In a thrilling showdown at Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Sunday, January 11, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first against India in the ICC U19 World Cup 2024 Final. The Indian team, known as the Boys in Blue, remained unchanged for the summit clash and are strong favorites to secure the title, having emerged victorious five times in the past. Conversely, Australia made one alteration in their playing XI, replacing Tom Campbell with Charlie Anderson.
Both India and Australia advanced to the final by defeating hosts South Africa and Pakistan, respectively, in their semifinal matchups. This final marks the third encounter between the two teams in a U19 World Cup Final, with the last meeting taking place in 2018, where the Prithvi Shaw-led Indian side claimed victory. India is aiming for a record-extending sixth U19 World Cup triumph, while Australia seeks to secure their third title of the tournament.