ICC U19 world cup is the biggest platform for the young cricketers to show their talent. The first tournament was held in 1988. After 1988, the tournament had was organized in 1998, 10 years later since the inauguration year. Since then, the tournament is regularly organized in two years time. Till the date, the tournament has been very successful in bringing up talents.
2016 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup will be the 11th edition which will be held in Bangladesh from 27th January to 14th February. It will be the second time for Bangladesh to host this youth tournament after 2004. Total 16 teams will participate in this competition while Fiji will play this youth tournament for the first time. On the other hand, Australia withdrew from this tournament and Ireland will be replacing them.
South Africa is the defending champion in this tournament as they won the last tournament in 2014. Till the date, only Pakistan was successful to defend the title after winning the trophy in two consecutive times (2004 and 2006).
Just a few days left to start this mega youth cricketing tournament. Before the start of the 11th ICC U19 WC, we are looking back the histories of the ICC U19 WC.
Australia- 2 times (1988 and 2012)
South Africa- 1 time (1998)
Sri Lanka- 2 times (2000 and 2006)
New Zealand- 2 times (2002 and 2010)
Bangladesh- 2 times* (2004 and 2016)
Malaysia- 1 time (2008)
UAE- 1 time (2014)
(NOTE: *ForBangladesh, 2016 is also included)
Australia – 3 times (1988, 2002, 2010)
India- 3 times (2000, 2008, 2012)
Pakistan- 2 times (2004, 2006)
England- 1 time (1998)
South Africa- 1 time (2014)
Highest Team Total: Australia 480/6 (50 overs) vs Kenya, 20.01.2002
Lowest Team Total: Scotland 22 (22.3 overs) vs Australia, 22.02.2004
Largest Victories: Australia beat Kenya by 430 runs (Australia-480/6 in 50 overs; Kenya-50 in 21 overs), 20.01.2002
Most Consecutive Wins: 9 wins by Australia (2002-2004)
Most Consecutive Losses: 21 losses by Papua New Guinea (1998-2008)
Most Appearances: Kanishka Chaugai (Nepal) appeared 20 matches (2002-2006)
Most Career Runs: Eoin Morgan (Ireland) scored 606 runs (2004-2006)
Most Runs in a Tournament: Shikhar Dhawan (India) scored 505 runs (2004)
Highest Individual Scores: Donovan Pagon (West Indies) scored 176 runs (129 balls) vs Scotland, 21.01.2002
Highest Partnership: 273-runs partnership for the 2nd wicket between Bradley-John Watling and Brad Wilson (New Zealand) vs Scotland, 19.02.2004
Most Career Wickets: Moises Henriques (Australia) picked up 27 wickets (2004-2006)
Most Wickets in a Tournament: Enamul Haque jnr. (Bangladesh) picked up 22 wickets (2004)
Best Bowling Figures: 9.2-2-19-7 of Jeevan Mendis (Sri Lanka) vs Zimbabwe, 24.01.2002