Sarfaraz Khan
Sarfaraz Khan has been the star player for India in the U19 World CupGetty

India look to seal their spot in the semi-finals as they face Namibia in the quarter-final of the U19 World Cup at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium at Fatullah on 6 February.

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Overview

India will look to build on their dominant showing in the pool stages when they face Namibia in the quarter-final of the ICC U-19 World Cup. The boys in blue cruised through the group stages thrashing Ireland, New Zealand and Nepal in Group D. Although it has been a team effort, there have been some individuals who have stood out, notably Rishabh Pant, Sarfaraz Khan and Avesh Khan.

Pant, the wicketkeeper-batsman, reminded one and all of Adam Gilchrist when he scored a quickfire 50 off 18 balls, to reach the fastest half-century in the history of the U-19 World Cup. Sarfaraz Khan has been "Mr Consistent" with two fifty plus scores to his name, while not to be left behind the bowlers too have been impressive, especially Avesh Khan. The latter has been the most proficient bowler for the Indian side and has so far picked up 9 wickets at an average of 10 with an economy rate of 3.21.

Namibia, meanwhile, have surprised one and all by reaching the quarter-finals, relying on team spirit and effort to get them through. The African side are riding on an inspired bowling spell from Michael van Lingen (4/24), caused the biggest upset of the tournament by defeating defending champions South Africa in the group stage.

Since then, however, a crushing defeat at the hands of Bangladesh dampened their spirits, but with nothing to lose, they are well positioned to give the three time winners a scare.

Prediction

India to win

Betting odds (888Sport.com)

  • India to win: 1/19
  • Namibia to win: 9

Team news

India

Squad: Ishan Kishan (C), Rishabh Pant,Washington Sundar, Sarfaraz Khan, Amandeep Khare, Anmolpreet Singh, Armaan Jaffer, Ricky Bhui, Mayank Dagar, Zeeshan Ansari, Mahipal Lomror, Avesh Khan, Shubham Mavi, Khaleel Ahmed, Rahul Batham

Namibia

Squad: Zane Green (C), Petrus Burger, Charl Brits, Fritz Coetzee, Niko Davin, Sj Loftie-Eaton, Mushi Honga, Burton Jacobs, Lohan Louwrens, Jurgen Linde, Michael Van Lingen, Chrischen Oliver, Francios Rautenbach, Warren Van Wyk, Eben Van Wyk.