Australia has won the ICC Men’s Under 19 World Cup beating India by 79 runs in the final in Benoni, South Africa.
After electing to bat, Australia compiled 7-253 with Harjas Singh (55) the top scorer. They then bowled India out for 174 with Player of the Match Mahli Beardman (3-15) and Raf MacMillan (3-43) the stars with the ball.
It was Australia’s fourth U19 Men’s World Cup victory and the first since 2010 when current internationals Mitch Marsh and Josh Hazlewood were members of the squad.
The victory continues a stunning series of results by Australian teams in ICC events with the Australian Women’s team winning the T20 World Cup and the Australian Men’s team winning the World Test Championship and ODI World Cup last year.
Members of the World Cup winning squad will be available for interview at 5pm (AEDT) today. For further information contact Richard Hinds 0407 945 586.
Hugh Weibgen, Australia Men’s U19s captain said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to have won the final and to be bringing home the World Cup.
“We knew this was going to be a tough tournament given the standard of some of the teams and to go through undefeated says a lot about the talent we have in our squad and the excellence of our planning and preparation.
“It was great that everyone across the squad made a contribution to the victory including all the coaches and support staff and everyone involved can be really proud of what we have achieved.”
Nick Hockley, CA Chief Executive said:
“Congratulations to captain Hugh Weibgen and his team, the coaches and all the support staff in South Africa on winning Australia's fourth ICC Men's Under 19 World Cup.
“To go through the tournament undefeated and bring home the trophy for the first time in 15 years is a wonderful achievement and continues a period of remarkable success for Australian teams on the international stage.
“Ensuring our pathway programs are strong is a major priority for Australian Cricket and it is great to see Australia continues to produce so many accomplished young cricketers including those in this world champion team.”
Australia Men’s ICC U19 World Cup Winning Squad:
Hugh Weibgen (QLD - Valley District Cricket Club) - Captain
Lachlan Aitken (QLD - Gold Coast District Cricket Club)
Charlie Anderson (NSW - Northern District Cricket Club)
Harkirat Bajwa (VIC - Melbourne Cricket Club)
Mahli Beardman (WA - Melville Cricket Club)
Tom Campbell (QLD - Western Suburbs District Cricket Club)
Harry Dixon (VIC - St Kilda Cricket Club)
Ryan Hicks (NSW - Mosman Cricket Club)
Sam Konstas (NSW - Sutherland Cricket Club)
Rafael MacMillan (NSW - St George District Cricket Club)
Aidan O’Connor (TAS - Greater Northern Raiders)
Oliver Peake (VIC – Geelong Cricket Club)
Harjas Singh (NSW - Western Suburbs Cricket Club)
Tom Straker (NSW - Sutherland District Cricket Club)
Callum Vidler (QLD - Valley District Cricket Club)
Corey Wasley (WA - Rockingham-Mandurah Cricket Club)