An India vs. Australia match is one of the most anticipated matches at any ICC event. These two teams have had the most success in the last decade of U19 World Cups. India will be the favourite, but Australia has shown that it is also here to win.
With three wins in three games, India finished first in Group B. In the second quarter-final, they faced Bangladesh and easily defeated them to advance to the semi-finals.
The game between the two teams will take place on February 2nd, 2022 at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
Match Details to Note
Match: India U19 vs Australia U19, Super League Semi-Final 2 Match, ICC Under 19 World Cup 2022
Date: February 2, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
India U19 vs Australia U19 Team Previews
India easily defeated Bangladesh in the quarter-finals and will now look to defeat Australia to continue its incredible run in U19 World Cups. In terms of batting, we believe India has a significant advantage over Australia. The team has an incredible amount of depth, and any of the top six players is capable of scoring a massive match-winning goal.
Ravi Kumar took three wickets and Vicky Ostwal took two as the Indian bowlers defeated Bangladesh on 111 runs.
Angkrish Raghuvanshi top-scored with 44, and contributions from the middle-order batters helped them chase down the total with five wickets in hand.
Angkrish, Dhull, and Rasheed are among the top-order danger men, but Harnoor Singh’s performance will be crucial. He’s had a quiet tournament by his standards, and we believe now is the time for him to show up.
India has a lot of power in its lineup as well, and you can bet on it hitting more sixes than Australia.
The bowling lineup is well-established, with Hangarkekar bringing the heat first, followed by the spinners suffocating the run rate. Vicky Ostwal, Ravi Kumar, and Raj Bawa are all key components of a potent bowling attack.
This team has no obvious weaknesses, and the experience of having played a lot of top-level first-class cricket will come in handy during a high-pressure match like this.
India U19 Squad
Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Harnoor Singh, Shaik Rasheed, Yash Dhull (c), Siddarth Yadav, Raj Bawa, Kaushal Tambe, Dinesh Bana (wk), Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Vicky Ostwal, Ravi Kumar, Manav Parakh, Nishant Sindhu, Aneeshwar Gautam, Aaradhya Yadav, Garv Sangwan
Predicted XI: Harnoor Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shaik Rasheed, Yash Dhull (c), Raj Bawa, Siddarth Yadav, Kaushal Tambe, Dinesh Bana (wk), Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Vicky Ostwal, Ravi Kumar
Australia defeated Pakistan by a massive 119-run margin in the Quarter-Finals and advanced to the Semi-Finals. Australia, on the other hand, lost one match in the group stage to Sri Lanka, a spin-heavy team that managed to strangle its batsmen for any amount of freedom.
Teague Wyllie’s (71) and Corey Miller’s (64) fifties helped Australia score 276 in 50 overs. Wickets were shared among the bowlers, with William Salzmann finishing with three as they defeated Pakistan by 119 runs.
Wyllie, Kellaway, and Miller all performed admirably in the previous match, and they will undoubtedly need to do so again to compete against India. Australia has a strong batting lineup, but finding a way to rotate the strike in the middle overs when the Indian spinners come in will be a challenge.
That is where Australia may fall short.
Australia’s bowling lineup is adequate but not exceptional. Tom Whitney and William Salzmann will have to be the ones to take the early wickets. If they can do that, Australia has a good chance, but if they can’t, the rest of the bowling lineup may suffer.
Australia U19 Squad
Campbell Kellaway, Teague Wyllie, Corey Miller, Cooper Connolly (c), Lachlan Shaw, Aidan Cahill, William Salzmann, Tobias Snell (wk), Tom Whitney, Jack Sinfield, Jack Nisbet, Harkirat Bajwa, Joshua Garner, Isaac Higgins, Nivethan Radhakrishnan
Predicted XI: Campbell Kellaway, Teague Wyllie, Aidan Cahill, Corey Miller, Cooper Connolly (c), Lachlan Shaw, Tobias Snell (wk), William Salzmann, Jack Sinfield, Jack Nisbet, Tom Whitney
India U19 vs Australia U19 Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will prefer to bat first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Coolidge Cricket Ground’s pitch is ideal for batting. As the ball lands nicely on the willow, batters can hit through the line.
The spin bowlers may benefit from the surface as the game progresses, but the surface is expected to remain true throughout the match.
Antigua’s temperatures are expected to range between 23 and 28 degrees Celsius. The humidity will remain high throughout the day.
In this competition, teams must aim for a minimum of 250 points.
India U19 vs Australia U19 Match Prediction
India is undefeated in the competition so far, while Australia has only lost one game. Both teams appear to be strong on paper, and the game on Wednesday promises to be exciting, with a spot in the final at stake.
India has a well-balanced team and is expected to defeat Australia on Wednesday.
India U19 is the favourite to beat Australia U19 at the odds of 1.55.
- India has a more powerful batting lineup.
- Australia’s team is fairly balanced, but it may struggle against spin.
- India’s record in the U19 World is unrivalled, and it is accustomed to playing high-pressure matches.