You might have forgotten these 5 match winner players who won India the U-19 World Cup, you deserved to play in Team India

Under-19 World Cup 2020 is being organized in South Africa, in which many young players are trying their luck. His stellar performance can have such an impact that he may even get a call from the Indian team. Because many great players included in the Indian team have come out of the Under-19 team. The
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You might have forgotten these 5 match winner players who won India the U-19 World Cup, you deserved to play in Team India


Under-19 World Cup 2020 is being organized in South Africa, in which many young players are trying their luck. His stellar performance can have such an impact that he may even get a call from the Indian team. Because many great players included in the Indian team have come out of the Under-19 team.

The first name in this comes from Indian captain Virat Kohli, followed by the names of many great players like Yuvraj Singh and Ravindra Jadeja, who performed brilliantly in the Under-19 World Cup.

During the Under-19 World Cup, there have been some star players in the team, who performed brilliantly, but they could not get a chance to progress and they were also forgotten by the people.

Ravneet Rikki

Ravneet Ricky, who was included in the Under-19 World Cup team of the year 2000, is the first name in this list, Ricky was the highest run-scorer in this tournament, thanks to which the Indian team managed to win the title by defeating Sri Lanka in the final.

During that tournament, Ricci scored a total of 340 runs in 8 matches at an average of 42.50, including one century and two half-centuries. Despite this brilliant performance, he was not included in the national team, whereas the players in the same team, Yuvraj Singh and Mohammad Kaif, went far ahead.

During his career, Ricci scored 4032 runs in 73 first-class matches at an average of 37.33, including 13 centuries and 15 half-centuries.

Ratinder Singh Sodhi

Another player named Ratinder Singh Sodhi was included in the Indian team that won the Under-19 World Cup in the year 2000, who could not get a chance in the team despite his excellent performance. In the final match of that tournament, Sodhi was conceded just 26 runs in 10 overs, and with that he managed to score 39 runs in 43 balls.

He scored a total of 134 runs in 8 matches at an average of 33.50, which led to a call for him from the Indian team in December 2000, but during this time he failed to win the trust of the selectors by playing only 18 ODIs.

Sodhi scored 280 runs in 18 ODIs at an average of 25.45 and also took 5 wickets. His last ODI match was played by him for India in November 2002.

Amit Bhandari

Excellent performance by Amit Bhandari in the 1998 Under-19 World Cup. During that tournament, Bhandari took 11 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 15.18, becoming India’s leading wicket-taker. During his debut match, he conceded 75 runs in 10 overs against Pakistan.

He got the opportunity to play the second ODI for India after 4 years, in which he performed brilliantly but he could not return to the Indian team again. During his first-class cricket career, Bhandari managed to take 314 wickets in 95 matches. After this he also worked as the chief selector of the Delhi team.

Gaurav Dhiman

The 2004 and 2006 Under-19 World Cups were played by Gaurav Dhiman for India. Where Gaurav’s performance during the 2004 tournament was average. At the same time, during the 2006 tournament, he performed brilliantly, scoring 222 runs at an average of 44.40. His strike rate was 123.33, he also took 4 wickets.

Apart from this, Dhiman scored a brilliant 105 runs in 75 balls against Sri Lanka in the final match of the Under-19 Afro Asia Cup in 2005. Despite this stellar performance, he could not get a chance in the team and his career ended with just one first-class match and seven List A matches.

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Ajitesh Argal

Apart from Virat Kohli, Ajitesh Argal also performed brilliantly in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup. In the tournament, Ajitesh took 8 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 12.75 and a strike rate of 26.2. Argal had a great performance during the final match of the tournament as well.

During that match, Argal gave only 7 runs in 5 overs and also took 2 wickets, in which 2 maiden overs were also present. Thanks to his brilliant performance, India saved their target of 116 runs, and the South Africa Under-19 team could only manage to score 103 runs. Then Argal could not get a chance. During his career, Argal managed to play 10 first class matches for Tezzbuzz.

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