ICC under-19 world cup 2018 Teams, schedule & Live Scorecard
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ICC Under-19 World Cup 2018

ICC under-19 world cup will be held in New Zealand from 13 January to 3 February 2018. The tournament will be the third to be held in New Zealand, making the country the to stage the event thrice. New Zealand had previously staged the tournament in 2002 and 2010.

ICC under-19 world cup

Sixteen teams will fight it out for the coveted trophy, eleven of which qualified automatically. The ten full members of the ICC, as of 2016, secured direct qualification to the event while Namibia also qualified automatically for being the highest ranked associate member in the last edition of the Under-19 World Cup.

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The other five teams were determined through series of regional qualifiers, with one place being granted to each International Cricket Council (ICC) development region (Africa, the Americas, Asia, East Asia-Pacific, and Europe).

Qualified Teams:

Teams Mode of qualification
Australia ICC Full Member
Bangladesh ICC Full Member
England ICC Full Member
India ICC Full Member
New Zealand ICC Full Member
Pakistan ICC Full Member
South Africa ICC Full Member
Sri Lanka ICC Full Member
West Indies ICC Full Member
Zimbabwe ICC Full Member
Namibia Highest-ranked associate team at 2016 World Cup
Afghanistan Winner of ACC Under-19 Premier League
Kenya Winner of Africa Under-19 Championship
Canada Winner of Americas Under-19 Championship
Papua New Guinea Winner of EAP Under-19 Trophy
Ireland Winner of Europe Under-19 Championship

Groups:

The 16 teams have been divided into the group of four.

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Kenya Australia Bangladesh Afghanistan
New Zealand India Canada Ireland
South Africa Papua New Guinea England Pakistan
West Indies Zimbabwe Namibia Sri Lanka

Squads:

Kenya
New Zealand
South Africa
West Indies
Australia
India
Papua New Guinea
Zimbabwe
Bangladesh
Canada
England
Namibia
Afghanistan
Ireland
Pakistan
Sri Lanka

Venues:

The matches will be staged in seven venues, namely Hagley Oval, Rangiora Oval, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln No. 3, John Davies Oval, Bay Oval and Cobham Oval.

Fixtures:

Pakistan will take on Afghanistan in the inaugural game of the tournament on January 13 while defending champions Windies will open their campaign against hosts New Zealand on the same day.

The top two sides of each group will advance to the Super League while the remaining eight teams will figure in the plate championship. The final will be played at Bay Oval on 3 February while both semifinals will be played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on 29 and 30 January. The plate tournament will run simultaneously but end with the final at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Christchurch on 28 January. Click here for the full schedule and scores.

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