The India U19 team is only one step away from clinching it’s fifth Under-19 World Cup title as they square off against Bangladesh at the Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Sunday. The Indian colts are also the defending champions, having won the last edition of the tournament by defeating Australia in New Zealand back in 2018. Among the many cricketers that have wished the boys good luck, senior Indian team’s captain Virat Kohli also sent his wishes for the team.
India, led by Priyam Garg, have remained undefeated in their road to semi-finals. They defeated New Zealand, Japan, and Sri Lanka, who belonged to Group A alongside them. India further squashed the likes of Australia and Pakistan in the quarter-final and semi-final respectively.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh as a unit hasn’t stayed far behind either.
In Group B, they beat Zimbabwe and Scotland in league games while the encounter against Pakistan ended in no-result. The Tigers will play in the finals for the first time.
The senior Indian team, captained by Kohli is currently in New Zealand, to play in all three formats of the game.
The 31-year old backed the junior Indian team to defend their crown successfully and wants them to get it back home.
One can sense them lifting the Cup for the fifth time, given their dominance so far.
Sending my best wishes to the Indian U19 Cricket Team ahead of their World Cup final. The nation is behind you, bring it home boys. 🇮🇳 #U19CWC #IndianCricket @BCCI
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 9, 2020
Priyam Garg On the Cusp Of Joining An Elite List:
Current Indian captain Kohli is amongst the four Indian captains so far to win the U-19 World Cup as the captain.
Kohli led the side in 2008 to glory when they beat South Africa in the finals in Kuala Lumpur. Mohammad Kaif won it in the year 2000 by defeating Sri Lanka in the finals.
Unmukt Chand and Prithvi Shaw lifted the next two World Cups in 2012 and 2018 by beating Australia on both occasions.
Garg will join an elite list if he manages to win the title for India on Sunday.