IND-U19 vs AUS-U19 Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 11, 2024
We have now reached the climax of the ongoing U19 World Cup in South Africa as India takes on Australia in what will essentially be a rematch of the 2018 Finals. The match will be played at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Sunday.
India U19 vs Australia U19 head-to-head record
Both teams have played 8 completed matches so far. India has won 6 of those, while Australia has managed to win just 2.
India U19 vs Australia U19 Live-streaming and Broadcast
This match can be live-streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar App or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network.
IND-U19 vs AUS-U19 Team Previews
India has been in excellent form in this edition and has remained undefeated so far. The team hasn’t broken much sweat as they overcame one opposition after another to reach the finals for a record 9th time.
India’s batting has been brilliant so far with the top 3 run-getters of the tournament being from India. They will once again look to bat the opposition out of the game by posting a huge total. Musheer Khan, Uday Saharan, and Sachin Dhas will be the key batsmen and the team will need a couple of them to put up a strong partnership.
Saumy Pandey has been quite consistent with the ball. He has picked up 17 wickets so far and is among the top 3 wicket-takers of the tour tournament. Naman Tiwari and Raj Limbani have bowled well with the new ball and India will hope they make early inroads in the Australian lineup.
India U19 Playing 11
Adarsh Singh, Arshin Atul Kulkarni, Musheer Khan, Uday Pratap Saharan, Priyanshu Suresh Bhai Moliya, Sachin Sanjay Dhas, Aravelly Avanish Rao, Abhishek Murugan, Naman Tiwari, Raj Limbani, Saumy Kumar Pandey.
Much like India, the Australians too have been undefeated in this tournament. However, they survived a scare against Pakistan in the semifinals as the match went down to the wire with Australia managing to scrape through with just 1 wicket remaining. This is the first time that Australia will be playing in the finals since 2018.
Harry Dixon is in scintillating form at the top of the order. He has scored 3 half-centuries in his last 5 innings and will look to give the team a strong start. However, the same cannot be said about the other batsmen in the lineup as the likes of Harjas Singh, Ryan Hicks, and Sam Konstas have often been found struggling.
Skipper Hugh Weibgen has played a couple of good knocks including a century and will be a vital cog in the middle order. Tom Straker bowled a brilliant spell in the semifinals and picked up a 6-fer. He will feature in a strong pace attack consisting of Mahli Beardman and Callum Vidler, while the spin attack consists of Raf Macmillan, Tom Campbell, and Harjas Singh.
Australia U19 Playing 11
Sam Konstas, Harry Dixon, Hugh Weibgen, Harjas Singh, Ryan Hicks, Ollie Peak, Raf MacMilllan, Charlie Anderson, Tom Straker, Mahli Beardman, Callum Vidler.
IND-U19 vs AUS-U19 Toss Prediction
The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The Willowmoore Park offers a balanced surface that offers something for everyone. The seamers will get plenty of movement with the new ball and the batsmen will have to choose their shots carefully. Things improve slightly as the game progresses. However, we are unlikely to see a high-scoring match.
Anything over 260-270 will likely be difficult to chase.
The weather in Benoni is expected to be overcast throughout the day and there is a high likelihood of rain in the afternoon, which may lead to DLS kicking in.
IND-U19 vs AUS-U19 Betting Tips
While both teams have played well to get to the finals, we feel that India has an advantage in this match. The team has been clinical in its performance and has done well in all departments. That said, Australia will not let them have it easy and we can expect a close match.
Bet on India U19 to win.
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India has won just 2 tosses in 6 matches so far, while Australia has won 3 of their 5 outings. We are therefore backing Australia to win this toss.
Uday Saharan is in excellent form in this tournament. He is the leading run-scorer with 389 runs scored at an average of 64.83. Saharan has scored 3 half-centuries and a century in his past 6 innings and seeing his form, we are backing him to be the top-scorer for India.
Saumy Pandey has picked up 17 wickets so far and has been the leading wicket-taker for India in 3 of the 6 matches played so far. We are therefore backing him to bowl another good spell here.
While the pitch at Benoni isn’t the easiest to bet on, we reckon that both teams have enough batting prowess to see an aggregate score of over 402 runs.