In a tight encounter on Tuesday, India defeated hosts South Africa by two wickets to guarantee their place in the championship.
After an exciting sequence of semi-final matches, India and Australia will square off for gold in the final of the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024.
In a tight encounter on Tuesday, India defeated hosts South Africa by two wickets to guarantee their place in the championship. India, needing 245 to win, came back from 32 for four to accomplish a thrilling victory, largely due to the outstanding partnership between skipper Uday Saharan and batsman Sachin Dhas.
There was no shortage of drama in Thursday’s second semi-final, as Australia defeated Pakistan by one wicket in the match’s penultimate over. Australia faltered in their chase after bowling out Pakistan for an apparently modest total of 179 until their middle and lower order produced vital partnerships to help them edge home in an exciting fashion.
The eagerly awaited championship match between the two teams will take place on Sunday, February 11 at Willowmoore Park in Benoni, the same location as the semi-finals. The match will start at 10:00 local time (SAST).
Both Australia and India have some of the most intriguing young talent on the planet and go into the final unbeaten, having won both the Super Six and the first stage of their respective groups.
Future prospects Hugh Weibgen of Australia and Uday Saharan of India are two skippers that have stood out throughout the campaign; both have their sights set on winning the prized trophy on Sunday.
“We carry the dreams of a billion hearts on our shoulders as we approach the World Cup final,” India captain Uday Saharan stated in a statement prior to the match. Our trip has served as a monument to our dedication, camaraderie, and passion for the game.
Our goal in this last fight is to leave a legacy that motivates the following generation. This is more than simply a game; it’s our opportunity to leave our mark on history.
We have played with passion, tenacity, and the conviction that we will bring home the desired title ever since our opening game. It will be the same versus Australia in the final as we get one step closer to a successful title defense. As a squad and a nation, we march into the final prepared to take advantage of our opportunity and bring honor to India.
We are about to make history, and as a captain, I couldn’t have asked for more from my squad.
Hugh Weibgen, the captain of Australia, said, “We’re really happy to have advanced to the final after a close match against Pakistan, and we can’t wait to play India in the final on Sunday.”
It would mean so much to us as a team to raise the trophy on Sunday since the entire squad has performed brilliantly throughout the competition. We have the chance to bring great pride to our coaches, family, and friends. They have been there for us every step of the way.
India is undoubtedly a top squad and has had a tremendous campaign thus far. We anticipate that they will present us with a challenge, and we are eager for it.
India has triumphed in both of the previous meetings between these teams in ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup finals, which took place in 2012 and 2018.
Combine The on-field umpires for Sunday’s final, Allahudien Palekar and Langton Rusere, have also been officially announced. Shaid Wadvalla will serve as the match referee, Roland Black as the fourth umpire, and Rashid Riaz as the TV umpire.At Sunday’s final, Benoni residents can see the U19 Men’s CWC 2024 champions being crowned for free.
Indian fans can watch the action live on Disney+ Hotstar and Star Sports 1, and Doordarshan will provide free-to-air coverage. Prime Video will stream live content across all devices in Australia.
SuperSport Cricket will broadcast live coverage from South Africa, the host country, as well as Sub-Saharan Africa. In the MENA region, the match will be covered by Criclife Max and Starzplay. In the UK, it will be shown on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event channels. Willow (USA & Canada), ESPN Caribbean (Caribbean), and Sky Sport 2 in New Zealand will also provide live coverage of the match. Live and free broadcasts of the championship game will be accessible on ICC.tv in all other territories.