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Players like Indian skipper Uday Saharan and South Africa’s Kwena Maphaka reign atop some of the tournament’s elite records. (Photo – Getty Images)

New Delhi: Australia U19 won the ICC U19 World Cup 2024 Elite Trophy in Benoni on Sunday, defeating India by 74 runs in the all-important final clash of the mega-event to win their fourth title. The tournament saw some outstanding performances from youngsters who gave their all to lead their team to success. Some made it to the knockout stage, while some deserving sides had to pack their bags in the group stage itself.

Nevertheless, the premier event ended on a high note after running for more than 20 days and 41 matches including the final being played. 16 teams participated in the tournament, which were divided into several groups. If it is not about the results, the individual performances of the batsmen and bowlers, even some while protecting the pitch, have made a name for themselves, which undoubtedly says that they have a bright career ahead of them.

Here’s what the top stats look like with the current players after the top event is over –

Top 5 goalscorers of the 2024 U19 World Cup

1. Uday Saharan (IND) – 397 runs (7 matches); maximum score 100; century and three fifties
2. Musheer Khan (IND) – 360 runs (7 matches); highest score 131; 2 centuries and fifty
3. Harry Dixon (AUS) – 309 runs (7 matches); highest score 89; three fifty
4. Hugh Weibgen (AUS) – 304 runs (7 matches); highest score 120; century and fifty
5. Sachin Dhas (IND) – 303 runs (7 matches); highest score 116 runs; century and fifty

Top 5 2024 U19 World Cup winners with most wins

1. Kwena Maphaka (SA) – 21 wickets (6 matches); best figures 6/21; three fifers
2. Saumy Pandey (IND) – 18 wickets (7 matches); best figures 4/19; three pulls with four wickets
3. Ubaid Shah (PAK) – 18 wickets (6 matches); best numbers 5/44; four-fer and fifer
4. Tazeem Ali (ANG) – 14 wickets (4 matches); best numbers 7/29; fifer
5. Callum Vidler (AUS) – 14 wickets (6 matches); best figures 4/17; two quad bikes

Most catches at the U19 World Cup 2024

1. Chowdhury Md Rizwan (BAN) – 6 catches (5 matches)
2. Joshua Dorne (WI) – 6 catches (5 games)
3. Murugan Abhishek (IND) – 6 catches (7 matches)
4. Parth Patel (USA) – 5 catches (3 matches)
5. Harry Dixon (AUS) – 5 catches (7 matches)

Who is the player of the tournament?

South Africa’s Kwena Maphaka has been named player of the tournament, topping the wicket-taker’s chart. During the presentation of the final match, he was present to accept the award and said: “It means a lot to me. I will remember this until the end of the tournament. I worked a lot on my inswing, it helped me in this tournament. I’m really looking forward to the future, it will be amazing if I can do it (to play for South Africa). A lot of hard work.”

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