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Stats: Youngest players to feature in the Champions Trophy

Overall 33 players have featured in the Champions Trophy so far before turning 20.

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Shadab Khan
Pakistan’s Shadab Khan. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Champions Trophy has witnessed many youngsters make appearances and delivered the goods for their sides. However, in the previous edition of CT no teenagers featured in any of the games but this time there are two teenagers who might even feature in the XI. One of them will break into the list of youngest players to play in a Champions Trophy match.

The 18-year-old leg-spinner Shadab Khan from Pakistan who will be carrying the nation’s hopes might become the 8th youngest player to feature in a CT game and 3rd youngest from Pakistan behind Mohammad Amir (Made his CT debut in 2009 at the age of 17) and Shahid Afridi. The youngster has caught everyone’s eyeballs with his leg breaks and googlies and will have to play a crucial role in Pakistan’s campaign.

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Bangladesh’s 19-year old off-spin all-rounder, Mehedi Hasan Miraz will be another young player to feature in this competition. With Mehedi proving his calibre with the ball in limited-overs cricket and adding few runs in the lower order, he can be sure about his place in the XI.

Overall 33 players have featured in the Champions Trophy so far before turning 20 while 10 of those are from Bangladesh and 8 from Pakistan. If Mehedi Hasan plays in any game for his side in the tournament, he would be the 11th Bangladeshi to feature in the CT before turning 20.

A look at the list of youngest players to make their debut in CT, Bangladesh players Talha Jubair and Nazmul Hossain played at the age of 16 in 2002 and 2004 CT editions respectively. In the list of top 10 youngest players to feature in CT before the 2017 edition, only Mohammad Amir and Yuvraj Singh are a part of CT 2017.

Youngest players to debut in the Champions Trophy:

Player Team Age Opposition Ground Start Date
Talha Jubair Bangladesh 16y 287d New Zealand Colombo (SSC) 23-Sep-2002
Nazmul Hossain Bangladesh 16y 343d South Africa Birmingham 12-Sep-2004
Mohammad Amir Pakistan 17y 163d West Indies Johannesburg 23-Sep-2009
Mohammad Ashraful Bangladesh 18y 78d New Zealand Colombo (SSC) 23-Sep-2002
E Chigumbura Zimbabwe 18y 180d England Birmingham 10-Sep-2004
BRM Taylor Zimbabwe 18y 217d England Birmingham 10-Sep-2004
Shahid Afridi Pakistan 18y 242d West Indies Dhaka 29-Oct-1998
Alok Kapali Bangladesh 18y 261d Australia Colombo (SSC) 19-Sep-2002
Tushar Imran Bangladesh 18y 273d Australia Colombo (SSC) 19-Sep-2002
Yuvraj Singh India 18y 296d Kenya Nairobi (Gym) 3-Oct-2000

 

(Stats as on 31st May 2017)

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