Pakistan will open the U19 World Cup campaign on 17th January with the first match being played against Zimbabwe. Both the junior sides had played against each other thirteen years back where Pakistan stood victorious in 4 matches and Zimbabwe won one match. In the Junior World Cup 2020, Pakistan won against Zimbabwe by 38 runs.
The match will be played at the Diego Martin Sporting Complex in Trinidad and Tobago. Earlier, Pakistan’s captain Qasim Akram said that the pitches will be in the favour of the green and we hope that’s the case.
The tournament began on January 14 and features 16 countries with Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, St Kitts, and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago hosting a total of 48 matches across 10 venues. Pakistan is slotted in Group C and will meet Afghanistan in the second Pool match on Thursday at the Brian Lara Cricket Ground. While their last Group C fixtures will be against Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Saturday at the Queens Park Oval.
If Pakistan tops Group C, their Super League quarter-final will be on Friday, 28 January, at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground against the side that finishes second in Group D, which comprises West Indies, Australia, Sri Lanka, and Scotland. If Pakistan finishes second, their Super League quarter-final will be on Thursday, January 27, at the Coolidge Cricket Ground against the side that tops Group C, which comprises West Indies, Australia, Sri Lanka, and Scotland.
Nevertheless, We have high hopes for our boys in green. Pakistan Cricket Team will make us proud. The boys in green are in full form like never before and have been working extremely hard. We wish them the best of luck. Tum jeeto ya haro, humein tumse pyar hai.