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U19 WC Statistical Preview: Ready for another India-Pakistan World Cup semi-final?

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With the fans starving of India-Pakistan clashes in cricket World Cups, even an Under-19 semi-final would be devoured by the cricketer fanatics on both sides of the Radcliffe Line.

Best batsmen

India

Yashasvi Jaiswal

Runs: 207
Innings: 4
Average: 103.50
Highest score: 62

Divyansh Saxena

Runs: 89
Innings: 3
Average: 44.50
Highest score: 52*

Pakistan

Mohammad Haris

Runs: 110
Innings: 2
Average: 110.00
Highest score: 81

Mohammad Huraira
Runs: 64
Innings: 1
Average: 64
Highest score: 64

Best bowlers

India

Ravi Bishnoi

Wickets: 11
Innings: 4
Average: 9.54
Best: 4/5

Kartik Tyagi

Wickets: 9
Innings: 4
Average: 9.77
Best: 4/24

Pakistan

Abbas Afridi

Wickets: 9
Innings: 4
Average: 14.66
Best: 3/20

Mohammad Amir Khan

Wickets: 7
Innings: 2
Average: 4/30
Best: 12.57

Interesting observations

India

After Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti dazzled the speed gun in the last edition, India U19's Kartik Tyagi has been on fire this season, with his pace touching 140 kph.
Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal already has an IPL contract. He has been picked by Rajasthan Royals at a price of Rs 2.40 Crore - 12-times his base price.
Indian U19 skipper Priyam Garg had a chance to be part of the 2018 U19 World Cup held in New Zealand at 17 years and 2 months of age, but poor form kept him out of the squad.

Pakistan

Tahir Hussain's wicket celebration is a copy of Shahid Afridi's celebration. Also copied by Shaheen Shah Afridi - another U19 product.
Spinner Aamir Ali's wicket celebration is a copy of Hasan Ali's celebration.
Top order batsman Haider Ali has hints of senior skipper Babar Azam in his shots, especially the cover drive.

Head to Head record in U19 World Cups

India and Pakistan have clashed against each other nine times in the U-19 World Cup, five have been won by Pakistan while India has emerged victorious four times.

India vs Pakistan- U19 World Cup 1988- Pakistan won by 68 runs

India vs Pakistan- U19 World Cup 1998- India won by 5 wickets

India vs Pakistan- U19 World Cup 2002- Pakistan won by 2 wickets

India vs Pakistan- U19 World Cup 2004 (Semifinal) - Pakistan won by 5 wickets

India vs Pakistan- U19 World Cup 2006 (Final) - Pakistan won by 38 runs

India vs Pakistan- U19 World Cup 2010 (Quarterfinal) - Pakistan won by 2 wickets

India vs Pakistan- U19 World Cup 2012 (Quarterfinal) - India won by 1 wicket

India vs Pakistan- U19 World Cup 2014- India won by 40 runs

India vs Pakistan- U19 World Cup 2018 (Semifinal) - India won by 203 runs

League stage performances

India

Against - Sri Lanka U19, 7th Match, Group A
At - Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
Result - India U19 won by 90 runs

Against - Japan U19, 11th Match, Group A
At - Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
Result - India U19 won by 10 wkts

Against - New Zealand U19, 20th Match, Group A
At - Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
Result - India U19 won by 44 runs via DLS

Pakistan

Against - Scotland U19, 6th Match, Group C
At - North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
Result - Pakistan U19 won by 7 wkts

Against - Zimbabwe U19, 14th Match, Group C
At - Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
Result - Pakistan U19 won by 38 runs

Against - Bangladesh U19, 18th Match, Group C
At - Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
Result - Match abandoned due to rain

Super League Quarter-Final win summaries:

Pakistan 190/4 in 41.1 overs (Mohammad Huraira 64, Mohammad Haris 29*; Noor Ahmad 2-32) by 6 wickets beat Afghanistan 189 in 49.1 overs (Farhan Zakhil 40, Abdul Rahman 30; Mohammad Amir Khan 3-58, Fahad Munir 2-29)

India 233/9 in 50 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 62, Atharva Ankolekar 55; Todd Murphy 2-40, Corey Kelly 2-45) beat Australia 159 all out in 43.3 overs (Dam Fanning 75; Kartik Tyagi 4-24, Akash Singh 3-30) by 74 runs.

Overall U19 highlights

India

Yuvraj Singh won Player of the Tournament in 2000.
Shikhar Dhawan's tally of 505 runs in 2004 is still the best in a single edition of the tournament.
Sarfaraz Khan registered a record seven half-centuries across two ICC U19 World Cup campaigns.

Pakistan

Mushtaq Ahmed topped the wickets list with 19 wickets in 1988's Youth World Cup - a tournament that took its current form in 1998.
Pakistan’s Zahid Saeed topped the bowling charts with 15 wickets in 2000.
With consecutive title wins in 2004 and 2006, Pakistan became the first and the only side then to defend their title successfully.

Title wins

India - 2000, 2008, 2012, 2018

Pakistan - 2004, 2006

Predicted Playing XIs

Pakistan U19 - Rohail Nazir (c & wk), Abbas Afridi, Haider Ali, Mohammad Haris, Qasim Akram, Aamir Ali, Fahad Munir, Irfan Khan, Mohammad Huraira, Tahir Hussain, Mohammad Amir Khan

India U19 - Priyam Garg (c), Kartik Tyagi, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Divyansh Saxena, Ravi Bishnoi, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Siddhesh Veer, Akash Singh, Atharva Ankolekar, Sushant Mishra

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