The first semi-final match of the ICC Under-19 World Cup is being played today (4 February) at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom, South Africa. This match was eagerly awaited by cricket fans from all over the world. Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first against India. The teams of India and Pakistan have been invincible in this tournament till the semi-finals and today the team that loses will be out of the final race, while the winning team will take another step towards the title. Team India has won the Under-19 World Cup title four times and is currently defending champion B.
In their four matches, India has defeated Sri Lanka, Japan, New Zealand, and Australians. The Indian U-19 team has so far won all their matches in a one-sided match. At the same time, Pakistan has also been invincible so far, although one of their matches was also rained down. Pakistan has defeated Scotland, Zimbabwe, and Afghanistan, while their match against Bangladesh was washed out in the rain. For India, Yashasvi Jaiswal has done a great job in batting, while Ravi Bishnoi has done well in bowling, while Karthik Tyagi has impressed with his fast bowling.
On behalf of the Pakistani Under-19 team, batsman Mohammad Harris has batted very well. Harris has a chance to bat in two matches, in which he scored an innings of 81 runs. Mohammed Aamir Khan has performed well in bowling.
Head to head
A total of 23 matches have been played between the Indian Under-19 and Pakistani Under-19 teams till date, of which the Indian Under-19 team has won 14, while the Pakistani Under-19 team has won 8 matches, one match has not resulted. Talking about the Under-19 World Cup, a total of 9 matches have been played between the two teams, of which four have been won by the Indian Under-19 team and five by the Pakistani Under-19 team. In the Under-19 World Cup, the last time the Indian Under-19 team lost to the Pakistani Under-19 team in 2010. After this, in 2012, 2014 and 2018, the Indian Under-19 team has defeated the Pakistani Under-19 team.
Indian Under-19 team: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Divyansh Saxena, Tilak Verma, Priyam Garg (Captain), Dhruv Jurel, Siddhesh Veer, Atharva Ankolekar, Ravi Bishnoi, Sushant Mishra, Karthik Tyagi, Akash Singh.
Pakistani Under-19 Team: Hyder Ali, Mohammad Huraira, Rohail Nazir (Captain), Fahd Munir, Qasim Akram, Mohammad Harris, Irfan Khan, Abbas Afridi, Tahir Hussain, Aamir Ali, Mohammad Aamir Khan.