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1983 returns in 2016 - a factbox on India vs West Indies U-19 World Cup Final

Image Credit: ICC.

Image Credit: ICC.

A record fourth title is in the offing for India, while West Indies are eyeing their maiden triumph at the showpiece U-19 event.

It’s the first time in 32 years, since the 1983 ODI World Cup, that India and West Indies will contest a world title at any level across formats. Add to that a record fourth title in the offing for India and a maiden one for West Indies - the players on either side can’t ask for more in terms of incentives.

Here’s a factbox on the big match on Sunday:

1. Three-time champions India have won 20 of their last 21 matches, 15 of those in a row.

2. If India win their fourth U-19 World Cup on Sunday, they will surpass Australia’s tally.

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3. It’s the first time in 32 years (since the 1983 ODI World Cup) that these two teams will contest a world title at any level across formats.

4. If West Indies win, it will be their first U-19 World Cup title.

5. India are unbeaten in the tournament, while West Indies lost their first match to England but won every game thereafter.

6. India topped Group D and West Indies finished second in Group C behind England.

7. Top scorer for India: Sarfaraz Khan with 302 runs (4 fifties, average 76.00)

8. Top scorer for West Indies: Shamar Springer with 282 runs (1 hundred, 2 fifties, average 70.50)

9. Top wicket-taker for India: Avesh Khan (11 wickets, best 4 for 32, average 13.81)

10. Top wicket-taker for West Indies: Alzarri Joseph (10 wickets, best 4 for 30, average 14.00)

QUOTE UNQUOTE

“We are set for tomorrow. There is obviously tension before every match and this is the World Cup final. We have reached our goal, now we need to achieve that goal."

- Ishan Kishan, India Captain -

“India is obviously a good team and we are excited about playing the final. It is a good feeling to have reached the final. We have come a long way in the last few months."

- Shimron Hetmyer, West Indies Captain -