ICC U19 World Cup 2024 Schedule, Squads, Tickets, Broadcast & Predictions

ICC U19 World Cup 2024The 2024 edition of the ICC Under-19 World Cup will be held in South Africa after it got transferred there from Sri Lanka. Everything you ever wanted to know about the ICC U19 World Cup including its schedule, squads, ticketing options, how to watch it live and its predictions can be found in the sections below.

U19 World Cup Prediction & Tips

Match by Match Predictions

Match 1: Ireland v USA
Prediction: Ireland to win
Result: Ireland won by six wickets

Match 2: South Africa v West Indies
Prediction: South Africa to win
Result: South Africa won by 31 runs

Match 3: India v Bangladesh
Prediction: India to win
Result: India won by 84 runs

Match 4: England v Scotland
Prediction: England to win
Result: England won by seven wickets

Match 5: Afghanistan v Pakistan
Prediction: Afghanistan to win
Result: Pakistan won by 181 runs

Match 6: Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe
Prediction: Sri Lanka to win
Result: Sri Lanka won by 39 runs

Match 7: New Zealand v Nepal
Prediction: New Zealand to win
Result: New Zealand won by 64 runs

Match 8: Australia v Namibia
Prediction: Australia to win
Result: Australia won by four wickets

Match 9: Bangladesh v Ireland
Prediction: Bangladesh to win
Result: Bangladesh won by six wickets

Match 10: South Africa v England
Prediction: South Africa to win
Result: England won by 36 runs

Match 11: Afghanistan v New Zealand
Prediction: New Zealand to win
Result: New Zealand won by one wicket

Match 12: Sri Lanka v Namibia
Prediction: Sri Lanka to win
Result: Sri Lanka won by 77 runs

Match 13: West Indies v Scotland
Prediction: West Indies to win
Result: West Indies won by five wickets

Match 14: Pakistan v Nepal
Prediction: Pakistan to win
Result: Pakistan won by five wickets

Match 15: India v Ireland
Prediction: India to win
Result: India won by 201 runs

Match 16: Australia v Zimbabwe
Prediction: Australia to win
Result: Australia won by 225 runs

Match 17: Bangladesh v USA
Prediction: Bangladesh to win
Result: Bangladesh won by 121 runs

Match 18: England v West Indies
Prediction: England to win
Result: West Indies won by two wickets

Match 19: Afghanistan v Nepal
Prediction: Afghanistan to win
Result: Nepal won by one wicket

Match 20: Namibia v Zimbabwe
Prediction: Namibia to win
Result: Zimbabwe won by eight wickets

Match 21: South Africa v Scotland
Prediction: South Africa to win
Result: South Africa won by seven wickets

Match 22: New Zealand v Pakistan
Prediction: New Zealand to win
Result: Pakistan won by 10 wickets

Match 23: India v USA
Prediction: India to win
Result: India won by 201 runs

Match 24: Australia v Sri Lanka
Prediction: Australia to win
Result: Australia won by six wickets

Second Round

Match 25: India v New Zealand
Prediction: India to win
Result: India won by 214 runs

Match 26: Sri Lanka v West Indies
Prediction: West Indies to win
Result: West Indies won by three wickets

Match 27: Ireland v Pakistan
Prediction: Pakistan to win
Result: Pakistan won by three wickets

Match 28: Afghanistan v USA
Prediction: Afghanistan to win
Result: Afghanistan won by three wickets

Match 29: Bangladesh v Nepal
Prediction: Bangladesh to win
Result: Bangladesh won by five wickets

Match 30: Australia v England
Prediction: Australia to win
Result: Australia won by 110 runs

Match 31: South Africa v Zimbabwe
Prediction: South Africa to win
Result: South Africa won by nine wickets

Match 32: Namibia v Scotland
Prediction: Namibia to win
Result: Scotland won by three runs

Match 33: India v Nepal
Prediction: India to win
Result: India won by 132 runs

Match 34: Australia v West Indies
Prediction: Australia to win
Result: No result

Match 35: South Africa v Sri Lanka
Prediction: South Africa to win
Result: South Africa won by 119 run

Match 36: Bangladesh v Pakistan
Prediction: Pakistan to win
Result: Pakistan won by five runs

Match 37: Ireland v New Zealand
Prediction: New Zealand to win
Result: Ireland won by 41 runs

Match 38: England v Zimbabwe
Prediction: England to win
Result: England won by 146 runs

Match 39: India v South Africa
Prediction: India to win
Result: India won by two wickets

Match 40: Australia v Pakistan
Prediction: Australia to win
Result: Australia won by one wicket

Match 41: India v Australia
Prediction: India to win
Result: Australia won by 79 runs

Pre-Tournament Title Winner’s Odds

  • India: 7/4
  • Australia: 4/1
  • England: 5/1
  • Pakistan: 15/2
  • South Africa: 8/1
  • New Zealand: 12/1
  • Bangladesh: 16/1
  • Afghanistan: 25/1
  • West Indies: 33/1
  • Sri Lanka: 40/1
  • Zimbabwe: 150/1
  • Ireland: 250/1
  • Scotland: 300/1
  • Namibia: 500/1
  • Nepal: 500/1
  • USA: 750/1

How is the Under19 World Cup Played? The U19 WC Format

Like the previous edition of this tournament, the 2024 one will also see a total of 16 teams participate in the competition. These 16 teams will be divided into four groups of four apiece with each side playing three group games.

The four groups are as follows:

  • Group A: India, Bangladesh, USA, Ireland
  • Group B: South Africa, England, West Indies, Scotland
  • Group C: Australia, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Namibia
  • Group D: Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Nepal

Where things change is what happens after that.

Till last time, the top two sides at the end of the group stage of the competition used to make it to the Super League quarterfinals while the bottom two teams in each of the groups will make the Plate quarterfinals. This was followed by the semifinals and the final at both, the Super League and Plate level.

This time, in 2024, the top three teams from each of the groups will advance to the Super Six stage. So the top three teams from Group A and D will advance to Group 1 of the Super Six stage while the top three from Group B and C will make Group 2 of the Super Six.

Teams from Group A will then play only teams from Group D (two apiece) and teams from Group B will play teams from Group C in the Super Six stage (two apiece). For example, the team finishing at the top of Group A will face only the teams ending second and third in Group D and so on.

The top two sides in each of the groups at the end of that will face off in the semifinals, which will be followed by the final.

ICC Under 19 World Cup 2024 Schedule

The 2024 edition of the Under-19 World Cup kick-starts on January 19 with hosts South Africa taking on West Indies and Ireland facing USA.

Group games will go on till January 28 following which the Super Six stage begins on January 30. These matches will continue till February 3. The semifinals will be held on February 6 and 8 while the final will be hosted on February 11. The schedule confirmed for the U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup is placed below.

Date U19 World Cup Schedule Location
Friday, January 19 Ireland v USA Bloemfontein
Friday, January 19 South Africa v West Indies Potchefstroom
Tuesday, January 23 South Africa v England Potchefstroom
Tuesday, January 23 Afghanistan v New Zealand East London
Wednesday, January 24 Namibia v Sri Lanka Kimberley
Wednesday, January 24 Scotland v West Indies Potchefstroom
Wednesday, January 24 Nepal v Pakistan East London
Thursday, January 25 India v Ireland Bloemfontein
Thursday, January 25 Australia v Zimbabwe Kimberley
Friday, January 26 Bangladesh v USA Bloemfontein
Friday, January 26 England v West Indies Potchefstroom
Friday, January 26 Afghanistan v Nepal East London
Saturday, January 27 Namibia v Zimbabwe Kimberley
Saturday, January 27 South Africa v Scotland Potchefstroom
Saturday, January 27 New Zealand v Pakistan East London
Sunday, January 28 India v USA Bloemfontein
Sunday, January 28 Australia v Sri Lanka Kimberley
Monday, January 30 A1 v D2 Bloemfontein
Monday, January 30 C2 v B3 Kimberley
Monday, January 30 D1 v A3 Potchefstroom
Tuesday, January 31 A4 v D4 Benoni
Tuesday, January 31 D3 v A2 Bloemfontein
Tuesday, January 31 C1 v B2 Kimberley
Tuesday, January 31 C3 v B1 Potchefstroom
Wednesday, February 1 B4 v C4 Benoni
Thursday, February 2 A1 v D3 Bloemfontein
Thursday, February 2 B3 v C1 Kimberley
Thursday, February 2 B1 v C2 Potchefstroom
Friday, February 3 D1 v A2 Benoni
Friday, February 3 D2 v A3 Bloemfontein
Friday, February 3 B2 v C3 Potchefstroom
Saturday, February 6 Semi-final 1 – AD1 v BC2 Benoni
February 8 Semi-final 2 – AD2 v BC1 Benoni
February 11 Final Benoni

ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 Squad

The 16 teams taking part in this edition of the Under-19 World Cup are as follows:

The latest Under-19 World Cup squads for each of these sides playing in the 2024 edition will be updated below.

India: Arshin Kulkarni, Adarsh Singh, Rudra Mayur Patel, Sachin Dhas, Priyanshu Moliya, Musheer Khan, Uday Saharan (c), Aravelly Avanish Rao (WK), Saumy Kumar Pandey (VC), Murugan Abhishek, Innesh Mahajan (wk), Dhanush Gowda, Aaradhya Shukla, Raj Limbani and Naman Tiwari

Bangladesh: Mahfuzur Rahman Rabby (c), Ahrar Amin (vc), Ashiqur Rahaman Shibli, Jishan Alam, Chowdhury Md Rizwan, Adil Bin Siddik, Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Boranno, Ariful Islam, Shihab James, Sheikh Parvez Jibon, Rafi Uzzaman Rafi, Rohanat Doullah Borson, Iqbal Hasan Emon, Wasi Siddiquee, Maruf Mridha

Ireland: Philippe le Roux (c), Macdara Cosgrave, Harry Dyer, Daniel Forkin, Kian Hilton, Ryan Hunter, Finn Lutton, Scott Macbeth, Carson McCullough, John McNally, Jordan Neill, Oliver Riley, Gavin Roulston, Matthew Weldon, Reuben Wilson. Non-Travelling Reserves: Adam Leckey, Hayden Melly, James West

USA: Rishi Ramesh (c), Utkarsh Srivastava (vc), Amogh Arepally, Rayaan Baghani, Aaryan Batra, Khush Bhalala, Prannav Chettipalayam, Arya Garg, Siddarth Kappa, Bhavya Mehta, Aarin Nadkarni, Manav Nayak, Parth Patel, Ateendra Subramanian, Aryaman Suri

England: Ben McKinney (c), Luc Benkenstein (vc), Farhan Ahmed, Tazeem Ali, Charlie Allison, Charlie Barnard, Jack Carney, Jaydn Denly, Eddie Jack, Dominic Kelly, Sebastian Morgan, Haydon Mustard, Hamza Shaikh, Noah Thain, and Theo Wylie

South Africa: David Teeger (c), Esosa Aihevba, Juan James, Martin Khumalo, Kwena Maphaka, Dewan Marias, Riley Norton, Nqobani Mokoena, Romashan Pillay, Sipho Potsane, Lhuan-dre Pretorius, Richard Seletswane, Oliver Whitehead, Steve Stolk, and Ntando Zuma

West Indies: Stephan Pascal (c), Nathan Sealy (vc), Jewel Andrew, Mavendra Dindyal, Joshua Dorne, Nathan Edward, Tarrique Edward, Reon Edwards, Deshawn James, Jordan Johnson, Devonie Joseph, Raneico Smith, Isai Thorne, Steve Wedderburn, Adrian Weir

Scotland: Owen Gould (c), Uzair Ahmad, Harry Armstrong, Logan Briggs, Jamie Dunk, Bahadar Esakhiel, Ibrahim Faisal, Rory Grant, Adi Hegde, Mackenzie Jones, Farhan Khan, Qasim Khan, Nikhil Koteeswaran, Ruaridh McIntyre, Alec Price.

Australia: Lachlan Aitken, Charlie Anderson, Harkirat Bajwa, Mahli Beardman, Tom Campbell, Harry Dixon, Ryan Hicks, Sam Konstas, Rafael MacMillan, Aidan O’Connor, Harjas Singh, Tom Straker, Callum Vidler, Corey Wasley, Hugh Weibgen

Sri Lanka: Sineth Jayawardena (c), Malsha Tharupathi (vc), Rusanda Gamage, Vishen Halambage, Dinura Kalupahana, Hirun Kapurubandara, Vishwa Lahiru, Pulindu Perera, Ruvishan Perera, Duvindu Ranatunga, Garuka Sanketh, Ravishan De Silva

Zimbabwe: Nathaniel Hlabangana, Panashe Taruvinga, Ronak Patel, Campbell MacMillan, Ryan Kamwemba, Brendon Sunguro, Calton Takawira, Matthew Schonken (c), Anesu Kamuriwo, Newman Nyamhuri, Mashford Shungu, Kohl Eksteen, Panashe Gwatiringa, Shaun Dzakatira, Munashe Chimusoro

Namibia: Alex Volschenk (c), Gerhard Janse van Rensburg, Hansie de Villiers, JW Visagie, Ben Brassell, Jack Brassell, Henry van Wyk, Zacheo van Vuuren, Nico Pieters, Faf du Plessis, Woutie Niehaus, PD Blignaut, Hanro Badenhorst, Junior Kariata, Ryan Moffett.

Where will the U19 World Cup 2024 be Played? World Cup for Under19 Venues

This tournament was to be hosted in Sri Lanka but after the ICC suspended Sri Lanka Cricket, the tournament was shifted over to South Africa.

The venues for the 2024 edition of the tournament include:

  • Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
  • JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom
  • Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • Buffalo Park, East London
  • Willowmoore Park, Benoni

The final will be held in Benoni.

U19 World Cup 2024 Live Broadcast & Streaming

Country TV Channel App Live Streaming
India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan Star Sports (SS1 SD + SS 2 SD + HD & Disney) Hotstar in India. Yupp in SL, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan
Bangladesh Gazi TV Rabbithole Rabbithole
Pakistan PTV Sports PTV app PTV
Pakistan Asports & ARY Zindagi ARY app and website ARY
Afghanistan RTA Yupp Yupp
UK Sky Cricket SkyGO Sky Sports YouTube channel
Australia Fox Sports 501 and 503 Kayo, FoxtelGo, FoxtelNOW ICC.tv
New Zealand Sky Sport 1-9 skygo.co.nz;skysportnow.co.nz ICC.tv
USA ESPN+ ESPN+ ICC.tv
USA Willow TV and Sling
Canada Willow TV Hotstar Canada ICC.tv
Caribbean Islands ESPN and ESPN2 Caribbean ESPN app ICC.tv
South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa SuperSport (VR1/VR1A or CR1/CR1A and the SS app) SuperSport website and app SuperSport YouTube channel
MENA Etisalat (CricLife and Switch) Switch TV & StarzPlay ICC.tv
Malaysia Astro Cricket Yupp Yupp TV
Singapore Astro Cricket via Singtel Hotstar/Yupp Yupp TV
Hong Kong Astro Cricket via PCCW YuppTV Yupp TV
Pacific Islands TVWAN Action and TVWAN Sports Digicel website/app
Continental Europe, SEA & South America Yupp TV app in Continental Europe & SEA YuppTV Yupp TV

Previous ICC Under-19 World Cup Winners

India has been the most successful side at the Men’s Under-19 World Cup, having won the title five times. Australia (thrice) and Pakistan (twice) are the other two sides which have clinched the tournament on more than one occasion.

Here’s a list of all the winners of the ICC U19 tournament.

  • 1988: Australia
  • 1998: England
  • 2000: India
  • 2002: Australia
  • 2004: Pakistan
  • 2006: Pakistan
  • 2008: India
  • 2010: Australia
  • 2012: India
  • 2014: South Africa
  • 2016: West Indies
  • 2018: India
  • 2020: Bangladesh
  • 2022: India

What Happened at the Previous Edition?

India won the 2022 edition of the Under-19 World Cup by overcoming England in the final of the competition. They went undefeated in the tournament with wins over South Africa, Ireland and Uganda in the league stages of the tournament followed by the knock-out victories against Bangladesh, Australia and England.

16 teams were divided into four groups of four apiece 11 of them getting a direct entry into the tournament. The remaining five qualified for the 2022 Under 19 World Cup through the Regional Qualifier.

New Zealand would go on to withdraw from the tournament because of pandemic-related quarantine concerns and Scotland replaced them in the tournament.

England and Bangladesh made it through to the next round from Group A while India and South Africa qualified for the quarterfinals from Group B. Pakistan and Afghanistan topped the Group C table whereas Sri Lanka and Australia advanced from Group D.

Hosts West Indies were knocked out in the first round itself and would finish 11th after losing to UAE in the playoffs as well.

The final standings at the end of the 2022 Under-19 World Cup were:

  1. India
  2. England
  3. Australia
  4. Afghanistan
  5. Pakistan
  6. Sri Lanka
  7. South Africa
  8. Bangladesh
  9. UAE
  10. Ireland
  11. West Indies
  12. Zimbabwe
  13. Uganda
  14. Scotland
  15. Canada
  16. Papua New Guinea

Vijay Roy

A former six-time gully cricket man-of-the-tournament in his local competitions, Vijay took to writing about the game when he realised the IPL scouts weren't going to add his name to the auctions. He now helps fellow cricket fans with all the latest in the world of cricket.

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