India who just claimed their fifth U19 World Cup have no doubt been the most dominative team in history of this Tournament, know the list of the Indian winning captains
This is not the first time that India performed so well in the tournament, they claimed their first title in 2000, 2008, 2012, 2018 and now in 2022. This was India’s third consecutive Under-19 World Cup Final. Hence, in the article below we discuss about some of those great players who led Indian Team to winning this major Championship.
Full List Of All U19 Cricket World Cup Winning Indian Captains
1. Mohammad Kaif (2000)
India won it’s first World Cup under the guidance of Mohammad Kaif, who is a former Indian Cricket and a commentator. India defeated Sri Lanka in Colombo by six wickets, moreover Yuvraj Singh emerged as one of the most highlighted name of the tournament.
2. Virat Kohli (2008)
The second World Cup trophy was lifted by former India’s senior captain and one of the best limited overs player Virat Kohli. The blue side defeated South Africa by DLS method in the final.
3. Unmukt Chand (2012)
Soon four years later the Delhi guy Unmukt Chand made it to the third trophy for the national side in the year 2012 by beating the kangaroo side Australia in the finals. Along with the captain Hanuma Vihari was also a attraction of the tournament.
4. Prithvi Shaw (2018)
In 2018 under the coaching of Rahul Dravid and captaincy of Prithvi Shaw the fourth Championship trophy was bought at home by the Under-19 side by again defeating Australia in the Finals. Vice captain Shubman Gill was a player to watch out in the tournament.
5. Yash Dhull (2022)
And in the most recent World Cup, India established their hands in the tournament from starting by remaining undefeated in the whole league and defeating the World Cup Champions England Under-19 side in the finals by four wickets.
U19 World Cup Winners Captain List
ICC Youth World Cup 1987-88 (Australia)
Winning Captain: Geoff Parker
ICC Youth World Cup 1997-98 (South Africa)
Runners-up: New Zealand
Winning Captain: Owais Shah
ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 1999-2000 (Sri Lanka)
Runners-up: Sri Lanka
Winning Captain: Muhammad Kaif
ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2001-02 (New Zealand)
Runners-up: South Africa
Winning Captain: Cameron White
ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2003-04 (Bangladesh)
Runners-up: West Indies
Winning Captain: Khalid Latif
ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2005-06 (Sri Lanka)
Winning Captain: Sarfraz Ahmad
ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2007-08 (Malaysia)
Runners-up: South Africa
Winning Captain: Virat Kohli
ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2009-10 (New Zealand)
Winning Captain: Mitchell Marsh
ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2011-12 (Australia)
Winning Captain: Unmukt Chand
ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2013-14 (UAE)
Winners: South Africa
Winning Captain: AK Markram
ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2016 (Bangladesh)
Winners: West Indies
Winning Captain: SO Hetmyer
ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2018 (New Zealand)
Winning Captain: Prithvi Shaw
ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2020 (South Africa)
Winning Captain: Akbar Ali
Winning Captains: Yash Dhull
Indian Players Who Scored 100 As Captain In The Tournament
1. Unmukt Chand (111 runs)
Unmukt Chand currently holds the record for most run as a captain for India in Under-19 World Cup, also this the second biggest inning by a player for India after Cheteshwar Pujara’s 129 runs inning.
2. Yash Dhull (110 runs)
The recent hero of the nation comes at number two after his 110 runs inning as a captain against Australia in the semifinals.
3. Virat Kohli (100 runs)
At number three we have the 70 International century holder Virat Kohli who played a brilliant 100 runs inning in 2008 as a captain.
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