Four-time champions India Under 19 will lock horns with Bangladesh Under 19 on Sunday at Potchefstroom in the summit clash of the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2020. Both sides have been impressive throughout the campaign and hence find themselves in this situation.
While India has the chance of successfully defending their title and make it five, Bangladesh could stage an upset and win their maiden U19 World Cup crown.
Apart from a good team showing by both sides throughout the tournament, some individuals have also stood out and got counted when it mattered.
Here are the players to watch out for.
Yashashwi Jaiswal: 18-year-old Jaswal has been the story of the tournament. In five matches, he has amassed 312 runs at a staggering average of 156. His lowest score is an unbeaten 29 and he has scored a half-century or more in every other match, being dismissed only twice. He would be the biggest hope for India in the summit clash and would also be in line for the player of the tournament.
Kartik Tyagi: If Jaiswal has been the story with the bat, 19-year-old Tyagi has been the same with the ball. The pacy youngster scalped 11 wickets in five matches. He has bowled yorkers at will and made a name for himself.
Ravi Bishnoi: All-rounder Bishnoi has also impressed throughout the tournament with the bat and the ball. In five matches, the leg-spinner has picked up 13 wickets in five matches and is the highest wicket-taker. India would be hoping he gets among the wickets in the all-important finals again.
Rakibul Hasan: The 17-year-old spinner is the one to watch out for from Bangladesh. He has picked up 11 wickets in five matches which comprises a five-wicket haul against South Africa in the quarter-finals. His battle against Priyam Garg would be interesting.
Mahmudul Hasan Joy: The 19-year-old has been the mainstay of his side. He has scored 171 runs in five matches in the tournament. The right-hander also slammed a ton in the semi-finals against New Zealand. India would have chalked out a plan against him as they would realise they need to get him early.
India: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Divyansh Saxena, Tilak Varma, Priyam Garg (capt), Dhruv Jurel (wk), Siddhesh Veer, Atharva Ankolekar, Ravi Bishnoi, Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh, Vidyadhar Patil, Shubhang Hegde, Shashwat Rawat, Kumar Kushagra.
Bangladesh: Akbar Ali (capt), Avishek Das, Hasan Murad, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, SM Meherob, Parvez Hossain Emon, Prantik Nawrose Nabil, Rakibul Hasan, Shahadat Hossain, Shahin Alam, Shamim Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Tanzid Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Towhid Hridoy