Preparation is the key: India were the example for other teams to follow. Between the end of the 2016 Under-19 World Cup and the start of this one, India played four major series – home and away against England, and two Asia Cups in Colombo and Kuala Lumpur. And they had the domestic Under-19 inter-state tournament and the Challenger Trophy, which served as a final selection call for a number of players.