Hosts South Africa play Afghanistan in the opening match of the 24-day tournament which will be held across four cities and eight venue.
ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020 will be held in South Africa this year. This will be for the 13th edition of the tournament and one that will showcase the world’s future cricket stars.
The Cup begins with the Proteas opening their campaign against Afghanistan.
India, who are the defending champions, have been grouped along with New Zealand, Sri Lanka and first-timers Japan in the league phase. The city of Benoni and Kimberley are among the host cities. The games will be played as per the format used in previous editions.
The second phase will witness teams being divided into Super League and Plate tournaments.
The top two teams from each of the four groups will advance to the Super League while the remaining teams feature in the Plate championship.
Group A: India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Japan
Group B: Australia, England, West Indies, Nigeria
Group C: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Scotland
Group D: Afghanistan, South Africa, UAE, Canada