Winning a U-19 World Cup: Wellalage’s boys in pursuit of that elusive dream

Sri Lanka has never won the ICC U-19 World Cup outright, the nearest they have come to doing so was in 2000 when they finished runner-up to India when it was held in Sri Lanka. The team was led by Malintha Gajanayake and comprised as many seven players who later went onto represent the country in international cricket – Jehan Mubarak, Thilina Kandamby, Akalanka Ganegama, Kaushal Lokuarachchi, Prabath Nissanka, Muthumudalige Pushpakumara and Kaushalya Weeraratne.

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