Aus U19s v Ind U19s highlights today – ICC Under-19 World Cup Final (2017/18) at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui (New Zealand) Saturday 3rd February 2018. Shubman Gill from India U19s team the third most runs scorer of the tournament with 341 runs, PP Shaw scored 232 and Manjot Kalra 151. From Australia U19s JJS Sangha scored 216, NA McSweeney scored 188 and J Edwards scored also 188 runs. L Pope took eleven wickets and JT Ralston took seven wickets. AS Roy from India U19s is the 4th most wicket-taker of the tournament with 12 wickets, Shivam Mavi took eight and KL Nagarkoti took seven.
Toss: Australia Under-19s won, elected to bat first.
India Under-19s team/playing XI
PP Shaw (c), Manjot Kalra, Shubman Gill, HM Desai †, R Parag, Abhishek Sharma, AS Roy, KL Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Shiva Singh, IC Porel.
Australia Under-19s (Young Cricketers) team/playing XI
J Edwards, M Bryant, JJS Sangha (c), J Merlo, P Uppal, NA McSweeney, W Sutherland, BJ Holt †, Z Evans, R Hadley, L Pope.
Match Timings: 14.00 start, First Session 14.00-17.30, Interval 17.30-18.15, Second Session 18.15-20.45
It has been stormy in Mount Manganui. For two successive days, the pitch was under covers. Bright sunshine on match-eve has allowed the curators to add final touches to their preparation. In its short history, The Bay Oval has hosted a number of high-scoring matches. Since it does not have Test status yet, pitches have generally been tailored for short-form cricket. India made 328 when these two sides played in their opening game three weeks ago. Expect Saturday to be no different.
Nathan McSweeney’s only impactful knock – 156 against Papua New Guinea – came as an opener. With Max Bryant having scored just 93 runs in five innings, there’s perhaps a case for Australia to make a swap. India is unlikely to tinker with their XI, despite the middle order not having played to full potential yet. Parag is yet to come into his own, while Harvik Desai has just one half-century from a low-pressure chase against Zimbabwe. Barring any last-minute injuries, all players pick themselves.
ICC Under-19 World Cup Final (D/N) Highlights
Umpires – Gregory Brathwaite, Shaun George
TV Umpires – Nigel Duguid
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Tim Robinson
Match number – Youth ODI no. 1204