The young guns representing the India u19 team take on the Australian u19 team tomorrow on 2nd February 2022 at the Providence Stadium. India will be keen to make another successive final and correct the wrongs of the last world cup campaign.
While India has had a solid campaign they have had a covid affected journey so far. With each passing game, the batting lineup is undergoing significant alterations. The bowling attack has been mostly untouched and pace has proven to be India's strength. Remarkably, they bowled Uganda and Ireland out for 97 and 133 respectively. They've also dismissed South Africa for 187 and Bangladesh, the defending champions, for 111.
But their opponents Australia, are no strangers to fearsome pace. With in-form batsmen in their rank and scoring runs in the tournament. The Aussies pose a tremendous threat to the Indians. Teague Wyllie with an average of 132 and Campbell Kellaway with an average of 52.66 in this tournament, the Aussies will remain bullish about their chances.
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Will the Aussies prove too much to overcome? Or can India live up to their tag of tournament favorites and march forward to the final?
Match Toss Time: 08:30 Local (18:00 IST)
Match Start Time: 09:00 Local (18:30 IST)
Match Venue: Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
Head to Head
Matches Played: 7, India U19: 2, Australia U19: 5
Weather Conditions and pitch
The Australians won't be looking to make any changes to the lineup, after strong performances throughout the tournament. With no injuries reported so far, the two-time champions will be on an all-time high after their convincing win over Pakistan in the quarters.
The Indian camp will be relieved that they are now back to full strength, something that could not be said much earlier in the tournament. With all the firepower in the arsenal available, they will be keen on winning the match tomorrow.
Probable Playing XI
Australia U19 (AUS): Teague Wyllie, Campbell Kellaway, Isaac Higgins, Cooper Connolly©, Nivethan Radhakrishnan, Aidan Cahill, Tobias Snell(wk), William Salzmann, Joshua Garner, Tom Whitney, Harkirat Bajwa
India U19 (IND): Harnoor Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shaik Rasheed, Yash Dhull (c), Nishant Sindhu, Raj Bawa, Kaushal Tambe, Dinesh Bana (wk), Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Vicky Ostwal, Ravi Kumar
Australian batsman Teague Wyllie has been amongst the runs and surely will be looked upon to hit the ground running early. Captain Cooper Connolly also scored a century during the warmups to the tournament against the Indians.
Raj Bawa has been equally amongst the runs and wickets with strong performances in both phases of the game. Vicky Ostwal’s spin will also prove vital tomorrow seeing how the Aussies crumbled against the Sri Lankan spin bowlers.
IND U19 vs AUS U19 fantasy team
Captain and Vice-Captain picks
With this exact showdown taking place during the warmups and the Indians winning that match comfortably. Much of the same will be expected for the forthcoming game. India has been tagged favorites early on in the tournament, and all signs point towards India proving the same.
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