Akbar Ali named as captain of ICC U-19 team

Published: 12 Feb 2020 Updated: 13 Feb 2020   

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The ICC U-19 World Cup champions captain cum wicket-keeper of Bangladesh team Akbar Ali has been named as the captain of the tournament’s best XI, chosen from all the competing teams by Cricinfo.

Two players from U-19 World Champions Bangladesh team —captain cum wicket keeper Akbar Ali and batsman Mahmudul Hasan Joy have been included in the World XI.

Bangladesh captain Akbar Ali scored 69 runs with an average of 69.00 featuring not out 43 runs with six dismissals in the six matches.

Akbar didn't need to do much with the bat before the final, but when the onus was on him, he delivered, and how. His captaincy and wicket-keeping had been impressive already, and in the final against India, with his team in a hole at 65 for 4, Ali showed the way and led Bangladesh to the title with an unbeaten 43.

Bangladeshi batsman Mahmudul Hasan Joy scored 184 runs with an average of 46.00 featuring one century in six matches.

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