Read three notable commonalities between India’s World Cup 2023 and U-19 World Cup 2024 campaigns. India lost to Australia in the ICC Men’s U-19 World Cup 2024 final by 79 runs, showcasing Australia’s dominance over the Men in Blue in the ICC finals. Australia won the toss and batted first, putting up a competitive 253/7 in their 50 overs.
Harjas Singh top-scored with 55 off 64 balls, while skipper Hugh Weibgen, opener Harry Dixon, and Oliver Peake contributed to the victory. India’s Raj Limbani starred with 3/38 in his 10 overs, while Naman Tiwari picked up 2/63. Mahli Beardman and Raf MacMillan claimed three wickets each for the Aussies, while Callum Vidler also impressed with 2/35.
Three notable commonalities between India’s World Cup 2023 and U-19 World Cup 2024 campaigns
- India’s unbeaten streak in the 2023 ODI World Cup and U-19 World Cup 2024 ended in the final against Australia. The Men in Blue had won all nine matches in the league stage, including impressive victories over Australia, Pakistan, New Zealand, England, Sri Lanka, and South Africa. They faced the Kiwis in the semi-final and secured their place in the final.
However, they succumbed to pressure in the final, losing by six wickets. India also had a successful U-19 World Cup in 2024, winning over New Zealand and Nepal. South Africa gave India a scare in the first semi-final but recovered to win. The U-19 side also came second best to Australia in the final.
- India finished as runners-up in the 2023 ODI World Cup and U-19 World Cup 2024, but their batters were the top two leading run-getters. Virat Kohli scored a record 765 runs in 11 innings, while Rohit Sharma scored 597 runs.
In the U-19 World Cup, Uday Saharan was the leading run-getter, with 397 runs in seven innings. Musheer Khan was second among the highest run-scorers, with 360 runs in seven innings and two tons and one half-century.
- India’s batting performance in both ICC events was impressive, but they struggled in the 2023 ODI World Cup final against the Aussies. Rohit and Kohli started well but couldn’t convert them into big runs. KL Rahul scored 66 runs off 107 balls, but Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, and Ravindra Jadeja were dismissed for single-figure scores. In the U-19 World Cup final, India’s batting fell apart, with Musheer, Saharan, and Sachin Dhas contributing only 39 runs. India’s batting was aided by Adarsh Singh and Murugan Abhishek, but they fell short of their target.