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ICC World Cup 2012 U-19 India Squad – Where are they now?

September 2, 2020

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Stars like Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Kaif, Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteswar Pujara came into prominence with their adventures in the U-19 World Cup.

India was out of control in the 2012 under-19 World Cup as they whipped every single group in the competition aside from West Indies before playing Australia in the finals. Driven by Unmukt Chand, India went into the finals against William Bosisto's Australia in Townsville and were the top choices to win the title.

They satisfied the top choices' tag by excusing Australia for only 225, because of a stunning spell from Sandeep Sharma. Pursuing 225 to win, India were diminished for 97/4 in the 24th over of the game. Skipper Unmukt Chand and Smit Patel got things in the groove again and lead India to world cup triumph.

U-19 Cricket has consistently tossed energizing abilities. Seven years down the line, we evaluate where these adolescents stand today, dependent on the guarantee they had shown.

Unmukt Chand

Demeanor to remain quiet under tension circumstance with run-scoring capacities is the thing that makes Unmukt Chand an uncommon ability. Furthermore, that is the thing that made him mainstream in global cricket, then numerous universal cricketers even before his presentation. Chand turned into the second cricketer from Delhi after Virat Kohli to effectively drove group India to ICC Under-19 World Cup triumph. He scored a breathtaking century against Aussie in the last to assist India with securing the title.

Subsequently, Chand was picked by Delhi Daredevils and played his first match against KKR. However, he neglected to benefit from his odds. He played 7 matches scoring 61 runs, later on, selectors picked him in Rajasthan Royals and afterward by Mumbai Indians. However, he burned through a large portion of his competition on the sidelines. Later on, Unmukt Chand was named the skipper of the Delhi Ranji group and played 48 First-class coordinates in which he scored 2690 runs with a normal of 35.39 and played 79 List A games and scored 2796 runs. He played for Delhi for a time of 8 years.

So he left Delhi and is good to go to play for his new Ranji group, for example, Uttarakhand.

Hanuma Vihari

He is the second test cricketer and just cricketer from Andhra in most recent 20 years to play for India. 8 years sooner, he was an indispensable aspect of the Under-19 winning group. Sunrisers Hyderabad offered him a place in the sixth version of the IPL and played 17 counterparts for them and scored 284 runs with a normal of 17.21 and an OK strike pace of 86.69. He played for Hyderabad till 2016. Yet this wasn't sufficient for him. A short time later, he joined Andhra and scored his first triple century, making 302 against Odisha and was the driving run-scorer for Andhra in the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy. He played 74 top of the line games and scored 6108 runs with a normal of 59.30, which is a decent batting normal by an Indian batsman.

Baba Aparjith

He scored 171 runs in the 2012 Under-19 World Cup, which included 1 50 years. Baba Aparjith plays for Tamil Nadu and has five hundred and 14 fifties in 56 five star matches at a normal of 37. He scored his first twofold century against the West zone in Duleep Trophy and was driving run-scorer for TN in 2017-18. Aparjith was important for Chennai Super Kings, and despite his good top of the line record, he hasn't played a solitary game in IPL.

Prashant Chopra

Prashant Chopra has a decent batting normal of 43.37 in 49 games. In 2017-18 he had an advancement season in which he scored 271 on the first day of the season against Punjab. He went on and scored 338 and was the driving run-scorer for Himachal Pradesh. Rajasthan Royals picked him for this reason in the 2018 IPL and named in for India Green for the 2018-19 Duleep Trophy. Also, later was named in the crew for India B.

Akshdeep Nath

One of the fundamental individuals from India's U-19 title win in 2012, Akshdeep Nath was the Vice-Captain of that heavenly group. He made some great memories in the local circuit with a batting normal of 45.34 in 23 matches, and he scored 1541. He was the driving run-scorer for UP in Ranji Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy, and as a result of his absurd presentation, he was picked by Gujrat Lions in 2017 and later on was purchased by KXIP in 2018. Further, he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2019 IPL and assumed a vital job in the center request.

Vijay Zol

Vijay Zol got popular before the Under-19 World Cup win with his unbeaten 451 of 467 conveyances. He batted for very nearly 11 hours. Vijay Zol made his List An introduction for Maharashtra in Feb 2012 against Baroda, and Royal Challengers Bangalore took him in the team. Later he was named in India A crew against New Zealand.

Smit Patel

He was the wicket-keeper batsmen who had performed well both before the wickets and behind the wickets. Patel scored 62 runs in the finals with Unmukt Chand to secure the title. He was the driving run-scorer for Tripura in the 2017-18 Ranji Trophy. Altogether, he has 13 top-notch coordinates and scored 663 runs with a normal of 30.13.

Harmeet Singh

Ian Chapel lauded Harmeet Singh in the 2012 Under-19 World Cup in Australia. A while later, he was picked by Rajasthan Royals in 2013 sell-offs. He spoke to Mumbai and picked 17 wickets in the initial 3 matches. Presently, he is playing for Tripura and was driving wicket-taker in the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Sandeep Sharma

Sandeep Sharma is otherwise called "Swing King" for the measure of swing he gets. He was picked by KXIP in 2013 and played for them till 2017. Furthermore, as of now, he is playing for Sunrises Hyderabad.

Ravikant Singh

Ravikant Singh made his Ranji debut for Bengal in 2012 post the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2012. What's more, he played only one match. A short time later, selectors ignored him.

Vikas Mishra

Vikas Mishra was the left-arm player, who was important for the ICC Under-19 World Cup winning group. Delhi Daredevils selected him in 2012, he has played 15 top of the line games and took 55 wickets. He never surrendered and was named in the India green crew for the 2018-19 Duleep Trophy. He was additionally the main wicket-taker for Delhi in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh