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WI all-rounder Edward makes ICC U-19 team


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Future stars hailing from five different nations, including newly-crowned champions Australia, comprise the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 Team of the Tournament, announced yesterday by the International Cricket Council. Included in the group is one West Indian, Nathan Edward.

Australia captain Hugh Weibgen was named captain of the star-studded line-up, chosen by a panel of media, broadcast and ICC representatives.

Beaten finalists India got four picks on the team, champions Australia had three, South Africa two—including Player of the Tournament Kwena Maphaka—while like West Indies Pakistan got one selection each.

The selection panel consisted of commentary representatives Ian Bishop, Melinda Farrell and Abhinav Mukund, media representative Telford Vice, and ICC Head of Events, Chris Tetley.

West Indies made a promising start to the tournament, and could have progressed through to the semi-finals had their all-or-nothing match against Australia not been washed out. All-rounder Edward was a standout performer for the side, in particular during their win against England in Potchefstroom, taking three wickets and hitting 49 in a high-pressure chase.

Player of the Tournament Maphaka set the World Cup alight from day one. Searing pace and swing handed him his first of three five-wicket hauls in the dramatic win over West Indies on opening day, and the pacer never looked back, with stellar performances in wins over Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

Maphaka almost provided South Africa with another match-winning performance in the semi-final defeat against India, yet his pace, bounce and ability to take important wickets could not prevent the young Proteas falling short.

Maphaka ended the tournament with 21 wickets, leaving him at the summit of the wicket-taking charts.

Team of the Tournament

(in batting order):

•Lhuan-dre Pretorius (SA) (wkpr) —

287 runs at 57.40

•Harry Dixon (AUS) — 309 runs at 44.14

•Musheer Khan (IND) – 360 runs at


•Hugh Weibgen (AUS) (Captain) — 304

runs at 50.66

•Uday Saharan (IND) – 397 runs at 56.71

•Sachin Dhas (IND) – 303 runs at 60.60

•Nathan Edward (WI) – 101 runs at 50.50

and 11 wickets at 17.81

•Callum Vidler (AUS) – 14 wickets at 11.71

•Ubaid Shah (PAK) – 18 wickets at 12.38

•Kwena Maphaka (SA) – 21 wickets at 9.71

•Saumy Pandey (IND) – 18 wickets at


•Jamie Dunk (SCO) – 263 runs at 65.75

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