Five Players to Watch at the U19 World Cup 2024

The Super Six contest of the U19 World Cup 2024 has been progressing at a rapid pace. The top three teams from each of the four groups have been qualified to enter the round. Also, there are players to watch at the U19 World Cup 2024 who have delivered impressive performances so far.

There were many high-scoring as well as low-scoring thriller games with breezy batting performances along with aggressive bowling attacks.

5 Best Performing Players to Watch at the U19 World Cup 2024

Here are the top 5 best-performing players to watch at U19 World Cup 2024 in the ongoing Super Six stages:

1. Musheer Khan (INDIA):

The 18-year-old Musheer Khan has been the core player of the Indian team’s batting department.

Recently, Musheer scored his 2nd century of the tournament with his fantastic knock of 131 runs from 126 balls( including 13 fours and 3 sixes) against New Zealand.

Interestingly, he recorded his highest score in the tournament. Moreover, it is the second-highest individual score by any player in the ongoing contest.

To date (30th January 2024), he holds the most number of hundreds in the tournament.

Also, he is the leading run-scorer of the U19 World Cup 2024 scoring 325 runs in 4 innings.

Earlier, he scored a brilliant century against Ireland and an impressive half-century against the USA with these scores:

  • Ireland: 118 runs from 106 balls( including 9 fours and 4 sixes)
  • USA: 73 runs from 76 balls (including 6 fours and 1 six)

Ultimately, he is one of the best Indian players to watch at the U19 World Cup 2024, having a higher possibility of grabbing the Player of the Tournament award.

2. Jewel Andrew (West Indies):

As a 17-year-old batsman and wicket-keeper, Jewel Andrew has single-handedly kept his team alive in the tournament.

Especially, he revived his team’s innings against South Africa while chasing a target of 286. Though West Indies lost the match, Jewel deserved a special appreciation for his brilliant century.

From 73-5 in 9.6 overs, West Indies managed to score 254-10 in 40.1 overs. It was mainly because of Jewel’s monstrous knock of 130 runs from 96 balls( including 14 fours and 3 sixes). Also, his performance in the match registered the third-highest individual score of the U19 World Cup 2024.

Also, his unbeaten knock of 64 runs from 60 balls (including 8 fours) against Scotland, helped West Indies secure a 5-wicket win.

Notably, he is the 3rd leading run-scorer of the contest with 196 runs in 3 innings.

Jewel along with Musheer Khan is among the interesting players to watch at the U19 World Cup 2024 such that who would secure the top position as the leading run-scorer.

3. Kwena Maphaka (SOUTH AFRICA):

By securing 7 wickets in 3 innings, Kwena Maphaka has made a decent impression. Her 5-wicket haul against the West Indies in the opening match of the tournament helped South Africa win by 31 runs.

Her raw pace attack makes her rank amongst the best-performing players to watch at the U19 World Cup 2024. Maphaka’s fierce bowling skills can prove to be threatening for the opponent team in the Super Six stages of the contest.

4. Ubaid Shah (PAKISTAN):

With 12 wickets in 4 innings, Ubaid Shah becomes the leading wicket-taker of the U19 World Cup 2024 tournament. His control and movement can help Pakistan to grab wickets instantly during the knockout stages.

He kickstarted his Cricket World Cup campaign by taking 4 wickets against Afghanistan by conceding just 26 runs in 7 overs. Additionally, his contribution against Nepal on a slow wicket track with his bowling figures of 2-48 in 8 overs proved to be crucial for his team.

Ubaid is one of the core players to watch at the U19 World Cup 2024, having the chance to become the highest wicket-taker.

5. Shahzaib Khan (PAKISTAN):

The 18-year-old Shahzaib Khan has proven his best talent as the Pakistan cricket team’s opening batsman. He scored 234 runs in 4 innings, which includes his highest score of 106 runs from 126 balls ( including 10 fours and 3 sixes) against Afghanistan.

Currently, he is ranked as the 2nd leading run-scorer of the tournament. Along with Musheer Khan and Jewel Andrew, Shahzaib Khan is one of those players to watch at the U19 World Cup 2024, who could become the leading run-scorer of the tournament. 

Also, Shahzaib maintains a better strike rate in the tournament and can provide a good start to his team while batting. Interestingly, he entered the Super Six stages of the contest as the leading run scorer (223 runs) in the ongoing contest.

The specialty of this young batsman is that he looks composed in the beginning stages of an innings before unleashing his aggressive strokes.