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Australia Under 19s: Jason Sangha Interview

Jason Sangha has led Australia to the final of the ICC Under 19 World Cup
Jason Sangha has led Australia to the final of the ICC Under 19 World Cup
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Australia Under 19s captain Jason Sangha spoke today, ahead of his team's 2018 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup Final against India at Tauranga's Bay Oval on Saturday.

Sangha, 18, has been one of the stars for Australia during the tournament, with the NSW Blues rookie scoring two half-centuries and averaging 43.2 across his five innings with the bat.

Australia last won the tournament in 2010, also in New Zealand, when the side featured the likes of Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson and Nic Maddinson.

The two teams have met previously at this World Cup in the group stages, with India prevailing by 100 runs to claim top spot in Group B, ahead of Australia.

Australia has also been forced to make one change to its squad ahead of the final, with Western Australia all-rounder Aaron Hardie being ruled out with a groin injury.

Hardie will be replaced by Victoria's Patrick Rowe, a 17-year-old batsman-wicketkeeper who represented Australia Under 19s in December against Pakistan Under 19s.

Hardie was originally an injury replacement for New South Wales fast bowler Jason Ralston.