Date & Time: Sunday, February 09, 13:30 IST
Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, South Africa
History in the making for Bangladesh as India hope to add to their World Cup count
India and Bangladesh have been the two most dominant teams in this world cup with a 100%-win record. This will be a debut final match for Bangladesh U-19 in World Cup and there will be a lot of pressure to cope up. As for India, they have been in the final for the third consecutive year. India has four U-19 titles in their basket which is the most by a team and now they will have their eye on the fifth one.
Bangladesh and India have been neck-to-neck in terms of bowling in this world cup. India has a bowling average of 15.5 and Bangladesh has a bowling average of 18.2, which is the first best and the second best. The same has been with the bowling strike rate, India is at the top with 23.4 and Bangladesh behind them with 28.3. However, India has outclassed all the teams when it comes to their batting. With a batting average of 62.2 in this world cup, Indian batsmen are in completely different level.
Both the teams will go in with the same XI that got them through to the finals.
India U-19 Probable XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Divyansh Saxena, Tilak Varma, Priyam Garg (c), Dhruv Jurel (wk), Siddhesh Veer, Atharva Ankolekar, Ravi Bishnoi, Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh.
Bangladesh U-19 Probable XI: Parvez Hossain Emon, Tanzid Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Towid Hridoy, Shahadat Hossain, Akbar Ali (c & wk), Shamim Hossain, Rakibul Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Shakib, Hasan Murad.
One last match will be played at the Senwes Park in this World Cup and is expected to be a cracker. A total of eight matches have been played at the venue this World Cup out of which one ended in a No-Result and another one was a cut short one. In the remaining 6 matches on an average 228 runs has been scored in the 1st innings. The pacers have had better success than the spinners at the venue this world cup. With a bowling strike rate of 33.7 pacers have bagged 47 wickets, whereas, the spinners have bagged 35 wickets at a strike rate of 44.0. On the finals day there is a 40% chance of rain at Potchefstroom.
Undeniably he is one of the top candidates to be a captain in the fantasy team. With an average of 156.0, he has scored 312 runs with three half centuries and one century this world cup. He has a PPM of 93.4 in this World Cup and has been a part of the dream team in all the matches he has played.
Tyagi’s in-swinging yorker has been a treat to watch. The young fast bowler from UP has bagged 11 wickets at a bowling strike rate of 18.7. He has a PPM of 65.2 and an MDTA of 1.25 in this world cup.
This World Cup leg spinners have been special, out of those Ravi Bishnoi has been one of them. He has 13 wickets to his name at a bowling average of 11.6 and a bowling strike rate of 19.3 in this world cup. He has a PPM of 83.6 in this world cup and has been a part of the dream team in all the matches he has played.
Bangladesh reached the world cup finals riding on a magnificent century by Mahmdul Hasan in the semi-finals. A similar kind of performance is expected of the Bangladeshi batsman in the final to hand them a historical win. Hasan Joy scored a century in the finals against India in the Tri-Nation series earlier in 2019 in England, which will be a great positive for him and Bangladesh. He has a PPM of 63.5 and an MDTA of 1.33 in this World Cup.
The middle order batsman is yet to be dismissed in the three innings he has played in this World Cup, he has scores of 40*, 74* and 16* (recent first). Definitely he is one of the batsmen to watch out for in the Bangladeshi line-up.
The Left arm quick is having a memorable U-19 world cup 2020. He has 11 wickets at a bowling strike rate of 16.3 this tournament. Rakibul’s bowling strike rate is the best among all the bowlers who have bowled at least 15 overs in this World Cup. His PPM of 82.75 is the best among all the Bangladesh players and he has been a part of the dream team in all the matches he has played.