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Sourav Ganguly Reveals Inside Scoop on U-19 World Cup: India vs Australia Final – A Battle of Titans with High Stakes

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Get ready for an exhilarating clash between India and Australia in the U-19 World Cup final! Sourav Ganguly spills the beans on this loss-making tournament, giving us an exclusive insight. Discover all the exciting details as Ganguly sheds light on what makes this tournament truly special. Don’t miss out on this epic showdown!

India Eyes Sixth U-19 World Cup Triumph Against Australia

Team India is gearing up for the final showdown against Australia in the U-19 World Cup on Sunday. With five previous victories under their belt, India is the most successful team in the history of the tournament. Their journey to the summit clash marks their ninth appearance in the final. India first claimed the U-19 World Cup title in 2000, led by Mohammed Kaif. They went on to secure four more triumphs in 2008, 2012, 2018, and 2022.

Interestingly, despite their remarkable track record, India has never hosted the U-19 World Cup. Former India captain, Sourav Ganguly, shed some light on this matter. According to Ganguly, there is no specific reason behind India not hosting the tournament. He believes that the purpose of the U-19 World Cup is to spread cricket to different parts of the world. Ganguly mentioned, “What’s wrong if this one is played in places where the senior World Cups don’t take place that often? It’s one way of taking the game to other countries.”

There is a common perception that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) does not host the U-19 World Cup due to insufficient revenue generation. However, Ganguly debunked this myth, stating that most World Cups that do not feature senior men’s teams are non-profit. He also expressed his belief that the U-19 World Cup will eventually be held in India.

In the past, Malaysia (2008) and the UAE (2014) had the opportunity to host the tournament as Associate members of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The next edition, scheduled for 2026, will be co-hosted by Zimbabwe and Namibia.

As the final approaches, the young Indian cricketers are determined to secure a record sixth ICC U-19 World Cup title. Having defeated Australia in the 2012 and 2018 finals, India will enter the match as favorites.

In conclusion, while India may have never hosted the U-19 World Cup, their dominance in the tournament is undeniable. The team’s success reflects their commitment to nurturing young talent and their ability to perform on the global stage. Sunday’s final will be a test of skill and determination as India aims to add another trophy to their collection.

Topics mentioned in this article: U-19 World Cup, Team India, Australia, Mohammed Kaif, Sourav Ganguly, BCCI, ICC.

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