5 players who are playing a vital role in India's journey to the U-19 World Cup 2024 final

India will take on Australia in the final of the Under-19 World Cup 2024 at Willowmoor Park, Benoni on Sunday, February 11. This will be India's fifth consecutive appearance at the summit ICC event. They are also the defending champions of the tournament.

The Indians have had a brilliant campaign in the Under-19 World Cup 2024 and like the performance of the senior team in the ODI World Cup last year, they will enter the finals undefeated. Of course, they would like the result of the final to be different as Rohit Sharma's team had to face defeat against the Australian team in the summit clash.

India was placed in Group A in the preliminary stage of the Under-19 World Cup 2024 And reached the next round without any trouble, defeating Bangladesh (by 84 runs), Ireland (by 201 runs), and the United States (by 201 runs).

They also defeated New Zealand (by 214 runs) and Nepal (by 132 runs) in the Super Six round. South Africa gave them a tough fight in the first semi-final, but the Men in Blue registered a tense victory by two wickets.

On that note, let's take a look at five players who have played a key role in IndiaThe journey to the Under-19 World Cup 2024 final.


#1 Uday Saharan

Indian captain Uday Saharan (Photo: Getty Images)

Captain Uday Saharan has led India from the front in the literal sense. He is the highest run-scorer before the final of the Under-19 World Cup 2024. In six innings, he has scored a total of 389 runs at an impressive average of 64.83 with one century and three half-centuries.

Saharan started the World Cup with an aggressive innings of 64 runs in 94 balls against Bangladesh. After this he played a stormy inning of 75 runs in 84 balls against Ireland. He scored 100 runs in 107 balls in the second match of India's Super Six round. Nepal,

The 19-year-old player stood under immense pressure even in the semi-finals. His innings of 81 off 124 balls was the architect of India's tense chase of 245 runs.


#2 Musheer Khan

Musheer Khan has scored two centuries in the Under-19 World Cup 2024.  (Photo: ICC)Musheer Khan has scored two centuries in the Under-19 World Cup 2024.  (Photo: ICC)
Musheer Khan has scored two centuries in the Under-19 World Cup 2024. (Photo: ICC)

Sarfaraz Khan's younger brother, Musheer Khan is the second-highest run-scorer in the Under-19 World Cup 2024. In six innings, he has scored 338 runs at an average of 67.60 at a strike rate of 101.19 with two centuries and one half-century.

Musheer scored 118 runs with the help of nine fours and four sixes out of 106 runs against Ireland in the group match. He then scored 73 out of 76 in the next game against the United States. He was the player of the match for his innings of 131 runs in 126 balls in India's first Under-19 World Cup 2024 Super Six match. new zealand In Bloemfontein.

Musheer has also performed well with the ball and has taken six wickets with his left-arm spin at an average of 23.33 and an economy rate of 3.32.


#3 Saumya Pandey

Left-arm spinner Saumya Pandey has performed brilliantly for India with the ball in the Under-19 World Cup 2024. Leading up to the final, he is the third leading wicket-taker in the competition with 17 wickets at an impressive average in six innings. of 8.47 and excellent economy rate of 2.44.

Pandey has the feat of taking four wickets thrice in the tournament. He started his Under-19 World Cup 2024 campaign with 4/24 in the group game against Bangladesh and followed it up with 3/21 against Ireland.

His second four-wicket haul came against New Zealand in the Super Six match when he took four wickets for 19 runs. Pandey Also recorded impressive figures of 4/29 against Nepal.


#4 Sachin Das

Sachin Dhas played a tremendous innings in the semi-final against South Africa.  (Photo: Getty Images)Sachin Dhas played a tremendous innings in the semi-final against South Africa.  (Photo: Getty Images)
Sachin Dhas played a tremendous innings in the semi-final against South Africa. (Photo: Getty Images)

Sachin Dhaas is currently ranked third in the list of leading run-scorers in the Under-19 World Cup 2024. In six innings, the right-handed batsman has scored 294 runs at an average of 73.50 and a strike rate of 116.66. With one century and one half-century.

After a few useful cameos in the group stage, Dhas made headlines in the Super Six match against Nepal with a match-winning inning of 116 runs off 101 balls. There were 11 fours and three sixes in his innings.

Slave Missed a century in the semi-final against South Africa. However, his inning of 96 runs in 95 balls with the help of 11 fours and one six helped India secure its place in the final of the Under-19 World Cup 2024.


#5 Naman Tiwari

Left-arm fast bowler Naman Tiwari's Under-19 World Cup 2024 campaign has also been memorable. In five innings, he has taken 10 wickets at an average of 17.50 and an economy rate of 4.72, including two four-wicket hauls.

Tiwary was one of the standout bowlers in the group win over Ireland, taking 4 for 53 from his 10 overs. In the win over the United States he again performed with excellent figures of 4/20 from nine overs.

Tiwari proved to be a bit expensive in the semi-final against South Africa, recorded figures of 1/52 in eight overs. He will be keen to perform well in the crucial final against Australia.

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