Finalists dominate leading run-scorers, wicket-takers at U19 World Cup

Finalists Australia and India dominate the top 10 lists for batters and bowlers, while the Pakistan skipper leads the way for wicket-keepers.

Two of Australia's title winning stars finished among the top 10 for total runs at the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024, while runners up India had four players.

Australia opener Harry Dixon (309) and skipper Hugh Weibgen (304) scored the third and fourth most runs at the tournament, with India captain Uday Saharan (397) overtaking teammate Musheer Khan (360) following his 81 in the semi-final against South Africa to finish as the leading run-scorer at the event.

The first steps to stardom: Rewinding an exhilarating tournament | U19 CWC 2024

The next generation of superstars put on a spectacle at the 2024 ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup.

Saharan and Musheer were two of four India players to finish inside the top 10, with compatriots Sachin Dhas (303 runs) and Adarsh Singh (238) joining their teammates near the top of the batting list.

South Africa, Pakistan, Scotland and Bangladesh all had one player each inside the top 10, with Lhuan-dre Pretorius (287), Shahzaib Khan (264), Jamie Dunk (263) and Ariful Islam (230) ending the tournament high up the batting charts.

Most runs at ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024

Uday SaharanIndia397
Musheer KhanIndia360
Harry DixonAustralia309
Hugh WeibgenAustralia304
Sachin DhasIndia303
Lhuan-dre PretoriusSouth Africa287
Shahzaib KhanPakistan264
Jamie DunkScotland263
Adarsh SinghIndia238
Ariful IslamBangladesh230

While South Africa pacer Kwena Maphaka (21 scalps) dominated the tournament and finished as the leading wicket-taker at the event, it was a similar story near the top of the bowling charts with a pair of Australia players and three India stars among the top 11 for wickets.

Best of Kwena Maphaka | U19 CWC 2024

Australia pace duo Callum Vidler (14) and Tom Straker (13) finished high up the wicket-taking list, while India trio Saumy Pandey (18), Naman Tiwari (12) and Raj Limbani (11) were also within the top 11.

Pakistan quick Ubaid Shah completed an excellent tournament with a total of 18 scalps, while England spinner Tazeem Ali collected 14 wickets from just four matches to finish with the best average (9.64) of any player at the event.

Most wickets at ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024

Kwena MaphakaSouth Africa21
Saumy PandeyIndia18
Ubaid ShahPakistan18
Tazeem AliEngland14
Callum VidlerAustralia14
Tom StrakerAustralia13
Naman TiwariIndia12
Vishwa LahiruSri Lanka11
Raj LimbaniIndia11
Nathan EdwardWest Indies11
Riley NortonSouth Africa11

Only two wicket-keepers completed 10 or more dismissals over the course of the event, with Pakistan captain Saad Baig finishing with a tournament-best 15 dismissals (14 catches and one stumping) from six matches.

Ryan Hunter was the only other keeper to collect 10 dismissals or more, with the Irish wicket-keeper completing eight catches and two stumpings from five appearances.

Most dismissals (wicket-keepers) at ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024

Saad BaigPakistan15 (14 catches & one stumping)
Ryan HunterIreland10 (eight catches & two stumpings)
Ashiqur Rahman ShibliBangladesh9 (eight catches & one stumping)
Ryan HicksAustralia9 (eight catches & one stumping)
Lhuan-dre PretoriusSouth Africa8 (eight catches)
NewsU19 ICC Men's Cricket WC