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India national under-19 cricket team

The Indian Under-19 cricket team represents the nation of India in cricket at Under-19 level. The team has won four Under-19 World Cups and has the best win percentage in ODIs (77%) among all Under-19 national teams.[1]

India Under-19s
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CaptainPavan Shah
CoachRahul Dravid
OwnerBoard of Control for Cricket in India
Team information
ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup wins2000, 2008, 2012, 2018
U-19 Asia Cup wins1989, 2003, 2012, 2013-14, 2016, 2018

The team is currently captained by Pavan Shah and coached by former India cricketer Rahul Dravid.[2]


Performances at Under-19 World Cups

The team has won the Under-19 World Cup four times and finished runners-up twice. In 2000, they won it under the captaincy of Mohammad Kaif, in 2008, they won it under Virat Kohli's leadership, in 2012 under Unmukt Chand and in 2018 under Prithvi Shaw.

In June 2016, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided that Indian players could only play in one under-19 World Cup tournament, regardless if they still meet the age criteria for another edition.[3]

Year Host Squad Result
1988   Australia Squad 6th place
1998   South Africa Squad Second round
2000   Sri Lanka Squad Champions
2002   New Zealand Squad Semifinalists
2004   Bangladesh Squad Semifinalists
2006   Sri Lanka Squad Runners-up
2008   Malaysia Squad Champions
2010   New Zealand Squad 6th place
2012   Australia Squad Champions
2014   UAE Squad 5th place
2016   Bangladesh Squad Runners-up
2018   New Zealand Squad Champions

Current squad

Players who have been part of the team in the last six months:[4][5]

Support staff


  1. ^ "Under-19s Youth One-Day Internationals / Team records / Results summary". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
  2. ^ Dravid to coach India A, U-19 teams
  3. ^ "India players barred from playing multiple U-19 World Cups". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Arjun Tendulkar named in India U-19 squad for Sri Lanka tour". The Times of India. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Pavan Shah to lead India u-19". The Hindu. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.