India will take on Australia in the final of the 2024 U-19 World Cup at Willowmore Park, Benoni on Sunday, February 11. This will be India’s fifth consecutive appearance in the pinnacle showdown of an ICC event. They are also the defending champions of the tournament.
Team India has performed well in the 2024 U-19 World Cup and will enter the final with an unbeaten record, similar to the unbeaten record of the senior team in last year’s ODI World Cup. They will certainly be hoping for a final result like the heartbreak Rohit Sharma’s men suffered against Australia in the summit clash.
The Indian team was placed in Group A in the first round 2024 U-19 World Cup and progressed to the next round, beating Bangladesh (84 points), Ireland (201 points) and the United States (201 points).
They also defeated New Zealand (214 runs) and Nepal (132 runs) in the Super Sixes. South Africa gave them a tough fight in the first semi-final, but the Men in Blue held on to play a tense two-wicket contest.
At this point, let’s take a look at five players who have been instrumental in this. IndiaA trip to the 2024 U-19 World Cup finals.
#1 Uday Sahara
Captain Uday Saharan literally leads India. He is the leading runner in the 2024 U-19 World Cup finals. In six innings, he scored a total of 389 runs at an impressive average of 64.83. One hundred and three and a half centuries.
Sahara started the World Cup with a 94-ball 64 against Bangladesh. He then followed that up with a fluid 84-ball 75 against Ireland. In the second match of India’s Super Six series, he scored 100 off 107 balls against Bangladesh. Nepal.
The 19-year-old also stood up under tremendous pressure in the semi-finals, scoring 81 off 124 balls and becoming India’s tight chaser in pursuit of 245.
#2 Mushir Khan
Sarfaraz Khan’s younger brother Musheer Khan is the second leading scorer in the 2024 U-19 World Cup. In six innings, he struck 338 runs at an average of 67.60, a strike rate of 101.19 and 200 runs and 50 runs.
Mushel scored 106 for 118 against Ireland in the group stage, hitting 9 fours and 4 sixes. He shot 76-73 in the next match against the United States and was named player of the match. He was named the man of the match with a score of 131 off 126.India’s first U-19 2024 World Cup Super Six match-up New Zealand In Bloemfontein.
Musheer also cut with the ball and took 6 wickets with an average left-arm spin of 23.33 and an economy rate of 3.32.
#3 Somi Pandey
Left-arm spinner Saumy Pandey has performed well for India in the 2024 U-19 World Cup. Heading into the final, he ranked third with a staggering average of scalping 17 batters in six innings. The economic growth rate of 8.47 is 2.44.
Pandey took as many as 3 wickets in the tournament. He started his campaign with figures of 4/24 against Bangladesh in the group stage of the 2024 U-19 World Cup, followed by 3/21 against Ireland.
His second four-wicket haul came in the Super Sixes against New Zealand, where he captured four wickets for 19 runs. Pandey Also achieved impressive figures of 4/29 against Nepal.
#4 Sachin Das
Sachin Das is currently ranked third in the list of leading scorers for the U-19 World Cup 2024. In six innings, the right-handed batsman scored 294 runs at an average of 73.50 and a strike rate of 116.66. Century after century and a half.
After a few cameo appearances in the group stages, Das came into the limelight with a 101-ball 116 in the Super Sixes against Nepal, with an innings of 11 fours and three sixes.
Das He narrowly missed out on the hundred in the semi-final against South Africa. However, his 95-ball 96, which featured 11 fours and a six, went a long way for India, securing their place in the 2024 U-19 World Cup finals.
#5 Naman Tiwari
Left-arm pacer Naman Tiwari also had a memorable performance in the 2024 U-19 World Cup. In five innings, he took 10 wickets at an average of 17.50 and an economy rate of 4.72, with two four-wicket hauls.
Tiwari was one of the standout bowlers in the group stage win over Ireland, taking 4/53 in 10 overs, and he again took 9/53 in the win over the United States The outstanding score of 4/20 became the protagonist.
Tiwari proved a bit expensive in semi-final clash South Africa, the data in eight rounds is 1/52. He will be keen to put up a good performance in the all-important final against Australia.