India's young players have won every match they have played so far in the tournament, including three group stage matches, two 'Super Six' matches and the semi-final win against hosts South Africa, which was narrow by two wickets. Ended with victory. for India.
Australia are also unbeaten, with one of their matches, a Super Six game against West Indies, ending as 'no result'. They defeated Pakistan by just one wicket in a thrilling semi-final.
Talking about another big-stage title-decider between India and Australia, India Under-19 captain Uday Saharan refused to see it that way.
The right-handed batsman believes that this is nothing like a revenge or spiteful match.
“I am not thinking of anything like that,” Saharan was quoted as saying by PTI ahead of the final. “We are focused on our game and we have to give our best. We are playing according to the circumstances of the match.”
From Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli to Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal U19 World Cup Has given India such players who later became big stars.
But Saharan, who is currently the tournament's top scorer with 389 runs at an average of 64.83 in six matches, is not thinking too far ahead and is focused on giving his best in each outing.
“I never think about it. I don't think about the past. I just think about how I can give my best for the team and get the best from the team.
Australia captain Hugh Wiebgen looked ready for the challenge as the two in-form and best teams of the tournament go head-to-head for the trophy.
“India are a class team. They will come out and compete really hard – we'll love that challenge, we'll love that fight and we're really looking forward to it,” Wiebgen told the ICC website.
Defending champions India will be aiming for a record-extending sixth U19 World Cup title, while Australia hope to lift the trophy for the fourth time.