Defending champions India will leave no stone unturned to win a record sixth ICC U-19 World Cup when they face Australia in the final in Benoni, South Africa. In a record-extending ninth final appearance, India will look to clinch an unprecedented sixth title. In their way stand three-time champions Australia led by Hugh Weibgen. However, India have beaten Australia previously in two finals, in 2012 and 2018, respectively. Pakistan have also won the U-19 World Cup twice while the likes of England, West Indies, South Africa and Bangladesh have won the title once each.
U-19 World Cup Winners and Runners-up List:
2022: India beat England in West Indies
2020: Bangladesh beat India in South Africa
2018: India beat Australia in New Zealand
2016: West Indies beat India in Bangladesh
2014: South Africa beat Pakistan in UAE
2012: India beat Australia in Australia
2010: Australia beat Pakistan in New Zealand
2008: India beat South Africa in Malaysia
2006: Pakistan beat India in Sri Lanka
2004: Pakistan beat West Indies in Bangladesh
2002: Australia beat South Africa in New Zealand
2000: India beat Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka
1998: England beat New Zealand in South Africa
1988: Australia beat Pakistan in Australia
Meanwhile, in the U-19 World Cup final 2024, Australia captain Hugh Weibgen won the toss and opted to bat against India.
Australia made one change from their win over Pakistan in the semi-final while India fielded the same side which overcame South Africa in the other semi-final.
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