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ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 Preview: Everything you need to know

Highlights

  • The 13th edition of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup will see the Proteas taking on Afghanistan on 17th January.
  • Four-time champions India will begin their title-defence against Sri Lanka on 19th January.
  • A total of 16 teams, divided into four groups each, will initially be playing in a group fixture. 

The new decade will commence with promise for the cricket world as the sports most promising young players take the field as the ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 commences in South Africa this January. The 13th edition of the tournament, that begins on Friday, 17th January, will see the Proteas taking on Afghanistan.

Four-time champions India will begin their title-defence against Sri Lanka on 19th January.

Competition Structure

A total of 16 teams, divided into four groups each, will initially be playing in a group fixture.

Defending champions India will feature in Group A besides New Sri Lanka, Zealand, and debutant Japan.

The group games will be followed by the Super League as well as the Plate phase.

While two of the top teams from each group will make it to the Super League. The remaining teams, however, will feature in the Plate championship.

Groups

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, UAE

Time

All the ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 matches will begin at 01:30 PM IST

Live Broadcast

Star Sports India will broadcast the ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 on its network of channels. The matches will also be streamed live on Hotstar.

Indian Team

The  Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released the final 14-member squad for the ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 in December. Here’s the complete team:

Schedule

Sr. No. Date Match Group Venue
1 17/01/2019 South Africa vs Afghanistan D Diamond Oval, Kimberley
2 18/01/2019 Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe C Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
3 18/01/2019 New Zealand vs Japan A North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
4 18/01/2019 UAE vs Canada D Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
5 18/01/2019 Australia vs West Indies B Diamond Oval, Kimberley
6 19/01/2019 Pakistan vs Scotland C North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
7 19/01/2019 India vs Sri Lanka A Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
8 20/01/2019 England vs West Indies B Diamond Oval, Kimberley
9 20/01/2019 Australia vs Nigeria B Country Club B Field, Kimberley
10 21/01/2019 Bangladesh vs Scotland C Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
11 21/01/2019 India vs Japan A Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
12 22/01/2019 South Africa vs Canada D Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
13 22/01/2019 Afghanistan vs UAE D North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
14 22/01/2019 Pakistan vs Zimbabwe C Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
15 22/01/2019 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka A Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
16 23/01/2019 Australia vs England B Diamond Oval, Kimberley
17 23/01/2019 West Indies vs Nigeria B Country Club B Field, Kimberley
18 24/01/2019 Pakistan vs Bangladesh C Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
19 24/01/2019 Afghanistan vs Canada D North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom
20 24/01/2019 India vs New Zealand A Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
21 25/01/2019 Sri Lanka vs Japan A North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
22 25/01/2019 Zimbabwe vs Scotland C Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
23 25/01/2019 South Africa vs UAE D Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
24 25/01/2019 England vs Nigeria B Diamond Oval, Kimberley
25 27/01/2019 TBC vs TBC, Plate Quarter-Final 2 Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
26 27/01/2019 TBC vs TBC, Plate Quarter-Final 1 North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom
27 28/01/2019 TBC vs TBC, Super League Quarter-Final 1 Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
28 28/01/2019 TBC vs TBC, Plate Quarter-Final 3 North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom
29 28/01/2019 TBC vs TBC, Plate Quarter-Final 4 Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
30 29/01/2019 TBC vs TBC, Super League Quarter-Final 2 Willowmoore Park, Benoni
31 30/01/2019 TBC vs TBC, Plate Playoff Semi-Final 2 North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom
32 30/01/2019 TBC vs TBC, Plate Playoff Semi-Final 1 Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
34 30/01/2019 TBC vs TBC, Plate Semi-Final 1 North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
35 30/01/2019 TBC vs TBC, Super League Quarter-Final 3 Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
36 31/01/2019 TBC vs TBC, Super League Quarter-Final 4 Willowmoore Park, Benoni
37 31/01/2019 TBC vs TBC, Plate Semi-Final 2 Diamond Oval, Kimberley
38 01/02/2019 TBC vs TBC, 13th Place Playoff Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
39 01/02/2019 TBC vs TBC, 15th Place Playoff North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom
40 01/02/2019 TBC vs TBC, 5th Place Playoff Semi-Final 1 Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
41 02/02/2019 TBC vs TBC, 5th Place Playoff Semi-Final 2 North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
42 02/02/2019 TBC vs TBC, 11th Place Playoff Diamond Oval, Kimberley
43 03/02/2019 TBC vs TBC, Plate Final Willowmoore Park, Benoni
44 04/02/2019 TBC vs TBC, Super League Semi-Final 1 Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
45 05/02/2019 TBC vs TBC, 7th Place Playoff Willowmoore Park, Benoni
46 06/02/2019 TBC vs TBC, Super League Semi-Final 2 Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
47 07/02/2019 TBC vs TBC, 5th Place Playoff Willowmoore Park, Benoni
48 08/02/2019 TBC vs TBC, 3rd Place Playoff Willowmoore Park, Benoni
49 09/02/2019 TBC vs TBC, Final Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
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