Defending champion India wants to clinch the fifth U19 world title at the final in South Africa's Potchefstroom tomorrow.
India has remained unbeaten in the tournament and won five of its five games. Bangladesh, on the other hand, has emerged as the winner and beat teams like South Africa and New Zealand on the way to the final.
India is in high spirits after beating archrival Pakistan by ten goals in the semi-finals.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, the tournament's leading run getter, struck an unbeaten ton in the game against Pakistan.
Bangladeshi spinner Rakibul Hasan has impressed everyone with his spin bowling and will be a major threat to India. The spinner has so far taken 11 gates from 5 matches in the tournament.
Ravi Bishnoi is the best gate catcher for India with 13 gates in 5 games.
India is certainly the favorite to win the game, but it would never be a good idea to take Bangladesh, which is no longer a tiny one, lightly.
India U19: Akash Singh, Atharva Ankolekar, Priyam Garg (c), Shubhang Hegde, Yashasvi Jaiswal,
Dhruv Jurel (week), Kartik Tyagi, Kumar Kushagra, Sushant Mishra, Vidyadhar Patil, Ravi Bishnoi, Shashwat Rawat, Divyaansh Saxena, Tilak Varma, Siddhesh Veer.
Bangladesh U19: Akbar Ali, Towhid Hridoy, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Avishek Das, Parvez Hossain Emon, Meherob Hasan, Rakibul Hasan, Tanzid Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Shahadat Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Muradrose Nabilik, Tanzim Hasin Sakib, Mohammad
India vs Bangladesh U19 World Cup Final, weather forecast
As far as the weather is concerned, it is not promising. The conditions are mostly cloudy and there is no sun throughout the game. There are also rain and thunderstorms. The maximum temperature is expected to rise to 27 degrees Celsius.
Accuweather forecast for Potchefstroom on February 9th
The game starts at 1:30 p.m. ACT.