U19 World Cup 2018 final: Australia aim to test India's middle order, says Jason Sangha

The final of the tournament will be played on February 3.

Jason Sangha is all set to lead Australia in the U19 finals. (Getty)

As the finals of the U19 World Cup comes closer, both teams are busy preparing and strategizing their plans for their opponents. Before the event, Australian skipper Jason Sangha opened up on their plans going into the final. 

“They haven’t seen our side now compared to the first game. We’re a different side,” said Jason Sangha, the Australian captain. “They haven’t seen our two quick bowlers who didn’t play the first game. They are going to have pressure on them, for us we’re just excited to play.”

One of his key strategies is to test the untested Indian middle order so far in the tournament. 

“Good balls get any batsmen out,” he said when asked about the Indian top three. “We have a good top order as well. They’re good players, we have to keep bowling good balls and expose the middle order. They’ve been in good form but it doesn’t bother us".

He finally rounded off keeping his view on how he sees the game panning out.

“It’s a grand final, different contest. Definitely some nerves in their team as well. If we can get a couple of wickets early and put pressure on their players, anything can happen. Cricket is a funny game. We saw it against England (in the quarterfinal). They were 47 for no loss and then bowled out under 100. I wouldn’t say we’re underdogs, I wouldn’t say we’re favorites. At the end of the day, we’re Australia, we’re our own team. India is their own team.”

By Anshuman Roy - 02 Feb, 2018

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