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 India U-19 Cricket Team Performance at the World Cup

Cricket has been the most popular sport in India for many years. The sport arrived in the country with British soldiers in the eighteenth century. India had its very first professional cricket team by 1972. At Lord’s in 1932, the country’s national cricket team had its first match. Speaking of the India national cricket team, or Men in Blue as the team is called, it got its Test status back in 1931.

The India national cricket team has been one of full International Cricket Council members since 1926, alongside Australia, England, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and West Indies. Over the years, the team has won five International Cricket Council tournaments, two Cricket World Cups, one International Cricket Council T20 World Cup, and two ICC Champions Trophies. As of December 2021, the India national cricket team is ranked first in the ICC Tests, second in ICC Twenty20, and fourth in One Day Internationals.

India Under-19 National Cricket Team 

India also has a highly successful national cricket team that competes in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup and the ACC Under-19 Asia Cup. The team was founded in 1979. Throughout the years, India Under 19 national cricket team won four ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cups in 2000, 2008, 2012, and most recently in 2018. The team also won eight ACC Under-19 Asia Cups in 1989, 2003, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019, and most recently in 2021.

With cricket being the most beloved sport in India, cricket betting is extremely popular among Indian sports bettors. The country has a wonderful cricket infrastructure with many different coaching programs actively helping young aspiring players. The sport is so popular that many Indian sports betting fans plan their daily activities according to scheduled cricket matches of both Indian National Cricket and India U-19 Cricket Team.

According to some of the best betting sites in India, the country’s Under-19 cricket team’s odds of winning the Under-19 Cricket World Cup are excellent, judging by the team’s most recent matches. In the latest game, the team defeated the Australia Under-19 team at the Coolidge Cricket Ground. After a series of very convincing wins, the team will play in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup finals. The Australian team was left defenseless after falling ninety-six runs short. Looking back to this match, Shaik Rasheed and Yash Dhull were the biggest stars.

The International Cricket Council Under-19 Cricket World Cup

The first ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup was held in 1988 in Australia, while the 2022 edition of the tournament is hosted by West Indies. Like in other ICC U-19 Cricket World Cups, this year’s edition features sixteen teams that play forty-eight matches. The defending champion is the national team of Bangladesh, while the most successful team is the India national team with four titles in total.

The latest edition of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup kicked off on the 14th of January and it lasted until the 5th of February when the final match was played between India and England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua and Barbuda. The national team of England advanced to the finals first after defeating the team of Afghanistan by fifteen runs in the semi-final match. The India cricket team was placed in Group B, alongside Uganda, Ireland, and South Africa.

Vicky Ostwal

On the 15th of January, India played its first match against South Africa and won by forty-five runs. Vicky Ostwal was the most successful player in this match. On the 19th of January, the team played its second match against Ireland. The game ended in India winning by one hundred and seventy-four runs. The player of this match was Harnoor Singh. In the last match of the group phase, the team played against Uganda on the 22nd of January. The match ended in India winning by three hundred and twenty-six runs.

With three wins, six points, and a net run rate of 3.633, the India national team advanced to the Super League, alongside South Africa, England, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. In the Super League quarter-finals, India played against Bangladesh on the 29th of January. The India U-19 team won by five wickets, and the player of the match was Ravi Kumar. In the Super League semi-finals, the national team of India met with the Australian team.

The match ended in India winning by ninety-six tuns, and the player of the match was Yash Dhull. With this being said, the India U-19 team won every single match it played before the final game that took place on the 5th of February. In the final match, the Indian team claimed its fifth title after defeating the team of England.

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