India to Face Pakistan in ACC Men’s U-19 Asia Cup on Scheduled Date



Team India, the defending champions, will be aiming for their record-breaking ninth title. The 2023 Under-19 Men’s Asia Cup schedule was announced by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Saturday, December 2. The tournament will commence on Friday, December 8 in Dubai and culminate with the grand finale on Sunday, December 17, 2023. The participating teams will compete in a 50-over format.

The defending champions, Team India, will be vying for their ninth title. In the previous edition, India secured their eighth victory by defeating Sri Lanka. The participating teams have been divided into two groups: Group A consists of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nepal, while Group B comprises Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, UAE, and Japan.

The U-19 Men in Blues are scheduled to play their opening match against Afghanistan on December 8th at the ICC Academy Oval 1. Their second match against arch-rivals Pakistan will be on December 10th at the same venue. The final league match will be against Nepal on December 12th at the ICC Academy Oval 2. The grand finale is set to take place at the Dubai International Stadium on December 17th.

The India U-19 squad includes players such as Uday Saharan (captain), Saumy Kumar Pandey (vice-captain), Arshin Kulkarni, and others. Standby and reserve players have also been named for the tournament.