Sri Lanka U19s Ready to Conquer the World…
Every two years under 19s around the world battle it out for the ICC Youth World Cup and this time the Sri Lanka under 19s are stealthily gearing themselves to take on U 19s of the world at the ICC U 19 World cup in the UAE from the 14th February – 1st March 2014.
The Under 19 World Cup has functioned as a foundation stone to many a great cricketer such as Sanath Jayasuriya, Mike Atherton, Brian Lara, Inzamam Ul-Haq and rising stars such as Virat Kohli, Dinesh Chandimal, Darren Bravo, Shakib Al Hasan and many more. Most of the International players have begun their journey through the Under 19 World Cup and the exposure this tournament provides is invaluable to the growth of the young cricketers.
The India U19s led by Unmukt Chand won the last ICC Youth World Cup in 2012 beating the Australian under 19s. This time around Sri Lanka is grouped with England, New Zealand and hosts UAE in group ‘D’.