In-form India had notched up a mammoth 245-run win over New Papua Guinea in their last round-robin match to top group A and having posted 300-plus runs on a difficult batting wicket, the Vijay Zol-captained side will fancy its chances at the Dubai International Stadium.
India's victory margin was the seventh-biggest in the history of youth ODIs.
England, though, will not be an easy meat as they also have proven players in their ranks, and who have impressed in the tournament.
The Indians kick-started their campaign with a 40-run victory over arch-rivals Pakistan. They struggled a bit against Scotland before pulling off a five-wicket win in their second match.
The holders roared back to form with a thrashing of New Papua Ginuea on a Sharjah track that was not one of the best for batting.
Leading the side, Zol has been having a decent outing, but the batsman to look out for in their last eight match will be Sanju Samson.
The 19-year-old, who plays for Rajasthan Royals in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL), had smashed his way to a 48-ball 85 against the hapless Papua New Guinea, giving enough indications about what the batsman is capable of when in form.


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