Ahead of the finale of the 2018 U19 World Cup final, Australia are facing an injury scare in which wicketkeeper-batsman Patrick Rowe will replace injured all-rounder Aaron Hardie in the Australian squad. Hardie, who himself was a replacement for pacer Jason Ralston, suffered a groin injury.
“The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 has approved right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper Patrick Rowe as a replacement player for Hardie,” an ICC media release said.
“The replacement of a player requires the approval of the Event Technical Committee before the replacement player can be officially added to the squad,” it added.
India and Australia have undoubtedly been the two best teams of the tournaments and the captains of the respective sides seem pretty confident ahead of the summit clash.
Australia and India defeated Afghanistan and Pakistan respectively to reach the finals of the tournament.
Prithvi Shaw(c), Shubman Gill, Manjot Kalra, Himanshu Rana, Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, Harvik Desai, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel, Anukul Roy, Shiva Singh, Aryan Juyal, Arshdeep Singh, Pankaj Yadav, Aditya Thakare
Jason Sangha(c), Will Sutherland, Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Jack Edwards, Zak Evans, Jarrod Freeman, Ryan Hadley, Baxter J Holt, Nathan McSweeney, Jonathan Merlo, Lloyd Pope, Param Uppal, Austin Waugh, Aaron Hardie