ICC Under-19 World Cup: Today marks the semifinal clash between Australia and Pakistan, with the winner advancing to face India in the final.
The second semifinal of the ICC Under-19 World Cup between Australia and Pakistan will kick off today at 1:30 PM. The victorious team will compete against India in the final on February 11. India secured their place in the final by defeating South Africa in the first semifinal. The Australian team will be wary of Ubaid Shah’s deliveries.
Semifinal Between Australia and Pakistan Today
While Pakistani bowler Nasim Shah has been a nightmare for senior-level batsmen, his brother Ubaid is following in his footsteps. The winner of this match will face India in the final, where India will strive to lift their sixth trophy. India and Pakistan faced each other in the Under-19 World Cup in 2006, with India’s team featuring Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ravindra Jadeja, but they lost to Sarfaraz Ahmed’s team in the final.
Focus on Ubaid Shah
Ubaid Shah, the younger brother of Nasim Shah, holds the second spot in the wicket-taking charts in this phase. He trails behind the rapid South African bowler Kwezi Mafakha. After taking four wickets for 26 runs against Afghanistan, Ubaid has shown consistency with both new and old balls, aiding Pakistan’s team at crucial moments.
Top-Level Pace Bowlers and Spinners for Australia and Pakistan
Despite missing a catch against Bangladesh, Mohammad Shihab James struck a crucial wicket in the very next over, turning the tide of the match, which led to Pakistan’s victory. Both Australia and Pakistan have not faced defeat in the tournament yet, having overcome strong opponents like England, New Zealand, and Bangladesh. However, their journey to the knockout stage hasn’t been easy. Both teams boast top-level pace bowlers and spinners. The top-order batsmen of both sides have displayed impressive form, making the encounter between them highly exciting.