5 popular Indian cricketers who have captained the U19 team only once 

U19 captains

Many Indian cricketers have achieved success in international cricket over the years after excelling in U19 cricket. One of the game's most exciting formats is U19 cricket. It's encouraging to see young cricketers express themselves in the middle and make headlines for their accomplishments. Many Indian captains achieved national recognition by excelling at the U19 level. Here is the list of 5 popular Indian cricketers who captained the U19 team only once.


5. Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant was one of the most aggressive batsmen in all formats. His aggressive intent to take on world class bowlers has a unique fan base around the world. He has captained the U19 Indian team only once, it was in the year 2015. Rishabh Pant in his U19 days mostly played under Ishan Kishan. 


4. Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik has made a stellar comeback into the Indian squad after his stunning performance with the bat for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022. Dinesh Karthik has also captained the Indian U19 team only once, it was in the year of 2004. Dinesh Karthik mostly played under the captaincy of Ambati Rayudu in his U19 days.


3. Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja was also one of the surprising names in this list, all rounders getting to captain the national team is always a rare sight. Jadeja has captained the U19 Indian team in the year of 2007. Jadeja mostly played as a vice captain for team India. Virat Kohli was captaining the Indian team. They both successfully led team India to the U19 World Cup glory.


2. Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson who was the current captain of Rajasthan Royals was the another name in this list, he led his team Rajasthan Royals to the IPL 2022 finals. Sanju Samson led the U19 Indian team only once in his career. It was in the year of 2014. Sanju Samson got his IPL contract due to his stellar performance in the U19 Cricket.


1. Ravi Shastri

The former Indian team head coach was the first U19 captain of team India. But he led the Indian team only once in the year of 1981. Soon Ravi Shastri went on to play for the Indian team in the 1983 World Cup which was led by Kapil Dev. The Indian team went on to win the World Cup by beating the mighty West Indies in the finals.


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