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U-19 T20 WC: India face England in the final, Shefali wants World Cup trophy as a birthday gift

Pankaj Prasad
 India vs England U 19 T20 WC
India vs England U 19 T20 WC

India defeated New Zealand by eight wickets in the semi-finals.

The Indian team, led by young batsman Shafali Verma, will face the challenges of England in the final of the Women's Under-19 T20 World Cup on Sunday. Shafali from Haryana turned 19 on Saturday and wants a World Cup trophy for her birthday present. The Indian women's team has never won a World Cup title in any category and the team has the best chance to win it.
India defeated New Zealand by eight wickets in the semi-finals. In this, the Indian bowlers allowed New Zealand to score only 107 runs for nine wickets. This tournament is being organized for the first time in the women's category. At the same time, in the semi-finals against Australia, England team was reduced to 99 runs in 19.5 overs, but due to excellent bowling, they got Australia a ticket to the final by scoring 96 runs.

India's journey in this tournament

India was placed in Group D along with South Africa, UAE and Scotland. In their first match of the group stage, Team India defeated South Africa by seven wickets. After this, UAE was defeated by India by 122 runs and Scotland by a huge margin of 83 runs.

India's first match in Group-1 of the Super-Six stage was against Australia. In this match, the Australian women's team won by seven wickets. This is Team India's first and only defeat in this tournament so far. After this, in the second match of the Super Six itself, India defeated the Sri Lankan team by seven wickets and qualified for the semi-finals. India defeated New Zealand by eight wickets in the semi-finals.

Shweta Sehrawat has been the standout performer for India in this tournament so far. She has emerged as the rising star of Team India. Shweta has scored 292 runs in six matches at an average of 146. These include three half-centuries. She is also currently the highest run-scorer of the tournament. In the upcoming Senior Women's T20 World Cup, she can get a place in Team India on the basis of this performance. At the same time, Captain Shefali has scored 157 runs in six matches. In the final, both of them will have the responsibility of giving a good start to Team India.

At the same time, Parshvi Chopra has done brilliantly in bowling. He has nine wickets in five matches and is the joint third highest wicket-taker in the tournament. Apart from him, Mannat Kashyap (8 wickets) has also bowled well.

England's journey in this tournament

The England team was placed in Group-B. There were teams from Pakistan, Rwanda and Zimbabwe in their group. However, the English team topped their group with six points. In their first match of the group stage, England beat Zimbabwe by 174 runs, Pakistan by 53 runs in the second match and Rwanda by a huge margin of 138 runs in the third match.

England entered in Group-2 of Super Six. In this round, England beat Ireland by 121 runs and West Indies by 95 runs in their first match. That is, England got big victories till Super Six. England's batting line-up certainly wavered against Australia in the semi-finals, but the English bowlers made up for it and gave their team a three-run victory. India will also have to be careful with the bowlers of England.

When is the final of the Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup between India and England?

The final of the Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup between India and England will be played on Sunday, January 29.

Where will the final of the Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup be played?

The final of the Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup between India and England will be played at the Senwes Park Stadium in Potchefstroom.

When will the final match between India and England start?

The final match between India and England will be played at 5.15 pm Indian time. The toss will happen half an hour before that.

On which TV channel will the match be telecast?

Star Sports Network has the rights to telecast the Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup. You can watch this match with commentary in other languages of the country apart from Hindi and English on different channels of Star Sports.

How to watch live match on phone or laptop?

Live-streaming of this match can be seen on Hotstar app in India.