The Indian team would like to once again win the title by defeating Australia.Image Credit source: Alex Davidson-ICC/ICC via Getty Images
24 March 2003, 12 June 2023 and 19 November 2023. These are the dates when the teams of India and Australia clashed with each other in 3 different finals. Result- Australia broke the hearts of crores of Indians all three times. The defeat of the 2003 World Cup final under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly was a painful story for the fans of the previous generation, but last year, when Australia defeated India twice within 6 months, that pain was felt by the young cricketers of the new era and The fans were feeling together. With this hope, confidence and goal that this pain should not happen again, Uday Saharan is fielding Team India in the final of Under-19 World Cup 2024 against Australia.
The final of the Under-19 World Cup 2024 is between India and Australia on Sunday 11 February. In senior cricket, Australia had won the World Cup maximum 5 times and then won the title for the sixth time by defeating India on 19 November. Just the opposite is true in junior cricket. India has won the Under-19 World Cup title 5 times and now by defeating Australia, it can become champion for the sixth time.
Waiting for this match since 2 months
A day before the final, captain Uday Saharan had said in the press conference that he and his team are not looking at this final as revenge for the senior team’s defeat in the final. He had said this in front of the media but in reality he also had a strong desire and desire to teach Australia a lesson and this desire was born with the defeat in Ahmedabad on 19th November. Sanjay Dhas, father of Indian team batsman Sachin Dhas has revealed this.
What did Uday say to the team?
While talking to English newspaper Indian Express, Sanjay Dhas told how captain Uday had talked about this about 2 months before the start of the World Cup. He told that after the defeat of that final, a WhatsApp group of the Under-19 team was formed, in which people kept talking about how Australia has given pain to India in the WTC final, World Cup final and other occasions. Then after Pakistan’s defeat in the semi-finals, when it was decided that India and Australia would clash for the trophy, then captain Uday told each of his players that we cannot lose to them (Australia) again.
Team India’s dominance in Under-19
The kind of performance Uday’s team has done in this World Cup has been praiseworthy. The team has won all its 6 matches and came out of difficult situations to register victory against South Africa in the semi-finals. In such a situation, it is natural for Uday to be full of confidence. What will be the result, it will be known within 100 overs but history is witness that India has defeated Australia in the final of Under-19 World Cup. In 2012, under the captaincy of Unmukt Chand, India defeated Australia and then in 2018, Prithvi Shaw’s team won over Australia.