U19 World Cup Final: India faces Australia in the final for the third time, Team India is eyeing a ‘sixer’ of the title.


U19 World Cup Final: India faces Australia in the final for the third time, Team India is eyeing a ‘sixer’ of the title.

New Delhi. India will face Australia in the final of the Under-19 World Cup 2024 on Sunday. Team India is preparing vigorously for this great match. This will be a repeat of the final between India and Australia in last year’s ODI World Cup. Then Australia had broken India’s dream of winning the ODI World Cup for the second time at home. Now the young Team India will have a chance to settle the score of this defeat.

This is not the first time that the cricket teams of India and Australia will clash in the final of the Under-19 World Cup. Before this, the Under-19 World Cup final was played between the two countries twice and on both the occasions, Team India defeated Australia.

Earlier, India had faced Australia in the final of the 2018 Under-19 World Cup. Then in the final played in New Zealand, India defeated Australia by 8 wickets.

India has defeated Australia twice in the finals
India achieved the target of 217 runs in 38.5 overs on the basis of a century by Manjot Kalra (101*). Earlier, in 2012, India had won the Under-19 World Cup title by defeating Australia. Then for the first time these two teams met in the final. Then India defeated Australia by 6 wickets. India had achieved the target of 226 runs by losing 4 wickets on the basis of captain Unmukt Chand’s unbeaten inning of 111 runs.

Australia’s strength is pace attack
The Australian team, with a strong quartet of captain Hugh Wiebgen, opener Harry Dixon and fast bowlers Tom Straker and Callum Vidler, can pose a tough challenge to India in the final. Straker had achieved the feat of taking 6 wickets in the semi-final against Pakistan. However, the Indian team also knows how to handle the pressure of a big match.

Australia will also not be unaware of the way India won the match against South Africa in the semi-final on the basis of brilliant innings by captain Uday Saharan and Sachin Das after losing 4 wickets within 30 runs. In such a situation, there is every expectation that the competition will be close.

India’s strength batting
India’s biggest strength in the Under-19 World Cup 2024 is its batting. The top-3 scorers of the tournament are Indians. Captain Uday Saharan has scored 389 runs in 6 matches. He has scored three half-centuries and one century. Musheer Khan is in second place. He has scored 2 centuries.

Sachin Das has also scored a century and has scored 294 runs. At the same time, opener Dixon is the top scorer from Australia. He has scored 267 runs in 6 matches. That is, it is clear that in this match there will be a competition between India’s batting and Australia’s bowling.

Australia also has two good bowlers in Tom Strack and Callum Vidler. Both have taken 12-12 wickets. In such a situation, Indian batsmen will have to avoid them.

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