The ICC U-19 World Cup is just a few days away and the Indian Under-19 cricket team, led by talented Mumbai teenager Prithvi Shaw and coached by cricket legend Rahul Dravid, will begin its campaign from January 14.
India U-19 team has been placed in pool B along with Australia, Zimbabwe, and Papua New Guinea. While all of their group stage matches are day & night fixtures which will be played at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.
India will play their first match against heavyweights Australia in game number six of the major tournament on Sunday, January 14. In two days time, they will face Papua New Guinea. After that, the following Friday they will take on Zimbabwe in their third match.
This 2018 U-19 World Cup will be comprised of 48 matches across seven venues in the beautiful cities of Christchurch, Queenstown, Tauranga, and Whangarei, in New Zealand. The 16 teams are grouped into four groups of four teams, where each team has to play three league matches before the top eight advances into the quarter-final stage. The quarter-finals will determine the final four contestants for the semi-finals. However, the teams that fail to qualify for the quarter-finals will then feature in the Plate League knockouts.
The grand final of the cricket tournament will be held in Tauranga on February 3.