Australia’s Relentless Pursuit to the U19 World Cup 2024 Final
By Divy Tripathi
From WTC23 Final to CWC23 Final and now the U19 World Cup 2024 Final, it’s India versus Australia once again!
Displaying remarkable consistency and resilience throughout the U19 World Cup 2024, Hugh Weibgen’s team has secured a spot in the final. This marks only the second time that India and Australia are meeting in a Men’s World Cup final in South Africa, the first being in 2003 when Ricky Ponting’s Australia triumphed over Sourav Ganguly’s India in the senior Cricket World Cup.
As they prepare to face a formidable Indian team, Weibgen’s side aims to replicate their 2003 victory. However, they will need to maintain their high level of performance against their Asian rivals.
Crystal Arnold, Ian Bishop, and Abhinav Mukund preview the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Final between India and Australia.
Key players for Australia include Harry Dixon, Sam Konstas, Oliver Peake, and others. Despite a narrow victory over Pakistan, the team will need to step up their game to secure the championship. Their bowling and fielding have been strong throughout the tournament, with the team managing to bowl out their opponents in each completed match.
However, Tom Straker and the rest of the bowling team will face a tough challenge against a lineup that managed to overcome Kwena Maphaka’s best efforts.
Callum Vidler finished with 4/17 in Kimberley.