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ICC Under-19 World Cup, Aug 2012

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Background The 9th youth World Cup will be held in Australia from the 11th-26th August 2012. The format is the standard one which has been used for this competition for some time with 4 initial groups of 4 teams followed by the knock outs starting with quarter finals, semi finals & a final. Specific matches are televised, including the ones from the semi final stage onwards. There is also 3rd & 4th place play offs & 5th & 6th place play offs once a side has been eliminated. Over the years many players have represented their countries at the under-19 level that have gone on to make their name at the very top level. Examples include Mushtaq Ahmed, Inzamam ul Haq, Owais Shah, Graeme Swann, Mohammad Kaif, Yuvraj Singh, Virat Kohli, and Hashim Amla to name a few who have made the transition. From the previous tourney names such as Mitchell Marsh, Ben Stokes, Hammad Azam, Danny Briggs amongst others have gone on to be awarded international caps, although that has been restricted to limited over matches. 7 To Keep an Eye On Chand Talented middle order batsmen & also holds the responsibility of skippering the Indian u-19 national side. Chand led India to the quadrangular series win against Australia in Australia in April where England & New Zealand also competed. Despite losing all 3 group matches in a 4 team competition, India went on to win the competition by winning the semi final & final. In both the semi final & final Chand won the player of the match award & led from the front when it really mattered. No stranger when it comes to playing in front of the cameras as Chand has played for the Daredevils in the IPL which should give him an advantage going into the youth world cup. With the world cup also happening in Australia, Chand will be full of confidence knowing he has performed in this part of the world already this year. Aslam left handed opening batsmen. Sami was the Player of the tournament during the triangular series in South Africa earlier in the year & carried the bat with an unbeaten double century during a televised match vs. British Universities in Lahore in April. Aslam has formed a mouth watering opening partnership with captain Babar Azam with both tipped to make it to the top level in the future. The opening combination is an area where Pakistan will be relying heavily on & has been the key to their success in under-19 cricket in recent times. SamiÃÔ batting inspiration is Suresh Raina. Might only be 16 on paper, but one of the key names on the team sheet. From an interview I conducted with him he came across as an ambitious & confident person in general. On a technical note, Aslam has a range of scoring shots & has the capabilities to build an innings from what was mentioned in the same interview. We will see how accurate his self assessment is... Topley Left arm fast bowler with a gigantic height of around 6?. Reece plays club cricket for Colchester & has represented Essex at first class cricket, making his county debut last season at the age of 17. He was once struck brutally in the face to a KP straight drive when netting as a net bowler in his early teens. As a result Reece was out of action for some time, but recovered well & in April 2011 Paul Grayson, the Essex coach, confidently handed him over the chance to debut. Reece didnÃÕ disappoint, but academic commitments limited his chance to play on a regular basis. De Knock I have been in touch with quite a few of the Pakistani U-19 players & all of them rate this South African captain, wicket keeper & destructive hard hitting opener highly. During the triangular series earlier in the year De Knock dispatched the Pakistani bowlers all over the park in some of the games. The wicket keeper batsman has played quite a lot domestically already in South Africa with a promising start to his career. Sounds like an exciting prospect & a dangerous one too. Cummins Surely you have heard of him? Cummins got an early test debut at 18 last year during the tour of South Africa. He bowled with heart & hit the winning runs during the 2nd test of the series where Michael ClarkeÃÔ side bounced back to level proceedings. A handy lower order basher as well, scoring a half century in 24 deliveries during the course of the quadrangular series in Australia in April. Batsmen will have their work cut out to handle his pace, movement & bounce on pitches he is familiar bowling on. Dockrell The Irish left arm spinner who has been an integral part & a front line performer for the senior side over the years. Dockrell possesses a wealth of experience for someone of his age, travelling & performing all around the world in a variety of competitions at the international level. Logically, he was the obvious choice to lead the Irish under 19 side while he is still eligible to represent them. George who plays for Somerset has all the craft, guile & subtle variations to keep things tight & get breakthroughs in the middle passages. George has voiced aspirations to play test cricket for England down the line. Kraig He was found wanting at test level, regularly troubled in the corridor of uncertainty by Ben HilfenhausÃÔ outswingers, but he would have learnt plenty from the initial taster of international cricket. To his credit, he did show us glimpses of his potential. It is debateable as to whether he was thrown into the deep end too early in the piece. One moment that will last in his memory is knocking over the man universally known as the øall in his penultimate test series as a player by disturbing his furniture as a bowler. Kraig is primarily in the team as a top order batsmen, but also useful in other aspects of the game. West Indies youth side could really benefit from his presence & will be looking for him to put in exceptional performances. At this level he is capable of dominating & stealing the headlines as a more recognised name Prediction I expect Australia, Pakistan, India & South Africa to win their respective groups during the preliminary stages & therefore win an easier quarter final tie. Barring South Africa who I feel will be beaten by England via A2 v D1; I see the following teams making the final 4. Any of these 4 teams can go on to lift the title; there isnÃÕ much to choose between them. All of these 4 teams are the only 4 holders of this trophy & I suspect one of them will go on to lift it again. If I had to choose I would say that Australia & India will make the final will Pakistan coming home with victory in the 3rd place play off. What the Pakistanis have going in their favour is they have members in their squad who played in the last one of these World Cups in New Zealand 2.5 years ago who would have learnt plenty from the experience & would be determined to go one better this time around from being finalists. Australia as defending champions, hosts & the most successful side in this competition with 3 of the 8 titles going to them are the favourites. It would be unfair to dismiss West Indies & Bangladesh who are two tough teams at this level & both cannot afford to be underestimated. West Indies were 3rd place winners in the last one whereas Bangladesh defeated England 5-2 when they came over for a tour not so long ago.

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In 9 names to watch out for I would have included Babar Azam and Zia ul Haq. And I think Afghanistan will surprise every one if they are participating. They have beaten their senior team and knocked Bangladesh u19 out of the Asia Cup yesterday.

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India Pak U-19 Asia Cup final It was an exciting tie. Here are the future prospects: Unmukt chand (Opener) Sami Aslam Opener for Pak Baba Aparajith (Alrounder for India) These are the only ones who have shown some promise. I have no confidence in Sandeep Sharma who is yet another trundler. Anish

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Ahmed Tazin against England U19. The FUTURE of Bangladesh!!! - YouTube[/ame] he can be extremely wayward and lick runs but also an amazing prospect and a real fast bowler... (*did not play in asia cup but most likely will play in the world cup)

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The tournament will encompass 16 teams – the ten full member countries plus Scotland, Nepal, Ireland, Afghanistan, Papua New Guinea and Namibia from the qualifying tournament – which will be split into four equal groups: the top two from each group qualifying for the Super League quarter-finals and the bottom two qualifying for the Plate Championship quarter-finals. The losing quarter-finalists will then play in various play-offs to ensure that the young cricketers taking part play as many matches as possible during the two-week biennial event. Ten of the matches held in Townsville will be shown live on ESPN Star Sports, the ICC’s global broadcast partners, with Lorgat commenting of the arrangement, “I am pleased with our broadcast partner who also recognises the value of this tournament and will televise live no less than 10 matches. In addition to the live coverage, the players will also receive anti-doping, anti-corruption and media education during the event which will allow the young cricketers to prepare themselves for the future.” Hosts Australia are the reigning champions, and are the tournament’s most successful side – having won it three times – while other previous winners are Pakistan, England and India.
http://www.cricketworld.com/icc-announce-under-19-world-cup-schedule/30567.htm

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U-19 squad Unmukt Chand (capt), Akshdeep Nath (vice-capt), Manan Vohra, Akhil Herwadkar, Vijay Zol, Sandipan Das, Baba Aparajith, Prashant Chopra, Sandeep Sharma, Kamal Passi, Rush Kalaria, Mohsin Sayyed, Smit Patel (wk), Harmeet Singh, Vikas Mishra In: Prashant Chopra Out: Sanju Samson, Ravikant Singh

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I don't like the setup of Indian team, there have been 3 passengers in the team , I want them out. Smit Patel the keeper, pathetic performances not a single contribution in the past 3 tournaments. Manan Vihar , touted to be the right handed you raj singh, failed miserably, does not know how to get to 30, one out of sayyed or passi, both went for lot of runs very slow "fast" bowlers

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U-19 squad Unmukt Chand (capt), Akshdeep Nath (vice-capt), Manan Vohra, Akhil Herwadkar, Vijay Zol, Sandipan Das, Baba Aparajith, Prashant Chopra, Sandeep Sharma, Kamal Passi, Rush Kalaria, Mohsin Sayyed, Smit Patel (wk), Harmeet Singh, Vikas Mishra In: Prashant Chopra Out: Sanju Samson, Ravikant Singh
They dropped Ravikant Singh without playing a match. He looked a good bowler. In Australia, they may need an extra pacer. http://sportsallways.com/MailScoreCard.aspx?MID=a367a79ec72a408d

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Australia squad: Ashton Agar (Vic), Cameron Bancroft (WA), William Bosisto (WA), Meyrick Buchanan (Vic), Harry Conway (NSW), Sam Hain (Qld), Travis Head (SA), Joel Paris (WA), Kurtis Patterson (NSW), James Peirson (Qld), Gurinder Sandhu (NSW), Mark Steketee (Qld), Nicholas Stevens (Qld), Ashton Turner (WA), Jack Wildermuth (Qld). NZ Squad: Will Young (capt), Ben Horne,
 Michael Davidson,
 Joe Carter,
 Robert O'Donnell, Henry Walsh, 
Arnie Yugaraja,
 Connor Neynens,
 Cameron Fletcher,
 Sean Davey, 
Jacob Duffy,
 Matthew Quinn,
 Edward Nuttall, 
Theo van Woerkom, 
Ish Sodhi.

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U-19 squad Unmukt Chand (capt), Akshdeep Nath (vice-capt), Manan Vohra, Akhil Herwadkar, Vijay Zol, Sandipan Das, Baba Aparajith, Prashant Chopra, Sandeep Sharma, Kamal Passi, Rush Kalaria, Mohsin Sayyed, Smit Patel (wk), Harmeet Singh, Vikas Mishra In: Prashant Chopra Out: Sanju Samson, Ravikant Singh
Not a great squad but few players are very talented

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Time for us to win U-19 world cup, we have always been at par with the best....and have missed out often, but this time, hopeful, even after a one-off loss against afghans hiring pak imports. Watch out for Anamul Haque [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUObxJG9zvM&feature=player_detailpage]Anamul Haque Bijoy The Raising Star For Bangladesh Cricket From BPL - YouTube[/ame]

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Akshdeep Nath' date=' a hard hitting batsman, [b']Mohsin Sayyed left arm pacer with slingy action and good pace.
I really want to see Mohsin Sayyed in action, at 16 I dont expect him to be a star for us just yet but it will be nice to see him in action Akshdeep Nath hasn't been consistent

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I really want to see Mohsin Sayyed in action, at 16 I dont expect him to be a star for us just yet but it will be nice to see him in action Akshdeep Nath hasn't been consistent
Watch from 3:48.. you can see 2-3 balls of his here. [ame=
vs Pakistan 1st innings (U-19 Asian cup Final) - YouTube[/ame]

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Watch from 3:48.. you can see 2-3 balls of his here.
Thanks for the youtube video mate With his bowling action he should be generating a fair amount of pace plus he's got a very good height for a 16 yr old and will presumably get taller in the next few years Is the Under 19 World Cup televised?

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lol...looks like School cricket
This is U19 Asia cup. These videos must be taken by one of the spectator there. This was not televised and U109 cricket is actually started as school cricket.

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Bentley to lead Zimbabwe in U-19 World Cup

Zimbabwe Cricket has named a 16-man squad, led by Matthew Bentley, for the Under-19 World Cup to be played in Australia in August. Mountaineers' Kevin Kasuza will be vice-captain to Bentley. Zimbabwe are placed in Group C along with West Indies, India and Papua New Guinea. They open their campaign with a game against PNG on August 11. Zimbabwe Under-19 squad: Matthew Bentley (capt), Kevin Kasuza (vice-capt), Kyle Bowie, Ryan Burl, Herbert Chikomba, Atish Chouhan, Kieran Geyle, Luke Jongwe, Malcolm Lake, Campbell Light, Wellington Masakadza, Luke Masasire, Nyasha Mayavo, Curthbert Musoko, Andre Odendaal, Peacemore Zimwa Reserves: Shoun Handirisi, Odicious Mhanje, Liberty Nherera

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De Mel to lead Sri Lanka at Under-19 World Cup Sanitha de Mel, the right-arm medium-pacer, will lead Sri Lanka at the Under-19 World Cup in Australia in August More... De Mel to lead Sri Lanka at Under-19 World Cup ESPNcricinfo staff July 12, 2012 Sanitha de Mel, the medium-pacer who captained Sri Lanka Under-19 at the Asia Cup, will lead the squad in the Under-19 World Cup in Australia in August. Angelo Jayasinghe, the right-hand batsman, will be his deputy. The selectors retained the 15-man squad that played the Asia Cup. Sri Lanka reached the semi-final of the tournament, which they lost to India. They are in Group D in the World Cup, along with South Africa, Bangladesh and Namibia and begin their campaign against Bangladesh on August 11. Squad: Sanitha de Mel (capt), Angelo Jayasinghe (vc), Vidura Adikari, Amila Aponso, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Nimantha Fernando, Shehan Fernando, Tharindu Kaushal, Ranitha Liyanarachchi, Lahiru Madushanka, Chamod Pathirana, Sebastian Perera, Pulina Tharanga, Pabasara Waduge, Sandun Weerakkody (wk). Players from the ten Full Member countries born on or after September 1, 1992, are eligible to participate in the Under-19 World Cup 2012, while the eligibility criteria for the six Associate and Affiliate members is September 1, 1991.

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Sixteen team participate in tournament and divide into following four groups. Group A : Australia, England, Nepal and Ireland Group B : Pakistan, New Zealand, Scotland and Afghanistan Group C : West Indies, India, Zimbabwe and Papua New Guinea Group D : Sri Lanka, South Africa, Bangladesh and Namibia Under-19 World Cup Aug-2012 Sat 11 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 1st Match, Group A - Australia Under-19s v England Under-19s Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville Sat 11 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 2nd Match, Group C - Papua New Guinea Under-19s v Zimbabwe Under-19s Endeavour Park, Townsville Sat 11 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 3rd Match, Group D - Bangladesh Under-19s v Sri Lanka Under-19s Allan Border Field, Brisbane Sat 11 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 4th Match, Group B - Afghanistan Under-19 v Pakistan Under-19s John Blanck Oval, Buderim Sun 12 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 5th Match, Group D - Bangladesh Under-19s v South Africa Under-19s Allan Border Field, Brisbane Sun 12 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 6th Match, Group B - New Zealand Under-19s v Scotland Under-19s John Blanck Oval, Buderim Sun 12 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 7th Match, Group C - India Under-19s v West Indies Under-19s Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville Sun 12 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 8th Match, Group A - Ireland Under-19s v England Under-19s Endeavour Park, Townsville Mon 13 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 10th Match, Group B - Pakistan Under-19s v Scotland Under-19s Kev Hackney Oval, Buderim Mon 13 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 11th Match, Group A - Australia Under-19s v Nepal Under-19s Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville Mon 13 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 12th Match, Group C - Papua New Guinea Under-19s v West Indies Under-19s Endeavour Park, Townsville Mon 13 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 9th Match, Group D - Namibia Under-19s v Sri Lanka Under-19s Allan Border Field, Brisbane Tue 14 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 13th Match, Group D - Namibia Under-19s v South Africa Under-19s Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane Tue 14 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 14th Match, Group B - Afghanistan Under-19 v New Zealand Under-19s Kev Hackney Oval, Buderim Tue 14 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 15th Match, Group C - India Under-19s v Zimbabwe Under-19s Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville Tue 14 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 16th Match, Group A - Australia Under-19s v Ireland Under-19s Endeavour Park, Townsville Wed 15 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 17th Match, Group D - Sri Lanka Under-19s v South Africa Under-19s Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane Wed 15 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 18th Match, Group B - Afghanistan Under-19 v Scotland Under-19s John Blanck Oval, Buderim Wed 15 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 19th Match, Group A - Ireland Under-19s v Nepal Under-19s Endeavour Park, Townsville Thu 16 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 20th Match, Group D - Bangladesh Under-19s v Namibia Under-19s Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane Thu 16 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 21st Match, Group B - New Zealand Under-19s v Pakistan Under-19s John Blanck Oval, Buderim Thu 16 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 22nd Match, Group A - England Under-19s v Nepal Under-19s Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville Thu 16 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 23rd Match, Group C - India Under-19s v Pakistan Under-19s Endeavour Park, Townsville Thu 16 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 24th Match, Group C - West Indies Under-19s v Zimbabwe Under-19s Endeavour Park No 2, Townsville Sun 19 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 1st Quarter-Final - TBC v TBC Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville Sun 19 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 2nd Quarter-Final - TBC v TBC Endeavour Park No 2, Townsville Sun 19 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 9th Place Play-off Quarter-Final - TBC v TBC Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane Sun 19 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 9th Place Play-off Quarter-Final - TBC v TBC Allan Border Field, Brisbane Mon 20 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 3rd Quarter-Final - TBC v TBC Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville Mon 20 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 4th Quarter-Final - TBC v TBC Endeavour Park, Townsville Mon 20 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 9th Place Play-off Quarter-Final - TBC v TBC WEP Harris Oval, Brisbane Mon 20 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 9th Place Play-off Quarter-Final - TBC v TBC Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane Tue 21 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 13th Place Play-off Semi-Final - TBC v TBC Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane Tue 21 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 13th Place Play-off Semi-Final - TBC v TBC WEP Harris Oval, Brisbane Tue 21 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 1st Semi-Final - TBC v TBC Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville Tue 21 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 5th Place Play-off Semi-Final - TBC v TBC Endeavour Park No 2, Townsville Tue 21 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 9th Place Play-off Semi-Final - TBC v TBC Allan Border Field, Brisbane Wed 22 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 5th Place Play-off Semi-Final - TBC v TBC Endeavour Park, Townsville Wed 22 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 9th Place Play-off Semi-Final - TBC v TBC Allan Border Field, Brisbane Thu 23 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 13th Place Play-off - TBC v TBC Peter Burge Oval, Brisbane Thu 23 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 15th Place Play-off - TBC v TBC WEP Harris Oval, Brisbane Thu 23 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 2nd Semi-Final - TBC v TBC Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville Fri 24 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 11th Place Play-off - TBC v TBC WEP Harris Oval, Brisbane Fri 24 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 5th Place Play-off - TBC v TBC Endeavour Park, Townsville Fri 24 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 7th Place Play-off - TBC v TBC Endeavour Park No 2, Townsville Fri 24 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 9th Place Play-off - TBC v TBC Allan Border Field, Brisbane Sat 25 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local 3rd Place Play-off - TBC v TBC Endeavour Park, Townsville Sun 26 23:30 GMT, 09:30 local Final - TBC v TBC Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville

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Our schedule... Warm-up games 07 Aug 2012 India Under-19s v Sri Lanka Under-19s 08 Aug 2012 Afghanistan Under-19s v India Under-19s League matches 12 Aug 2012 India Under-19s v West Indies Under-19s 14 Aug 2012 India Under-19s v Zimbabwe Under-19s 16 Aug 2012 India Under-19s v Papua New Guinea Under-19s

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