India's Under-19 cricket team won the Under-19 World Cup for the third time when they beat Australia by six runs on Sunday. This caps a remarkable record for the youngsters, who have won three out of four finals at this level. Unmukt Chand may have stood out as the star performer in the final, but the team is full of players who can make it big in the future.
Here's a quick look at the world champions...
Unmukt Chand (19 years 129 days, captain): Unmukt Chand may be a very good player, but he didn't quite rise to the occasion till the World Cup final, where he smashed a match-winning century. Already compared to Virat Kohli, who led the team to glory in 2008, Chand is being groomed to play top level cricket in the next few years. Usually calm under pressure, Chand plays first-class cricket for Delhi and also plays for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL.
Akshdeep Nath (19 years 84 days): Vice-captain Nath has had a torrid time in Australia. He has managed just 46 runs in the tournament and has a wicket to his name. The less-experienced Uttar Pradesh player needs to perform exceptionally well in the final to prove he deserves to be the vice-captain.
Baba Aparajith (18 years 25 days): Just turned 18, Aparajith has proved to be a fine selection for Australia. The Tamil Nadu all-rounder has scored 171 runs, taken five wickets and six catches in the World Cup. If there is one player who has grabbed the chance, it's Baba. Considering that he has played just four first-class matches, he has performed well above expectations.
Prashant Chopra (19 years 300 days): The Himachal-born player has not yet played first-class cricket. In six List A games, he has scored 156 runs. In this tournament though, he is India's top run-getter with 172 runs. He was chosen as a replacement for Manan Vohra, who pulled out due to injury and the selectors must be thanking their stars. In the final though, he was out for a duck. Still a player to watch out for.
Harmeet Singh (19 years 330 days): Mumbai's Harmeet has been vital in defending India's small scores. His left-arm spin has slowed down most oppositions and he has taken six wickets as well. He has a good first-class record, taking 17 wickets in three matches with an innings best of 5/86. He also batted like a hero against Pakistan in the quarters, coming in at no.8 when India were 127/9 and adding 10 runs to pip the arch-rivals in a close match.
Kamal Passi (19 years 246 days): Passi may not have had the best time with his bat, but he has played to his strengths — amassing 10 wickets in the World Cup. The highlight of the tournament for him was his 6/23 against Zimbabwe. The Punjab U-19 player has yet to play List A or first-class cricket.
Smit Patel (19 years 78 days): India's wicket-keeper has had a fair tournament. The Gujarat player has scored 164 runs so far and has taken 13 catches behind the wickets. His most memorable knock came in the final, where he scored 62 not out and slammed a boundary to win the World Cup. One to watch out for the future.
Ravikant Singh (18 years 137 days): The Kolkata-born player plays for the Cricket Association of Bengal's Under-19 team as in one more of those players who isn't very experienced but has done very well in Australia. He has taken 12 wickets and was man-of-the-match against Papua New Guinea. He dismissed Meyrick Buchanan in the final.
Sandeep Sharma (19 years 76 days): Sandeep will also be remembered for his gritty performance in the thriller against Pakistan at the U-19 World Cup where his 3/24 and last-wicket stand with Harmeet Singh earned India the win. The Punjab bowler has taken 13 wickets and has a knack of breaking partnerships. He displayed this brilliantly in the final against Australia with figures of 4/54.
Hanuma Vihari (18 years 294 days): For his age, Vihari can be called a very experienced player. The Hyderabadi has seven first-class, eight List A and two Twenty20 matches under his belt. At the World Cup, he has 71 runs.
Vikas Mishra (19 years 219 days): The Delhi and Delhi Daredevils player hasn't had the best time in Australia. He hasn't made it to the playing XI for the latter stages of the tournament after managing just two wickets and three runs in the group stages.
Vijay Zol (17 years 253 days): Vijay Zol looks like a good player in the making. The Maharashtra player is also on the roster of Royal Challengers Bangalore and despite having the experience of only one List A match, has scored 150 runs this tournament. But in the final against Australia, he was out for just one run.
Sandipan Das (19 years 247 days): The Bengal player played in the warm-up matches but did not impress enough to play in the competitive games. May not get a chance in the final either.
Akhil Herwadkar (17 years 276 days): As with Das, Herwadkar was also only picked for a warm-up game, but the Mumbaikar has time on his side to impress in the future.
Rush Kalaria (19 years 199 days): Kalaria played a warm-up match and also got his chance against West Indies in the group stage. But the Saurashtra boy managed only three runs and no wickets. With better players waiting in the sidelines, he was dropped.