India U-19 World Cup captains: From Mohammad Kaif to Prithvi Shaw
India turned probably the most profitable staff within the historical past of U-19 World Cup when the staff gained its fourth title by beating Australia by eight wickets on Saturday. The win makes India the one staff to win the event greater than three time. Australia had been the opposite staff with three titles however now India have stepped forward of them. Prithvi Shaw, captain of the Indian staff, turned solely the fourth captain from India to carry the title.
India gained the primary title again in 2000 beneath the captaincy of Mohammad Kaif. The former India cricketer led the facet to its maiden U19 World Cup title. The staff had the likes Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh amongst others. India had to wait eight years for his or her second title. It was in 2008 when India lifted the second title beneath the captaincy of Virat Kohli. India beat South Africa within the remaining of the event. Kohli is the present captain of the Indian cricket staff.
India have participated in 10 U19 World Cups since 1998 and gained the title 4 instances and completed runners-up twice. Here is an inventory of the players who’ve led India within the 10 World Cups.
Amit Pagnis: In the inaguaral U19 World Cup was performed in Australia in 1998 and Pagnis was the captain of the staff. 16 teams participated in that event and India reached the second spherical Pagnis is a former Mumbai cricketer and has greater than 5,000 runs in home cricket. The 39-year-old by no means performed for India.
Mohammad Kaif: In the second version of the U19 World Cup, India emerged because the champions. The event was hosted in Sri Lanka and beneath the captaincy of Kaif, gained their maiden title. Playing the ultimate in opposition to Sri Lanka, India cruised to a six-wicket win and Yuvraj Singh was named because the participant of the event.
Parthiv Patel: The defending champions within the 2002 U19 World Cup reached the semi-final beneath the captaincy of Parthiv Patel. He led the staff to semis by which they loss to South Africa by a margin of 112 runs. Patel later went on to play for India on the age of 19. He remains to be a part of the Test staff.
Dinesh Karthik: The wicketkeeper-batsman led India within the 2004 U19 World Cup hosted by Bangladesh. He captained the staff which reached the semi-final of the event. India misplaced to Pakistan within the semi-final. Karthik later was handed India debut and remains to be a part of the Indian ODI staff.
Ravikant Shukla: The left-handed middle-order batsman Shukla led India to their second remaining of an U19 World Cup. In 2006, India reached the ultimate of the World Cup and performed in opposition to Pakistan beneath the captaincy of Shukla. But he couldn’t change into the second Indian captain to win the World Cup. He by no means performed for India.
Virat Kohli: India bought one other probability to win the World Cup and Kohli didn’t let it go. He led India to their second U19 World Cup title in 2008 by profitable the ultimate in opposition to South Africa. Kohli turned an in a single day star. He bought an IPL contract the identical 12 months. He is the present captain of the Indian cricket staff in all codecs and was a part of the Indian staff that gained the 2011 World Cup.
Ashok Menaria: The left-arm spinner was the captain of the Indian U19 staff that reached the quarter-final of the World Cup in 2010. Hosted by New Zealand, the 2010 version noticed India lose to Pakistan within the quarters. Menaria was main a 15-man squad which additionally had KL Rahul in it. He is but to debut for India
Unmukt Chand: After Virat Kohli, one other Delhi participant led India to U19 World Cup title. This time it was Chand who was the captain of the Indian U19 staff that gained the title by beating Australia. Chand turned the third Indian captain to win the title. He is but to debut for India however has captained Delhi state facet.
Vijay Zol: The defending champions had been now led by Vijay Zol. Under his captaincy, India reached the quarter-finals unbeaten within the group levels and confronted England. India misplaced to England and crashed out of the World Cup. Zol, who performs for Mahrashtra, has captained his state staff however is but to debut for India.
Ishan Kishan: Under the captaincy of the Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batsman, India had been favourites to win the title. They reached the ultimate of World Cup beneath the captaincy of Ishan Kishan. But they misplaced the ultimate and the chance to the title for the fourth time. West Indies emerged because the champions. Ishan Kishan made his IPL debut however is but to debut for India.
Prithvi Shaw: The newest Indian captain to win the U19 World Cup is Shaw. The Mumbai cricketer had already made waves within the home circuit by scoring tons of runs in age-group cricket. Before captaining India within the U19 World Cup, he made his Mumbai debut and already has 5 centuries. He has now bought an IPL contract as effectively.