U19 World Cup 2024: Top 3 wicket-takers

The ICC U19 World Cup 2024 wrapped up its exhilarating journey earlier this week, marking the end of a thrilling 20-day spectacle that saw 16 teams vie for glory in 41 riveting matches, culminating in an epic final showdown. Australia emerged victorious, clinching the coveted title by defeating India in a pulsating contest.

Throughout the tournament, budding cricketers showcased their mettle, with bowlers particularly leaving a lasting impression with their stellar performances. Their adeptness in stifling opposition batters or steering their teams through challenging situations underscored their potential for bright futures in the sport. In the limelight were the top three wicket-takers of the event, whose remarkable displays captured the imagination of fans worldwide.

3. Tanzeem Ali, Calum Vidler – 14

England’s leg-spinner Tazeem Ali holds the joint-third position, having claimed 14 wickets in a mere four matches. Notably, Ali delivered a stellar performance by bagging a remarkable seven-wicket haul against Zimbabwe during the Super Six round, showcasing his immense potential on the cricketing stage.

Australian speedster Callum Vidler emerged as the joint third-highest wicket-taker of the ICC U19 World Cup 2024, securing 13 dismissals across six matches. Vidler, who recently recorded a speed of 143kph, believes he’s even quicker now. His standout performance came against England, where he clinched impressive figures of 4/29, showcasing his prowess on the field.

2. Saumya Pandey, Ubaid Shah – 18 wickets

In the ICC U19 World Cup 2024, Indian left-arm spinner Saumy Pandey clinched the second-highest wicket-taker spot, boasting 18 dismissals to his credit. Despite his prowess, Pandey secured only one wicket during the final clash against Australia, though overall he marked a notable contribution to India’s campaign.

Pakistan’s pace spearhead, Ubaid Shah, secured the joint second position with Saumy Pandey, boasting an impressive tally of 18 wickets in the ICC U19 World Cup 2024. Shah’s standout performance included a notable five-wicket haul against Bangladesh during the Super Six round, adding depth to Pakistan’s bowling arsenal.

1. Kwena Maphaka – 21 wickets

South African speedster Kwena Maphaka emerged as a burgeoning talent with his consistent displays. Maphaka’s pace and unwavering demeanour left a lasting impression on spectators throughout the tournament. Claiming the title of highest wicket-taker, he secured an impressive tally of 21 dismissals in just six matches, including three magnificent five-wicket hauls.