Under-19 World Cup 2014, UAE

India, Pakistan in same group for U-19 WC

ESPNcricinfo staff

December 14, 2013

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  • Group A: India, Pakistan, Scotland, Papua New Guinea
  • Group B: Australia, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Namibia
  • Group C: South Africa, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Canada
  • Group D: New Zealand, England, Sri Lanka, UAE

The Under-19 World Cup will kick off in the UAE on February 14, with England, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies scheduled for action on the opening day. Defending champions India will open their campaign against two-time winners Pakistan the next day.

The tournament features 16 teams divided into four groups and the top two would progress to the quarter-finals. The other two teams from each group will compete in the Plate Championship quarter-finals.

Angelo Mathews, the Sri Lanka captain, considered the under-19 world cup to be an important stepping stone for young players. "Having played in a couple of ICC U19 Cricket World Cups, I can tell you that this is the best stage for any raw talent to polish his skills and see if he's worthy enough of progressing to the biggest stage of them all - international cricket at the senior level," he said.

Afghanistan, Canada, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, United Arab Emirates and the 10 Full Member nations will compete in 48 matches, which will be staged across seven venues in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

Posted by   on (December 18, 2013, 11:19 GMT)

I love these groupings. Especially group B. Afghanistan is going to floor Bangladesh and Namibia in sha Allah. Will be nice to see how they perform vs Australia.

Posted by WorldWideCricket on (December 16, 2013, 14:24 GMT)

BD U19 is the one of the best team in U19 level. They are not like their senior team at all in junior level. From 1998-2012, BD U19 have played 52 games and won 35 and lost 15, winning %:69.60%. BD U19 is in TOP 5. 1st 4 teams are : AUS,IND,PAK,SA.

Ref: http://stats.espncricinfo.com/icc-under-19-world-cup-2014/engine/records/team/results_summary.html?id=109;type=trophy

In world cup:

BD U19 vs PAK U19: played 3 games, won 2, lost 1. BD U19 vs IND U19: played 3 games, won 1, lost 2. BD U19 vs SRI U19: played 2 games, won 2, lost 0. BD U19 vs AUS U19: played 2 games, won 1, lost 1. BD U19 vs END U19: played 4 games, won 2, lost 2. BD U19 vs IRE U19: played 5 games, won 5, lost 0.

ref:

http://stats.espncricinfo.com/icc-under-19-world-cup-2014/engine/records/team/results_summary.html?id=109;team=723;type=trophy

If someone still thinks BD U19 is a minnow in this age level, then I have nothing else to say.

Posted by Yousafahmed11 on (December 16, 2013, 11:02 GMT)

No more useless cricketers for SL, please. Already fed up with the performance of youngsters of SL.lol

Posted by Harmony111 on (December 16, 2013, 9:42 GMT)

I am LOL at Group D. SL will be the team to suffer humiliating defeats at the hands of NZ & Eng. UAE might beat them too.

Posted by   on (December 16, 2013, 3:37 GMT)

who made these groups? Honestly, we all know which teams will move forward. The groups are not balanced at all.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2013, 22:27 GMT)

Something is not right with the splitting of teams among groups...Group D has 3 good teams and 1 minnow and Group B has 1 good team and 3 minnows...could be corrected by swapping though! (my 2 cents)

Posted by   on (December 15, 2013, 16:41 GMT)

India, pakistan, Bangladesh, SriLanka and Australia have the best U19 teams.

Posted by   on (December 15, 2013, 12:23 GMT)

Hoping fr the best young talent 2 cm ahead.

Posted by mzkmdus on (December 15, 2013, 2:17 GMT)

New Zealand, England or Sri Lanka should be swapped with Bangladesh, Afghanistan or Namibia for Groups B and D to be fairly balanced. It does not appear fair that one of the former three teams won't be able to make it into the next round.

Posted by kc69 on (December 14, 2013, 22:00 GMT)

Whether it is 2014 T20 world cup or ICC ODI world cup in 2015 everyone want to cash in on Indo-Pak rivalry.

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