This player, not an Indian, won the title of Player of the Tournament in the Under 19 World Cup 2024.

By Nishu Bhardwaj February 12, 2024 6:47 AM IST

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The ICC Under-19 World Cup 2024 ended with the victory of the Australian team in the final match. During this tournament, many such performances were seen which won everyone’s heart. The Indian Under-19 team reached the final but could not win the trophy for the sixth time. The player of the match award of the tournament was given to South African team’s fast bowler Kwena Mafaka who took the most wickets. 9 players were shortlisted by ICC for this award, in which maximum 3 players were included from Team India and one of them was captain Uday Saharan, who was the highest run-scorer in this Under-19 World Cup. are. However, in the end Mafaka was successful in winning this award.

This award will always be memorable for me

Kwan Mafaka, a part of the South African Under-19 World Cup team, took a total of 21 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 9.71 on the basis of his bowling, out of which he also managed to take 5 wicket hauls 3 times. After winning the Player of the Tournament award, Mafaka said that it means a lot to me. I will always remember this, I worked a lot on my inswing which also helped me a lot in getting wickets in this tournament. I am very curious about my future. If I get a chance to play international cricket for South Africa, it will be a big thing for me. For this I will have to work very hard. Before playing in the Under-19 World Cup, Mafaka has also played 2 first class matches, in which he has 7 wickets to his name.

These players also impressed with their performance

Apart from Kwena Mafaka, India’s Soumya Pandey and Pakistan’s Ubaid Shah stood second and third in terms of taking the most wickets in the Under-19 World Cup, in which both took 18-18 wickets in this tournament. In terms of scoring the most runs, Uday Saharan stood first with 397 runs, while Musheer Khan of the Indian team was at second place with 360 runs. Apart from this, Harry Dixon of Australia is at number three who scored a total of 309 runs.

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