Highest wicket-taker Wellalage, only SL player in the ICC Most Valuable team    Source:island.lk Dunith Wellalage is the only Sri Lankan player named in the ICC Most Valuable team of the Under 19 World Cup after the Sri Lankan skipper finished as the tournament’s highest wicket-taker. Despite taking only a single wicket in the in his last two matches, Wellalage finished as the Under 19 World Cup’s highest wicket taker. His closest rival in that list was England’s Joshua Boyden who finished with just 15 wickets after taking a couple of wickets in the final against India. Pakistan’s Awais Ali too finished with 15 wickets, while Bangladesh’s Ripon Mondol finished the tournament as the fourth highest wicket taker (14). All top four bowlers in that list are selected in the 12-strong line up as champions India lead the way with three players included. The ICC announced the Upstox Most Valuable ...

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U-19 WC: Sri Lanka, South Africa progress to quarter-finals-by Sreshth Shah Source:Espncricinfo South Africa 315 for 7 (Van Heerden 111, Brevis 96, Copeland 43, Wilson 2-59) beat Ireland 158 all out (McGuire 42, Alder 3-20, Boast 3-26) by 153 runs (DLS method) 47-overs-a-side contest A dominating century from the captain George Van Heerden and 96 from Dewald Brevis took South Africa to the Under-19 World Cup quarter-final after they beat Ireland by 153 runs by DLS method in Tarouba. Van Heerden, who played second fiddle in partnerships with Brevis so far in the competition, took the lead in his side’s final Group B match. He made a 93-ball 111, displaying his strength with his sixes. Seven of them were down the ground, while one was pulled over deep midwicket. He turbocharged his innings in the back end when he struck three sixes in a row off seamer Liam Doherty to move from 78 to 96 in the first three ...

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