Mount Maunganui: Indian U-19 team will be eager to lift the coveted ICC U-19 World Cup trophy for the fourth time, when they face Australia in the final on Saturday.
India have lifted the Under-19 World Cup trophy thrice and Prithvi Shaw will join the likes of Mohammad Kaif (2000), Virat Kohli (2008) and Unmukt Chand (2012) to become fourth Indian captain to lift the U-19 World Cup title if India beat Australia in the final.
The Indian side has put in some impressive performance to win all their five matches – one of which also includes an emphatic 203-run win against arch-rivals Pakistan in the semifinal.
Australia, on the other hand, have not had a smooth sailing all the way. They lost their tournament opener against India by 100 runs, before winning four games in a row to make it to the final.
However, Jason Sangha-led Australian side’s last two performances signal that they have upped their game when it mattered. Their 31-run victory over England in the quarterfinal, while defending 127-run total, and a six-wicket win over Afghanistan, who surprised everyone with their semifinal appearance, clearly indicate that they are here for a fight.
Date and venue:
The India versus Australia final of 2018 ICC Under-19 World Cup will be played on February 3, 2018, Saturday. The match will take place at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga,
The live telecast of the ICC Under-19 World cup final between India and Australia will be on Star Sports.
The live streaming of the final will be available on Hotstar
The all-important India versus Australia ICC Under-19 World Cup 2018 final is scheduled to start at 6.30 AM (IST) – (01:00 AM GMT and 2:00 PM local time).The toss will take place at 6.00 AM (IST) – (00:30 AM GMT and 1:30 PM local time).
India Under-19: Prithvi Shaw(captain), Shubman Gill, Manjot Kalra, Himanshu Rana, Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, Harvik Desai, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel, Anukul Roy, Shiva Singh, Aryan Juyal, Arshdeep Singh, Pankaj Yadav
Australia Under-19: Jason Sangha(c), Will Sutherland, Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Jack Edwards, Zak Evans, Jarrod Freeman, Ryan Hadley, Baxter J Holt, Nathan McSweeney, Jonathan Merlo, Lloyd Pope, Param Uppal, Austin Waugh, Aaron Hardie...