2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup

2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup
2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup Logo.svg
Dates 17 January – 9 February 2020
Administrator(s) International Cricket Council (ICC)
Cricket format 50 overs
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and knockout
Host(s)  South Africa
Champions  Bangladesh (1st title)
Runners-up  India
Participants 16
Matches played 48
Player of the series India Yashasvi Jaiswal
Most runs India Yashasvi Jaiswal (400)
Most wickets India Ravi Bishnoi (17)
Official website Official website
2018
2022

The 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup was an international limited-overs cricket tournament that was held in South Africa from 17 January to 9 February 2020.[1][2] It was the thirteenth edition of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, and the second to be held in South Africa.[3] Sixteen teams took part in the tournament, split into four groups of four.[4] The top two teams from each group advanced to the Super League, with the bottom two teams in each group progressing to the Plate League.[5] India were the defending champions.[6]

In the first Super League semi-final, India beat Pakistan by ten wickets to advance to the final,[7] with Yashasvi Jaiswal scoring an unbeaten century.[8] In the second Super League semi-final, Bangladesh beat New Zealand by six wickets, with Mahmudul Hasan Joy scoring a century.[9] The third-place playoff match between Pakistan and New Zealand was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain.[10] Therefore, Pakistan finished in third place, after scoring more points than New Zealand in the group stage of the tournament.[11]

In the final, India batted first and were all out for 177 runs in 47.2 overs. Due to a rain interruption, Bangladesh were set a revised target of 170 runs from 46 overs, per the DLS method, which Bangladesh chased down in 42.1 overs.[12] Bangladesh beat India by three wickets to win the tournament.[13] It was Bangladesh's first win in an ICC event at any level.[14]

Qualification

The top eleven full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) at the 2018 World Cup qualified automatically for the 2020 tournament; Ireland were the only full member to fail to qualify automatically.[1] They were joined by the winners of the five regional qualification tournaments.[15] Fifty teams took part in the qualification pathway matches during 2018 and 2019.[1] The first qualification matches took place in the Europe Division 2 group at various club cricket grounds in Essex and Hertfordshire, England, on 31 July 2018.[1] The final round of qualification fixtures took place in the Netherlands in July & August 2019.[16]

Nigeria became the first team to win their regional qualification group, and qualified for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the first time in their history.[17] Japan also qualified for the Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the first time in their history.[18] Japan were scheduled to play Papua New Guinea in their final qualification fixture, but Papua New Guinea forfeited the match.[19] The Papua New Guinea Cricket Board later suspended ten of the players for a year, after bringing the game into disrepute following a shoplifting incident.[20][21] Canada, Scotland and the United Arab Emirates were the remaining three teams to secure qualification.[22]

Team Mode of qualification
 Afghanistan ICC Full Member
 Australia ICC Full Member
 Bangladesh ICC Full Member
 England ICC Full Member
 India ICC Full Member
 New Zealand ICC Full Member
 Pakistan ICC Full Member
 South Africa ICC Full Member
 Sri Lanka ICC Full Member
 West Indies ICC Full Member
 Zimbabwe ICC Full Member
 Nigeria[23] Africa Division 1[24]
 Canada[25] Americas Division 1[26]
 United Arab Emirates[27] Asia Division 1[28]
 Japan[29] EAP Division 1[30]
 Scotland[31] Europe Division 1[32]

Umpires

On 7 January 2020, the ICC appointed the officials for the tournament. Along with the sixteen umpires, Graeme Labrooy, Shaid Wadvalla and Phil Whitticase were also named as the match referees.[33]

Squads

Group stage

The fixtures for the tournament were confirmed by the ICC on 24 October 2019.[34][35]

Group A

Pos Team Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
1  India 3 3 0 0 0 6 3.598
2  New Zealand 3 1 1 0 1 3 −0.577
3  Sri Lanka 3 1 2 0 0 2 −0.214
4  Japan 3 0 2 0 1 1 −5.508

Group B

Pos Team Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
1  West Indies 3 3 0 0 0 6 2.340
2  Australia 3 2 1 0 0 4 1.255
3  England 3 1 2 0 0 2 0.837
4  Nigeria 3 0 3 0 0 0 −5.074

Group C

Pos Team Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
1  Bangladesh 3 2 0 0 1 5 5.008
2  Pakistan 3 2 0 0 1 5 2.706
3  Zimbabwe 3 1 2 0 0 2 0.478
4  Scotland 3 0 3 0 0 0 −4.804

Group D

Pos Team Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
1  Afghanistan 3 2 0 0 1 5 2.927
2  South Africa 3 2 1 0 0 4 0.488
3  United Arab Emirates 3 1 2 0 0 2 −1.104
4  Canada 3 0 2 0 1 1 −2.253

Plate League

  13th-place playoff Plate playoff semi-finals Plate quarter-finals Plate semi-finals Plate final
                                               
     A3   Sri Lanka  306/7 (50)  
     B4   Nigeria  73 (17.3)  
   B4   Nigeria  145 (46.4)        A3   Sri Lanka  277/6 (50)  
   D3   United Arab Emirates  146/3 (29.2)        C4   Scotland  149/8 (40)  
   D3   United Arab Emirates  249 (49)
     C4   Scotland  250/3 (44.3)  
   D3   United Arab Emirates  174 (44.1)        A3   Sri Lanka  127 (31)
   D4   Canada  179/6 (42.2)        B3   England  279/7 (50)
     B3   England  94/1 (11.3)  
       A4   Japan  93 (38.4)  
 A4   Japan  118 (29.4)        B3   England  286/9 (50)
  15th-place playoff      D4   Canada  300/7 (50)        C3   Zimbabwe  211 (40.5)     11th-place playoff
   B4   Nigeria  116/2 (22.4)    C3   Zimbabwe  271/7 (50)    C4   Scotland  182 (33.4)
   A4   Japan  115 (42)      D4   Canada  176 (47.3)      C3   Zimbabwe  354/8 (50)

Plate quarter-finals

Plate playoff semi-finals

Plate semi-finals

Super League

  5th-place playoff Super League playoff semi-finals Super League quarter-finals Super League semi-finals Final
                                               
     A1   India  233/9 (50)  
     B2   Australia  159 (43.3)  
   B2   Australia  195/6 (49.5)        A1   India  176/0 (35.2)  
   D1   Afghanistan  191/7 (50)        C2   Pakistan  172 (43.1)  
   D1   Afghanistan  189 (49.1)
     C2   Pakistan  190/4 (41.1)  
   B2   Australia  319/8 (50)        A1   India  177 (47.2)
   B1   West Indies  62/1 (12.3)        C1   Bangladesh  170/7 (42.1)
     B1   West Indies  238 (47.5)  
       A2   New Zealand  239/8 (49.4)  
 B1   West Indies  147/6 (41.4)        A2   New Zealand  211/8 (50)
  7th-place playoff      D2   South Africa  143 (38.2)        C1   Bangladesh  215/4 (44.1)     3rd-place playoff
   D1   Afghanistan  158/5 (40.2)    C1   Bangladesh  261/5 (50)    C2   Pakistan  
   D2   South Africa  154 (39.3)      D2   South Africa  157 (42.3)      A2   New Zealand  

Super League quarter-finals

Super League playoff semi-finals

Super League semi-finals

Placement matches

15th-place playoff

13th-place playoff

11th-place playoff

9th-place playoff (Plate Final)

7th-place playoff

5th-place playoff

3rd-place playoff

Final

Final standings

Pos. Team
1  Bangladesh
2  India
3  Pakistan
4  New Zealand
5  West Indies
6  Australia
7  Afghanistan
8  South Africa
9  England
10  Sri Lanka
11  Zimbabwe
12  Scotland
13  Canada
14  United Arab Emirates
15  Nigeria
16  Japan

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