U19 WC 2022: 3 players who might go on to play for India

India’s future cricketing stars did an outstanding job and emerged triumphant in the recently-concluded ICC U19 World Cup 2022. The side, led by Yash Dhull, beat England by four wickets in the summit clash and ended the tournament by keeping their undefeated run intact. At the same time, the Indian team also won the U19 world title for a record fifth time.

While it was a complete team effort that helped the colts taste success in the junior World Cup, there were a few standout performers who shone when it mattered the most. However, what really stood out the most was that some of the boys were forced to miss the group stage after being tested COVID-19 positive but showed great resilience once they were back on the field. Without further ado, here’s a look at the budding players who could go on to represent India at the highest level.

U19 World Cup 2022: Here are the 3 players who might represent the Men In Blue in future

Angkrish Raghuvanshi: Angkrish Raghuvanshi was one of the finest performers for India in the recently-concluded competition in the Caribbean. In fact, he was the top performer for the team, having amassed 278 runs in five matches averaging 55.60. Even though he was dismissed for a silver duck in the final against England, he finished as the fourth-highest run-getter in the tournament.

It remains to be seen which team would be bidding for the promising batter during the upcoming IPL 2022 and if he make the most of his opportunities in the marquee tournament, the Delhi cricketer could make it to the Indian team.

Yash Dhull: Besides leading the team brilliantly from the front, Yash Dhull also made a tremendous impact on the 22 yards. His best performance came in the all-important semifinal against Australia where he scored a match-winning 110 and was involved in a 204-run stand with Shaik Rasheed as India posted a stiff 290 which was way beyond the reach of the Aussies as the India colts registered an emphatic 96-run win.

The emerging cricketer from New Delhi missed a couple of games due to coronavirus but in spite of that finished as India’s third-leading scorer with 212 runs from three outings averaging 106 and a strike rate of 89.83. The U19 World Cup-winning skipper is also in the scheme of things in the IPL 2022 mega auction and if he impresses in the mega event, it could turn out to be a good headache for the selectors.

Raj Bawa: Raj Bawa was yet another find of the tournament and impressed one and all with his all-round performances. The game is in his blood and the youngster comes from a rich sporting background. His father Sukhwinder Bawa had coached the iconic all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who was adjudged the Player of the Tournament in U19 World Cup 2000 and World Cup 2011.

Bawa saved his best for the last as he registered a fifer in the first innings and also scored a match-winning 35 in the second innings of the final against England to end the competition with 217 runs averaging 72.33 and a strike rate of 110.71.

The emerging sensation could be an integral part of the senior team in the future with the kind of depth he offers in the middle-order combined with his ability to provide breakthroughs with the ball in hand at regular intervals.