India and Australia go head to head in the U-19 World Cup 2024. The match will be played in Benoni on Sunday, February 11. The match starts at 1.30 pm IST. Both are previous winners of the World Cup title.

India have won the title five times and is the defending champion of the title. Australia have won the title thrice the last of which was in 2012. It was India that they defeated in the final back then and they once again face India in yet another U19 World Cup final.

Australia defeated Pakistan in a tense chase in the second semi-final. Australia chased down 180 to win the final over of the match. They were in a spot of bother 164/9 clinging on to the final wicket to win the match. Raf MacMillan (19*) and (2 off 9) added 17 runs for the final wicket to take Australia to a victory.

India defeated South Africa in the first semi-final with the young team managing to chase 245 to win the match. They won the match by two wickets, with seven balls to spare. India were in a spot of bother at 32/4 in the 12th over.

From there on skipper Uday Saharan (81) and Sachin Dhas (96 off 95) added 171 to bring India back into the game. Raj Limbani came off 13 off 4 balls and then was instrumental in the team winning the match.

India and Australia have won 8 U19 World Cup titles in total. India are the defending champion of the title while Australia has won it thrice. This is a rematch of the u19 World Cup final 2018 and also the ICC World 2023 where India and Australia were the finalists. Australia defeated the senior Indian team in the World Cup final and this match is being seen as one to avenge the defeat.

India have maintained an unbeaten run in this tournament edition, winning all their games. Australia have maintained an unbeaten run with their match against West Indies ending in no result. However, the final match will see one of the teams end their winning streak on Sunday.

Given how India have performed throughout the league stage, they have the upper hand heading into the contest. On the other hand, Australia will be buoyant by how they managed to hold their nerve in the semifinal and take their team to victory. The match will prepare them better for the final.

India vs Australia Head-to-Head Records in U19 World Cup

Matches Australia Won India Won Tied No Result
7 2 5 0 0

India vs Australia Head To Head In U19 World Cup Results

SL NO World Cup Edition Results
1 1998 Australia Won by 7 wickets
2 1998 Australia Won by 6 wickets
3 2000 India Won by 170 runs
4 2012 India Won by 6 wickets
5 2018 India on by 100 runs
6 2018 India Won by 74 runs
7 2022 India Won by 74 runs

Key Stats From The U19 World Cup 2024

U-19 World Cup Top-five Run-getters

Player Matches Runs Average Strike-rate
Uday Saharan (IND) 6 389 64.83 78.90
Musheer Khan (IND) 6 338 67.60 101.20
Sachin Dhas (IND) 6 294 73.50 116.67
Lhuan-dre Pretorius (SA) 6 287 57.40 94.10
Jamie Dunk (Scotland) 4 263 65.75 70.89

U-19 World Cup Top Five Wicket-takers

Player Matches Wickets Average Four/Five-wicket Hauls
Kwena Maphaka (SA) 6 21 9.71 3
Ubaid Shah (PAK) 6 18 12.38 3 (4-fer)
Saumy Pandey (IND) 6 17 8.47 1 (4-fer)
Tazeem Ali (ENG) 4 14 9.64 1 (5-fer)
Vishwa Lahiru (SL) 5 12 11.08

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