Here's all you need to know about the upcoming live match between India U19 and New Zealand U19 in India on OTT:
Off to an impeccable start with three consecutive wins, defending champion India will be aiming to maintain their winning momentum as they face New Zealand in the Super Six stage match of the ICC U19 World Cup 2024. Both sides will also be mindful of their Net Run Rates (NRR), as each team will carry forward the points and NRR they accumulated against fellow Super Six qualifying teams.
India U19's first Super Six clash against New Zealand U19 is scheduled for Tuesday (January 30) at 1:30 PM IST at the Mangaung Oval. Fans can catch all the action live on the Star Sports network and the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.
India in the group stage secured comfortable victories against Bangladesh, Ireland, and USA.
Although the five-time champions faced some batting challenges against their Asian rival, they bounced back strongly in the subsequent matches. It has been the Boys in Blue's strength this season to have at least one or two batters step up to take responsibility and score runs consistently.
No. 3 batter Mursheer Khan has been the team's most reliable performer with the bat as he has a century and a fifty to his credit. He currently ranks as the third-highest run-scorer in the tournament after the group stage.
Meanwhile, opener Arshin Kulkarni will enter the clash against the Kiwis with boosted confidence following his remarkable century. Captain Uday Saharan has also been playing a crucial innings, and his leadership will be pivotal for the team's success moving forward.
As far as India's bowling is concerned, left-arm pacer Naman Tiwari has been outstanding as after being wicketless against Bangladesh, he bounced back with four wickets in each of the subsequent two games. Spinner Saumy Pandey has also made a significant impact as he has eight wickets to his name so far and boasts the second-best economy rate (2.01) in the tournament.
As for the BlackCaps, they finished second in Group D with two wins from three games. The Kiwi’s batting lineup has struggled in the tournament.
India: Uday Saharan (c), Arshin Kulkarni, Adarsh Singh, Rudra Mayur Patel, Sachin Dhas, Priyanshu Moliya, Musheer Khan, Aravelly Avanish Rao, Saumy Kumar Pandey, Murugan Abhishek, Innesh Mahajan, Dhanush Gowda, Aaradhya Shukla, Raj Limbani and Naman Tiwari.
New Zealand: Oscar Jackson (c), Mason Clarke, Sam Clode, Zac Cumming, Rahman Hekmat, Tom Jones, James Nelson, Snehith Reddy, Matt Rowe, Ewald Schreuder, Lachlan Stackpole, Oliver Tewatiya, Alex Thompson, Ryan Tsourgas, Luke Watson.