India U19 lost the ICC U19 World Cup 2024 final against Australia U19 and could not defend their title. However, the Indian players performed remarkably well in the tournament, with captain Uday Saharan finishing as the highest run-getter, while Saumy Pandey was the second highest wicket-taker of the tournament. He took 18 wickets in seven matches at an average of 10.28, which is the highest by an Indian in the ICC Under-19 World Cup.
Before Saumy Pandey, Ravi Bishnoi was India’s highest wicket-taker in the U-19 World Cup as he took 17 wickets in the 2020 edition. Coincidentally, both Ravi Bishnoi and Saumy Pandey ended up being runners-up in the tournament.
Saumy Pandey broke Ravi Bishnoi’s record and became India’s highest wicket-taker in the U-19 World Cups. He has been consistent throughout the tournament and helped India reach the final of the U-19 World Cup.
Saumy Pandey is a bowling all-rounder and belongs to Madhya Pradesh. His parents are Krishna Kumar Pandey, a Hindi teacher in the Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh.
Saumy Pandey’s father wanted him to be a doctor, but his passion for cricket saw the family move to Rewa, where he was put in an academy and developed his skills under coach Aril Anthony, who revealed that his idol is the current all-rounder. number one of the test. Ravindra Jadeja.
Saumy Pandey was also the vice-captain of the Indian team in this ICC U-19 World Cup and also ended up being one of the best players of the tournament with 18 wickets at an average of 10.28 in seven matches.
India U19 and Australia U19 met for the third time in the finals of the U-19 World Cup. The previous two final matches in the final were won by India in 2012 and 2018 with Unmukt Chand and Prithvi Shaw respectively.
Saumy Pandey is a thinking bowler according to his coach
“From a very young age I observed one thing: he is a very practical bowler. He is excellent in matches and it shows in his bowling. He uses the crease very well, varies the pace and always tries to spin the bowl. People think he keeps bowling in one place but I don’t agree, he hits the good length more often,” Aril Anthony said about Saumy.
He is one of the future stars who can play for the Indian team. Saumy Pandey is very clear about his objectives and he is clear that he has to play the Ranji Trophy first before trying to play the IPL.
He denied the offer to be a net bowler for an IPL franchise and said he would play for India U19 as he was also the vice-captain of the team. India.
After his excellent performance in the ICC Under-19 World Cup, Saumy could soon be seen playing in the Ranji Trophy. He would probably play for the Madhya Pradesh team in domestic cricket and his goal is to play Test cricket for India.
Saumy Pandey is one step closer to his goal after his performance at the World Cup.