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ICC U 19 World Cup 2020: Groups, Teams, Schedule, Where to Watch

Sixteen U-19 National teams will battle it out to lift the ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 from 17 January in South Africa. The U19 World Cup is organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC) every two years for youth national cricket teams. The reigning champions India will look to further extend their domination in the youth competition. The selectors and the scouts, on the other hand, will be on the look out for the next Virat Kohli.

History

The event started back in 1988 as the Youth World Cup. It then returned under its current name and has been recurring every two years since 1998. Australia won the inaugural version. After a ten-year gap, it was England who won their first title.

In 2000, India won their first U 19 World Championship as the Boys in Blue began to dominate the era. The Indian U 19 team has gone on to lift the trophy 4 times- 2000, 2008, 2012 and 2018.

The U19 World Cup has seen the younger versions of various legends like Sanath Jayasuriya, Brian Lara, Chris Gayle, Graeme Smith, Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Kaif. Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma is the big names among others who were first spotted at the biggest stage for youth cricket.

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ICC U 19 World Cup 2020

The Boys in Blue will face a challenge from 15 other national U19 teams as they begin their title defence in South Africa from 17 January. 

Groups

ICC has drawn the 16 qualified teams into groups of four each. The groups are as follows:

Group A: India; Japan; New Zealand; Sri Lanka

Group B: Australia; England; Nigeria; West Indies

Group C: Bangladesh; Pakistan; Scotland; Zimbabwe

Group D: Afghanistan; Canada; South Africa; United Arab Emirates

Top two teams will advance to the Super League, while the bottom two teams from each group will move to the Plate League.

ICC U 19 World Cup 2020 Schedule

Sr. No.DateMatchGroupVenue    
12019-01-17 00:00:00South Africa vs AfghanistanDDiamond Oval, Kimberley
22019-01-18 00:00:00Bangladesh vs ZimbabweCSenwes Park, Potchefstroom
32019-01-18 00:00:00New Zealand vs JapanANorth-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
42019-01-18 00:00:00UAE vs CanadaDMangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
52019-01-18 00:00:00Australia vs West IndiesBDiamond Oval, Kimberley
62019-01-19 00:00:00Pakistan vs ScotlandCNorth-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
72019-01-19 00:00:00India vs Sri LankaAMangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
82019-01-20 00:00:00England vs West IndiesBDiamond Oval, Kimberley
92019-01-20 00:00:00Australia vs NigeriaBCountry Club B Field, Kimberley
102019-01-21 00:00:00Bangladesh vs ScotlandCWitrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
112019-01-21 00:00:00India vs JapanAMangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
122019-01-22 00:00:00South Africa vs CanadaDSenwes Park, Potchefstroom
132019-01-22 00:00:00Afghanistan vs UAEDNorth-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
142019-01-22 00:00:00Pakistan vs ZimbabweCWitrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
152019-01-22 00:00:00New Zealand vs Sri LankaAMangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
162019-01-23 00:00:00Australia vs EnglandBDiamond Oval, Kimberley
172019-01-23 00:00:00West Indies vs NigeriaBCountry Club B Field, Kimberley
182019-01-24 00:00:00Pakistan vs BangladeshCSenwes Park, Potchefstroom
192019-01-24 00:00:00Afghanistan vs CanadaDNorth-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom
202019-01-24 00:00:00India vs New ZealandAMangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
212019-01-25 00:00:00Sri Lanka vs JapanANorth-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
222019-01-25 00:00:00Zimbabwe vs ScotlandCWitrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
232019-01-25 00:00:00South Africa vs UAEDMangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
242019-01-25 00:00:00England vs NigeriaBDiamond Oval, Kimberley
252019-01-27 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, Plate Quarter-Final 2Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
262019-01-27 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, Plate Quarter-Final 1North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom
272019-01-28 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, Super League Quarter-Final 1Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
282019-01-28 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, Plate Quarter-Final 3North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom
292019-01-28 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, Plate Quarter-Final 4Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
302019-01-29 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, Super League Quarter-Final 2Willowmoore Park, Benoni
312019-01-30 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, Plate Playoff Semi-Final 2North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom
322019-01-30 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, Plate Playoff Semi-Final 1Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
342019-01-30 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, Plate Semi-Final 1North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
352019-01-30 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, Super League Quarter-Final 3Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
362019-01-31 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, Super League Quarter-Final 4Willowmoore Park, Benoni
372019-01-31 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, Plate Semi-Final 2Diamond Oval, Kimberley
382019-02-01 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, 13th Place PlayoffWitrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
392019-02-01 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, 15th Place PlayoffNorth-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom
402019-02-01 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, 5th Place Playoff Semi-Final 1Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
412019-02-02 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, 5th Place Playoff Semi-Final 2North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
422019-02-02 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, 11th Place PlayoffDiamond Oval, Kimberley
432019-02-03 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, Plate FinalWillowmoore Park, Benoni
442019-02-04 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, Super League Semi-Final 1Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
452019-02-05 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, 7th Place PlayoffWillowmoore Park, Benoni
462019-02-06 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, Super League Semi-Final 2Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
472019-02-07 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, 5th Place PlayoffWillowmoore Park, Benoni
482019-02-08 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, 3rd Place PlayoffWillowmoore Park, Benoni
492019-02-09 00:00:00TBC vs TBC, FinalSenwes Park, Potchefstroom

Where to Watch ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020

Star Sports’ network of channels: Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD2, Star Sports 3; Star Sports HD3, Star Sports Hindi and Star Sports Hindi HD will broadcast all of the matches. The matches can also be streamed live on laptops and phone via Hotstar. The games start at 1.30 PM IST.

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