The 13th edition is set to start in South Africa from 17th January to 9th February 2020. It promises to be an exciting tournament where future stars set to represent their country at Under 19 level and win laurels.
This tournament has provided many stars which have played for the senior team which includes Prithvi Shaw, Kagiso Rabada, Kuldeep Yadav, Kane Williamson, Virat Kohli and many other top-quality players.
In the 2020 edition of World Cup, there 4 groups with 4 teams in each of them. Group A consists of defending Champions India, first timers Japan, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. Each group will see top two teams qualify for the knockout stage.
Group B comprise of runners up of 2018 Australia, England, first timer Nigeria and West Indies. In Group C, Bangladesh, Pakistan, first timers Scotland and Zimbabwe will take part in the tournament. The final Group comprise of Afghanistan, first timer Canada, South Africa and United Arab Emirates. The Group stage will start from 17th January and will go till 25th January.
After the league stage gets over, the Super League quarterfinals will start from 28th January and finish on 31st January. It promises to be an exciting tournament. India have won the Under 19 World Cups four times, Australia thrice, Pakistan and England twice, South Africa and West Indies once each.
Here we look at the Journey of the Under 19 World Cups
|S No||Year||Hosts||Winner||Runners Up||Final Venue||Margin|
|1.||1988||Australia||Australia||Pakistan||Adelaide||Australia won by 5 wickets|
|2.||1998||South Africa||England||New Zealand||Johannesburg||England won by 7 wickets|
|3.||2000||Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka||Colombo||India won by 6 wickets|
|4||2002||New Zealand||Australia||South Africa||Lincoln||Australia won by 7 wickets|
|5||2004||Bangladesh||Pakistan||West Indies||Dhaka||Pakistan won by 25 runs|
|6.||2006||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||India||Colombo||Pakistan won by 38 runs|
|7.||2008||Malaysia||India||South Africa||Puchong||India won by 12 runs via DL method|
|8.||2010||New Zealand||Australia||Pakistan||Lincoln||Australia won by 25 runs|
|9.||2012||Australia||India||Australia||Townsville||India won by 6 wickets|
|10.||2014||United Arab Emirates||South Africa||Pakistan||Dubai||South Africa won by 6 wickets|
|11.||2016||Bangladesh||West Indies||India||Dhaka||West Indies won by 5 wickets|
|12.||2018||New Zealand||India||Australia||Mount Maunganui||India won by 8 wickets|