ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup

Both India and Australia, the finalists of the ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup 2024 in South Africa, have a chance to add to their cricketing legacies on Sunday, 11 February.

India and Australia are set to meet in the showpiece finale of the ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup 2024, a repeat of their Finals in last year's ICC World Test Championship and ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023.

Both sides, undefeated in the tournament thus far, will have an opportunity to to add to their cricketing history in Benoni on Sunday.

Over the last 12 months, Australia have won three major ICC trophies, which include the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2023 in addition to the aforementioned titles. Tomorrow's game will be an opportunity to add yet another silverware to their cabinet.

On the other hand, India have won the U19 Men's Cricket World Cup on five previous occasions, and have a record sixth title on the line. If they manage to win, this will be their first successful title defence.

The teams have met in the U19 Men's Cricket World Cup final twice before with India emerging victorious on both occasions (2012 and 2018).

Tournament trends for the finalists

India dominated their group and Super Six encounters with commanding victories over Bangladesh, Ireland, and the USA that helped them secure the pole position in Group A. Musheer Khan and Uday Saharan starred with the bat in the group stage, whereas Naman Tiwari and Saumy Pandey stood out with the ball.

Continuing their golden run in the Super Six, India were the comfortable victors against New Zealand and Nepal. Saharan, Musheer, and Sachin Dhas made important contributions with the willow.

Having topped Group 1 of the Super Six, India faced off against hosts South Africa in the semi-final. The knockout contest was a stern test with significant threat from Kwena Maphaka and Tristan Luus, but Saharan and Dhas steered India through to the final.

A confident side when setting a target for their opponents (each of their first five wins was secured in this fashion), India's victory against South Africa showed that they were also prepared to master chases when required.