India vs Pakistan: Players to watch out for during U19 World Cup semi-final clash

Traditional rivals face off for a spot in the final in Potchefstroom on Tuesday

HOVE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Yashasvi Jaiswal of India batting during the Under 19 Tri-Series Final match between Bangladesh and India at the 1st Central County Ground on August 11, 2019 in Hove, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
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It might be age cricket but any clash between India and Pakistan attracts the attention of the sporting world and Tuesday's Under 19 World Cup semi-final match is no different.

India stormed into the last four of the tournament in South Africa after a commanding win over Australia by 74 runs while Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by six wickets to set up the mouth-watering clash in Potchefstroom.

The last time the two teams met at the U19 World Cup was in the semi-final stage in 2018 and it was India who overpowered their opponents easily.

Will it be the same story this time or will Pakistan beat India at the U19 World Cup for the first time in a decade? We take a look at four players who can make an impact.

Yashasvi Jaiswal (India)

The India opener is the most prolific batsman on either side and comes into the match with more than 200 runs in the World Cup. The left-hand batsman has hit three fifties in four games and will look to set the tone of the game. Pakistan have a quality bowling attack and India's top order will be under pressure after they failed against Australia, with the lower middle-order bailing them out the last time.

Kartik Tyagi (India)

The fast bowler has been brilliant throughout the tournament. The right-arm quick has nine wickets from four matches and has made an impact with the new and old ball. Tyagi's ability to swing the ball at pace was what ruined Australia's chances in their chase in the quarter-final and Pakistan batsmen must ensure they play him carefully.

Mohammad Haris (Pakistan)

He has got the opportunity to bat just twice but Haris has made it count, scoring 81 and 29 not out. The unbeaten knock came under pressure against Afghanistan in the quarter-final after Pakistan had lost the well-set Mohammad Huraira via a controversial 'mankad' run-out. At 127-4 chasing 191, it was game on but Haris kept his cool to take his team home.

Amir Khan (Pakistan)

Like Haris, he has featured in just two games but has made a big impact in them. The right-arm quick has a sling-arm action and he rattled Bangladesh and Afghanistan batsmen to end up with seven wickets from two matches. Khan is one of the quickest bowlers of the tournament and if he has his tail up, India's batsmen will have their work cut out.