India will take on Australia in the final of the U-19 World Cup 2024 a Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Sunday, February 11. This will be the fifth consecutive appearance for India in the summit clash of the ICC event. They are also the defending champions of the tournament.
The Indians have had a wonderful campaign in the U-19 World Cup 2024 and will head into the final undefeated, similar to the senior team’s streak in the ODI World Cup last year. They would, of course, want the result of the final to be different as Rohit Sharma’s men suffered heartbreak against the Aussies in the summit clash.
India were placed in Group A in the opening stage of the U-19 World Cup 2024 and progressed to the next round without much trouble, beating Bangladesh (by 84 runs), Ireland (by 201 runs), and the United States (by 201 runs).
In the Super Six round as well, they thumped New Zealand (by 214 runs) and Nepal (by 132 runs). South Africa gave them a tough fight in the first semifinal, but the Men in Blue hung on to register a tense two-wicket win.
On that note, let’s take a look at five players who have been instrumental in India‘s journey to the U-19 World Cup 2024 final.