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Super Six fixtures will take place from Tuesday 30 January to Saturday 3 February across four venues; Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein, Kimberley Oval in Kimberley, JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom and Willowmoore Park in Benoni – the venue which will host the semi-finals and final.

oemfontein though has been India’s fortress in the tournament to date. Their bowling line-up has enjoyed plenty of success at the venue, with Saumy Pandey, Raj Limbani, and Naman Tiwari all impressing and likely to be a handful once more.

This clash on the opening day of the Super Six stage has all the makings of a thriller.

Australia v England, Kimberley, 31 January

This matchup promises to be another entertaining tussle between two familiar foes.

Australia U19s had recently toured England in August-September 2023 and the sides played some engaging cricket, with Harry Dixon, Hamza Shaikh, Callum Vidler, and captain Hugh Weibgen among the standout players.

Having played their group encounters in Kimberley, Australia have greater familiarity with the conditions and boast a bowling unit that has bowled out their opponents in every game. However, this dynamic England team have played positive cricket throughout the tournament, and will believe they have the skills to be able to overcome Australia’s momentum.

Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Benoni, 3 February

Pakistan come into the Super Six stage with three wins in three games, while Bangladesh’s only loss came against India at the beginning of the tournament.

The record between these two teams in the U19 Men’s CWC is even: both have won two matches apiece with one match ending in no-result. In 2022, when these teams faced off in the Caribbean, Pakistan won comfortably by six wickets.

This time around Bangladesh present a different proposition. Heading into the Super Six stage on the back of two assertive back-to-back victories and recent Asia Cup success, Bangladesh won’t feel short of confidence, and could hold the key to disrupting Pakistan’s early momentum in the competition.

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