Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the India versus Pakistan U-19 World Cup 2020 semifinal match at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.
We are all set for the contest to begin. Haider Ali, Mohammad Huraira stride out to the middle. It doesn’t get bigger than this! Ali to take strike. Kartik Tyagi with the new ball. Two slips in place for Ali.
A first win in four World Cups awaits Pakistan while India would be keen to stretch the successive wins record. The teams are walking out to the middle for the respective national anthems.
TOSS UPDATE: Unchanged India will bowl first.
Priyam Garg: Very happy to bowl first. India-Pakistan matches are more hyped by the crowd than the players. No changes to the team.
Rohail Nazir: We’re going to bat first because it’s a semifinal game. We have to put a good score on the board and defend it. I think this match is always a bigger one (against India), hopefully we have a good match today and play good cricket. Same team as the one that played Afghanistan.
Pakistan U19 (Playing XI): Haider Ali, Mohammad Huraira, Rohail Nazir(w/c), Fahad Munir, Qasim Akram, Mohammad Haris, Irfan Khan, Abbas Afridi, Tahir Hussain, Aamir Ali, Mohammad Amir Khan
India U19 (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Divyansh Saxena, Tilak Varma, Priyam Garg(c), Dhruv Jurel(w), Siddhesh Veer, Atharva Ankolekar, Ravi Bishnoi, Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh
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Here’s India’s road to the semifinal.
India U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, at Bloemfontein, Jan 19 2020: India U19 won by 90 runs
India U19 vs Japan U19, at Bloemfontein, Jan 21 2020: India U19 won by 10 wickets (with 271 balls remaining)
India U19 vs NZ U19, at Bloemfontein, Jan 24 2020: India U19 won by 44 runs (D/L method)
India U19 vs Australia U19, at Potchefstroom, Super League Quarterfinal 1, Jan 28 2020: India U19 won by 74 runs
Here’s Pakistan’s road to the semifinal.
Pakistan U19 vs Scotland U19, at Potchefstroom, Jan 19 2020: Pakistan U19 won by 7 wickets (with 230 balls remaining)
Pakistan U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, at Potchefstroom, Jan 22 2020: Pakistan U19 won by 38 wickets (with 53 balls remaining)
Pakistan U19 vs Bangladesh U19, at Potchefstroom, Jan 24 2020: No Result
Pakistan U19 vs Afghanistan U19, at Benoni, Super League Quarterfinal 4, Jan 31 2020: Pakistan U19 won by 6 wickets
India and Pakistan have played each other nine times in the U-19 World Cup, five have been won by Pakistan while India has emerged the winner four times | Head to head record
Four-time champion India will back itself to reach a third successive final at the U-19 World Cup when it faces arch-rival Pakistan in a last four clash here on Tuesday.
Both teams go into the semifinal unbeaten. While India beat Australia in the quarterfinals, Pakistan outplayed Afghanistan. Here’s the full preview.
The teams (from):
India: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Divyansh Saxena, Priyam Garg (c), Dhruv Chand Jurel (vc & wk), Shashwat Rawat, Siddhesh Veer, Shubhang Hegde, Ravi Bishnoi, Akash Singh, Kartik Tyagi, Atharva Ankolekar, Kumar Kushagra, Sushant Mishra, Vidyadhar Patil.
Pakistan: Rohail Nazir (c & wk), Haider Ali (vc), Abbas Afridi, Qasim Akram, Aamir Ali, Abdul Bangalzai, Mohammad Haris, Fahad Munir, Mohammad Huraira, Tahir Hussain, Amir Khan, Arish Ali Khan, Mohammad Irfan Khan, Naseem Shah (replaced by Mohammad Wasim), Mohammad Shehzad.
Match starts at 1:30 p.m. IST.
The match will be streamed live on Hotstar.