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Under-19 Cricket World Cup History
Under-19 Cricket World Cup 1988
Runners-up: PakistanThe inaugural event was titled the McDonald's Bicentennial Youth World Cup, and was held in 1988 as part of the Australian Bicentenary celebrations. It took place in South Australia and Victoria. Teams from the seven Test-playing nations, as well as an ICC Associates XI, competed in a round-robin format. Australia defeated Pakistan in the final.
The tournament was notable for the number of future international players who competed. Future England captains Nasser Hussain and Mike Atherton played, as did Indian spinner Venkatapathy Raju, New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns, Pakistanis Mushtaq Ahmed and Inzamam-ul-Haq, Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya, and West Indians Brian Lara, Ridley Jacobs, and Jimmy Adams.
Australia's Brett Williams was the leading run-scorer, with 471 runs at an average of 52.33. Wayne Holdsworth from Australia and Mushtaq Ahmed were the leading wicket-takers, with 19 wickets at averages of 12.52 and 16.21 respectively
Under-19 Cricket World Cup 1998
Runners-up: New ZealandIn 1998, the event was relaunched in South Africa as a biennial tournament. It included teams from the nine Test-playing nations, as well as Bangladesh, Kenya, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Namibia and Papua New Guinea. The teams advanced from pool stages to Super League pools, with winners advancing to the final. England defeated New Zealand in the final. Non-qualifiers from the pool stages competed in a Plate League, won by Bangladesh over the West Indies.
West Indian Chris Gayle was the tournament's leading run-scorer, with 364 runs at an average of 72.80. West Indian Ramnaresh Sarwan and Zimbabwean Mluleki Nkala were the leading wicket-takers, with 16 wickets at 10.81 and 13.06 respectively.
Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2000
Runners-up: Sri LankaThe 2000 tournament was held in Sri Lanka, and replicated the format from 1998. Participating nations included the nine Test-playing nations, as well as Bangladesh, Kenya, Ireland, Namibia, Holland, Nepal and the Americas. India defeated Sri Lanka in the final, and South Africa defeated Bangladesh in the Plate final.
South African Graeme Smith was the tournament's leading run-scorer, with 348 runs at an average of 87.00. Pakistan's Zahid Saeed was the leading wicket-taker, with 15 wickets at 7.60. India's Yuvraj Singh was named Man of the Series.
Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2002
Runners-up: South AfricaThe 2002 tournament was held in New Zealand. Participating nations included the ten Test-playing nations, plus Canada, Kenya, Namibia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, and Scotland. Australia defeated South Africa in the final, and Zimbabwe won the Plate over Nepal.
Australian Cameron White was the tournament's leading run-scorer, with 423 runs at an average of 70.50. Australian Xavier Doherty was the leading wicket-taker, with 16 wickets at 9.50. Zimbabwe's Tatenda Taibu was named Man of the Tournament.
Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2004
Runners-up: West IndiesThe 2004 tournament was held in Bangladesh. The ten Test-playing nations took part, as well as Canada, Namibia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, and Uganda. Pakistan defeated the West Indies in the final, and Bangladesh defeated Australia in the Plate final.
India's Shikhar Dhawan was named Man of the Tournament, and was the tournament's leading run-scorer, with 505 runs at an average of 84.16. Bangladeshi Enamul Haque was the leading wicket-taker, with 22 wickets at 10.18.
Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2006
Runners-up: IndiaThe 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup was held in Sri Lanka in February. It was won by Pakistan, with Cheteshwar Pujara of India being named as the man of the tournament. Pujara finished as the leading run-scorer with 349 runs, at an average of 116.33. He finished ahead of Bangladesh duo Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehrab Hossain. Nepal won the plate finals in a breath-taking manner beating New Zealand with a wicket to spare.
Moises Henriques of Australia finished as the leading wicket-taker, with 16 wickets at an average of 10.62.
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