Top 5 reasons why Indian team is so successful in U19 World Cup 2024


Top 5 reasons why Indian team is so successful

Top 5 reasons why Indian team is so successful: Currently, the Indian U19 team is led by Uday Saharan and coached by former Indian cricketer Hrishikesh Kanitkar. India demonstrating a remarkable consistency throughout the tournament, once again distinguished themselves in the U19 World Cup campaign. Now, Uday Saharan’s team is just one victory away to lift successful ICC U19 World Cup.

As a successful cricket team, India’s success is built upon the top and middle-order batsmen, the bowling department, and with the fielding side. All the three departments made India successful to win all six matches in league stage, Super Six, and in Semi-final 1.

The India Under-19 team’s remarkable performance in the 2024 Under-19 Cricket World Cup can be credited to various factors. Firstly, the team boasted a talented group of young cricketers who had been nurtured within India’s extensive cricket infrastructure.

Top 5 reasons why Indian team is so successful

A Strong Captainship – Uday Saharan

Uday Saharan is not only a good batter also a good leader. He managed the team very well, cooperate with all player, could not be angry with any player. Always be cool and calm in field and also while batting.

Saharan is a reliable batter consistently scores runs in every game, demonstrates diligent running between the wickets, effectively collects runs during the middle overs. His pivotal innings of 81 runs during the semi-final earned him the Player-of-the-Match award.

A strong Batting Line-up

India possesses a formidable batting lineup, led by the prolific Uday Saharan. Musheer Khan and Sachin Dhas have also displayed their prowess by scoring centuries during crucial middle overs. It’s a common occurrence for an Indian player to notch up a century in almost every game.

Saharan, Musheer Khan, and Sachin Dhas have stood out as top performers in the middle-order, making significant contributions.

The Indian U19 batters batted in the crease for a long time. Musheer Khan and captain Uday Saharan are the two highest run-scorers of this World Cup tournament also Sachin Dhas played for long time in last two matchs.

Uday & Dhas reveal plan for successful run chase
Top 5 reasons why Indian team is so successful: Sachin Dhas and Uday Saharan’s partnership

Choose to bat first

India have batted first in every game of the World Cup so far except in the semi-final match against South Africa. India mastered to play 50-over batting, which no other team has with such consistency.

India is the only team to score 250 or more in each game. They begin steadily, consolidate their position in the middle overs, and unleash aggressive hitting in the final ten overs while ensuring wickets in hand.

In almost every match any of the Indian player hit century. Arshin Kulkarni hit one century, Musheer Khan two centuries, skipper Uday Saharan with one century and Sachin Dhas one century. A total of five centuries hitted by Indian U19 batters.

India’s Bowling & Fielding Unit

In bowling departments, Spinner specialist Saumy Pandey, Naman Tiwari, pacer Raj Limbani consistently taking wickets, with Saumy Pandey is the highest wicket taker for Indian U19 team. Musheer Khan who is not only batted well also contributed with crucial breakthroughs throughout the tournament.

Saumy Pandey, India’s vice-captain, has been the standout bowler for India with 16 wickets in five matches at a stunning average of 6.62.

The bowlers also made significant contributions, with Raj Limbani’s pace catching everyone’s attention. Additionally, the left-arm spinners Saumy Pandey played a crucial role by taking important wickets and keeping the opposition’s score in check.

In the field also, India’s all player showcased their fielding talent consistently throughout the 50-over period. Particularly, Abhishek Murugan stood out as the best fielder impressed with some dazzling catches.

Top 5 reasons why Indian team is so successful
Top 5 reasons why Indian team is so successful: Saumy Pandey the most successful bowler

The support from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)

The BCCI has excelled in spotting young talent from the most remote regions of India and providing them with top-notch facilities, notably through institutions like the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.

In comparison to their counterparts in Australia, England, New Zealand, or South Africa, young Indian cricketers start playing cricket at a younger age and continue playing for a longer duration.

The spirit and confidence instilled by the great coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar, have propelled the India Under-19 team to dominate this year’s World Cup. This achievement is unprecedented, with the team securing six straight victories without any losses throughout the tournament. India has now reached in the finals of Under-19 World Cup 2024. Furthermore, the team benefited from excellent coaching and access to high-quality training facilities.

Top 5 reasons why Indian team is so successful: Indian players celebrated win after India won the Semi-final

India now experiences to their fifth consecutive final appearance in the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024.

The Indian Under-19 cricket team won five Under-19 World Cup title and finished as runners-up thrice. Previously India secured victories under the captaincy of Mohammad Kaif in 2000, Virat Kohli in 2008, Unmukt Chand in 2012, Prithvi Shaw in 2018, and Yash Dhull in 2022.

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