The 13th Place Playoff of the 2020 ICC Under-19 World Cup will be played between UAE U-19s and Canada Under-19s at the Witrand Cricket Field in Potchefstroom.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (1:30 PM IST) (8:00 AM GMT). There is no live telecast of this match. You can follow live updates of ICC’s official website (icc-cricket.com)
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Under-19s will face the Canada Under-19s for the 13th place playoff in the ongoing World Cup in South Africa. The UAE have won only a couple of matches in this tournament so far. Interestingly, the team started their WC campaign by defeating Canada itself. They beat Nigerian colts in the previous encounter to qualify for this encounter and are the favourites to seal the 13th place.
Canada U19, on the other hand, defeated Japan U19 comfortably to qualify for this game which is also their only win so far in the mega event. They have a chance to avenge for their previous defeat and also finish at the 13th place in the World Cup. However, for that to happen, Canada will have to play their best cricket.
It is a perfect day for cricket in Potchefstroom on Saturday. The forecast is for a clear and sunny day with the temperature expected to hover in the early 30s according to AccuWeather. There is no chance of rain whatsoever during the match.
As many as four completed matches have been played at the venue in this U19 World Cup and the surface has been a decent one to bat on. 250 has been chased down once while Zimbabwe U19 fell 38 runs short of the 295-run target against Pakistan U19. Expect the team winning the toss to bat first.
Average first innings score: 194 (In four completed matches at the venue in U19 CWC 2020)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 3; Lost – 1
Injury & Availability News
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Probable Playing XIs:
Vriitya Aravind (WK), Syed Haider, Alishan Sharafu, Figy John, Ansh Tandon, Aryan Lakra (C), Osama Hassan, Muhammad Farazuddin, Ali Naseer/Karthik Palaniapan, Chathiyan Dashan/Sanchit Sharma, Rishabh Mukherjee.
Bench – Karthik Palaniapan/Ali Naseer, Wasi Shah, Akasha Tahir, Sanchit Sharma/Chathiyan Dashan, Kai Smith.
Nicholas Manohar (WK), Mihir Patel, Akhil Kumar, Eshan Sensarma, Benjamin Calitz, Ashtan Deosammy (C), Udaybir Walia, Ayush Verma, Rishiv Ragav Joshi, Harmanjeet Bedi, Gurjot Gosal.
Bench – Arshdeep Dhaliwal, Randhir Sandhu, Muhammad Kamal, Raqib Shamsudeen.
Figy John has scored 197 runs so far in the tournament which is the highest for UAE colts and also includes a century against Canada in their first game. Aryan Lakra, the UAE skipper, opened the innings in that game and might do it again for his team and he will also bowl 10 overs with the ball which makes him the top pick in the Dream11 Fantasy. Aravind is also in good touch with the bat for the UAE.
With the ball, Sanchit Sharma is expected to return after missing the previous game and he could be crucial if he plays. Rishabh Mukherjee picked four wickets in the previous game and should play this game as well. For Canada U19, Nicholas Manohar slammed an impressive ton against Japan and should be picked. Akhil Kumar picked six wickets in the previous encounter and should be key for them again.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Figy John, Aryan Lakra, Akhil Patel
Vice-Captain – Mihir Patel, Vriitya Arvind, Ashtan Deosammy
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Vriitya Aravind, Nicholas Manohar
Batters – John Figy (C), Ashtan Deosammy, Mihir Patel
All-Rounders- Aryan Lakra (VC), Alishan Sharafu, Akhil Kumar
Bowlers- Sanchit Sharma, Rishabh Mukherjee, Rishi Ragav Joshi
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Vriitya Aravind (VC)
Batters – John Figy, Ansh Tandon, Ashtan Deosammy, Mihir Patel
All-Rounders- Aryan Lakra, Akhil Kumar (C)
Bowlers- Muhammad Farazuddin, Rishabh Mukherjee, Rishi Ragav Joshi, Harmanjeet Bedi.
Teams are likely to make changes to their playing XI from previous game as this is a game between two neck and neck teams. Expect the preferred players like Sanchit Sharma and Karthik to return.
Wait for the playing XIs to be announced before confirming your Dream11 Fantasy team.
UAE Under-19s are expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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