U19 World Cup Final: India vs Australia Preview
Join Crystal Arnold, Ian Bishop, and Abhinav Mukund as they discuss the upcoming U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Final between India and Australia.
After 24 days of thrilling cricket, the tournament will conclude on 11 February with the final match between India and Australia. Defending champions India have been in stellar form, with their only close call being a two-wicket win over South Africa in the semi-finals.
Australia, however, have had a more challenging journey, facing several hurdles that have prepared them for the final showdown. Ultimately, the team that maintains composure during the final match will emerge victorious.
Vidler and Macmillan reflect on Australia’s semi-final victory.
Looking ahead to the final, both Saharan and Weibgen appear calm and focused on the challenge at hand. Saharan expressed his team’s readiness and positive mindset for the final.
The pitch in Benoni has consistently provided exciting cricket, with each match going down to the wire. The Indian captain believes their semi-final experience will be beneficial in the final.
Coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar is preparing India’s future cricket stars for the U19 World Cup Final.
Weibgen, on the other hand, noted changes to the pitch and is curious to see how it will play out in the final.
Australia’s semi-final against Pakistan was a nail-biter, with an inside edge off Raf MacMillan’s bat securing a close win. Weibgen expressed relief at the win and readiness for the final.
Saharan and his teammates were seen observing the thrilling semi-final between Australia and Pakistan, preparing for the upcoming challenge.
Despite Australia’s struggles, including a batting collapse against Namibia and a tough chase against Sri Lanka, India had a smooth journey until the semi-final against South Africa. Both captains believe their respective experiences will serve them well in the final.
This will be the third time India and Australia meet in a major ICC tournament final. Australia has won both previous encounters, but both captains are focused on their own team’s processes and preparations.