Last Updated: February 09, 2024, 22:53 IST
ICC Under 19 World Cup 2024: India’s Uday Saharan, Musheer Khan and Saumy Pandey (ICC)
India’s Uday Saharan, Musheer Khan and Saumy Pandey were named in the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2024 player of the tournament shortlist.
Three Indians – Uday Saharan, Musheer Khan and Saumy Pandey – were named in the eight-man shortlist for the player of the tournament at the 2024 ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup and the race to be named in the player of the tournament shortlist, which has been narrowed down to eight players.
Here are the Indians who have been shortlisted:
17 wickets @ 8.47
The left-armer has been a key for India during their unbeaten run at the tournament, with his ability to quell the scoring rate of opposition sides a clear standout.
Pandey’s miserly economy rate of 2.44 is the best of all bowlers at the tournament with more than five wickets and the spinner has a trio of four-wicket hauls as a result.
338 runs @ 67.60
The right-hander is the only player at the U19 World Cup 2024 to have scored two centuries at the tournament, with his best innings coming against New Zealand when he smashed an impressive 131.
Some handy wickets with his left-arm spin have shown the all-round class of Musheer as he has played a major role in helping India to the knockout stages of the event.
389 runs @ 64.83
The India captain has improved his output the longer the tournament has progressed, with his match-winning 81 in the semi-final against South Africa proving crucial in his side’s progression to the title decider.
Saharan also contributed a century during India’s Super Sixes clash with Nepal and has been able to adjust the way he plays depending on the conditions he has faced throughout the tournament.
South Africa’s Steve Stolk, Australia’s Hugh Weibgen, West Indies’ Jewel Andrew, Pakistan’s Ubaid Shah and South Africa’s Kwena Maphaka are also in the running.
The final of the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 will see India and Australia compete for silverware once again following a scintillating round of semi-final fixtures.
India confirmed their spot in the final after beating hosts South Africa by two wickets in a tense matchup on Tuesday. Chasing 245 for victory, India battled back from 32 for four to seal a memorable win thanks to a brilliant match-winning partnership between Sachin Dhas and captain Uday Saharan. In the other semi-final, Australia emerged victorious over Pakistan by one wicket in the final over.