Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer is all set to take on former English skipper Micheal Vaughan, oh no my bad, Team India will lock horns against England in the much-awaited grand finale of the ICC U-19 World Cup which is set to take place this Saturday and the Indians will be eyeing a record 5th title, while for England it will be their second.
Both sides will come into this match on the back of a six-match win streak and it will be exciting to see which team can stay unbeaten in the tournament. India would be feeling a bit more confident after defeating the tournament favorites Aussies.
WHAT. A. PERFORMANCE! 💪 👌— BCCI (@BCCI) February 2, 2022
India U19 beat Australia U19 by 9⃣6⃣ runs & march into the #U19CWC 2022 Final. 👏 👏 #BoysInBlue #INDvAUS
This is India U19's 4th successive & 8th overall appearance in the U19 World Cup finals. 🔝
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England, on the other hand, were shaky against the Afghanistan side, whatsoever they now will play for the silverware and they will be hoping they can score a historic win against the most successful team in the history of this tournament.
It is likely to end up as a battle between the batsmen, given the class of the batsmen both the side possess. Can the Indians lift the title for a record 5th time? Or will England lay hands on the trophy after a long gap of 23 years?
Match Toss Time: 08:30 Local (18:00 IST)
Match Start Time: 09:00 Local (18:30 IST)
Match Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
Head to Head
Matches Played: 5, England U-19: 2, India U-19: 3
Weather conditions and pitch
Both teams will be looking to feature the same combination until and unless it is a forced one. For India, the return of their skipper has been a great boost and he will be hoping to deliver in the all-important clash.
Probable playing Xl
England U-19 (ENG U19): George Thomas, Jacob Bethell, Tom Prest (c), James Rew, William Luxton, George Bell, Rehan Ahmed, Alex Horton (wk), James Sales, Thomas Aspinwall, Joshua Boyden
India U-19 (IND U19): Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Harnoor Singh, Shaik Rasheed, Yash Dhull (c), Nishant Sindhu, Raj Bawa, Kaushal Tambe, Dinesh Bana (wk), Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Vicky Ostwal, Ravi Kumar
Indian opener Angkrish Raghuvanshi and English skipper Tom Prest have been the key players for their respective sides in this campaign and there is no doubt they will hold the key role in this all-important finale.
The Indian skipper Yash Dhull, who will come into this match on the back of a sensation ton, and hard-hitter Raj Bawa are out two other must-picks for this encounter.
ENG U19 vs IND U19 fantasy team
Captain and Vice-captain picks
The English side have been in great touch but the Indians have been impeccable in this tournament. The young side have shown great character despite missing out on the services of their skipper in the majority of the tournament. England have been good with the ball but their batting has been too dependent on a couple of players.
The Indians might just hold the edge here given that all their batsmen are in great form and it will be also tough for the English youngsters to play the foxy spin attack of the Indian side.
Cricwizz predicts India U-19 to win the ICC U19 World Cup 2022.
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