U19 WC 2022: IND vs BAN Preview – Finalists of 2020 WC meet again

As the group stages of the U19 World Cup is over, teams that have made it to the next stage will now be approaching the business end of the tournament. The Super League Quarter-final on Saturday shall see India U19 taking on Bangladesh U19. While the 2018-champions topped Group B, the defending champions finished second in Group A.

Besides, it is to be noted that both these teams were the finalists of the previous edition of the U19 World Cup in 2020, with Bangladesh winning the title. However, the team in blue has a chance to avenge their loss and beat their neighbours this time around. However, India U19 haven’t had the services of their captain and vice-captain for their previous two fixtures as they were tested positive for COVID-19.

Nevertheless, India still ended up winning both their games, even without a few of their regular players. On the other hand, Bangladesh U19 have been fairly decent in the tournament so far. Although they lost to England, they did end up winning the other two games against UAE U19 and Canada U19 respectively.

Facing India U19 will be a different challenge for them altogether. Moreover, with the likely return of Yash Dhull and SK Rasheed, India U19 would fancy themselves to win this encounter.

Match Details:

IND U19 vs BAN U19

Date: 29 January 2021

Time: 6:30 PM IST

Venue: Providence Stadium, Providence

Where to watch: Star Sports Network

Playing Combinations:

India U19:

With the return of their regular captain and vice-captain, India U19 are expected to get them straight back to the XI. The rest are expected to hold on to their spots.

Predicted XI: Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Harnoor Singh, SK Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Yash Dhull (C), Rajangad Bawa, Aaradhya Yadav (wk), Kaushal Tambe, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Vicky Ostwal, Ravi Kumar

Bangladesh U19:

Bangladesh U19 are expected to field the same XI that featured in their previous encounter. Heading into a knockout game, the Hasan-led side wouldn’t want to change a proven XI.

Predicted XI: Mahfijul Islam, Iftakhar Hossain, Prantik Nawrose Nabil, Aich Mollah, Md Fahim(wk), Ariful Islam, SM Meherob, MD Ashiqur Zaman, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Rakibul Hasan (C), Ripon Mondol