CWC’19: 11 years on since U-19 World Cup, Kohli & Williamson face off at Semifinal stage

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Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson, once Under-19 captains of their national teams, have a come long way since leading their respective sides in the 2008 U-19 World Cup.

Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson are not new to facing each other on a big stage as they had earlier met during the 2008 U-19 World Cup semi-final in Kuala Lumpur.

India had defeated New Zealand by 3 wickets (D/L method) during the 2008 U-19 World Cup. Kohli led India to the title thereafter. Not just the captains, but U-19 World Cup semifinal also featured Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja – all three who are very much in the squad this time as well.

On Tuesday, with the World Cup 2019 final berth at stake, both Kohli and Williamson will expect their sides to put their best foot forward.

Interestingly though, India have never beaten New Zealand in a World Cup match in England.

(With Agency Inputs)

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