5 Current IPL teammates who were opponents in ICC U-19 World Cup
Over the years, fans have witnessed dream IPL teammates like the pairing of Ricky Ponting- Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli-AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni- Kevin Pietersen, Jasprit Bumrah - Lasith Malinga, Chris Gayle - TM Dilshan, Brendon McCullum - DR Smith and several others. These players are opponents at the international level.
However, in this article today, we will look at the five current IPL teammates who were opponents in the ICC U-19 World Cup. The U-19 World Cup is the first platform for cricketers to prove their talents. Now, after battling against each other at that stage, these players are IPL teammates now:
1. Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja and Cheteshwar Pujara (IPL teammates at CSK)
Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja and Cheteshwar Pujara are IPL teammates at the Chennai Super Kings in the ongoing 2021 season of the competition. But 15 years ago, they were rivals at the ICC U-19 World Cup 2006. Jadeja and Pujara played for India U-19s, while Ali represented England U-19s.
2. Rohit Sharma, Piyush Chawla and Kieron Pollard
Rohit Sharma, Piyush Chawla and Kieron Pollard are representing the Mumbai Indians in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League. Just like the above-mentioned trio, two of the three players - Sharma and Chawla played for India U-19s in ICC U-19 World Cup 2006. Pollard was part of the West Indies U-19s.
3. Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami and Siddarth Kaul (IPL teammates at SRH)
Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami and Siddarth Kaul were part of India's ICC U-19 World Cup-winning team in 2008. In that competition, their current Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson was leading New Zealand U-19s.
4. Jaydev Unadkat and Evin Lewis
Jaydev Unadkat and Evin Lewis played for India U-19s and West Indies U-19s in the 2010 edition of the ICC U-19 World Cup. Both players are currently representing the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, two RR players who skipped the second phase of the 2021 IPL season, were also with Lewis and Unadkat in that tournament, playing for England U-19s.
5. Shreyas Iyer and Kagiso Rabada
Shreyas Iyer and Kagiso Rabada were in rival teams, India U-19s and South Africa U-19s, in ICC U-19 World Cup 2014. They are IPL teammates at Delhi Capitals now, and Rabada has even played under Iyer's captaincy.