Despite losing the ICC U19 World Cup final, the future of Team India’s young players is bright.

Uday Saharan India under the leadership of Under-19 World Cup Entered the fifth consecutive final but despite missing in it, the players won their hearts and kept the hope of a bright future. The record five-time champion Indian team lost to Australia by 79 runs in the final on Sunday. Australia won the toss and batted first and scored 253 runs. In reply, the Indian team was reduced to a score of 174. In the matches played before the final, India had won three matches by a margin of more than 200. Different players had scored centuries in every match. Let’s take a look at the performance of the team members who made India proud in the tournament.

Uday Saharan

India Under-19 captain Uday Saharan batted with maturity throughout the tournament, belying his young age. He was the backbone of the batting line up and took the team out of pressure situations. Especially in the semi-finals. In other matches he laid a good foundation for big scores. Due to this performance, he was the top scorer of the tournament with 397 runs, due to which his future looks bright. To further his cricket career, Saharan decided to move from Ganganagar in Rajasthan to Punjab.

Sachin Dhaas

This player from Beed, Maharashtra attracted everyone with his ‘finishing’ ability. He was named after the great cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Dhas provided the ‘X factor’ with the bat and despite playing a risky game, was among the top five run-scorers of the tournament. His inning of 96 runs against South Africa in the semi-finals played a major role in India’s victory. Because the team had lost four wickets within 32 runs.

Musheer Khan: Like his elder brother Sarfaraz Khan, Musheer likes to bat for long periods. He scored a total of 360 runs in the tournament with two centuries and one half-century. His father Naushad has played a big role in his cricket career.

Soumi Pandey: Son of a school teacher in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, Soumi, with his accurate left-arm spin, gave India wickets at the right time in the tournament and he was the team’s highest wicket-taker with 18 wickets. His father put him into cricket to make him fit. Soumi, who used to play cricket to escape the cold, has now come a long way.

Arshin Kulkarni: This all-rounder from Solapur, Maharashtra had got the Indian Premier League (IPL) contract even before playing the Under-19 World Cup. Kulkarni has also contributed a lot with his medium pace and he is being called the Hardik Pandya of the future. He opened the innings for India in the ICC tournament.

Raj Limbani: Right arm fast bowler Limbani from ‘Ran of Kutch’ impressed with the new ball. This left-handed batsman took India to the final for the ninth time by hitting a six while chasing the target against South Africa. To realize his dream, Limbani had to leave Dayapur village and come to Baroda.

Priyanshu Molia: Like Limbani, Moliya also lives in Baroda and has played seven first-class matches in which his highest score was 144 not out. This middle-order batsman can bowl off-spin. However, he could not do much in South Africa because the top order scored runs in most of the matches.

Naman Tiwari: This left-arm fast bowler from Lucknow considers Jasprit Bumrah as his idol and he has learned to bowl yorkers from this Indian fast bowler. He took 12 wickets in the tournament at an average of 19.83.

Murugan Abhishek: Hyderabad’s young off-spinner is very impressed by R Ashwin. Although he could not take many wickets but was successful in controlling the run rate.

Araveli Avnish: This wicketkeeper batsman from the academy of Ravi Shastri and R Sridhar has made his List A debut for Hyderabad and was recently bought by Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League auction. This is proof of his talent. He is from Pothugal village in Rajanna Sircilla district of Telangana.

Adarsh ​​Singh: This left-handed player continuously gave a strong start to the team. His brilliant inning of 76 runs against Bangladesh gave India an ideal start. Even in the final, he played a struggling inning of 47 runs in 77 balls. The sacrifice of his family has been important in Adarsh’s cricket journey. His father and brother lost their jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic but the family ensured that his cricket continued, for which they even sold their land.

Rudra Patel: He did not get a chance to play in the tournament. Under his captaincy, he has led Gujarat to the Under-16 State Championship title. He then led his state in the Under-19 Vinoo Mankad Trophy and came into limelight by scoring three consecutive centuries which included a double century against Himachal Pradesh.

Inesh Mahajan: He was the reserve wicketkeeper of the team and because of Avneesh he did not get a chance. Inesh, a left-handed batsman from Noida, is a fan of MS Dhoni.

Dhanush Gowda: This rising fast bowler from Bengaluru wants to follow the footsteps of Javagal Srinath and R Vinay Kumar. However, he did not get a chance to showcase his skills. He is determined to do something big as his father failed to fulfill his cricket dream while injuries ruined his elder brother’s career.

Aaradhya Shukla: Aradhya, son of a mathematics teacher, started playing cricket to grow taller. This Ludhiana player impressed in the CK Nayudu Trophy and Cooch Behar Trophy, which earned him a place in the Indian team.

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