U-19 Men’s World Cup 2024 Finals features IND-AUS clash once again

U-19 India squad 2024

After meeting in back-to-back clashes within a year, India and Australia are set to meet in another mouth-watering final in the Men’s U-19 World Cup finals.

U-19 Men’s World Cup 2024 Finals

After securing a dramatic win in the semi-finals, both India and Australia are set to face each other in the finals of the U-19 World Cup 2024.

India remains unbeaten in the U-19 World Cup Campaign and will be looking forward to clinching the title for the sixth time. They won the semifinal match against South Africa where they won the match by two wickets.

India reached the final spot in the U-19 World Cup 2024 tournament after chasing 245 runs in the first semi-finals. They won the match against Bangladesh, Ireland, and Nepal in the group stage.

While speaking ahead of the finals, Uday Sharan said, “As we approach the World Cup final, we carry the dreams of a billion hearts on our shoulders. Our journey has been a testament to our hard work, unity, and love for the game.

“In this final battle, we aim to create a legacy that inspires the next generation. It’s not just a game; it’s a chance to etch our names in history. 

“Right from our first game, we have played with passion, determination, and a belief that we will get the coveted title home.”

“In the final, against Australia, it is going to be no different as we go one step closer to defending the title successfully. Together, as one team, one nation, we march into the final, ready to seize our moment and make India proud.

“As a captain, I couldn’t have asked for anything more from my team as we stand at the cusp of creating history.”

Meanwhile, Australia won the semifinal match against Pakistan and clinched their spot in the finals. Pakistan batted first and scored 179 runs during the semi-finals. They struggled with early dismissals during their innings, where Tom Straker had dismissed most of the top-order batters.

Azan Awais and Arafat are the only scorers for Pakistan smashing half-centuries in the match. After starting their innings Australia’s opener scored 50 while Ollie Peake is second highest run scorer with 49 runs. Australia won the match by one wicket with five balls remaining.

“We’re pleased to have made it through to the final after a close game against Pakistan and we can’t wait to take on India in Sunday’s final,” said Australia captain Hugh Weibgen.

“The whole squad has done a terrific job throughout the tournament, and it would mean so much to us as a group to lift the trophy on Sunday. This is an opportunity to make our coaches as well as family and friends extremely proud. They have helped and supported us along the journey.

“India have also had an outstanding tournament so far and are a class team. We’re expecting they will provide a challenge for us, and we are looking forward to it.”

India and Australia will be playing in the finals on February 11 at Sahara Park Willowmoore Cricket Stadium.