South Africa)
Scored 287 runs in 6 matches, took 8 catches
Lhaun-dre Pretorius of South Africa demonstrated his all-round skills during the tournament. He opened the batting for the Proteas, excelled as a wicketkeeper, and also contributed with the ball when required.
Pretorius formed a formidable opening partnership with Steve Stolk, gaining momentum as the tournament progressed. Despite initial struggles, he ended the tournament on a high note, scoring three half-centuries, including a crucial one in the semi-final against India.
He finished the World Cup with 287 runs in six matches, the highest by any South African batter in the tournament. Pretorius also claimed 8 catches behind the stumps and filled in as a bowler when required, showcasing his adaptability.
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Player Profile: Harry Dixon (Australia)
Scored 309 runs in 7 matches
Harry Dixon was a consistent performer at the top of the Australian batting order. He made significant contributions throughout the tournament and stepped up when it mattered the most.
Dixon started the tournament with an impressive 89 against Zimbabwe and continued his form with scores of 49 and 53 on challenging tracks. In the high-pressure knockout stages, Dixon played a pivotal role in Australia’s success, top-scoring with a crucial 50 in the semi-final against Pakistan and contributing a vital 42 in the final against India.
Player Profile: Musheer Khan (India)
Scored 360 runs and took 7 wickets in 7 matches
Musheer Khan was a key player for India, both with the bat and ball. He was the only player to score more than one century in the tournament, helping him secure the second spot in the highest run-scorers’ list with 360 runs. Despite not making an impact with the bat in the semi-final and final, he picked up three wickets in the two games, finishing with seven wickets in total.
Musheer Khan’s century helped him win the Player of the Match award against Ireland.
12th man: Jamie Dunk (Scotland)
Scored 263 runs in 4 games
Despite Scotland’s early exit from the group stage, Jamie Dunk made a significant impact, finishing as the 8th-highest run-scorer in the tournament with an impressive tally of 263 runs in just four matches. Dunk’s consistency was evident in the four games, where he scored three half-centuries. Even in his lowest-scoring match, the opening game against England, Dunk managed to contribute significantly with a score of 40.