ICC U19 Cricket World Cup is always special for the youngsters as they get a big platform to showcase their talents. Meanwhile, in this manner, we found some youngsters in the game who have the ability to perform well in the future for their country.
19-year-old Raj Bawa scripted history on Saturday as he became the first bowler from India to pick up a 5-wicket haul in the final of an ICC tournament. Raj picked up 5/31 as he helped skittle England out for 189 in the final of the U19 World Cup 2022 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua.
Meanwhile, Raj’s 5/31 is also the best figure for a bowler in a U19 World Cup final. Let’s take a look at the top 5 bowlers with the most wickets in the ICC U19 World Cup final.
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#5. Josh Hazlewood | 4/30
Current Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood has scalped 4 wickets in the finals of ICC U-19 World Cup 2010 against Pakistan. Hazlewood has taken the wickets of Ahsan Ali, Hammad Azam, Sarmad Bhatti, and Raza Hasan as Australia won their third U19 trophy that year. Meanwhile, his bowling figures were 8.4-1-30-4 in the game.
#4. Corbin Bosch | 4/15
Former South African pacer Corbin Bosch has scalped 4 wickets in the finals of ICC U-19 World Cup 2014 against Pakistan. Bosch has taken the wickets of Saud Shakeel, Kamran Ghulam, Saifullah Bangash, and Zia-ul-Haq as SA won their first and only U19 trophy that year. Meanwhile, his bowling figures were 7.3-2-15-4 in the game.
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#3. Piyush Chawla | 4/8
Former Indian spinner Piyush Chawla has scalped 4 wickets in the finals of ICC U-19 World Cup 2006 against Pakistan. Chawla has taken the wickets of Ali Asad, Riyaz Kail, Imad Wasim, and Akhtar Ayub, but India failed to lift the trophy as Pakistan’s Anwar Ali took a fifer in the second innings and steal the game. Meanwhile, Chawla’s bowling figures were 8.1-3-8-4 in the game. Moreover, Chawla has also contributed with the bat (25 runs in 37), but couldn’t help his team to reach the target of 110.
#2. Anwar Ali | 5/35
In the same game, Anwar Ali steals the show as he took the first-ever fifer in the history of the U19 World Cup finals. Anwar Ali has scalped the wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Mayank Tehlan, Debabrata Das, and Ravindra Jadeja to help his team Pakistan to win the U19 title in 2006. However, his brilliant bowling figures were 9-0-35-5. Anwar Ali has also contributed with the bat(17 runs) in the first innings to help his team to post a target of over 100 runs.
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#1. Raj Bawa | 5/31
Raj Bawa has topped the list of Indian bowlers with the most wickets in a U19 World Cup final, going past Pakistan pacer Anwar Ali’s figures of 5/35 in 2006. India’s Raj Bawa registered the best figures by a bowler in the final of the World Cup after picking up 5/31 in the summit clash against England in Antigua on Saturday. Meanwhile, Raj scalped the wickets of George Thomas, Will Luxton, George Bell, Rehan Ahmed, and Joshua Boyden and helped India to steal their 5th U19 World Cup title yesterday.