Sri Lanka eyes U19 Men’s CWC trophy

Colombo, Jan. 16 (Daily Mirror) - Sri Lanka are yet to lift the U19 Men’s CWC trophy but have left their mark on the tournament over the years. 
They made the final once in 2000, where they lost to Mohammed Kaif’s India by six wickets. Their solitary success at this event has come in the previous format, winning the Plate Finals twice, in 2012 against Afghanistan and in 2018 against the West Indies.
Some of the prominent names to have played in the U19 World Cups before making their name at the international level include Sanath Jayasuriya, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Matheesha Pathirana and Dunith Wellalage. 
The current Sri Lanka U19s have featured in a triangular series against Afghanistan and Bangladesh in 2023, have hosted West Indies, and toured Pakistan in the lead-up to the World Cup. 
The side recently played in the U19 Asia Cup but failed to make it to the knockout stage. Still, with practice aplenty, the young Lankans will look to set the tournament alight.
The 2024 ICC Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup is an international limited-overs cricket tournament scheduled to be held in South Africa from January to February 2024. It is the fifteenth edition of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, with India defending their champions. 
Initially, Sri Lanka was the host nation, but the venue was later shifted to South Africa due to the suspension of the International Cricket Council (ICC) over the Sri Lanka Cricket Board.
The event will welcome a new format for this edition, where the three teams progressing from each of the four groups will enter a new Super Six stage, starting 30 January.
Two groups of six teams will clash to determine the Semi-Finalists and the subsequent Finalists.

The bottom-placed teams will then meet in placement games to determine finishing positions 13 to 16.
It will be the third time that South Africa has hosted the Under 19 World Cup - after previous editions in 1998 and 2020. (Sourse: ICC)

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