Defending champions India will leave no stone unturned to win a record sixth ICC Under-19 World Cup when they take on Australia in the final in Benoni, South Africa. In a record-extending ninth finals appearance, India will be looking to clinch an unprecedented sixth title. Standing in their way are three-time champions Australia, led by Hugh Wiebgen. However, India has previously defeated Australia in two finals in 2012 and 2018 respectively. Pakistan has also won the Under-19 World Cup twice while England, West Indies, South Africa and Bangladesh have won the title once each.
Under-19 World Cup winners and runners-up list:
2022: India beats England in West Indies
2020: Bangladesh beats India in South Africa
2018: India beats Australia in New Zealand
2016: West Indies beat India in Bangladesh
2014: South Africa beats Pakistan in UAE
2012: India beats Australia in Australia
2010: Australia beats Pakistan in New Zealand
2008: India beats South Africa in Malaysia
2006: Pakistan defeated India in Sri Lanka
2004: Pakistan beats West Indies in Bangladesh
2002: Australia beats South Africa in New Zealand
2000: India beats Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka
1998: England beat New Zealand in South Africa
1988: Australia beats Pakistan in Australia
Meanwhile, in the Under-19 World Cup Final 2024, Australia captain Hugh Wiebgen won the toss and opted to bat against India.
Australia made one change from their win over Pakistan in the semi-final while India fielded the same team that had defeated South Africa in the other semi-final.
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