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Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup

ICC Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup
AdministratorInternational Cricket Council
FormatLimited-overs (50 overs)
First edition1988  Australia
Latest edition2024  South Africa
Next edition2026  Zimbabwe and  Namibia
Tournament formatRound-robin
Knock-out
Number of teams16
Current champion Australia (4th title)
Most successful India (5 titles)
Most runsIreland Eoin Morgan (606)
Most wicketsZimbabwe Wesley Madhevere (28)
South Africa Kwena Maphaka (28)
WebsiteICC U-19 CWC

The ICC Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup is an international cricket tournament organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) contested by national under-19 teams. First contested in 1988, as the Youth Cricket World Cup, it was not staged again until 1998. Since then, the World Cup has been held as a biennial event, organised by the ICC. The first edition of the tournament had only eight participants, but every subsequent edition has included sixteen teams. Among the full members, India have won the World Cup on a record five occasions,[1] while Australia have won four times, Pakistan twice, and Bangladesh, England, South Africa and the West Indies once each. New Zealand and Sri Lanka have reached tournament finals without winning.

History

Winners
ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup
Year Champions
1988  Australia
1998  England
2000  India
2002  Australia (2)
2004  Pakistan
2006  Pakistan (2)
2008  India (2)
2010  Australia (3)
2012  India (3)
2014  South Africa
2016  West Indies
2018  India (4)
2020  Bangladesh
2022  India (5)
2024  Australia (4)

1988 (Winner: Australia)

The inaugural event was titled the McDonald's Bicentennial Youth World Cup, and was held in 1988 as part of the Australian Bicentenary celebrations. It took place in South Australia and Victoria. Teams from the seven Test-playing nations, as well as an ICC Associates XI, competed in a round-robin format. Australia lost only one match, their final round-robin game against Pakistan by which time they had qualified for the semis. They went on to beat Pakistan by five wickets in the final, thanks to an unbeaten hundred from Brett Williams. England and West Indies made up the last four, but India were the real disappointments. After opening with a good win against England, they suffered hefty defeats in four matches to be knocked out early. The tournament was notable for the number of future international players who competed. Future England captains Nasser Hussain and Mike Atherton played, as did Indian spinner Venkatapathy Raju, New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns, Pakistanis Mushtaq Ahmed and Inzamam-ul-Haq, Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya, and West Indians Brian Lara, Ridley Jacobs, and Jimmy Adams. Australia's Brett Williams was the leading run-scorer, with 471 runs at an average of 52.33. Wayne Holdsworth from Australia and Mushtaq Ahmed were the leading wicket-takers, with 19 wickets at averages of 12.52 and 16.21 respectively.

1998 (Winner: England)

England were the unexpected winners of the second Under-19 World Cup in South Africa. In 1998, the event was relaunched in South Africa as a biennial tournament. The only previous tournament of its kind was held ten years earlier. In addition to the nine Test-playing nations, there were teams from Bangladesh, Kenya, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark, Namibia and Papua New Guinea. The teams were divided into four pools, named after Gavaskar, Sobers, Cowdrey and Bradman, and the top two sides from each progressed to two Super League pools, whose winners advanced to the final. In order to give everyone a decent amount of cricket, the non-qualifiers competed in a Plate League, won by Bangladesh, who beat West Indies in the final. West Indies failed to qualify for the Super League after a fiasco concerning the composition of their squad – they arrived with seven players who contravened the age restrictions for the tournament. The Super League, in which every game was covered live on South African satellite television, also threw up a number of shocks and tense finishes; both pools came down to net run-rate at the finish. England, from being down and almost out, beat Pakistan – who surprisingly lost all three of their games – but lost a rain-affected match to India. Australia had beaten India and Pakistan and were favourites to reach the final. Only a massive defeat by England could deny them: but that is precisely what they suffered. In front of a crowd of about 6,000 at Newlands, they were bowled out for 147. New Zealand joined England in the final, where a century from England's Stephen Peters won the day. Chris Gayle was the tournament's leading run-scorer, with 364 runs at an average of 72.80. West Indian Ramnaresh Sarwan and Zimbabwean Mluleki Nkala were the leading wicket-takers, with 16 wickets at 10.81 and 13.06 respectively.

2000 (Winner: India)

The 2000 tournament was held in Sri Lanka, and replicated the format from 1998. Participating nations included the nine Test-playing nations, as well as Bangladesh, Kenya, Ireland, Namibia, Holland, Nepal and a combined team from the Americas development region. To the disappointment of a large crowd at Colombo's SSC, Sri Lanka fell at the final hurdle in a final dominated by India. The winners remained unbeaten throughout, and destroyed Australia by 170 runs in the semi-final to underline their supremacy. In the other semi-final, Sri Lanka delighted a crowd of 5000 at Galle by beating Pakistan. The fact that three of the four semi-finalists were from Asia and so more attuned to the conditions was coincidental – they played the better cricket and, in Pakistan's case, had a very experienced squad. England, the defending champions, were most disappointing, and they won only one match against a Test-playing country, and that a last-ball victory over Zimbabwe. South Africa, one of the favourites, were desperately unlucky to be eliminated after three no-results gave them three points while Nepal, with four points courtesy of one win over Kenya, went through to the Super League instead. The format of the tournament was as in 1997–98, with four groups of four and then a Super League and final. Graeme Smith was the tournament's leading run-scorer, with 348 runs at an average of 87.00. Pakistan's Zahid Saeed was the leading wicket-taker, with 15 wickets at 7.60. India's Yuvraj Singh was named Man of the Series. India clinched the title for the first time under the captaincy of Mohammed Kaif.

2002 (Winner: Australia)

The fourth Under-19 World Cup held in New Zealand only confirmed Australia's dominance of the game, and from their opening match, when they obliterated Kenya by 430 runs, through to their comprehensive victory over South Africa in the final, they were never threatened. Participating nations included the ten Test-playing nations, plus Canada, Kenya, Namibia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, and Scotland. Their captain, Cameron White, was singled out for praise for his leadership, and he chipped in with 423 runs at 70.50. And they didn't rely on pace either, playing only two seamers and four slow bowlers, with Xavier Doherty, a slow left-armer, leading the wicket-takers with 16 at 9.50 and all without a single wide. In contrast, India, the holders, underperformed in their semi-final against South Africa, a team they had easily beaten a week or so earlier. They also suffered embarrassing defeats to neighbours Pakistan and Bangladesh. Pakistan, however, provided the main upset when they lost to Nepal by 30 runs, and Nepal also gave England a few uneasy moments. Zimbabwe won the plate competition, with their expected opponents, Bangladesh, beaten in the semi-final by Nepal. Australian Cameron White was the tournament's leading run-scorer, with 423 runs at an average of 70.50 and Xavier Doherty was the leading wicket-taker, with 16 wickets at 9.50. Tatenda Taibu, Zimbabwe's captain, was Man of the Series for his 250 runs and 12 wickets, not to mention his wicket-keeping in between bowling stints.

2004 (Winner: Pakistan)

The 2004 tournament was held in Bangladesh. More than 350,000 spectators saw the 54 matches played in the tournament. The finale ended with a close final between the two best teams – West Indies and Pakistan. It was won by Pakistan by 25 runs against West Indies and a 30,000 crowd acclaimed the victorious Pakistanis almost as their own. The shock was the elimination from the main competition of holders Australia, bowled out for 73 and beaten by Zimbabwe in the group stage when Tinashe Panyangara took 6 for 31, the second-best figures in the competition's history. And Australia then lost to Bangladesh in the plate final amid thumping drums and gleeful celebrations. The downside was the quality of the cricket, which was often mediocre on some indifferent pitches, and the reporting of six unidentified bowlers for having suspect actions. Pakistan would have finished unbeaten but for a hiccup against England – when both teams had already qualified for the semis. England reached the last four, which was progress, and Alastair Cook looked a class apart. But they came unstuck against West Indies' spinners in the semi-final. India completed the semi-finalists. Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina were the backbone of a strong batting line-up, and Raina's 90 from just 38 balls against the hapless Scots was as brutal an innings as one will see at any level. Both looked international-class already, though faced with a tough task breaking into their senior side's formidable top order. The captain Ambati Rayudu had been hailed as the next great batting hope, having scored a century and a double in a first-class match at the age of 17. But he did not score the runs promised and was banned by the referee John Morrison from the semi-final after allowing a funereal over-rate during the Super League win against Sri Lanka: eight overs were bowled in the first 50 minutes. India's Shikhar Dhawan was named Man of the Tournament, and was the tournament's leading run-scorer, with 505 runs at an average of 84.16. Bangladeshi Enamul Haque was the leading wicket-taker, with 22 wickets at 10.18.

2006 (Winner: Pakistan)

This tournament was always going to struggle to live up to the overwhelming response that greeted the previous event in Bangladesh. Despite free tickets the matches were sparsely attended even when the home side were in action, but it shouldn't detract from an impressive two weeks which finished with Pakistan securing their second consecutive title in an extraordinary final against India at the Premadasa Stadium. Pakistan crumbled to 109, but in a thrilling passage of play reduced India to 9 for 6. Nasir Jamshed, and Anwar Ali, two of the success stories of the tournament, did the damage and there was no way back for India who fell 38 runs short. These two teams and Australia were the pick of the sides and along with England – who surpassed expectation to reach the semi-finals after beating a talented Bangladesh side – made up the final four. A number of players caught the eye, notably Australia captain Moises Henriques, the Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara – the tournament's leading run-scorer – and teammate Rohit Sharma, along with legspinner Piyush Chawla, who a few weeks later made his Test debut against England. However, perhaps the best story of the tournament was Nepal claiming the Plate trophy after a thrilling victory against New Zealand having also beaten South Africa during the event

2008 (Winner: India)

It was the first time the tournament was held in an Associate Member country. The 2008 Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in Malaysia from 17 February to 2 March 2008. Along with hosts, 15 other teams battled in 44 matches packed into 15 days across three cities. India, still smarting from the loss in the previous edition had reason to be upbeat with Tanmay Srivastava, a mature batsman who eventually finished as the tournament's leading run-getter, in their ranks. Australia and England had forgettable campaigns, coming up short against the big teams after making mincemeat of the minnows. Defending champions Pakistan were fortuitous to reach the semi-finals as their batsmen never really got going and, against South Africa in the semi-finals, Pakistan had to chase 261. New Zealand, boosted by Man of the Tournament Tim Southee, were impressive before losing to India in a narrow run-chase under lights and cloudy skies in the other semi-final. South Africa's captain Wayne Parnell had played a major role in ensuring their passage to the summit clash, picking up the most wickets in the tournament en route. But they had lost to India in the group stages and lightning did strike twice. India under the leadership of Virat Kohli, after being bowled out for 159, emerged triumphant by 12 runs under the D/L method and were crowned champions for the second time. [2]

2010 (Winner: Australia)

The 2010 Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in New Zealand in January 2010. The tournament was hosted in New Zealand after the ICC took it away from Kenya on the flimsiest of reasons which ridiculed its own to spread the game. Kenya were further kicked by the ICC as their side was not allowed to participate as it had not won the African qualifying event – a weakened side had been fielded as at the time, as hosts, they did not need to qualify. As it was, New Zealand did a decent job but crowds were dismal and the group stages were as tediously predictable as in the senior tournament, with the better-funded big nations dominating. South Africa did beat Australia in a good match but a dead rubber. The competition came alive in the quarter-finals as West Indies beat England and Sri Lanka defeated South Africa. The best tie of the competition came when Pakistan beat fierce rivals India by two wickets with three balls remaining in a low-scoring match. The final between Australia and Pakistan was a rematch of the first tournament, and Australia won by 25 runs in a game where fortunes ebbed and flowed throughout.

2012 (Winner: India)

The 2012 Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in the Tony Ireland Stadium, Australia. Along with the ten test playing nations, Afghanistan, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Scotland and Namibia also participated in this tournament. Australia lost against India in the final on 26 August 2012. India's third U19 World Cup meant they tied for the most wins with Australia. Sri Lanka could not go through into the last eight but won the Plate championship by defeating Afghanistan by 7 wickets. Reece Topley of England was the highest wicket taker whereas Anamul Haque of Bangladesh was the top run getter. India won the final against Australia with 14 balls to spare ank'lld 6 wickets remaining. Captain Unmukt Chand played a match winning knock of 111* not out in 130 balls with the help of 6 sixes & 7 fours. Sandeep Sharma also excelled with four wickets under his belt.

2014 (Winner: South Africa)

The 2014 Under-19 Cricket World-Cup was held in Dubai (U.A.E.) in 2014. It was the first time that U.A.E. had hosted an ICC event. Afghanistan was the only non-full member to qualify for the Quarter Finals. This was the first time that Afghanistan reached the last eight of this tournament, courtesy of their stellar performance against Australia in the group stage. In fact, this was the second time that a non-test playing nation qualified for the Super League/Quarter Finals, Nepal being the first one in the 2000 edition. India wobbled in the Quarter Finals against England and finally lost in the final over. This was the first semi-final berth for England in the last four editions. Pakistan beat England in the semis to reach its fifth Under-19 Final, becoming the first team to do so. South Africa beat Australia in the second semi-final. In a one-sided final, South Africa beat Pakistan and claimed its maiden U-19 World Cup title. Corbin Bosch, son of former South African cricketer late Tertius Bosch, was the Man of the Match in the finals and Aiden Markram was the Man of the Series. South Africa did not lose even a single match in the entire tournament.

2016 (Winner: West Indies)

The 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in Bangladesh. It was the eleventh edition of the Under-19 World Cup, and the second to be held in Bangladesh. On 5 January 2016, Australia announced that the Australian squad had pulled out of the tournament, citing security reasons.[3] Defending champions South Africa were knocked out of the tournament in the group stage, with back-to-back defeats to Bangladesh and Namibia.[4] This was the first time that two non-test playing nations – Nepal and Namibia – qualified for the Super League/Quarterfinals. The West Indies defeated India by five wickets in the final, claiming their first title.[5] Bangladesh's captain Mehedi Hasan was named player of the tournament, while England's Jack Burnham and Namibia's Fritz Coetzee led the tournament in runs and wickets, respectively.

2018 (Winner: India)

The 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in New Zealand. India and Australia played in the finals at Mount Maunganui on 3 Feb 2018. It was the 12th Edition of the Under-19 World Cup. India defeated Australia by 8 wickets, with Manjot Kalra scoring a match-winning 101* under the captaincy of Prithvi Shaw .[6] The Man of the match was awarded to Manjot Kalra, while player of the tournament was awarded to Shubman Gill. India now holds the most wins record in Under-19 World Cup. Rahul Dravid is the head coach of this India Under-19 Team. Later he was appointed as India national cricket team head coach on Nov 2021

2020 (Winner: Bangladesh)

The 2020 Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in South Africa. The thirteenth edition of the Under-19 World Cup, and the second to be held in South Africa. The final was played between India and Bangladesh which Bangladesh won after defeating India by 3 wickets in the final match at Potchefstroom, South Africa, based on Duckworth Lewis Method on 9 Feb 2020. This was Bangladesh's first ICC Under-19 World Cup victory.

In the final, India, batting first gathered 177 runs before being all out. In reply, Bangladesh made a flying start as they scored 55 runs losing only a wicket in first 10 overs. Soon Indian leggie Ravi Bishnoi picked up four quick wickets as Bangladesh were 102 for 6 from 62/2 at the end of 25 overs. When Bangladesh were 163/7 at the end of 41 overs and the still needing 15 runs to win, rain arrives and the match was reduced to 46 overs with a revised target as per DLS method was seven runs needing from 30 balls. From thereon, Bangladesh did not take any unnecessary risks and scored the winning run with 23 balls to spare thanks to the innings of captain Akbar Ali and won their first ICC title by three wickets.

Top performers of the tournament were both Indians in batting or bowling. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 400 runs throughout the tournament while Ravi Bishnoi took 17 wickets.

2022 (Winner: India)

The 2022 Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in the West Indies. The fourteenth edition of the Under-19 World Cup, and the first to be held in Caribbean. The final was played between India and England which India won after defeating England by 4 wickets in the final match at North Sound, Antigua. This was India's fifth ICC Under-19 World Cup victory, the maximum by any country.

In the final, England, batting first gathered 189 runs before being all out. In reply, India attained the required target in 47.4 overs, after losing 6 wickets. Yash Dhull walks up to collect the Under 19 World Cup trophy from Sir Richie Richardson to become the fifth Indian captain to win the title after Mohammad Kaif, Virat Kohli, Unmukt Chand and Prithvi Shaw. Dewald Brevis of South Africa scored the maximum runs (506) in the tournament and was named the player of the series. Dunith Wellalage of Sri Lanka had highest wickets of his name with 17 wickets.

2024 (Winner: Australia)

The 2024 Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in South Africa. The fifteenth edition of the Under-19 World Cup, and the third to be held in South Africa. It was originally scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka, but its hosting was pulled in November 2023 after Sri Lanka Cricket was suspended by the ICC. The final was played between Australia and India which Australia won after defeating India by 79 runs in the final match at Willowmoore Park, Benoni. This was Australia's fourth ICC Under-19 World Cup victory. South Africa's Kwena Maphaka was named played of the tournament.[7]

Australia defeated india by 79 runs in the final. The Man of the match was awarded to Mahli Beardman who took 3 wickets for 15 runs in the final match. The performers of the tournament were, Uday Saharan from India (397 runs) and Kwena Maphaka from South Africa (21 wickets). The latter was also awarded as the player of the tournament.

Results

Year Host(s) Final venue Winner Margin Runner-up Teams
1988  Australia Adelaide Oval, Adelaide  Australia
202/5 (45.5 overs)
Australia won by 5 wickets
scorecard
 Pakistan
201 (49.3 overs)
8
1998  South Africa Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg  England
242/3 (46 overs)
Englan won by 7 wickets
scorecard
 New Zealand
241/6 (50 overs)
16
2000  Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo  India
180/4 (40.4 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
scorecard
 Sri Lanka
178 (48.1 overs)
16
2002  New Zealand Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln  Australia
209/3 (45.1 overs)
Aus won by 7 wickets
scorecard
 South Africa
206/9 (50 overs)
16
2004  Bangladesh Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka  Pakistan
230/9 (50 overs)
Pakistan won by 25 runs
scorecard
 West Indies
205 (47.1 overs)
16
2006  Sri Lanka R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo  Pakistan
109 (41.1 overs)
Pakistan won by 38 runs
scorecard
 India
71 (18.5 overs)
16
2008  Malaysia Kinrara Academy Oval, Puchong  India
159 (45.4 overs)
India won by 12 runs (D/L)
scorecard
 South Africa
103/8 (25 overs)
16
2010  New Zealand Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln  Australia
207/9 (50 overs)
Australia won by 25 runs
scorecard
 Pakistan
182 (46.4 overs)
16
2012  Australia Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville  India
227/4 (47.4 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
scorecard
 Australia
225/8 (50 overs)
16
2014  UAE Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai  South Africa
134/4 (42.1 overs)
South Africa won by 6 wickets
scorecard
 Pakistan
131 (44.3 overs)
16
2016  Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka  West Indies
146/5 (49.3 overs)
West Indies won by 5 wickets
scorecard
 India
145 (45.1 overs)
16
2018  New Zealand Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui  India
220/2 (38.5 overs)
India won by 8 wickets
scorecard
 Australia
216 (47.2 overs)
16
2020  South Africa Senwes Park, Potchefstroom  Bangladesh
170/7 (42.1 overs)
Bangladesh won by 3 wickets (D/L)
scorecard
 India
177 (47.2 overs)
16
2022  West Indies Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua and Barbuda  India
195/6 (47.4 overs)
India won by 4 wickets
scorecard
 England
189 (44.5 overs)
16
2024  South Africa Willowmoore Park, Benoni  Australia
253/7 (50 overs)
Australia won by 79 runs
scorecard
 India
174 (43.5 overs)
16
2026  Zimbabwe
 Namibia
To be confirmed 16
2028 To be confirmed 16
2030 To be confirmed 20

Plate League

Year Host(s) Final venue Winner Margin Runner-up
1988  Australia Not Held
1998  South Africa Gert van Rensburg Stadium, Fochville  Bangladesh
245/4 (46.5 overs)
Bangladesh won by 6 wickets
scorecard
 West Indies
243/8 (50 overs)
2000  Sri Lanka Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy  South Africa
213 (49.4 overs)
South Africa won by 80 runs
scorecard
 Bangladesh
133 (47.5 overs)
2002  New Zealand Lincoln No. 3, Lincoln  Zimbabwe
247/1 (50 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 137 runs
scorecard
   Nepal
110 (35.4 overs)
2004  Bangladesh Fatullah Osmani Stadium, Fatullah  Bangladesh
257/9 (50 overs)
Bangladesh won by 8 runs
scorecard
 Australia
249 (49.3 overs)
2006  Sri Lanka Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo    Nepal
205/9 (49.4 overs)
Nepal won by 1 wicket
scorecard
 New Zealand
204 (49.2 overs)
2008  Malaysia Bayuemas Oval, Kuala Lumpur  West Indies
78/3 (14.2 overs)
West Indies won by 7 wickets
scorecard
   Nepal
74 (25.3 overs)
2010  New Zealand McLean Park, Napier  Bangladesh
307/8 (50 overs)
Bangladesh won by 195 runs
scorecard
 Ireland
112 (38.5 overs)
2012  Australia Allan Border Field, Brisbane  Sri Lanka
196/3 (39 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets
scorecard
 Afghanistan
194/9 (50 overs)
2014  UAE Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Bangladesh
223 (47 overs)
Bangladesh won by 77 runs
scorecard
 New Zealand
146/9 (50 overs)
2016  Bangladesh Sheikh Kamal International Stadium, Cox's Bazar  Afghanistan
218/5 (46.5 overs)
Afghanistan won by 5 wickets
scorecard
 Zimbabwe
216/9 (50 overs)
2018  New Zealand Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln  Sri Lanka
255/7 (49.4 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets
scorecard
 West Indies
254/5 (50 overs)
2020  South Africa Willowmoore Park, Benoni  England
279/7 (50 overs)
England won by 152 runs
scorecard
 Sri Lanka
127 (31 overs)
2022  West Indies Queen's Park Oval, Port-of-Spain  United Arab Emirates
128/2 (26 overs)
United Arab Emirates won by 8 wickets
Scorecard
 Ireland
122 (45.3 overs)
2024  South Africa Not Held

Summary of all teams in all tournaments

In the table below, teams are sorted by best performance, then winning percentage, then (if equal) by alphabetical order.

Team Appearances Best result Statistics
Total First Latest Played Won Lost Tie NR Win%
 India 15 1988 2024 Champions (2000, 2008, 2012, 2018, 2022) 96 75 20 0 1 78.94
 Australia 14 1988 2024 Champions (1988, 2002, 2010, 2024) 92 67 21 0 4 76.13
 Pakistan 15 1988 2024 Champions (2004, 2006) 91 66 24 0 1 73.33
 Bangladesh 14 1998 2024 Champions (2020) 87 58 26 1 2 68.82
 South Africa 14 1998 2024 Champions (2014) 85 56 27 0 1 66.66
 West Indies 15 1988 2024 Champions (2016) 94 57 35 0 2 61.95
 England 15 1988 2024 Champions (1998) 87 53 33 0 1 61.62
 Sri Lanka 15 1988 2024 Runner-up (2000) 91 49 41 0 1 54.44
 New Zealand 14 1988 2024 Runner-up (1998) 82 37 43 0 2 46.25
 Afghanistan 8 2010 2024 4th place (2018, 2022) 44 21 23 0 0 47.72
 Zimbabwe 14 1998 2024 6th place (2004) 85 37 48 0 0 43.52
 Namibia 10 1998 2024 7th place (2016) 57 10 46 1 0 18.42
   Nepal 8 2000 2024 8th place (2000, 2016) 48 22 25 0 1 46.80
 United Arab Emirates 3 2014 2022 9th place (2022) 18 7 11 0 0 38.88
 Ireland 11 1998 2024 10th place (2010, 2022) 66 24 41 1 0 37.12
 Scotland 10 1998 2024 11th place (2012) 57 14 43 0 0 24.56
 Kenya 4 1998 2018 11th place (1998) 23 6 17 0 0 26.09
 Canada 8 2002 2022 11th place (2010) 46 8 35 1 2 20.66
 United States 3 2006 2024 12th place (2006) 15 2 12 0 1 14.28
 Papua New Guinea 9 1998 2022 12th place (2008, 2010) 52 3 49 0 0 5.76
 Denmark 1 1998 1998 13th place (1998) 6 2 4 0 0 33.33
 Uganda 3 2004 2022 13th place (2022) 18 4 14 0 0 22.22
 Netherlands 1 2000 2000 14th place (2000) 6 1 4 0 1 20.00
 Hong Kong 1 2010 2010 14th place (2010) 6 1 5 0 0 16.67
 Bermuda 1 2008 2008 15th place (2008) 5 1 4 0 0 20.00
 Nigeria 1 2020 2020 15th place (2020) 6 1 5 0 0 16.67
 Malaysia 1 2008 2008 16th place (2008) 5 1 4 0 0 20.00
 Fiji 1 2016 2016 16th place (2016) 6 0 6 0 0 0.00
 Japan 1 2020 2020 16th place (2020) 6 0 5 0 1 0.00
Defunct teams
ICC Associates 1 1988 1988 8th place (1988) 7 0 7 0 0 0.00
Americas 1 2000 2000 16th place (2000) 6 0 6 0 0 0.00
Updated as of 11 February 2024[8]

Note: the win percentage excludes no results and counts ties as half a win.

Team result by tournament

Legend
1st Champions
2nd Runners-up
3rd Third place
SF Semi-finalist
R2 Round 2 (Super 6)
R1 Round 1 (Group Stage)
Q Qualified for upcoming tournament
§ Team qualified for tournament, but withdrew
Team was ineligible for tournament
n nth position was shared by teams
Hosts
Team Australia
1988
South Africa
1998
Sri Lanka
2000
New Zealand
2002
Bangladesh
2004
Sri Lanka
2006
Malaysia
2008
New Zealand
2010
Australia
2012
United Arab Emirates
2014
Bangladesh
2016
New Zealand
2018
South Africa
2020
Cricket West Indies
2022
South Africa
2024
Total
 Afghanistan 16th 10th 7th 9th 4th 7th 4th R1 8
 Australia 1st 4th 4th 1st 10th 3rd 6th 1st 2nd 4th 4th 2nd 6th 3rd 1st 14
 Bangladesh 9th 10th 11th 9th 5th 8th 9th 7th 9th 3rd 6th 1st 8th R2 14
 Bermuda 15th 1
 Canada 15th 15th 11th 15th 15th 12th 13th 15th 8
 Denmark 13th 1
 England 4th 1st 6th 7th 4th 4th 5th 8th 5th 3rd 6th 7th 9th 2nd R2 15
 Fiji 16th 1
 Hong Kong 14th 1
 India 6th 5th 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 6th 1st 5th 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 15
 Ireland 14th 12th 11th 13th 13th 10th 12th 13th 13th 10th R2 11
 Japan 16th 1
 Kenya 11th 13th 14th 15th 4
 Malaysia 16th 1
 Namibia 15th 15th 12th 15th 11th 16th 14th 7th 14th R1 10
 Netherlands 14th 1
   Nepal 8th 10th 13th 9th 10th 13th 8th R2 8
 New Zealand 7th 2nd 7th 6th 8th 10th 4th 7th 4th 10th 12th 8th 4th § R2 14
 Nigeria 15th 1
 Pakistan 2nd 7th 3rd 5th 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 8th 2nd 5th 3rd 3rd 5th SF 15
 Papua New Guinea 16th 16th 16th 12th 12th 14th 16th 16th 15th 9
 South Africa 3rd 9th 2nd 7th 11th 2nd 5th 3rd 1st 11th 5th 8th 7th SF 14
 Scotland 12th 13th 12th 16th 11th 13th 14th 12th 14th R1 10
 Sri Lanka 5th 6th 2nd 8th 5th 6th 7th 4th 9th 8th 4th 9th 10th 6th R2 15
 Uganda 14th 14th 13th 3
 United Arab Emirates 12th 14th 9th 3
 United States 12th 15th R1 3
 West Indies 3rd 10th 5th 4th 2nd 8th 9th 3rd 6th 6th 1st 10th 5th 11th R2 15
 Zimbabwe 8th 11th 9th 6th 7th 14th 13th 15th 11th 10th 11th 11th 12th R2 14
Defunct teams
Americas 16th 1
ICC Associates 8th 1
Total 8 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

Debut of teams

Team appearing for the first time, in alphabetical order per year.

Year Debutants Total
1988 Associates XI,  Australia,  England,  India,  New Zealand,  Pakistan,  Sri Lanka,  West Indies 8
1998  Bangladesh,  Denmark,  Ireland,  Kenya,  Namibia,  Papua New Guinea,  South Africa,  Scotland,  Zimbabwe 9
2000 Americas XI,    Nepal,  Netherlands 3
2002  Canada 1
2004  Uganda 1
2006  United States 1
2008  Bermuda,  Malaysia 2
2010  Afghanistan,  Hong Kong 2
2012 none 0
2014  United Arab Emirates 1
2016  Fiji 1
2018 none 0
2020  Japan,  Nigeria 2
2022 none 0
2024 none 0
Total 31

Records

Team records

Highest innings totals

Score Batting team Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
480/6 (50 overs)  Australia  Kenya Carisbrook, Dunedin, New Zealand 20 January 2002 Scorecard
436/4 (50 overs)  New Zealand  Kenya Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand 17 January 2018 Scorecard
425/3 (50 overs)  India  Scotland Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, Bangladesh 16 February 2004 Scorecard
419/4 (50 overs)  Sri Lanka  Kenya Lincoln Green, Lincoln, New Zealand 23 January 2018 Scorecard
405/5 (50 overs)  India  Uganda Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, West Indies 22 January 2022 Scorecard
Updated: 22 January 2022[9]

Lowest innings totals

Score Batting team Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
22 (22.3 overs)  Scotland  Australia M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong, Bangladesh 22 February 2004 Scorecard
41 (22.5 overs)  Japan  India Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, South Africa 21 January 2020 Scorecard
41 (28.4 overs)  Canada  South Africa North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand 25 January 2002 Scorecard
41 (11.4 overs)  Bangladesh  South Africa Bayuemas Oval, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 24 February 2008 Scorecard
46 (30.4 overs)  Uganda  England M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong, Bangladesh 17 February 2004 Scorecard
Updated: 14 September 2019[10]

Most consecutive wins

Source[11]

Most consecutive losses

Source[12]

Individual records

Source[13]

Most career runs

Runs Innings Batsman Team Career span
606 13 Eoin Morgan  Ireland 2004–2006
585 12 Babar Azam  Pakistan 2010–2012
566 12 Sarfaraz Khan  India 2014–2016
548 12 Finn Allen  New Zealand 2016–2018
12 Kraigg Braithwaite  West Indies 2010–2012

Updated: 14 September 2019[14]

Most runs in a single tournament[15]
Highest individual scores[16]

Highest partnerships (by wicket)

Partnership Runs Batsmen Batting team Opposition Venue Date Scorecard
1st wicket 245 Jakob Bhula & Rachin Ravindra  New Zealand  Kenya Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand 17 January 2018 Scorecard
2nd wicket 303 Daniel Lawrence & Jack Burnham  England  Fiji M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong, Bangladesh 27 January 2016 Scorecard
3rd wicket 206 Angkrish Raghuvanshi & Raj Bawa  India  Uganda Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad 22 January 2022 Scorecard
4th wicket 212 Cameron White & Dan Christian  Australia  Scotland Carisbrook, Dunedin, New Zealand 25 January 2002 Scorecard
5th wicket 171 Uday Saharan & Sachin Dhas  India  South Africa Willowmoore Park, Benoni, South Africa 6 February 2024 Scorecard
6th wicket 164 Umair Masood & Salman Fayyaz  Pakistan  West Indies Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah, Bangladesh 8 February 2016 Scorecard
7th wicket 119 Alick Athanaze & Nyeem Young  West Indies  Kenya Lincoln Green, Lincoln, New Zealand 20 January 2018 Scorecard
8th wicket 130* Emmanuel Bawa & Gareth Chirawu  Zimbabwe  Canada North West University No 2 Ground, Potchefstroom, South Africa 28 January 2020 Scorecard
9th wicket 136 Nicholas Pooran & Jerome Jones  West Indies  Australia Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE 23 February 2014 Scorecard
10th wicket 73* Steven Eno & Timothy Mou  Papua New Guinea  Afghanistan Nelson Park, Napier, New Zealand 24 January 2010 Scorecard

An asterisk (*) signifies an unbroken partnership (i.e. neither of the batsmen was dismissed before either the end of the allotted overs or the required score being reached).
Updated: 14 September 2019[17]

Most career wickets

Source:[18]

Most wickets in a single tournament

Source:[19]

Best bowling figures

Source:[20]

Age records

Oldest players[21] [a]

By tournament

Year Player of the Final Player of the tournament Most runs Most wickets
1988 Australia Brett Williams Not Awarded Australia Brett Williams (471) Australia Wayne Holdsworth (19)
Pakistan Mushtaq Ahmed (19)
1998 England Stephen Peters Not Awarded Cricket West Indies Chris Gayle (364) Cricket West Indies Ramnaresh Sarwan (16)
Zimbabwe Mluleki Nkala (16)
2000 India Reetinder Sodhi India Yuvraj Singh South Africa Graeme Smith (348) Pakistan Zahid Saeed (15)
2002 Australia Aaron Bird Zimbabwe Tatenda Taibu Australia Cameron White (423) Australia Xavier Doherty (16)
Zimbabwe Waddington Mwayenga (16)
2004 Pakistan Asif Iqbal India Shikhar Dhawan India Shikhar Dhawan (505) Bangladesh Enamul Haque (22)
2006 Pakistan Anwar Ali India Cheteshwar Pujara India Cheteshwar Pujara (349) Australia Moises Henriques (16)
2008 India Ajitesh Argal New Zealand Tim Southee India Tanmay Srivastava (262) South Africa Wayne Parnell (18)
2010 Australia Josh Hazlewood South Africa Dominic Hendricks South Africa Dominic Hendricks (391) Papua New Guinea Raymond Haoda (15)
2012 India Unmukt Chand Australia Will Bosisto Bangladesh Anamul Haque (365) England Reece Topley (19)
2014 South Africa Corbin Bosch South Africa Aiden Markram Bangladesh Shadman Islam (406) Sri Lanka Anuk Fernando (15)
2016 Cricket West Indies Keacy Carty Bangladesh Mehedi Hasan England Jack Burnham (420) Namibia Fritz Coetzee (15)
2018 India Manjot Kalra India Shubman Gill Cricket West Indies Alick Athanaze (418) India Anukul Roy (14)
Afghanistan Qais Ahmad (14)
Canada Faisal Jamkhandi (14)
2020 Bangladesh Akbar Ali India Yashasvi Jaiswal India Yashasvi Jaiswal (400) India Ravi Bishnoi (17)
2022 India Raj Bawa South Africa Dewald Brevis South Africa Dewald Brevis (506) Sri Lanka Dunith Wellalage (17)
2024 Australia Mahli Beardman South Africa Kwena Maphaka India Uday Saharan (397) South Africa Kwena Maphaka (21)

Notes

  1. ^ age restrictions were relaxed for some teams at the early editions of the tournament

References

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