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Cricketers who work hard in the domestic cricket get the chance to showcase their talent at an international level. While the age level domestic tournament gives the confidence to the young cricketers, enhancing their performance lead them to the national side.
A significant platform for juniors is the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup from where youngsters get noticed by the selectors. This tournament builds the budding cricketers who go to shine at the senior international level.
There are very rare cricketers who were part of the World Cup-winning team at the junior level as well as senior level. Here we will discuss those four cricketers who won the U-19 World Cup as well as senior-level Cricket World Cup.
Josh Hazelwood (2010, 2015)
The Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood was the one who impressed with his bowling in the U-19 World Cup 2010, after which he earned the place in the national side in the same year. He was also the part of the U-19 team in 2008 but lifted the trophy in 2010 U-19 World Cup. In that tournament, he was the third-highest wicket-taker in the tournament and most wicket-taker for the team, picking 13 wickets in 6 matches at the economy rate of 4.00. He also had two four-wicket hauls in that tournament.
With impressing in the Test format in 2014, he was also included in the Australian squad for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup and played a part in their triumph, picking up four wickets against Pakistan in the quarter-finals. In the final, he went wicket-less against New Zealand, but Australia successfully registered the victory.