ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup
|ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup|
|Administrator||International Cricket Council|
|Format||One Day International|
|Number of teams||16|
|Most successful||India, Australia(3 titles)|
The ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup is an international cricket tournament contested by national Under-19 teams. The event was initially staged as a one-off event in Australia in 1988, and has been held every two years since 1998.
|Year||Venue||Winner||Runners up||Plate Champions†|
|1998||South Africa||England||New Zealand||Bangladesh|
|2000||Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka||South Africa|
|2002||New Zealand||Australia||South Africa||Zimbabwe|
|2008||Malaysia||India||South Africa||West Indies|
|2014||United Arab Emirates|
† Plate Championship is played among those getting out of the main tournament right from the group stage. Basically, a Plate Champion stands 9th in position since 8 nations advance to second round or Quarter Finals of the main tournament.
1988 (Winner: Australia) 
The 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.
1998 (Winner: England) 
In 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.
2000 (Winner: India) 
The 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. Grem 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. India clinched the title for the first time under the captaincy of Mohammed Kaif.
2002 (Winner: Australia) 
The 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.
2004 (Winner: Pakistan) 
The 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. It was won by Pakistan by 25 runs against West Indies.
2006 (Winner: Pakistan) 
The 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in Sri Lanka in February. It was won by Pakistan for the successive tournament beating India in the finals, with Nepal won the plate finals in a breath-taking manner beating New Zealand with a wicket to spare.
2008 (Winner: India) 
The 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in Malaysia from 17 February to 2 March 2008. A total of 16 teams participated in this tournament. India under the leadership of Virat Kohli won the cup by defeating South Africa.
2010 (Winner: Australia) 
2012 (Winner: India) 
2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup is being held in Tony Ireland Stadium, Australia. Australia lost against India in the final on 26 August 2012. The plate final was won by Sri Lanka defeating Afghanistan by 7 wickets.
India won the final against Australia with 14 balls to spare and 6 wickets remaining. Captain Unmukt Chand played a match winning innings of 111* not out in 130 balls with the help of 6 sixes & 7 fours. Sandeep Sharma also excelled with four wickets under his belt.
India's third U19 World Cup means they tie for the most with Australia. India won the trophy thrice while Pakistan is another Asian team to have won the trophy twice.
Emirates in July 2014.
The table below provides an overview of the performances of teams over past Under 19 World Cups, as of the end of the 2012 tournament. Teams are sorted by best performance, then total number of wins, then total number of games, then by alphabetical order.
†No longer exists.
|Australia||9||1988||2012||Champions (1988, 2002, 2010)||61||47||12||0||2||79.66|
|India||9||1988||2012||Champions (2000, 2008, 2012)||59||42||16||0||1||72.41|
|Pakistan||9||1988||2012||Champions (2004, 2006)||57||41||16||0||0||71.92|
|West Indies||9||1988||2012||Runners-up (2004)||59||36||23||0||0||61.01|
|South Africa||8||1998||2012||Runners-up (2002, 2008)||49||34||14||0||1||70.83|
|Sri Lanka||9||1988||2012||Runners-up (2000)||56||30||25||0||1||54.54|
|New Zealand||9||1988||2012||Runners-up (1998)||54||25||28||0||1||47.16|
|Bangladesh||8||1998||2012||Super League (2006, 2008, 2012)||52||35||15||1||1||69.60|
|Zimbabwe||8||1998||2012||Super League (1998, 2004, 2006)||50||22||28||0||0||44.00|
|Ireland||7||1998||2012||Plate Runners-up (2010)||43||14||28||1||0||33.72|
|Afghanistan||2||2010||2012||Plate Runners-up (2012)||12||4||8||0||0||33.33|
|Scotland||5||1998||2012||Plate Semi-finals (2004, 2012)||30||8||22||0||0||26.66|
|Namibia||6||1998||2012||Plate Semi-finals (2002, 2008)||35||5||29||1||0||15.71|
|Papua New Guinea||6||1998||2012||Plate Semi-finals (2008, 2010)||35||3||32||0||0||8.57|
|Canada||3||2002||2010||Plate Semi-finals (2010)||17||2||13||1||1||15.62|
|United States||2||2006||2010||Plate Semi-finals (2006)||11||2||8||0||1||20.00|
|Hong Kong||1||2010||2010||Group Stage||6||1||5||0||0||16.66|
|ICC Associates†||1||1988||1988||Group Stage||7||0||7||0||0||0.00|
†No longer exists.
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India won the world cup 2012 under the leadership of U.Chand
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