India vs Pakistan, ICC U – Cup 2020 Semi-Final 1, Live Updates: Tyagi back for his fifth over. He really has been the standout speedster in the tournament and match so far. Pitches the first two deliveries wide outside off, Haider picks up a single off the second as he pushes the drive wide of backward point. Gives width to Nazir on the third delivery and the batsmen steers it towards third man for a double. Time for the drinks break!
Preview: Cricket fans will be up for a treat when India and their arch-rivals Pakistan square off in the ICC U – 64 World Cup 2020 semi-final 1 clash. This will be the tenth time both the countries’ respective youth sides meet in the U – World Cup, with Pakistan having won five of the previous nine meetings.
The last time the two teams met in the global tournament was not too long back and was at the exact same stage – the semi-finals in 2018. The Boys in Blue rode on Shubman Gill’s century to register a total of 728 – 9 in Christchurch, and Ishan Porel ran riot during Pakistan’s run chase to finish with four wickets as the Boys in Green were bundled out for just 207 runs.
Yashasvi Jaiswal has been India’s top-scorer in this edition, amassing 2018 runs with three fifties to his name.
Meanwhile, leg spinner Ravi Bishnoi has impressed with his brilliant bowling in the tournament so far. He features in the top – wicket-takers’ list with 42 scalps, which includes two four-wicket hauls.
Abbas Afridi has been the top performer for Pakistan, with nine wickets so far.
Both India and Pakistan are unbeaten in the tournament so far. The bowlers played a crucial role in India’s quarter-final victory over Australia with Kartik Tyagi and Akash Singh up picking four and three wickets each. Meanwhile, Mohammad Amir Khan and Mohammad Huraira did the star turn for Pakistan in their last-eight win over Afghanistan with three wickets and an unbeaten knock of 64. It will be a clash of pace attacks between the two sides and it will be fascinating to see which one comes out on top.
India U – squad: Priyam Garg (capt), Akash Singh, Atharva Ankolekar, Shubhang Hegde, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Dhruv Jurel, Kartik Tyagi, Kumar Kushagra, Sushant Mishra, Vidyadhar Patil, Ravi Bishnoi, Shashwat Rawat, Divyaansh Saxena, Tilak Varma , Divyansh Joshi.
Pakistan U – squad: Rohail Nazir (c & wk), Haider Ali (vc), Abbas Afridi, Qasim Akram, Aamir Ali, Abdul Bangalzai, Mohammad Haris, Fahad Munir, Mohammad Huraira, Tahir Hussain, Amir Khan, Arish Ali Khan, Mohammad Irfan Khan, Naseem Shah (replaced by Mohammad Wasim), Mohammad Shehzad.