India’s opening batter Shikhar Dhawan has scored the most runs in a single edition of the Under-19 World Cup.
During the 2004 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, Dhawan amassed 505 runs in seven matches at an impressive average of 84.16. The swashbuckling southpaw smashed three hundreds and one fifty in the tournament.
Dhawan smashed 155 off 138 balls against Scotland and followed it up with another impressive hundred (120 off 148 balls) versus hosts Bangladesh. He registered his third ton against Sri Lanka, scoring a 136-ball 146.
Interestingly, the New Delhi-born cricketer has been the only batter till date to score more than 500 runs in a single edition of the Under-19 World Cup.
Second on the list for most runs in a single edition of the Under-19 World Cup is former Australia cricketer Brett Williams.
During the inaugural edition of the Under-19 World Cup in Australia in 1988, Williams accumulated 471 runs in nine matches at an average of 52.33. The right-handed batter smashed two centuries and three fifties in the tournament.
Former Australia captain Cameron White is third on the list for most runs in a single edition of the Under-19 World Cup. White scored 423 runs in eight matches at an average of 70.50 during the 2002 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. He registered one hundred and two half-centuries to his name.
England’s Jack Burnham and West Indies’ Alick Athanaze complete the top five list for most runs in a single edition of the Under-19 World Cup.
While Burnham amassed 420 runs in six matches during the 2016 edition in Bangladesh, Athanaze registered 420 runs in the same number of matches in the 2018 edition held in New Zealand.
Most runs in a single edition of Under-19 World Cup
|Shikhar Dhawan (India)||505||2004|
|Brett Williams (Australia)||471||1988|
|Cameron White (Australia)||423||2002|
|Jack Burnham (England)||420||2016|
|Alick Athanaze (West Indies)||418||2018|
|Shadman Islam (Bangladesh)||406||2014|
|Yashasvi Jaiswal (India)||400||2020|
|Dominic Hendricks (South Africa)||391||2010|
|Anamul Haque (Bangladesh)||365||2012|
|Chris Gayle (West Indies)||364||1998|
|Cheteshwar Pujara (India)||349||2006|
|Graeme Smith (South Africa)||348||2000|
|Tanmay Srivastava (India)||262||2008|
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