The cricket’s governing body has revealed the most valuable playing XI of the U-19 World Cup and India’s Yash Dhull has been made skipper of the team. In this team, two players from Pakistan and England, one each from Australia, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and South Africa, three Indians including Dhull have been included.
Wicketkeeper batter Haseebullah Khan from Pakistan will do the glovework while the fast bowling department will be taken care by the likes of Josh Boydon, Awais Ali and Ripon Mondol. All-rounders such as Tom Prest and Dimuth Wellalage will provide spin bowling options alongside left-arm spinner Vicky Ostwal.
Dewald Brewis, also known as ‘Baby AB’ has also been included in the team.
The players have been selected by commentators such as Samuel Badree, Natalie Germanos, ICC match referee Graeme Labrooy and journalist Sandipan Banerjee.
South Africa’s Dewald Brewis has been named the player of the tournament. Brewis amassed 506 runs in just six games with two hundreds and three fifties, averaging 84.33. He is also only the third batter in the tournament after Haseebullah Khan and Ariful Islam (Bangladesh) to hit two hundreds in the tournament.
In this process, Brewis also broke the 18-year-old record, set by Shikhar Dhawan. In the U19 World Cup 2004, Dhawan had amassed 505 runs with three hundreds and one fifty, averaging 84.16. Brewis also took seven wickets in six games.
The team of the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2022 (in batting order) is:
Haseebullah Khan (WK, Pakistan)
Teague Wyllie (Australia)
Dewald Brevis (South Africa)
Yash Dhull (Captain, India)
Tom Prest (England)
Dunith Wellalage (Sri Lanka)
Raj Bawa (India)
Vicky Ostwal (India)
Ripon Mondol (Bangladesh)
Awais Ali (Pakistan)
Josh Boyden (England)
Noor Ahmad (Afghanistan)