It’s a rather sad story that Nepal U-19 cricket team did not manage to qualify for the upcoming ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup. They came up short against a much stronger Afghanistan U-19 unit in the regional qualifiers held earlier this year.

Both Afghanistan & Nepal players, though, feature in the top 25 of all time run-getters & wicket-takers in the ICC U-19 World Cups. It signifies the rise of cricket in both the nations over the years in the U-19 age groups. However, where Afghanistan U-19 players have managed to rise new heights in World Cricket in the senior ranks, Nepal’s U-19 players have slowly drifted away due to issues in their country’s administrative cricket board.

ICC U-19 World Cup Top 25 Run-scorers:

ICC U-19 Cricket World Cups – Most runs
Player Span Matches Inns Runs HS Ave 100 50
EJG Morgan (Ire19) 2004-2006 13 13 606 124 50.5 2 3
Babar Azam (Pak19) 2010-2012 12 12 585 129 58.5 2 3
SN Khan (Ind19) 2014-2016 12 12 566 76 70.75 0 7
KC Brathwaite (WI19) 2010-2012 12 12 548 92* 60.88 0 6
K Chaugai (NEP19) 2002-2006 20 20 537 90* 28.26 0 3
Anamul Haque (BD19) 2010-2012 12 12 519 128 43.25 2 2
S Dhawan (Ind19) 2004-2004 7 7 505 155* 84.16 3 1
BD Williams (AusYC) 1988-1988 9 9 471 112 52.33 2 3
SE Marsh (Aus19) 2000-2002 15 15 471 125 31.4 1 3
Liton Das (BD19) 2012-2014 12 10 462 102 51.33 1 3
Imam-ul-Haq (Pak19) 2012-2014 12 12 460 133 41.81 1 2
RR O’Donnell (NZ19) 2012-2014 12 12 460 107* 46 1 3
RO Hinds (WI19) 1998-2000 12 11 444 77 44.4 0 4
LMP Simmons (WI19) 2002-2004 15 14 441 121* 36.75 2 0
SJ Swanepoel (Nam19) 1998-2002 19 19 435 142 24.16 1 0
Hashmatullah Shahidi (AFG19) 2010-2014 18 18 425 57 26.56 0 4
CL White (Aus19) 2002-2002 8 8 423 156* 70.5 1 2
DJ Pagon (WI19) 2002-2002 7 7 421 176 70.16 1 2
M Kaif (Ind19) 1998-2000 14 14 421 60 46.77 0 4
JTA Burnham (ENG19) 2016-2016 6 6 420 148 84 3 0
Javed Ahmadi (AFG19) 2010-2012 12 12 407 134 37 1 2
Shadman Islam (BD19) 2014-2014 6 6 406 126* 101.5 1 2
Nafees Iqbal (BD19) 2002-2004 15 15 404 86* 36.72 0 3
CJ Simmons (Aus19) 2002-2002 7 7 399 155 57 1 3
Joyraz Sheik (BD19) 2014-2016 12 12 392 81* 39.2 0 2

 

ICC U-19 World Cup Top 25 Wicket-takers:

ICC U-19 Cricket World Cups – Most wickets
Player Span Mat Inns Overs Runs Wkts Ave Econ
MC Henriques (Aus19) 2004-2006 13 13 106.4 382 27 14.14 3.58
GJ Thompson (Ire19) 2004-2008 19 19 128.3 587 27 21.74 4.56
A Sharma (Ind19) 2002-2004 14 14 120.2 463 26 17.8 3.84
TT Bresnan (ENG19) 2002-2004 13 13 119 491 25 19.64 4.12
WD Parnell (SA19) 2006-2008 9 9 77.4 262 23 11.39 3.37
RK Vishwakarma (NEP19) 2008-2012 11 11 79.4 327 23 14.21 4.1
P Khadka (NEP19) 2004-2008 17 17 135.2 428 23 18.6 3.16
RC Haoda (PNG19) 2010-2012 12 12 90.3 449 23 19.52 4.96
Enamul Haque jnr (BD19) 2004-2004 8 8 70.4 224 22 10.18 3.16
TG Southee (NZ19) 2006-2008 10 10 73.4 307 22 13.95 4.16
Aftab Alam (AFG19) 2010-2012 12 12 96 442 21 21.04 4.6
Zia-ul-Haq (Pak19) 2012-2014 11 11 91.1 364 20 18.2 3.99
BK Das (NEP19) 2000-2002 13 13 101.3 365 20 18.25 3.59
BO van Rooi (Nam19) 2000-2002 13 12 92.3 396 20 19.8 4.28
L Lama (NEP19) 2002-2004 14 14 123 420 20 21 3.41
RJW Topley (ENG19) 2012-2012 6 6 54.3 173 19 9.1 3.17
WJ Holdsworth (AusYC) 1988-1988 8 8 72.2 238 19 12.52 3.29
Riaz Afridi (Pak19) 2004-2004 8 8 65.4 242 19 12.73 3.68
JR Hazlewood (Aus19) 2008-2010 10 10 72.5 303 19 15.94 4.16
Mushtaq Ahmed (PakYC) 1988-1988 9 9 83 308 19 16.21 3.71
Sandeep Sharma (Ind19) 2010-2012 12 12 101.3 345 19 18.15 3.39
M Shrestha (NEP19) 2002-2004 14 13 86 389 19 20.47 4.52
Mehidy Hasan Miraz (BD19) 2014-2016 12 12 105.3 406 19 21.36 3.84
MM Iqbal (Sco19) 2002-2006 18 15 126.2 605 19 31.84 4.78
Tariq Mahmood (Pak19) 2004-2004 8 8 67.5 211 18 11.72 3.11