U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 Captains: The SportsRush present before you names of captains of all the teams taking part in the U-19 World Cup.
The 13th edition of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup will commence from January 17 in South Africa. Having last hosted the tournament in 1998, this will only be the second time when South Africa will be hosting an U-19 World Cup.
The first match will be played between hosts South Africa and Afghanistan in Kimberley. The 16-team tournament will be played across 24 days with the final scheduled to take place on February 9 in Potchefstroom.
U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 Captains
India – Priyam Garg
Top-order batsman Priyam Garg will lead the Indian team in the upcoming ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup. Apart from being an experienced campaigner in the Youth ODIs, 19-year old Uttar Pradesh batsman has also played 12 First-class, 19 List A and 11 T20 matches.
A First-class average of 66.69 and a List A average of 47.13 including four centuries and nine half-centuries across these formats speak highly about his brief career.
West Indies – Kimani Melius
West Indies U-19 opening batsman Kimani Melius will also lead them in the forthcoming showpiece event. The right-hand batsman has played three First-class and 14 List A matches for Windward Islands and West Indies B.
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Bangladesh – Akbar Ali
Wicket-keeper batsman Akbar Ali will lead Bangladesh in the World Cup. Yet to make his First-class debut, the 18-year old right-hand batsman has played 13 List A and two T20 matches for Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan last year.
England – George Balderson
England seamer George Balderson is yet to make his debut across formats in the county cricket. Having said that, 24 wickets in 12 Youth ODIs at an average of 17.41, an economy rate of 4.80 and a strike rate of 21.7 means that he has made an impressive start to his career.
South Africa – Bryce Parsons
South Africa all-rounder Bryce Parsons will lead in the U-19 World Cup. The 18-year old southpaw who bowls left-arm spin has played two T20s for Gauteng.
In 13 Youth ODIs, Parsons has scored 439 runs at an average of 36.58 and a strike rate of 95.64 including four half-centuries.
Pakistan – Rohail Nazir
Pakistan captain Rohail Nazir is easily among the most experienced players in this World Cup. Much like his Indian counterpart, 18-year old Nazir has played 10 First-class, 11 List A and 17 T20 matches in the domestic circuit.
A First-class average of 36.47 and a List A average of 47.10 including three centuries and six half-centuries across these two formats tell why Nazir will allure limelight during this World Cup.
New Zealand – Jesse Tashkoff
New Zealand all-rounder Jesse Tashkoff will lead them in this tournament. The 19-year old is yet to play domestic cricket but has played 12 Youth ODIs for New Zealand U-19.
Sri Lanka – Nipun Dananjaya
Two First-class and one T20 match is not the forte of Sri Lanka captain Nipun Dananjaya. His forte lies in him playing as many as 37 Youth ODIs for Sri Lanka U-19.
In his Youth career, the left-hand batsman has scored 936 runs at an average of 29.25 and a strike rate of 72.72 including five half-centuries.
Nigeria – Sylvester Okpe
Having played eight T20Is, Nigeria captain Sylvester Okpe would want to inspire his team with his experience of playing cricket at the highest level.
Known for his off-breaks, Okpe had picked six wickets at an average of 15.66, an economy rate of 7.62 and a strike rate of 12.3.
Canada – Ashtan Deosammy
Canada captain Ashton Deosammy would be eager to make his experience from the last U-19 World Cup count in this one. One of Deosammy’s recent performances includes him scoring 155* (104) with the help of 12 fours and nine sixes against Cayman Islands U-19.
Japan – Marcus Thurgate
Having turned 19 a week ago, Japan captain Marcus Thurgate will play a key role in their campaign in this U-19 World Cup. The right-hand batsman can also bowl a decent brand of leg-spin.
Scotland – Angus Guy
Much like his Japanese counterpart, Scotland captain Angus Guy has also not played much cricket at the highest level. The right-hand opening batsman also keeps wickets for his team.
Afghanistan – Farhan Zakhil
16-year old Afghanistan captain Farhan Zakhil is another of those more experienced players ahead of this tournament. Despite his age, Zakhil has already played 13 First-class and two List A matches for Amo Region. In 13 First-class matches, the right-hand batsman has scored 929 runs at an average of 44.23 including three centuries and two half-centuries.
United Arab Emirates – Aryan Lakra
Coming on the back of scoring 56*, 51* and 46 in addition to picking six wickets in his last three matches, UAE captain Aryan Lakra will be looking to lead from the front via his all-round skills.
Zimbabwe – Dion Myers
At 17, Zimbabwe captain Dion Myers will have to take huge responsibility in a bid to put on display strong performance in the tournament. Considering things not being the best in Zimbabwean administration, impressive performance will mean a lot for their cricketing fraternity.