Kwena Maphaka named U19 Cricket World Cup Player of the Tournament

South Africa pace sensation wins coveted award at 2024 event

South Africa pace sensation Kwena Maphaka has been named the Player of the Tournament at the ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup 2024.

Maphaka was crowned the Player of the Tournament, seeing off Ubaid Shah, Saumy Pandey, Musheer Khan, Jewel Andrew, Hugh Weibgen, Uday Saharan and teammate Steve Stolk.

The record-breaking South Africa pacer has been one of the standout quicks at the tournament, with his 21 scalps just one short of the tournament record set by Bangladesh's Enamul Haque Jr in 2014.

Maphaka did claim a record of his own with the 17-year-old becoming the first player to collect a trio of five-wicket hauls at a single edition of the tournament.

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Maphaka joins an elite list of players who have been Player of the Tournament at the men's event in the past.

At the last edition too, the award was won by a South African — Dewald Brevis, for a record-breaking tally of runs in the tournament.

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Player of the Tournament at the U19 World Cup

YearPlayer of the Tournament
1988Not awarded
1998Not awarded
2000Yuvraj Singh
2002Tatenda Taibu
2004Shikhar Dhawan
2006Cheteshwar Pujara
2008Tim Southee
2010Dominic Hendricks
2012Will Bosisto
2014Aiden Markram
2016Mehedi Hasan
2018Shubman Gill
2020Yashasvi Jaiswal
2022Dewald Brevis
2024Kwena Maphaka
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