Indian U19 World Cup vice-captains from 2008: Where are they now?
We often remember the captains of the U19 World Cup. It is this way that the likes of Virat Kohli and Prithvi Shaw became popular. However, some of the vice-captains, too, have done a great job and a few of them have already cemented their spot in the Indian Team. At the same time, some of them have not been able to continue the momentum. On that note, in this article, we take a look at the Indian U19 World Cup vice-captains from 2008 and their whereabouts now.
2008 - Ravindra Jadeja
After playing in the 2006 U19 World Cup, Jadeja became the deputy to Virat Kohli in 2008. Along with Virat, Jaddu slowly became an important part of Team India. At the moment, Jadeja is still a part of the Indian squad across all formats.
2010 - Mandeep Singh
Mandeep Singh is one of the Indian U19 World Cup vice-captains from 2008. Mandeep had a great start to his career and also got a few chances with India. Although he was able to do well, the performances were not door-breaking and hence, he never got a consistent run in Team India. He currently leads Punjab in domestic cricket.
2012 - Akshdeep Nath
Akshdeep Nath was Unmukt Chand's deputy in that successful campaign. The cricketer played for teams such as Gujarat Lions and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. Currently, he plays for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket and in the past, he has also led them.
2014 - Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson is a popular name in the Indian Team right now. The skipper of Rajasthan Royals, Sanju is on the fringes of the Indian Team, although he deserves to be a part of both the white-ball format squads. It needs to be seen how the management would take care of him.
2016 - Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant is also one of the Indian U19 World Cup vice-captains from 2008. Pant was Ishan Kishan's deputy in that event. Pant is a part of all the Indian squads right now. He might be struggling with the white ball but is the future of the Indian Team.
2018 - Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill is also on the fringes of the Indian Team but with his performances recently, he is pushing for a permanent spot. The management must groom the player to become the next Sachin Tendulkar or Virat Kohli for Team India.
2020 - Dhruv Jurel
Dhruv Jurel is a wicketkeeper batter who plays for Uttar Pradesh. He is taking strides in domestic cricket and recently played in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. A few performances in the IPL can help him take his career to the next level.
2022 - Shaik Rasheed
Shaik Rasheed is a highly-rated cricketer. He has been part of domestic cricket in the last few months. A promising wicketkeeper batter, Rasheed will hope for an IPL contract to learn from the established members of the game.