Indian all-rounder Musheer Khan has been the find of the U19 World Cup 2024. Apart from being the second highest scorer of the tournament, Musheer has taken seven wickets with the ball in six games and has shown his all-round skills. . Musheer also bowled an economical spell against Australia in the U19 World Cup final and gave away just 45 runs in nine overs and also picked up the wicket of Raf MacMillan.
On the fifth ball of 39, Raf MacMillan He returned the ball to Musheer Khan who made a brilliant catch on his follow-up. The ball fell on the line of the stumps and MacMillan was trying to play it straight down the ground. In the end, he ended up catching Musheer, who dove to his right and grabbed a stunner. MacMillan was dismissed for 2 runs off 8 balls.
Watch: Musheer Khan takes a stunner to see off Raf MacMillan
Another crucial wicket for #TeamIndia and this time it’s Musheer Khan with the ball! 😁
Australia are 6 down, how many runs will they end up having on board? 👀
Tune in to #INDU19vAUSU19, #U19WorldCupFinal LIVE NOW | Star Sports Network #Cricket #WorldCupU192024 pic.twitter.com/Ekc0euopUi
– Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) February 11, 2024
Apart from Musheer Khan, captain Uday Saharan, Sachin Dhas and bowler Saumy Pandey are some of the real positives for India in the U19 World Cup. Saharan is currently the top scorer of the tournament and has scored 389 runs in 6 matches. Dhas also scored 294 runs in six matches and played some brilliant knocks in the entire competition, one such knock was against South Africa in the semi-final in which he played 96 innings. Saumy Pandey is also the second highest wicket-taker in the tournament and has taken 18 wickets in 6 games.
Indian pacer Raj Limbani was the star of the show for the Indian U19 team in the final against Australia. Limbani picked up 3 wickets by giving away just 38 runs in his spell of ten overs. Australia could only manage a score of 253/7 at Benoni and the Indian team would try to chase the score and win their sixth U19 World Cup.
The Australians did not start well when Sam Konstas was dismissed for a Raj Limbani duck. Harry Dixon and Hugh Weibgen scored 78 runs off 109 balls. Dixon came out for 42 runs off 56 balls and was dismissed by Naman Tiwari. Captain Weibgen was also short of a half-century and scored 48 runs off 66 balls off Tiwari.
Harjas Singh scored a half-century and played 55 innings off 64 balls. Harjas smashed 3 fours and 3 sixes during his stay at the crease. While Ryan Hicks scored 20 runs off 25 balls and made a significant contribution in the innings, Oliver Peake He remained unbeaten with 46 runs off 43 balls and scored 2 fours and 1 six during his stay at the crease.
Apart from the brilliant bowling performance of Raj Limbani and Musheer Khan, Naman Tiwari picked up 2 wickets, while Saumy Pandey picked up 1 wicket.
Australia has never defeated India in the U19 World Cup final. The Indian team has defeated the Australians twice, in 2012 and 2018.
The Indian team is playing in its fifth consecutive final of the U-19 World Cup and has won 2 of the 4 it has played ahead of the final of the 2024 edition of the tournament.