The Indian Under-19 team had to face defeat by 79 runs in the final match of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024. Team India’s journey in this entire tournament was quite spectacular till the title match in which they did not face defeat in even a single match. This World Cup edition was very special for left-arm spin bowler Soumya Pandey, a part of the Indian team, in which he broke the record of leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi, who played the Under-19 World Cup in the year 2020. Soumya was not able to spread the magic of his bowling in the final match and was able to take only 1 wicket.
Indian player became the highest wicket taker in one edition of Under 19 World Cup
The most talked about performance of any one player from the Indian team in the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024 is Soumya Pandey, who took a total of 18 wickets at an average of 10.27 while playing in 7 matches. During this period, Soumya also took 4 wicket hauls thrice. In this World Cup, Soumya stood second in terms of taking most wickets. South African fast bowler Quen Mafaka took a total of 21 wickets in this edition of the Under-19 World Cup. Soumya has now also become the highest wicket-taker for India in an edition of the Under-19 World Cup. In this matter, he has broken the record of Ravi Bishnoi, who had taken a total of 17 wickets in the 2020 Under-19 World Cup.
Uday Saharan became the highest run scoring batsman
Uday Saharan, who captained the Indian team in this Under-19 World Cup, may not have shown amazing performance with his bat in the final match, but he stood first in terms of scoring the most runs in the tournament. Uday scored a total of 397 runs in 7 innings at an average of 56.71, during which one century and 3 half-centuries were also seen from his bat.
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