The Under-19 Cricket World Cup has long been a breeding ground for some of the sports best cricketers.

Looking back on past additions, stars such as Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steve Smith and Babar Azam have left their mark with terrific on-field performances.

Moving forward, these squads can be seen as a future core of international players for a country if their trajectory and development continues in a positive direction.

The 2022 World Cup has been played in the West Indies featuring 16 nations.

We have crunched the numbers and selected the standout player from nine of the participating countries.

Note New Zealand withdrew from the World Cup due to quarantine restrictions on minors upon return to the country.

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1. Afghanistan

Izhar Ul Haq Naveed

Izhar Ul Haq Naveed put together a terrific tournament for surprise-packet Afghanistan. The right-arm leg-spinner finished with 10 wickets at an impressive average of 15.3. His strike rate was equally impressive, seeing him take a wicket on average every 25.2 deliveries.

Naveed was an integral piece in an Afghanistan side which surprised many to reach the knockout stages of the tournament.

Adding to the deep spin stocks that Afghanistan have at their disposal in international cricket, Naveed could be a name we see up in lights in various T20 competitions in the near future.

Izharulhaq Naveed profile and biography, stats, records, averages, photos and videos

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