Yashavi Jaiswal has so far scored 312 runs in the U19 World Cup (Photo Credit: Twitter @cricketworldcup)
Yashavi Jaiswal will be eyeing some major records as India and Bangladesh square off in the U19 World Cup final on Sunday. Defending champions India are overwhelming favourites to win a record fifth U-19 World Cup title but first-timers Bangladesh may give them a tough fight in an all-Asian final. Yashavi Jaiswal, one of the stars of India's campaign, is currently the leading run-getter in the ongoing U19 World Cup. India, who walloped arch-rivals Pakistan by 10 wickets in the semifinal on Tuesday, will be playing their seventh final since 2000 when they lifted the trophy for the first time.
Yashavi Jaiswal has so far scored 312 runs in the U19 World Cup. Jaiswal is all but certain to walk away with the honour of scoring most runs in this World Cup. Jaiswal will officialy join an elite club - with Shikhar Dhawan (505 runs in 2004), Cheteshwar Pujara (349 runs in 2006) and Tanmay Srivastava (262 runs in 2008) - as the Indians to have scored the most runs in a single U19 World Cup edition.
While he seems too far behind Shikhar Dhawan's record, he can overtake the figures of Pujara to become the second-highest run-scorer from India in a single edition. Dhawan holds the record for the most runs scored in one U19 World Cup.
Yashavi Jaiswal can also become the Indian to hit most sixes in a single U19 World Cup edition. Jaiswal, who has hit a total of 9 sixes so far, can overtake Sanju Samson (12 sixes in 2014). The all-time record is held by England's Jack Burnham who hit 15 sixes in the 2016 version.
Yashavi Jaiswal has scored four scores of fifty or more at the U19 World Cup so far. With another fifty, he can join the ranks of Brett Williams of Australia (1988) and Sarfaraz Khan of India (2016) who both have five 50 plus scores each.