Under19 World Cup

  • India beat West Indies by 46 runs to finish fifth in U-19 World Cup February 27, 2014

    Sharjah: India finished fifth in the Under-19 World Cup after a strong batting effort saw them overcome the West Indies by 46 runs in a high-scoring classification match on Thursday. In the fifth/sixth position play-off match, India overcame Tagenarine Chanderpaul's century to emerge victorious at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Opting to bat...
  • Pakistan edge England to enter U-19 World Cup final February 25, 2014

    In an absolute cracker of a match, Pakistan beat England by three wickets to enter the final of the Under-19 World Cup on Monday. Chasing England's 204 for seven, Pakistan turned the match around after losing seven wickets for 142 runs. The heroes for Pakistan were Zafar Gohar (37*), who was...
  • As it happened: India vs England, U-19 World Cup quarter-finals February 22, 2014

    ENGLAND INNINGS (chasing 222 to win) Chasing a challenging total of 222, the England batsmen held their nerve and closed the contest in the last over. End of 49.1 overs: Rob Jones (28*) and Rob Sayer (10*) held their nerves to take England past the finish line. Jones struck a boundary off...
  • As it happened: Under-19 World Cup, India vs Papua New Guinea February 19, 2014

    Papua New Guinea Innings (chasing 302 to win): Match over: Riding on a superb batting show by Sanju Samson (86) and magnificent bowling by Kuldeep Yadav (4 for 10), India defeated Papua New Guinea by 245 runs in their Under-19 Cricket World Cup match at Sharjah. Chasing a mammoth 302-run target,...
  • As it happened: India vs Pakistan, U-19 World Cup February 15, 2014

    Sarfaraz Khan (74) and Sanju Samson (68) scored half-centuries while Deepak Hooda picked up five wickets as India registered a convincing win. 6.15 p.m. (IST) India claimed the remaining Pakistan wickets, with Deepak Hooda picking 5 for 41. Chama Milind, Aamir Gani and Sarfaraz Khan picked up...
  • U-19 WC: England, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Zimbabwe win February 14, 2014

    Dubai: A 151-run fourth wicket partnership between Ed Barnard and Ben Duckett provided 1998 champions England a solid start in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup as they defeated the hosts United Arab Emirates by 213 runs in Abu Dhabi today. In the other matches of the day, West Indies let...
  • Pakistan the team to beat at U-19 World Cup: Sanju Samson February 14, 2014

    Current batting sensation Virat Kohli owes the foundation of his current iconic status to the U-19 World Cup, and young batting star from Kerala - Sanju Viswanath Samson - hope to follow in his footsteps at the 2014 edition beginning in the UAE from February 14. Samson made headlines after he...
  • Chance for U-19 players to showcase talent at World Cup February 13, 2014

    Dubai: Future stars will get a chance to show their talent, potential and prowess when the ICC U-19 World Cup gets underway across the United Arab Emirates on Friday. The tournament has provided impetus to the careers of stalwarts like Michael Atherton, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Nasser Hussain, Brian Lara, Sanath Jayasuriya and Graeme...
  • India, Pakistan favourites to progress to Super League in Under-19 World Cup February 8, 2014

    Dubai: Defending champions India and two-time former winners Pakistan are favourites to progress to the Super League quarter-finals from Group A in the ICC Under-19 World Cup that will be staged across the UAE from February 14 to March 1. India, to be led by Maharashtra top-order batsman Vijay Zol, along...
  • Vijay Zol to lead India at ICC U-19 World Cup February 8, 2014

    Vijay Zol has been named as India captain for the ICC Under 19 World Cup starting in the United Arab Emirates on February 15. Zol also led India to junior Asia Cup title recently. The Maharashtra batsman was also part of the Unmukt Chand-led team that lifted the cup last time. The...
  • We are confident of doing well in Under-19 Cricket World Cup: Vijay Zol February 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra batsman Vijay Zol, who led the India under-19 squad to the Asia Cup title, on Tuesday said the team would not rest on its laurels and look to perform well in next month's Junior World Cup in the UAE. "The team has been doing well for the last four...
  • India to launch U-19 World Cup title defence against Pakistan February 9, 2014

    Dubai: Defending champions India will open their ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup campaign against arch-rivals and two-time winners Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on February 15. The tournament will be staged across seven venues in the UAE from February 14 to March 1 and will also be participated in...
  • U-19 cricketers who made it to the Indian team September 24, 2012

    After Unmukt Chand led his team to the Under 19 World Cup trophy, there has been a lot of talk about youngsters breaking into the national team. We look at those who made it big, those who didn't, and those still hoping for another chance. THEY MADE IT BIG: Batch of 1998:...
  • I don't like to imitate any cricketer: Unmukt September 10, 2012

    Bangalore: ICC World Cup-winning Indian Under-19 team captain Unmukt Chand on Monday said he doesn't like to imitate any cricketer as he believes in the philosophy of following on his own footsteps. Asked whether he would like to model himself with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, the Delhi...
  • For me education is important, says Unmukt Chand September 8, 2012

    The U-19 World Cup winning Team India captain, Unmukt Chand, has gone through a tough time on the academic front. But the Delhi boy is now happy to have got the permission to take his exams by the Delhi University and looks forward to focusing on his education. In an...
  • ONGC offers job to Unmukt Chand September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on Tuesday offered a job to Unmukt Chand, star captain of Under-19 world champion cricket team. "We have today felicitated the star cricketer and have decided to make a job offer," ONGC chairman and managing director Sudhir Vasudeva said in New...
  • Getting a degree Unmukt Chand's top focus September 1, 2012

    New Delhi: There is relief for Indian cricket's rising star Unmukt Chand. The captain of the Under-19 World Cup winning team is through to the second year of his BA Pass course programme at the St Stephens College with a little help from the government. After a long and protracted...
  • DU allows Unmukt Chand to move to second year of graduation August 31, 2012

    The decision was announced by Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh after he assured Union Sports Minister Ajay Maken of full support to the young cricketer. ...
  • Unmukt Chand's academic woes: Maken steps in August 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Ajay Maken has now stepped in to help the Under-19 Indian cricket team captain, Unmukt Chand, solve his academic woes. He has sent a letter to the Vice Chancellor of the Delhi University requesting to not just let Unmukt take his exams, but also change rules...
  • FTN: Are elite schools and colleges biased against sports? August 30, 2012

    India's Under-19 cricket team captain Unmukt Chand was denied permission to appear for first year BA examinations by his college St Stephen's because of low attendance....
  • Academic woes sadden Unmukt Chand's WC win August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: While the entire U-19 Indian cricket team celebrates its U-19 World Cup win, its captain Unmukt Chand has a niggling worry at the back of his mind. He has a legal case against his University that is denying him the Right to Education. India's World Cup winning Under 19...
  • I knew Unmukt would do it, says proud father August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: There are few prouder men in the country at the moment than Bharat Chand Thakur, father of India Under-19 captain Unmukt Chand who on Sunday scored an exceptional century to lead his team to the ICC U-19 World Cup in Townsville. "I am a proud dad now. I...
  • Unmukt relives U-19 World Cup success August 29, 2012

    India captain Unmukt Chand talks about his team's Under-19 World Cup triumph in Australia. ...
  • Tendulkar's tips helped us immensely: Unmukt August 29, 2012

    Bangalore: India's triumphant Under-19 World Cup captain Unmukt Chand on Wednesday said his team's interaction with senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar helped the side to regain the coveted title Down Under. "Tips given by Sachin [Tendulkar] were very helpful for us. He has played so many matches in Australia and he gave...
  • India U-19 cricketers return to rousing welcome August 28, 2012

    India's Under-19 World Cup winners returned from Australia on Tuesday. ...
  • Unmukt plays down India call-up suggestions August 28, 2012

    Mumbai: His sterling performance at the junior level might have brought him in content_cnion for a slot in the senior side but India's under-19 World Cup winning captain Unmukt Chand Tuesday said that he is not looking too far ahead and wants to do well for India A in the...
  • Unmukt is more talented than Gambhir: Coach August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: For a coach, it is as difficult to compare two of his favourite students as it is for a parent to discriminate between kids but Sanjay Bhardwaj feels that India U-19 captain Unmukt Chand is a better talent than his other illustrious ward Gautam Gambhir. "Unmukt is certainly more...
  • 'Don't waste Harmeet, Unmukt at junior level' August 26, 2012

    New Delhi: India have some "exceptional talents" in spinner Harmeet Singh and young batsman Unmukt Chand, who should not be wasted at the junior level as they are good enough to be in any Test side in the world, former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has suggested. Chappell even went on to...
  • Unmukt could feel WC in hands 3 days ago August 26, 2012

    New Delhi: "I can feel the Cup in my hands" - this was Unmukt Chand's BBM status 72 hours before he led India to their third Under-19 cricket World Cup trophy in Townsville, Australia on Sunday. Chand smashed an unbeaten 111 as India chased down a challenging 226-run target against defending...
  • Unmukt is ready for senior team: Akram August 26, 2012

    Townsville (Australia): Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram on Sunday lavished praise on India U-19 skipper Unmukt Chand for guiding his team to its third World Cup title here on Sunday and said the opener is ready to play for the senior side. Describing Chand's unbeaten 111-run knock as the best innings...