Favorites India, who are also looking to win back-to-back titles, are the most successful team in this tournament, with five trophies to their name so far.
The upcoming final will be the third consecutive ICC event where Australia and India will face each other. The two cricket rivals had previously faced thrilling encounters in the ICC World Test Championship final and the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup final last year.
Australia made it to the final after registering a thrilling one-wicket win against Pakistan in the semi-final and set up a title clash against India, who won the first semi-final by defeating South Africa by two wickets.
You can watch all the live updates of the much-awaited final on the live blog of TimesofIndia.com and live streaming on Hotstar.
road to final
India made a great start to their campaign with a comfortable 84-run win against arch-rivals Bangladesh. They continued their dominance in the next match with a massive 201-run win over Ireland. In their final group stage match, India produced another stellar performance as they defeated hosts USA by an impressive margin of 201 runs.
Advancing to the Super Six stage, India continued their winning streak by defeating New Zealand with an impressive 214-run win. After this, he gave another strong performance against Nepal and won by 132 runs.
In the semi-final against South Africa, India faced a tough challenge but displayed their resilience and determination in a close contest, emerging victorious by two wickets.
Overall, India's journey in the tournament highlighted their consistent and impressive performances in both the group stage and Super Six stage. Their comprehensive victory paved the way for a qualifying place in the finals, reflecting the team's strong performance and ability to claim the championship.
The Australian team made a solid start to its campaign in the tournament with a four-wicket win against Namibia. They continued their dominance with a brilliant performance against Zimbabwe and defeated them by a huge margin of 225 runs. Australia achieved another win in the group stage by defeating Sri Lanka by six wickets.
Advancing to the Super Six stage, Australia faced England and emerged victorious with a 110-run victory determined by the DLS method. Unfortunately, their match against West Indies was washed out due to rain, denying them the chance to showcase their skills.
In the semi-finals, Australia competed against Pakistan in a closely contested match and eventually won by one wicket. This hard-fought victory took them through to the final, which shows the team's resilience and ability to perform under pressure.
Overall, Australia's journey to the tournament featured a combination of dominant wins and hard-fought battles, ultimately earning them a place in the final as they aimed to win the title.
India: Arshin Kulkarni, Adarsh Singh, Rudra Mayur Patel, Sachin Dhas, Priyanshu Molia, Musheer Khan, Uday Saharan (captain), Aravelli Avnish Rao, Soumya Kumar Pandey, Murugan Abhishek, Inesh Mahajan, Dhanush Gowda, Aaradhya Shukla, Raj Limbani, Naman Tiwari. .
Australia: Hugh Wiebgen (captain), Lachlan Aitken, Charlie Anderson, Harkirat Bajwa, Mahali Beardman, Tom Campbell, Harry Dixon, Ryan Hicks, Sam Konstas, Raphael McMillan, Aidan O'Connor, Harjas Singh, Tom Straker, Callum Vidler, Ollie Peake.
telecast and date
The much-awaited India-Australia Under-19 World Cup final will be telecast live on Star Sports Network on Sunday (11/2/2024) at 12.30 PM IST.