It’s the blockbuster clash of the ICC U19 World Cup 2020 where arch-rivals India and Pakistan will square off in the first semi-final of the ongoing main event in South Africa. The defending champions stunned heavyweights Australia in the quarter-finals while Pakistan got the better of Afghanistan.
Pakistan did bowl well to bundle the opposition out for 189 runs and then chased down the total with ease courtesy a composed half-century from Muhammad Huraira.
India were tested against Australia. Their batting struggled but Atharva Ankolekar and Ravi Bishnoi stitched a crucial partnership to take the score beyond 200. Kartik Tyagi then led the assault in the bowling department as the Aussies lost three in the over. They never controlled from the early losses and eventually lost the game by a huge margin.
With this clash being a knockout game, both teams are expected to give it their best shot.
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
While dark clouds will continuously hover over the stadium, rain is expected to interrupt the match at 1 PM.
The forecast for this crucial game does not look good. While dark clouds will continuously hover over the stadium, rain is expected to interrupt the match at 1 PM. From 1 to 3 in the afternoon, there is around a 50 per cent chance of rain.
The surface at the Senwes Park has been a decent one to bat. From the last three out of last four matches, the side batting first has crossed the 230-run mark while the chasing has proved to be extremely difficult. However, for this match, overhead conditions will be vital. The new ball is expected to swing and both the sides might want to bowl first.
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.