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The ICC Under-19 World Cup is starting today i.e. from January 14 in the West Indies. There are two matches to be played today. The first match will be played between Australia and West Indies. At the same time, in the second match, the Sri Lankan team is going to face Scotland. Team India will play its first match against South Africa on 15 January.
Let us tell you everything about this mega-tournament, knowing which will add to your excitement about the Under-19 World Cup.
Who will be the host, how many teams will participate?
For the first time, West Indies is hosting the Under-19 World Cup. The tournament will run till February 5. Teams from 16 countries are participating in it. 48 matches will be held including the final. India will start their campaign against South Africa on 15 January. India has been placed in Group B. Apart from South Africa, there are teams from Ireland and Uganda in this group.
Scotland has been included in place of New Zealand
New Zealand is not involved in the Under-19 World Cup this time. Because after their return, the rules of mandatory quarantine have to be followed, that is why the Kiwi team is not participating in the World Cup. Scotland team is going to play in his place. Scotland are in Group D along with Australia, Sri Lanka and West Indies.
Which teams are in which group
Group A – Bangladesh, England, Canada, United Arab Emirates
Group B – India, Ireland, South Africa, Uganda
Group C – Afghanistan, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe
Group D – Australia, Scotland, Sri Lanka, West Indies
Indian team has won the most world cup
The Indian team is the most successful team in the history of the Under-19 World Cup. Team India won the Under-19 World Cup in the years 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2018. After this, India has been runner-up in the previous edition of the tournament held in New Zealand in the year 2016 and 2020.
Where can I watch live matches?
You can watch live U-19 World Cup matches on Star Sports Network. At the same time, the live stream of the matches will be on Hotstar.
The Indian team for the World Cup is as follows: Yash Dhul (Captain), Harnoor Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, SK Rashid (Vice-Captain), Nishant Sindhu, Siddharth Yadav, Anishwar Gautam, Dinesh Bana (WK), Aaradhya Yadav (WK), Raj Angad Bawa, Manav Prakash, Kaushal Tambe, RS Hungarekar, Vasu Vats, Vicky Ostwal, Ravikumar, Garv Sangwan.