5 Teenagers Who Helped India To Claim The U19 Asia Cup

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India penned history in the U19 Asia Cup: Like the way the Indian seniors have been running riots across the globe with their extraordinary brand of cricket, the juniors were equally brilliant in the recently concluded U19 Asian Cup that saw them defy the world champions in the most stunning fashion and claim the trophy with a dominant display in the finale against the Lankans.

It wasn’t a part of some fluke that was made in a day. It needed time, it needed confidence, it needed efforts and most importantly it needed the collective brilliance of a team who came together, holding each other’s arms and when it came to stunning the continent, they did it in stellar fashion, leaving the world starstruck.

In this story, we will take a look at the five players who evolved as the pillars of success for the Indian cricket team in an incredibly difficult tournament.

#1 Sk Rasheed

The vice-captain of the Indian cricket team played out a resolute role in helping India climb the ladder of success. SK Rasheed played 4 innings and managed to stitch together a fine 133 runs at an average of 66.50. His best score of an unbeaten 90 came against the World Champions in the semi-final of the contest.

#2 Harnoor Singh

A lot of expectations will already be strapped onto the burly shoulders of this youngster as he has already impressed heavily with the bat. He was one of the crucial figures of the Indian U19 team in the recently concluded Asia Cup and also the tri-series that preceded the continental contest. In the Asia Cup, the Indian batter managed to fire home 131 runs at an average of 32.75 that saw him belting out a fine 65 as his tournament best.

#3 Raj Angad Bawa

Raj Angad Bawa was India’s highest wicket-taker in the Asian Cup that saw him claim 8 wickets from the 4 matches that he played. He belted out a phenomenal 4-wicket-haul against India’s arch-rivals Pakistan, even albeit it came for a losing cause as the batters couldn’t rack up something very impressive.

#4 Vicky Ostwal

Vicky Ostwal exhibited some fine confidence to bring his counterparts down on their knees. Even though there wasn’t a venomous sting in his bowling, yet the stringent line and length that he bowled with saw him registering a magical economical rate of 2.50 and also claiming a fine 6 wickets throughout the tournament. Given his left-arm orthodox action, he made life for the other youngsters to pick him as easily they would have wanted to.

#5 Aaradhya Yadav

Not only did Aaradhya Yadav impressed with the gloves but the way he batted against Pakistan when the other Indian batters struggled, Aaradhya Yadav showed it to the world that he has nerves of steel. On top of that, he managed to affect the second-highest number of dismissals in the tournament as he claimed 5 out of which 3 were catches and 2 were stumpings. He has aquiline reflexes and managed to find his footing with some insanely fast-keeping skills.