ICC U19 World Cup 2018: QF 4 – Unbeaten India faces Bangladesh for the last SF spot

The winner of the match will play Pakistan U19 in the semi-finals.

Kamlesh Nagarkoti and his partner Shivam Mavi will definitely pose problems for Ban U19 | Getty

India U19 will battle Bangladesh U19 for a spot in semi-finals when the two teams meet tomorrow in the last quarter-final match of the ICC U19 World Cup 2018 in New Zealand. The winner of the match will face Pakistan U19 in the semis of the tournament.

India U19 have dominated the tournament and have been undefeated so far in the tournament and their batsmen and bowlers have been on spot with their game. Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Shivam Mavi, along with spinners Anukul Roy and Abhishek Sharma have been marvelous. Nagarkoti and Mavi have constantly clocked over 90mph and opposition batsmen have not faced speed of this kind at their level.

On batting end, Shaw, Gill, Parag, and others have done very well for India. Especially Shaw and Gill have stamped their authority on the World Cup with the bat in the hand.

Coach Rahul Dravid will, however, have to work hard to keep their focus on the match at hand tomorrow, instead of the IPL auction that will take place on the day after.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, lost to England U19 but defeated Canada U19 and Namibia U19 to qualify for the QFs along with England U19. But they will have to face a rampaging Indian U19 side and their only chance to win against their opposition will be to go hard at them.

Full Squads:

India: Prithvi Shaw (c), Shubman Gill, Manjot Kalra, Himanshu Rana, Abhishek Sharma, Riyan Parag, Harvik Desai, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Ishan Porel, Anukul Sudhakar Roy, Shiva Singh, Aryan Juyal, Arshdeep Singh, Pankaj Yadav, Aditya Thakare

Bangladesh: Saif Hassan (c), Pinak Ghosh, Mohammad Naim, Afif Hossain, Towhid Hridoy, Aminul Islam, Mohammad Rakib, Mahidul Islam Ankon, Shakil Hossain, Robiul Hoque, Nayeem Hasan, Qazi Onik, Roni Hossen, Hasan Mahmud, Tipu Sultan


By Jatin Sharma - 25 Jan, 2018

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