Four-time champions India will be itching to reach their third consecutive final at the ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 when they face arch-rivals Pakistan in a last four clash in Senwes Park, Potchefstroom on Tuesday.Also Read - IPL 2022 PBKS vs DC Dream11 Prediction: Will Delhi Capitals Qualify For Play Offs? Watch Video
India are on a dream run, having stunned Australia in the quarter-finals, while Pakistan outplayed Afghanistan. The defending champions had thrashed Pakistan by 203 runs in the last edition in 2018. Also Read - IPL 2022 RCB vs PBKS Dream11 Prediction: Do or Die Match For Bangalore For Play Offs, Similarly Critical Win For Punjab| Watch Video
An India versus Pakistan clash always creates an added hype, however, Pakistan captain Rohail Nazir played down the hype surrounding the game but an India-Pakistan contest is always a high-pressure one which tests the character of players on either side. Also Read - IND vs PAK: Why Should We Run Behind India? We Have Our Integrity and Honour, Says Ex PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani on Bilateral Series
“It is a high-pressure game and has a lot of buzz in the world. We will play it like a normal game and hope to do well,” said Pakistan opener Mohammad Huraira after the win over Afghanistan.
Details of how you can watch India U19 vs Pakistan U19 Semi-final 1 LIVE:
What: India U19 vs Pakistan U19 ICC U19 World Cup Semi-final 1
When: February 4, 2020
Where: Senwes Park in Potchefstroom
Time: 1.30 PM IST
On TV: Star Sports 3
LIVE Streaming: Hotstar
However, history counts for little and the Priyam Garg-led India will have to play their best cricket to knock Pakistan out of the competition.
Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal has been the backbone of India batting, scoring three half-centuries in four games including against Australia. The rest of the batsmen have not done much to write home about and if the lower-order had not rescued India in the quarter-final, the outcome of the game could have been different. Not to forget the match-winning spell from pacer Kartik Tyagi.
Atharva Ankolekar and in-form leggie Ravi Bishnoi shared a 61-run stand for the seventh wicket to give their team a fighting chance. In the end, India won rather comfortably.
Facing Pakistan fast bowlers Abbads Afridi, Mohammad Amir Khan and Tahir Hussain will be a challenge for the Indian batsmen.
Opener Huraira made an impressive debut in the last game, scoring 64 to lead his team to a comprehensive win over Afghanistan after bowlers nicely set up the game.
IN-U19 vs PK-U19 Probable Playing XIs
India U19: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Divyansh Saxena, Tilak Varma, Priyam Garg (C), Dhruv Jurel (WK), Siddhesh Veer, Atharva Ankolekar, Ravi Bishnoi, Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh.
Pakistan U19: Haider Ali, Muhammad Huraira, Rohail Nazir (C/WK), Fahad Munir, Qasim Akram, Mohammad Haris, Irfan Khan, Abbas Afridi, Tahir Hussain, Aamir Ali, Mohammad Amir Khan.