Thursday, August 23, 2012

Indian Under-19 Cricket Team Reaches World Cup Final against OZ.

 Indian under-19 cricket team today defeated New Zealand  team in the semifinals of world cup 2012 being held in Australia to fix a clash with host Australia for the world cup. India while batting first set target of 210 runs with the help of Prashant Chopra's 52 runs innings in fifty overs.New Zealand in reply fell short by 9 runs on completion of 50 overs.

 This is fourth time that Indian team has reached the finals and they have already won it two times.The team has so far not been up to its levels and batsmen including the captain of team have shown average performances. This could be a drawback as team will take on hosts Australia on Sunday. The bowlers have so far been getting team through tough situations. We wish Best of luck to our young heroes for the last battle.

 When we compare India U-19 team's this performance with the senior team's recent world cup victory; the U-19 team has done some great in reaching finals as they are playing on tough Australian pitches and lacked the crowd support.The performance of the bowling unit has been instrumental throughout and could come out with someone needed at the senior levels. 

 Indian cricket got a few big names from this format in the past. In current team names like Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli have come through U-19 level and we must hope the current world cup will also produce some useful cricketers for the future.

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