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

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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. 

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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.

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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.DateMatchGroupVenue
117/01/2019South Africa vs AfghanistanDDiamond Oval, Kimberley
218/01/2019Bangladesh vs ZimbabweCSenwes Park, Potchefstroom
318/01/2019New Zealand vs JapanANorth-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
418/01/2019UAE vs CanadaDMangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
518/01/2019Australia vs West IndiesBDiamond Oval, Kimberley
619/01/2019Pakistan vs ScotlandCNorth-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
719/01/2019India vs Sri LankaAMangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
820/01/2019England vs West IndiesBDiamond Oval, Kimberley
920/01/2019Australia vs NigeriaBCountry Club B Field, Kimberley
1021/01/2019Bangladesh vs ScotlandCWitrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
1121/01/2019India vs JapanAMangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
1222/01/2019South Africa vs CanadaDSenwes Park, Potchefstroom
1322/01/2019Afghanistan vs UAEDNorth-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
1422/01/2019Pakistan vs ZimbabweCWitrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
1522/01/2019New Zealand vs Sri LankaAMangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
1623/01/2019Australia vs EnglandBDiamond Oval, Kimberley
1723/01/2019West Indies vs NigeriaBCountry Club B Field, Kimberley
1824/01/2019Pakistan vs BangladeshCSenwes Park, Potchefstroom
1924/01/2019Afghanistan vs CanadaDNorth-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom
2024/01/2019India vs New ZealandAMangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
2125/01/2019Sri Lanka vs JapanANorth-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
2225/01/2019Zimbabwe vs ScotlandCWitrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
2325/01/2019South Africa vs UAEDMangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
2425/01/2019England vs NigeriaBDiamond Oval, Kimberley
2527/01/2019TBC vs TBC, Plate Quarter-Final 2Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
2627/01/2019TBC vs TBC, Plate Quarter-Final 1North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom
2728/01/2019TBC vs TBC, Super League Quarter-Final 1Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
2828/01/2019TBC vs TBC, Plate Quarter-Final 3North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom
2928/01/2019TBC vs TBC, Plate Quarter-Final 4Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
3029/01/2019TBC vs TBC, Super League Quarter-Final 2Willowmoore Park, Benoni
3130/01/2019TBC vs TBC, Plate Playoff Semi-Final 2North-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom
3230/01/2019TBC vs TBC, Plate Playoff Semi-Final 1Witrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
3430/01/2019TBC vs TBC, Plate Semi-Final 1North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
3530/01/2019TBC vs TBC, Super League Quarter-Final 3Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
3631/01/2019TBC vs TBC, Super League Quarter-Final 4Willowmoore Park, Benoni
3731/01/2019TBC vs TBC, Plate Semi-Final 2Diamond Oval, Kimberley
3801/02/2019TBC vs TBC, 13th Place PlayoffWitrand Cricket Field, Potchefstroom
3901/02/2019TBC vs TBC, 15th Place PlayoffNorth-West University No2 Ground, Potchefstroom
4001/02/2019TBC vs TBC, 5th Place Playoff Semi-Final 1Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
4102/02/2019TBC vs TBC, 5th Place Playoff Semi-Final 2North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom
4202/02/2019TBC vs TBC, 11th Place PlayoffDiamond Oval, Kimberley
4303/02/2019TBC vs TBC, Plate FinalWillowmoore Park, Benoni
4404/02/2019TBC vs TBC, Super League Semi-Final 1Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
4505/02/2019TBC vs TBC, 7th Place PlayoffWillowmoore Park, Benoni
4606/02/2019TBC vs TBC, Super League Semi-Final 2Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
4707/02/2019TBC vs TBC, 5th Place PlayoffWillowmoore Park, Benoni
4808/02/2019TBC vs TBC, 3rd Place PlayoffWillowmoore Park, Benoni
4909/02/2019TBC vs TBC, FinalSenwes Park, Potchefstroom
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