U19 World Cup 2018 Final: Prithvi Shaw opens up ahead of the finale

The final will be played at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

Rahul Dravid is confident of India's chances in the final. (Getty)

Indian U19 skipper Prithvi Shaw who has very much led his troops from the front in the U19 campaign is just one step away from bringing the U19 World Cup home. The last time India won an U19 title was in 2012 under the captaincy of Unmukt Chand. 

“They’ll be challenging for us, even though they lost to us in the first game,” he said. “They’ve got a better side right now. They have changed a few fast bowlers who were injured when we played them. But we’re not focusing too much on Australia. As a captain, I’m focusing on my own team, what we can do in the match tomorrow, what all we’ve to do in different situations" said the Indian U19 skipper. 

Shaw is very confident of a good performance in the final, thus backing his boys who have been exceptional so far. While Shaw and Shubman Gill led India with the bat, Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti have impressed one and all with their sheer pace and talent. 

All these 4 players were successful in bagging IPL contracts which is a prove of the fact that the U19 success is being closely monitored at a higher level. 

Shaw was confident of India’s chances, praising his pace attack which ran through Australia in the earlier game.

“Our fast bowlers have been doing well, right from the first match,” he said. “Whenever the team’s needed them, they’ve provided breakthroughs. They’ve good intensity as well, their fitness is great. All of them… Kamlesh (Nagarkoti), (Ishan) Porel, (Shivam) Mavi. It helps us all have a good attitude in the field, we’re all really pumped up when our fast bowlers do well.”

By Anshuman Roy - 02 Feb, 2018

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