The 16th warm-up match of the ICC Under-19s World Cup 2020 will be played between Australia Under-19s and Canada Under-19s at the St Stithians Main Oval in Johannesburg.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (1:30 PM IST) (8:00 AM GMT)
In the last day of warm-up matches, the Australia Under-19s will face the Canada Under-19s. Both the teams were involved in thrillers in their respective warm-up games on Monday. Australia U19s faced Bangladesh in a 43 overs-a-side match that ended in a Tie. Chasing 251 to win, Australia were bowled out for 250 on the last ball of the inning. Canada, on the other hand, posted 271/9 against West Indies but still ended up losing the match. They had West Indies five down for 89 at a stage but failed to capitalize on the chance.
St Stithians Main Oval in Johannesburg is likely to stay clear from rain interruptions on Wednesday.
The St Stithians Main Oval in Johannesburg can be considered a high-scoring venue. UAE chased down 218 against New Zealand here while on Tuesday, Zimbabwe finished on 272 in reply to India’s 295. It seems as if the track here remains the same for most of the match.
Average first innings score: 256 (Warm-up matches in 2020)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1
(Will be added when there is an update)
Squads for the U19 CWC:
Mackenzie Harvey (c), Tanveer Sangha, Patrick Rowe (wk), Sam Fanning, Liam Marshall, Lachlan Hearne, Liam Scott, Oliver Davies, Todd Murphy, Corey Kelly, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Matthew Willans, Cooper Connolly, Bradley Simpson, Connor Sully.
Ashtan Deosammy (C), Akhil Kumar, Arshdeep Dhaliwal, Ayush Verma, Benjamin Caliitz, Eshan Sensarma, Gurjot Gosal, Matthew Nandu, Muhammad Kamal, Nicholas Manohar, Randhir Sandhu, Raqib Shamsudeen, Mihir Patel, Rishiv Joshi, Udaybir Walia.
Todd Murphy was Australia’s best bowler against Bangladesh picking up two wickets. Sam Fanning was their top-scoring with a 50-ball 46 while opening the innings. Skipper Ashtan Deosammy scored a run-a-ball 25 in the previous match. He is capable of doing big things as he struck 155 in one of the matches for the Canada U19s previously. Rishav Joshi was the cause for West Indies’ top-order collapse as he picked up a 4-wicket haul.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Mackenzie Harvey, Tanveer Sangha, Ashtan Deosammy
Vice-Captain – Rishiv Joshi, Randhir Sandhu, Sam Fanning
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Patrick Rowe
Batters – Mackenzie Harvey (C), Sam Fanning, Ashtan Deosammy, Randhir Sandhu
All-Rounders – Tanveer Sangha
Bowlers – Raqib Shamsudeen, Todd Murphy, Corey Kelly, Ayush Verma, Rishiv Joshi (VC)
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Nicholas Manohar
Batters – Mackenzie Harvey, Lachlan Hearne, Ashtan Deosammy (VC), Randhir Sandhu
All-Rounders – Oliver Davies, Tanveer Sangha (C)
Bowlers – Todd Murphy, Corey Kelly, Ayush Verma, Rishiv Joshi
Canada Under-19s showed they are no less team as they nearly defeated West Indies U19s in the first warm-up. Their batting performance and bowling with the new ball were the positives for the Canada team. Hence, we can pick five players at least from their squad despite they will be facing the Australian team.
Australia Under-19s are expected to win a thriller against Canada.
*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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