1998 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup

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1998 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Cricket format One Day International
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and Knockout
Host(s)  South Africa
Champions  England (1st title)
Participants 16
Matches played 44
Official website http://iccu19worldcup.yahoo.net/
1988
2000

The 1998 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup was the Second edition of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup and took place in South Africa. It was the first tournament after 1988, but after this tournament has been taking place in every 2 years. This edition had 16 teams competing in 44 matches between 11 January & 1 February 1998. These included the 9 ICC Full Members and 7 qualifiers.[1]

England won the tournament, beating New Zealand in the final by 7 wickets.[2]

Teams[edit]

16 teams participated in the competition. The 9 nations with ICC Full Membership automatically qualified for the tournament. 7 additional teams were determined by the 1997 Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

Team Mode of Qualification
 Australia ICC Full Member
 England ICC Full Member
 India ICC Full Member
 New Zealand ICC Full Member
 Pakistan ICC Full Member
 South Africa ICC Full Member
 Sri Lanka ICC Full Member
 West Indies ICC Full Member
 Zimbabwe ICC Full Member
 Bangladesh ICC Full Member*
 Ireland
 Namibia
 Papua New Guinea
 Denmark
 Scotland
 Kenya

Future players[edit]

Future players that featured for their national team in the tournament were:

Australia - Marcus North and James Hopes

Bangladesh - Hannan Sarkar, Ehsanul Haque, Al Sahariar, Mushfiqur Rahman, Fahim Muntasir, Manjurul Islam and Mehrab Hossain

England - Owais Shah, Graeme Swann, Paul Franks, Robert Key and Chris Schofield

Denmark - Amjad Khan represented Denmark but went on to play international cricket for England

India - Reetinder Sodhi, Mohammad Kaif, Virender Sehwag, Laxmi Shukla, Amit Bhandari, Harbhajan Singh.

Ireland - (Ed Joyce represented Ireland but went on to play international cricket for England,then later returned to Ireland)

Kenya - David Obuya, Thomas Odoyo, Collins Obuya, Francis Otieno, Jimmy Kamande and Josephat Ababu

Namibia - Riaan Walters, Bjorn Kotze and Stefan Swanepoel

New Zealand - James Marshall, Peter Ingram, Lou Vincent, Kyle Mills, James Franklin, Hamish Marshall and Peter McGlashan(Regan West also represented New Zealand but went on to play international cricket for Ireland)

Pakistan - Humayun Farhat, Hasan Raza, Shoaib Malik, Bazid Khan and Abdul Razzaq(Imran Tahir also represented Pakistan but went on to play international cricket for South Africa)

Scotland - Fraser Watts, Gregor Maiden and John Blain

South Africa - Morne van Wyk, Robin Peterson, Jon Kent, Victor Mpitsang, Gulam Bodi and Jacques Rudolph(Grant Elliott & Michael Lumb also represented South Africa but went on to play international cricket for New Zealand & England respectively)

Sri Lanka - Prasanna Jayawardene, Malinga Bandara and Chamara Silva

West Indies - Chris Gayle, Daren Ganga, Marlon Samuels, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Sylvester Joseph and Ryan Hinds

Zimbabwe - Alester Maregwede, Dion Ebrahim, Mark Vermeulen, Neil Ferreira, David Mutendera, Greg Lamb and Mluleki Nkala

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