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Old rivalry, young guns in final clash

cricket Updated: Aug 25, 2013 00:44 IST

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One of cricket's famous rivalries will be renewed at the junior level when an India U-23 side led by Suryakumar Yadav take on arch-rivals Pakistan U-23 in the final of the ACC Emerging Trophy tournament here on Sunday.

Despite both sides fielding their second string U-23 side (India A are playing in South Africa), an Indo-Pak duel is certain to grab eyeballs as some of the promising juniors from either sides would like to make a mark on the big stage.

All eyes will be on the former India U-19 captain and opener Unmukt Chand to fire on all cylinders during the summit clash.

The Delhi lad has an uncanny ability to score runs when it matters the most - like century against Australia in the U-19 World Cup final, a ton against Assam in National One Day Championship final to name a few.

If Indian team is keen to dominate the proceedings, then Unmukt will be expected to make amends for his poor show in the semifinal where he was out without scoring.