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ICC U19 World Cup Schedule Revealed: Check out India’s fixtures as they look to defend their title

ICC U19 World Cup Schedule: Cricket enthusiasts, mark your calendars! The much-awaited ICC U19 World Cup 2024 schedule is out, promising an exciting clash of young talents from across the globe. India, the defending champion, is gearing up to commence its title defense against Bangladesh on January 14, 2024, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Let’s have a look into the details of this cricketing extravaganza : ICC U19 World Cup Schedule

  • Commencement: The action-packed U19 World Cup is set to kick off on January 13, 2024, with a total of 41 matches scheduled.
  • Venue for the Final: The tournament will reach its pinnacle at the iconic R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium on February 4, 2024.

ICC U19 World Cup Schedule Revealed

India’s U19 World Cup Journey

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  • India’s Schedule: India’s U19 cricket team will face several formidable opponents in the group stage.
    • January 14: India vs. Bangladesh
    • January 18: India vs. USA
    • January 20: India vs. Ireland
  • Title Defense: Having clinched the 2022 edition in the West Indies, India aims to defend its title with youthful vigor.

Participating Teams

  • A Total of 16 Teams: The 15th edition of this prestigious event will feature 16 cricketing nations.
  • Regional Qualification: Besides the 11 best-placed full-member teams from the previous U19 World Cup, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Scotland, and the USA have secured their spots through regional qualification pathways.

ICC U19 World Cup Schedule Revealed

Venues for the U19 World Cup

Cricketing Arenas: Five venues in Colombo will host the exhilarating matches.

  • P Sara Oval
  • Colombo Cricket Club
  • Nondescripts Cricket Club
  • Singhalese Sports Club
  • R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium
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Opening Day Fixtures

The U19 World Cup’s opening day on January 13, 2024, features three thrilling fixtures.

  • Hosts Sri Lanka take on Zimbabwe at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium.
  • 2022 finalists England face Scotland.
  • New Zealand squares off against Nepal at the P Sara Oval.

ICC U19 World Cup Schedule Revealed

Format Tweaks

  • Super Six Stage: The format for this edition has undergone a change. Teams progressing from the group stages will enter a new Super Six stage, starting on January 24, 2024.
  • Top Three Advance: The top three teams from each group will advance to the Super Six stage, intensifying the competition.
  • Additional Matches: Fourth-placed teams in each group will compete in one more match against another fourth-placed team before concluding their tournament.

Group Lineup

  • Group A: India, Bangladesh, Ireland, and the USA.
  • Group B: England, South Africa, the West Indies, and Scotland.
  • Group C: Australia, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, and Namibia.
  • Group D: Afghanistan, Pakistan, New Zealand, and Nepal.

India boasts the most U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup titles with five wins, followed by Australia with three. Pakistan, England, Bangladesh, South Africa, and the West Indies have also claimed the coveted trophy.

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ICC U19 World Cup Schedule Revealed

The ICC U19 World Cup 2024 promises to be a thrilling showcase of budding cricketing talent. As defending champions, India will be under the spotlight, but they’ll face stiff competition from cricketing powerhouses and emerging teams alike. With the format tweaks adding more intensity to the tournament, fans can expect an unforgettable display of cricketing prowess. January 14, 2024, is a date cricket aficionados should not miss, as the youth prepare to shine on the global stage!

Read more : ICC World Cup 2023: ICC set Ground Rules to Redefine the Game

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