IND-U19 vs AUS-U19 Match Preview

India's batting performance has been exceptional thus far, with the top three run-scorers of the tournament hailing from India. Once again, they will aim to dominate the opposition by setting a formidable total. Musheer Khan, Uday Saharan, and Sachin Dhas will play crucial roles as key batsmen, and the team will rely on a strong partnership from at least two of them.

On the bowling front, Saumy Pandey has displayed remarkable consistency. With 17 wickets to his name, he ranks among the top three wicket-takers in the tournament. Naman Tiwari and Raj Limbani have also impressed with their performance, particularly with the new ball. India will be hopeful that they can make early breakthroughs in the Australian lineup.

Harry Dixon has been in exceptional form for Australia, delivering outstanding performances at the top of the batting order. He has managed to score three half-centuries in his last five innings, providing the team with a strong start. However, the same level of success cannot be attributed to the other batsmen in the lineup, as players like Harjas Singh, Ryan Hicks, and Sam Konstas have often struggled to find their rhythm.

The team's skipper, Hugh Weibgen, has also made valuable contributions with the bat, including a century. He will play a crucial role in the middle order, providing stability and experience. On the bowling front, Tom Straker showcased his brilliance in the semifinals by taking six wickets. He will be a key component of a formidable pace attack, alongside Mahli Beardman and Callum Vidler. Additionally, the spin attack will be led by Raf Macmillan, Tom Campbell, and Harjas Singh.


Weather Report

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. 

Pitch Report

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.

Notable stats

Straker: Man in Form

Tom Straker’s 6-24 in the semifinals against Pakistan are the best figures by any bowler in the semifinals or finals of a U19 World Cup, bettering Kagiso Rabada’s 6-25 in 2015.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


IND-U19 vs AUS-U19 Probable 11

IND-U19 Playing 11

  • Adarsh Singh
  • Arshin Kulkarni
  • Uday Saharan (C)
  • Musheer Khan
  • Sachin Dhas
  • Priyanshu Moliya
  • Aravelly Avanish (Wk)
  • Murugan Abhishek
  • Raj Limbani
  • Naman Tiwari
  • Saumy Pandey

AUS-U19 Playing 11

  • Harry Dixon
  • Sam Konstas
  • Hugh Weibgen (C)
  • Harjas Singh
  • Ryan Hicks (Wk)
  • Tom Campbell
  • Oliver Peake
  • Raf Macmillan
  • Tom Straker
  • Callum Vidler
  • Mahli Beardman
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing India to win this match. The team is the most successful in the history of the U19 World Cup and has plenty of experience playing on the big stage. The team has performed well on all fronts, especially with the batting, and will be feeling pretty confident as they head to this contest. 


Top Picks

Musheer Khan: Musheer Khan has been one of the top run-getters of this tournament with 338 runs scored at an average of 67.60. He has also picked up 6 wickets.

Arshin Kulkarni: Arshin Kulkarni has scored 186 runs in this tournament and has also picked up 4 wickets.

Harry Dixon: Harry Dixon has scored 3 half-centuries in his last 5 innings and has an aggregate score of 267 runs. 


IND-U19 vs AUS-U19 Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: R Hicks

Batters: U Pratap Saharan, H Dixon (VC), S Dhas, H Weibgen

All-rounders: M Khan (C), T Straker, A Kulkarni

Bowlers: S Pandey, N Tiwari, R Limbani

IND-U19 vs AUS-U19 Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction