New Delhi: India takes on Australia on the second day of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2018. Both India and Australia are three-time champions India and placed in Group B. The two teams will open their campaign at Mount Maunganui. The IND U19 vs AUS U19 match will be telecast live on Star Sports 1/HD. The free live streaming of the match will be available on HotStar.

For both teams, it’s a case of which one decides to show up. Both have veered between excellent and poor in the last 12 months, with little middle ground. The Rahul Dravid-coached Indian colts stormed through two five-match series against England, losing just once and winning eight, with one game being tied.

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018: India Face Australia in Their Opening Game

ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018: India Face Australia in Their Opening Game

But the Under-19 Asia Cup was a huge disappointment, as the Indians lost to minnows Nepal and Bangladesh and crashed out at the group stages.

Australia similarly had a 4-1 series victory set against a 2-0 reverse against Pakistan.

Both teams had notable absentees when they struggled — the likes of Jason Sangha for Australia, and Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill for India — but they will still be desperate to put those memories behind them with a strong opening performance in the World Cup opener.


India: Prithvi Shaw (Captain), Shubman Gill, Aryan Juyal, Abhishek Sharma, Arshdeep Singh, Harvik Desai, Manjot Kalra, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Pankaj Yadav, Riyan Parag, Ishan Porel, Himanshu Rana, Anukul Roy, Shivam Mavi, Shiva Singh.

Australia: Jason Sangha (Captain), Will Sutherland, Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Jack Edwards, Zak Evans, Jarrod Freeman, Ryan Hadley, Baxter Holt, Nathan McSweeney, Jonathan Merlo, Lloyd Pope, Jason Ralston, Param Uppal, Austin Waugh. (With IANS inputs).