India to meet arch-rivals Pakistan in ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup on Saturday

Indian captain Vijay Zol said ahead of their match against rivals Pakistan in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup that as the defending champions, India will be the team to beat and having defeated their opponents in the recently concluded ACC U19 Asia Cup tournament final, they would also carry the psychological edge.

updated: February 15, 2014 03:35 IST
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Defending champions India and two-time former winners Pakistan will meet on Saturday in an exciting Group A clash of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup being played in the United Arab Emirates. (UAE). India, to be led by Maharashtra top-order batsman Vijay Zol, along with Australia, are the most successful side at this level having won the tournament three times.

Mohammad Kaif inspired India to the title in Sri Lanka in 2000, while Virat Kohli led from the front in Malaysia when India regained the title in 2008.

"As the defending champions, India will be marked out from the start as the team to beat. The tournament format is very exciting, and apart from its arch-rival Pakistan, India also has two competent and motivated sides in Scotland and PNG to contend with," India captain Vijay Zol said.

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