Here is all you need to know about Australian U-19 cricketer Hugh Weibgen including his age, height, career, records, bio and more
Hugh Weibgen, the captain of Australia’s U-19 cricket team, is preparing for a tough match on Sunday, February 11 at Willowmoore Park in Benoni, when his team takes on Uday Saharan’s India.
Who is Australia U19 cricketer and captain Hugh Weibgen, bio, age, height and cricket career stats
When they square off in the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2024 final, Australia and India will once again reignite their rivalry on the international front.
In the WTC 2023 final and the ICC ODI World Cup final, Australia prevailed in both of the senior teams’ previous meetings with one another this past year. The U-19 side led by Weibgen will try all to do the same as their senior teams did as he is all ready for the “challenge”.
Australian captain Hugh Weibgen said, "India is a class team. We would love that challenge. Really looking forward to the Final". pic.twitter.com/qmQOyCt94F
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 8, 2024
Who is Hugh Weibgen?
Hugh Weibgen is an Australian National U-19 Cricket Team all-rounder and batter who was born on October 28, 2004, and he is currently 19 years old and has a height of 6 feet 1 inch.
Upon being selected as the Australian U19 captain for the Under-19 World Cup 2024, he gained his first taste of public attention. In 2020–21, the youngster began his professional cricket career. The player gained a lot of headlines when he was selected as the U-19 Australian Cricket Team’s skipper. In the opening game of the 2024 Under-19 World Cup, he also scored 39 runs against the U19 squad from Namibia.
Australia found themselves in a dangerous scenario in the semi-final encounter on February 8, as the match went to the very end. Weibgen, who had perhaps been more tense during the match, saw his team defeat Pakistan by a narrow margin of just one wicket in an exciting match.
Weibgen, who scored just four runs before being removed by Naveed Ahmed Khan, stated he trusted MacMillan and Vidler. Meanwhile, against England, the 19-year-old skipper was the player of the day; he had looked so good with the bat throughout the tournament, but he outperformed himself with what was regarded as the best innings played so far, scoring score 120 runs to help his side win by 110 runs.
Following three titles for Australia in 1988, 2002, and 2010, Weibgen is currently aiming for the U19 World Cup crown.