The 15th Place Playoff of the 2020 ICC Under-19s World Cup will be played between Nigeria U19 and Japan U19 at the North-West University No.2 Ground 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 on ICC’s official website (icc-cricket.com).
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
Nigeria Under-19 have struggled throughout the tournament due to the poor performances produced by their bowlers and batsmen. They are still due to open their account in the Under-19 World Cup. If they want to win the 15th place playoff then Nigerian colts would be needed to come up with some enhanced performance against Japan in the upcoming game. The bowlers will have to restrict the opponents whereas batsmen will have to click good knocks with the bat in order to make their side win.
The weather might be partly cloudy on the matchday. The wind is expected to blow at a rate of 7 to 13 km/hr with no chances of rain. Meanwhile, the temperature will hover between 17 and 34 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The track at North-West University No2 Ground is expected to go in the favour of the batsmen in the first half of the match. They will easily manage to score runs against the fast bowlers and spinners. But, in the latter half, the batters will certainly find it difficult to score runs with their willow. It is expected to be a 200+ runs track, where the side winning the toss will look to bat on the back of the venue stats.
Average first innings score: 207 (Games played in the Under-19 World Cup 2020)
Record of the chasing teams: Won- 4, Lost- 2
Injury & Availability News
(Will be shared when there’s an update)
Probable Playing XIs
Marcus Thurgate (C & WK), Shu Noguchi, Debashish Sahoo, Kazumasa Takahashi, Tushar Chaturvedi, Neel Date, Reiji Suto, Kento Dobell, Sora Ichiki, Leon Mehlig, Yugandhar Retharekar.
Bench – Ishaan Fartyal, Ashley Thurgate, Max Clements, Masato Morita
Samuel Mba, Elijah (Olayinka) Olaleye, Sulaimon Runsewe (WK), Isaac Danladi, Miracle Akhigbe, Sylvester Okpe (C), Abdulrahman Jimoh, Peter Aho, Ifeanyi Uboh, Akhere Isesele, Rasheed Abolarin.
Bench – Miracle Ikaige, Oche Boniface, Mohameed Taiwo, Shehu Audu
Rasheed Abolarin and Peter Aho will be an important player to pick for any fantasy team. The duo has taken four wickets each in the ongoing tournament for their side. Debashish Sahoo and Shu Noguchi can also contribute well with the bat for their side in the ongoing tournament.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Olayinka Olaleye, Peter Aho, Debashish Sahoo
Vice-Captain – Sulaimon Runsewe, Neel Date, Miracle Akhigbe
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper –Sulaimon Runsewe
Batters – Olayinka Olaleye (C), Miracle Akhigbe, Kazumasa Takahashi, Debashish Sahoo, Shu Noguchi
All-Rounders- Peter Aho (VC), Neel Date
Bowlers- Sylvester Okpe, Rasheed Abolarin, Abdulrahman Jimoh
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper –Sulaimon Runsewe (C), Marcus Thurgate
Batters – Reiji Suto, Kazumasa Takahashi, Samuel Mba, Miracle Akhigbe
All-Rounders- Akhere Isesele, Neel Date (VC)
Bowlers- Abdulrahman Jimoh, Tushar Chaturvedi, Ifeanyi Uboh
Both the teams can opt for some surprising changes in their team for the 15th place playoff. So, it will be wise to wait for the confirmed playing XI for the match between Japan Under-19 and Nigeria Under-19.
Nigeria 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.
SportsInfo offers cricket, soccer, kabaddi, tennis, badminton, racing, basketball and other sports news, articles, videos, live coverage & live scores, player rankings & team rankings. Also, offers minute details of any match along with live commentary.
- IPL 2021: Top 5 batsmen with highest individual scores in IPL history
- IPL 2021: Top 5 batsmen with most fours in IPL history
- WI vs SL: 2nd ODI, Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar – The warhorse India needs the most in 2021
- Hemang Badani not pleased with Varun Chakravarthy after the spinner fails to clear fitness tests ahead of the England T20Is