Thursday, February 13, 2014

U-19 World Cup 2014

16 days
16 teams
240 squad players
31 games 
10 televised games
4 venues
The 10th edition of the ICC U-19 World Cup
Defending Champions = India
Most titles = India and Australia
Most finals = India, Australia and Pakistan 

The first time UAE are hosting an ICC tournament outside qualifiers

The biggest under age group tournament in sport

One of 3 ICC 50 over tournaments with World Cup, Womens World Cup and Champions Trophy in past

One of 3 official ICC World Cups with the World Cup and Womens World Cup

The only ICC 50 over World tournament of the year

Chance for some outside selections for 2015

A competition which has been a launching pad for some of the great talents of the modern game i.e. Kohli, Cook, Clarke, Amla, Watson, Pujara, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Ahmed Shehzad, Jason Holder, Wayne Parnell, Quinton De Kock, Graeme Swann, George Bailey, Ravi Rampaul 

2012 U19 World Cup players that have gone on to play at the top level = Quinton De Kock, Ashton Agar, Ehsan Adil

A brief 2 week tournament held every alternate year 

Key Names to look out for in 2014 edition = Zia ul Haq, Sami Aslam, Zafar Gohar, Ben Duckett, Sanju Sampson, Vijay Zol

Match coverage provided by Star Cricket just like for other ICC tournaments


Australia 1988, 2002, 2010

India 2000, 2008, 2012
Pakistan 2004, 2006
England 1998

Other Facts

5th Under 19 World Cup in Asian conditions, Asian team winning each time in previous 4 ones in Asian conditions

There has been as Asian team in the final in the last 5 editions

Winning Captain by Year

2012 = Unmukt Chand

2010 = Mitchell Marsh
2008 = Virat Kohli
2006 = Safraz Ahmed
2004 = Khalid Latif
2002 = Cameron White
2000 = Mohammad Kaif
1998 = Owais Shah

Player of the tournament by Year 

2012 = Will Bosisto

2008 = Wayne Parnell
2006 = Pujara

Live fixtures as follows

14th Feb = South Africa vs West Indies
15th Feb = India vs Pakistan
16th Feb = England vs Sri Lanka
17th Feb = India vs Scotland
18th Feb = England vs New Zealand
19th Feb = India vs PNG

Quarter Finals

A1 vs D2 live on Saturday 22nd
B1 vs C2 live on Sunday 23rd

Semi Finals

24th Feb LIVE
26th Feb LIVE


1st March live

Live on Star Cricket 

They are only showing live games from Dubai, not from other grounds such as Abu Dhabi, Sharjah or ICC Global Academy

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