List of Winning Captains and Squads in U-19 India, Times When India Won U-19 World Cup
India is the most successful team in the U19 World Cup, having won it 4 times and reaching four straight finals, including in 2022.
World Cup for Under-19s in 2000
Under the guidance of Mohammad Kaif, India won its first U19 World Cup during 2000. Within the final, they beat Sri Lanka U-19 by 6 wickets in Colombo. This also offered us Yuvraj Singh, a potential superstar.
The squad: Mohammad Kaif (Captain), Anup Dawe, Yuvraj Singh, Mihir Diwakar, Venugopal Rao, Niraj Patel, Ajay Ratra, Manish Sharma, Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan, Ravneet Ricky, Reetinder Sodhi, Mrityunjay Tripathi, Shalabh Srivastava, Arjun Yadav.
World Cup for U-19s in 2008
In 2008, India won the U19 World Cup for the 2nd time, with Virat Kohli emerging as the event’s greatest player. Manish Pandey, as well as Ravindra Jadeja, were also members of the team. In the final, India beat South Africa U-19 using the DLS method.
The Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Ravindra Jadeja (vice-captain), Napoleon Einstein, Ajitesh Argal, Shreevats Goswami, Iqbal Abdulla, Perry Goyal, Siddharth Kaul, Tanmay Srivastav, Abhinav Mukund, Taruwar Kohli, Manish Pandey, D Siva Kumar, Pradeep Sangwan, Saurabh Tiwary.
India won their 3rd World Cup 4 years later within Townsville in Australia, beating Australia U-19. Within this final, Unmukt Chand scored a hundred points. Hanuma Vihari was the event’s main attraction.
The Squad: Unmukt Chand (captain), Akshdeep Nath (vice-captain), Prashant Chopra, Baba Aparajith, Sandipan Das, Akhil Herwadkar, Harmeet Singh, Hanuma Vihari, Rush Kalaria, Kamal Passi, Vikas Mishra, Smit Patel, Sandeep Sharma, Ravi Kant Singh, Vijay Zol.
Under the captaincy of Prithvi Shaw, India beat Australia U-19 within the World Cup final with 8 wickets at Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. This was their fourth championship, and coach Rahul Dravid was in charge.
The Squad: Prithvi Shaw (Captain), Shubman Gill (vice-captain), Aryan Juyal, Shri Vamsi, Shivam Mavi, Manjot Kalra, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel, Riyan Parag, Himanshu Rana, Abhishek Sharma, Anukul Roy, Arshdeep Singh, Aditya Thakare, Shiva Singh, Pankaj Yadav.