Four U-19 World Cup winners, went to win senior World Cup
India, ICC World Cup 2019
India will face Kiwis in the semis. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Four U19 World Cup Winners Who Went On To Win The Senior 50-over World Cup

Yuvraj Singh (2000, 2011)

Yuvraj Singh, U-19 World Cup, 2000, 2011
Yuvraj Singh.

The former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh was commendable in his job since the start of his career. He made the debut in the Indian National Cricket Team in October 2000 after impressing with his knock in the U-19 World Cup 2000.

Under the captaincy of Mohammad Kaif, India won their first U-19 World Cup title which was hosted in Sri Lanka. Yuvraj Singh was awarded the Player of the Tournament as he scored 203 runs in eight matches with the strike rate of 103.57 and also took 12 wickets.  His performance in the tournament included 68 off 62 and 4/36 against New Zealand in a group stage match and a quickfire 58 off 25 balls against Australia in the semifinal.

The power hitter batsman earned the national call up in the same year, went on to play the first One Day International cricket for India against Kenya. With his continuous match-winning contributions, he was included in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup squad. Here, also he won the Player of the Tournament award for his stunt with both bat and ball.

He also became the first allrounder to score 300-plus runs and take 15 wickets in a single Cricket World Cup. India went on to lift the trophy of the 2011 World Cup after 28 years since their first World Cup trophy in 1983.