Former Ireland cricket team captain and England’s current limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan holds the record for scoring the most runs in Under-19 World Cup.
Having featured in two editions of the ICC Under-19 World Cup between 2004 and 2006 for Ireland, Morgan amassed 606 runs in 13 matches at an average of 50.50 with two hundreds and three fifties to his name.
The swashbuckling left-hander was the highest run-getter for Ireland in 2004 Under -19 World Cup held in Bangladesh. He was later named captain of the Irish side in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka where he finished as the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament.
Behind Morgan, the second on the list for most runs in the Under-19 World Cup is Babar Azam. The Pakistan batter accumulated 585 runs in 12 matches at an average of 58.50 between 2010 and 2012. Azam has hit two tons and three half-centuries in the tournament’s history.
Indian cricketer Sarfaraz Khan, New Zealand batter Finn Allen and West Indies’ Kraigg Brathwaite complete the top five list for the most runs in Under-19 World Cup.
Sarfaraz represented India in the 2014 and 2016 editions of the ICC Under-19 World Cup, amassing 566 runs in 12 matches at an average of 70.75. He has seven fifties to his name in Under-19 World Cups.
Meanwhile, both Allen and Brathwaite amassed 548 runs in 12 matches at an average of 54.80 and 60.88 respectively.
Among the top batters in ICC Under-19 World Cup history, South Africa's Dewald Brewis has the best average of 84.33, having accumulated 506 runs in six matches in the 2022 edition.
Most runs in Under-19 World Cup
|Eoin Morgan (IRE19)||2004-2006||13||606||50.50||2||3|
|Babar Azam (PAK19)||2010-2012||12||585||58.50||2||3|
|Sarfaraz Khan (IND19)||2014-2016||12||566||70.75||0||7|
|Finn Allen (NZ19)||2016-2018||12||548||54.80||1||3|
|Kraigg Brathwaite (WI19)||2010-2012||12||548||60.88||0||6|
|Kanishka Chaugai (NEP19)||2002-2006||20||537||28.26||0||3|
|Anamul Haque (BD19)||2010-2012||12||519||43.35||2||2|
|Dewald Brewis (SA19)||2022-22||6||506||84.33||2||3|
|Shikhar Dhawan (IND19)||2004-2004||7||505||84.16||3||1|
|Brett Williams (AUSYC)||1988-1988||9||471||52.33||2||3|
|Shaun Marsh (AUS19)||2000-2002||15||471||31.40||1||3|
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