ICC U19 World Cup 2020: Final: India Under-19s vs Bangladesh Under-19s – Statistical Preview

ICC U19 World Cup 2020: Final: India Under-19s vs Bangladesh Under-19s – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the big final between India and Bangladesh.

Yashasvi Jaiswal
Yashasvi Jaiswal. (Photo Source: ICC)

India Under-19s are set to take on the Bangladesh Under-19s in the final of the 2020 U19 Cricket World Cup on Sunday. The two teams have not lost a match in this tournament thus far and all their wins have been by big margins. India won all the five matches they played in this competition while Bangladesh’s five matches in this tournament included a washed out group game. This will be the 3rd tournament final featuring India and Bangladesh in Youth ODI cricket across the last 6-7 months. Both the teams clashed off in the England U19 Tri-Nation series and U19 Asia Cup finals.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the big final between India and Bangladesh:

1 – Bangladesh Under-19s will be playing the final of a U19 CWC for the first time on Sunday. Their previous best finish in this tournament was qualifying for the semi-finals in the 2016 edition. The Sunday’s final against India will be Bangladesh’s maiden final in a major ICC tournament at any level (Men’s / Women’s / U19).

1-5 – Bangladesh has won only one out of the six Youth ODI finals they have played thus far – against Sri Lanka in 2005 which was also their first Youth ODI final. Bangladesh featured in five tournament finals in this format after that victory; all against India and ended up losing all those.

2/25 – India Under-19s have lost only two of the 25 Youth ODI finals they have played thus far – vs Pakistan by 38 runs in 2006 U19 CWC final and against West Indies by 5 wickets in the 2016 U19 CWC final. They won 22 of the remaining 23 finals while the U19 Asia Cup 2012 final against Pakistan ended in a Tie and both the teams shared the title.

When it comes to U19 CWC, the Indian team won four of the six finals and stand as the most successful team in the history of the tournament. They will be only the 2nd team after Pakistan (2004 & 2006) to defend their title in the U19 CWC if they defeat Bangladesh on Sunday.

3-1 – Bangladesh Under-19s defeated India once in the three meetings at the U19 CWC – by 2 wickets in 2002 where they bowled out India for 71 (India’s 2nd lowest Youth ODI total). In the other three matches, India defeated the Bangladesh team by margins of 120+ runs. India U19s lead the head to head record in the Youth ODI cricket against Bangladesh U19s by 18-3.

10* – Bangladesh will come into the final having not lost any of their last ten Youth ODI matches; the longest unbeaten streak for Bangladesh in this format. This streak involves the group stage match against Pakistan which was washed out with the Bangladesh team on the verge of a loss.

15 – Towhid Hridoy has 15 scores of 50+ runs in Youth ODI cricket including five centuries. Only Sami Aslam (16) of Pakistan has more fifty-plus scores in Youth ODIs than Hridoy. Yashasvi Jaiswal is 3rd on this list alongside former Bangladesh U19 player Najmul Hossain Shanto with 14 fifty-plus scores.

110/110 – India bowled out opposition in each of their last 11 matches at the U19 CWC; a streak that began after their loss to West Indies in 2016 final. India has won all those 11 matches which is the longest winning streak for any team in the history of U19 CWC.

1298 – Yashasvi Jaiswal has aggregated 1298 runs in Youth ODI cricket across 26 innings and is the 3rd highest run-getter for India U19s in this format. He has struck three tons and 11 fifties in his Youth ODI career; the most fifty-plus scores by an Indian in this format.

If Jaiswal scores a fifty in the final, he will become the 3rd player after Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Shubman Gill with four consecutive 50+ scores in U19 CWC.