u19 POTT 16-9

U19 Cricket World Cup Player of the Tournament shortlist announced

There have been many standout performers at this year's edition of the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup and the race to be named Player of the Tournament has been narrowed down to eight players.

Kwena Maphaka POTM Highlights | U19 CWC 2024

Kwena Maphaka picked his second five-for of the World Cup

Kwena Maphaka (South Africa)

21 wickets @ 9.71

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.

Ubaid Shah POTM Highlights | U19 Men’s CWC 2024

Ubaid Shah took 5/44

Ubaid Shah (Pakistan)

18 wickets @ 12.38

Pakistan's pace spearhead has been a model of consistency at the tournament with at least two wickets in every group match, highlighted by a sensational five-wicket haul against Bangladesh that catapulted his side into the semi-finals.

The younger brother of Pakistan international Naseem Shah bowls with super pace and has caused opposition batters plenty of headaches with his ability to generate movement with the new ball.

Saumy Pandey Player Highlights | U19 CWC 2024

Saumy Pandey (India)

17 wickets @ 8.47

The left-armer has been a key for India during their unbeaten run at the tournament, with his ability to quell the scoring rate of opposition sides a clear standout.

Pandey's miserly economy rate of 2.44 is the best of all bowlers at the tournament with more than five wickets and the spinner has a trio of four-wicket hauls as a result.

Musheer Khan Player Highlights | U19 CWC 2024

Musheer Khan's impressive knock helped India to 300.

Musheer Khan (India)

338 runs @ 67.60

The right-hander is the only player at the U19 World Cup 2024 to have scored two centuries at the tournament, with his best innings coming against New Zealand when he smashed an impressive 131.

Some handy wickets with his left-arm spin have shown the all-round class of Musheer as he has played a major role in helping India to the knockout stages of the event.

Jewel Andrew smashes a ton | U19 CWC 2024

Jewel Andrew smashed the first century of ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup 2024.

Jewel Andrew (West Indies)

207 runs @ 69

Andrew set the tournament alight with a superb 130 in his side's opening fixture against hosts South Africa, but the West Indies dasher has more strings to his bow judged on his contributions in other matches.

The wicket-keeper-batter stroked a match-winning unbeaten 64 in the West Indies' successful run chase against Scotland and has collected five catches and a stumping in a standout role behind the stumps.

Hugh Weibgen POTM Highlights | U19 CWC 2024

Hugh Weibgen won the POTM award

Hugh Weibgen (Australia)

256 runs @ 51.2

The Australia captain has been in imperious form for most of the U19 World Cup and his tremendous 120 in a crucial Super Six clash against England on a tough pitch was among the best individual innings of the tournament.

Weibgen showed his class to power the Aussies to a match-winning score on that occasion and has adjusted his game well in other matches to show his excellent batting prowess.

Uday Saharan POTM Highlights | U19 CWC 2024

Uday Saharan played a captain's knock in Benoni

Uday Saharan (India)

389 runs @ 64.83

The India captain has improved his output the longer the tournament has progressed, with his match-winning 81 in the semi-final against South Africa proving crucial in his side's progression to the title decider.

Saharan also contributed a century during India's Super Sixes clash with Nepal and has been able to adjust the way he plays depending on the conditions he has faced throughout the tournament.

Steve Stolk POTM Highlights | U19 CWC 2024

Steve Stolk hit eight fours and seven sixes during his 37-ball 86.

Steve Stolk (South Africa)

228 runs @ 38

The hard-hitter from South Africa finished the tournament with the best strike-rate (141.61) of any player, with his finest innings coming against Scotland when he smashed eight sixes on his way to 86 from just 37 deliveries.

Stolk smashed a total of 31 fours and 11 sixes at the event and played a major role in helping the Proteas to the knockout stages.

NewsU19 Cricket World CupU19 ICC Men's Cricket WC