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Australian captains to win the ICC U19 World Cup title

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Australia have won the ICC U19 World Cup thrice.

Australia are one of the most successful sides in cricket. When we peep into their trophy cabinet, winning an ICC title looks like of the easiest job in the game. Australian men’s cricket team has won six ODI Cricket World Cups, three ICC U19 World Cups, two ICC Champions Trophies, one T20 World Cup and one ICC World Test Championship in their history.

When it comes to U19 World Cup, Australia are the second most successful side in the history of the tournament. Australia have so far clinched three ICC U19 World Cup titles. Only India have won more titles (6) than Australia. Australia won the inaugural edition in 1988 and then won their second U19 title in 2002. They won their third U19 World Cup title in 2010. Let’s have a look at captains who led Australia to a U19 World Cup title.

List of Australian captains to win ICC U19 World Cup:

1. Geoff Parker – 1988:

Australia won the inaugural edition of the ICC U19 World Cup in 1988. Former South Australian cricketer Geoff Parker captained the Australia U19 side to title victory in 1988. Australia defeated Pakistan in the final at Adelaide Oval to win the title. Geoff Parker represented South Australia and Victoria in domestic cricket and played 37 First Class matches and 28 List-A matches, but he could never represent senior men’s Australian cricket team in his career.

2. Cameron White – 2002:

Cameron White. (Image Source: Twitter)

Former Australian all-rounder Cameron White was Australia’s second U19 World Cup title-winning skipper. Cameron White-led side defeated South Africa in the final at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln to lift the fourth edition of the tournament. White went on to represent senior men’s Australian cricket team in four tests, 91 ODIs and 47 T20Is. He captained senior men’s Australian cricket team in one ODI and six T20Is later in his career.

3. Mitchell Marsh – 2010:

Mitchell Marsh with the U19 World Cup trophy
Mitchell Marsh with the U19 World Cup trophy. (Image Source: ICC)

Australia’s third ICC U19 World Cup title win came in 2010 when they were captained by Mitchell Marsh. Marsh-led side defeated Pakistan in the final of the tournament at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln to lift the title. Marsh is currently an active cricketer in Australia’s senior men’s side and has so far represented the team in 40 tests, 89 ODIs and 50 T20Is.

(List and numbers updated till 10th February, 2024)

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