The 16th match of the 2020 ICC Under-19s World Cup, Group B will be played between Australia Under-19s and England Under-19s at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (1:30 PM IST) (8:00 AM GMT). It will be live on Star Sports 3. Live streaming will be available on Hotstar.
Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
The caravan of the 2020 edition of the ICC U19 World Cup rolls on and the 16th game will see Australia U-19s lock horns with the English colts at Kimberley as both sides aim to keep their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals alive, in what is a group of death.
Both sides have lost their initial game to West Indies U19 and while Australia did come back to register a comprehensive win over the hapless Nigerians [by ten wickets] thanks to Tanveer Sangha’s 5-14, the job is not even half done as they will have to bring out their A-game against perennial rivals England if they are to harbour thoughts of making it to the final eight.
The same goes for England Colts, who come into this game on the back of 71-run-shellacking at the hands of West Indies, making their upcoming game against Australia a virtual knockout. Chasing a formidable 268 against the West Indies, none of the English top-4 could convert their starts into a substantial knock, post which Nayeem Young, courtesy his five-wicket-haul proceeded to run through the middle-order; something they can’t afford against Australia.
It is expected to be a bright and sunny day in Kimberley on Thursday. According to the weather report, spells of sunshine is set to be the order of the day in the city on Thursday. While the temperature is set to be between 19 and 34 degrees Celsius, the humidity is set to hover around 55%. Chance of rain- minimal.
The pitch at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley has provided for an even contest between the bat and the ball. While the batsman has got value for their strokes, bowlers like Tanveer Sangha have chipped-in with match-winning spells. Much of the same can be expected on Thursday.
Average first innings score:– 159 [In the 4 games at the venue in this edition]
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be shared when there’s an update)
Probable Playing XIs
Sam Fanning, Jake Fraser-McGurk, MacKenzie Harvey (C), Lachlan Hearne, Oliver Davies, Patrick Rowe (WK), Corey Kelly/Liam Scott, Tanveer Sangha, Connor Sully/Matthew Willans, Todd Murphy, Bradley Simpson.
Bench – Liam Marshall, Corey Kelly/Liam Scott, Connor Sully/Matthew Willans, Cooper Connolly.
Ben Charlesworth, Jordan Cox (WK), Tom Clark, Jack Haynes, Dan Mousley, Joey Evison, Lewis Goldsworthy, George Balderson (C), Blake Cullen, Hamidullah Qadri, Kasey Aldridge.
Bench – Sam Young, Scott Currie, Harry Duke, George Hill.
Australia U-19: The Aussies will bank on their top-3- Sam Fanning [84 and 30*], Jake Fraser-McGurk [23*] and Mackenzie Harvey to spearhead their batting unit while Tanveer Sangha [nine wickets in two games] and Bradley Simpson [3-11] will lead the bowling unit.
England U-19: Each of the top-4- Ben Charlesworth , Jordan Cox , Tom Clark  and Jack Haynes - couldn’t convert their starts into a substantial score in the last game, something England will hope, isn’t the case in the do-or-die encounter. As far as the bowling is concerned, Kasey Aldridge and George Balderson will be the key.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Jake Fraser-McGurk, Ben Charlesworth, Tanveer Sangha, Kasey Aldridge
Vice-Captain – Mackenzie Harvey, George Balderson, Jordan Cox
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Patrick Rowe
Batters – Tom Clark, Ben Charlesworth, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mackenzie Harvey
All-Rounders- George Balderson, Tanveer Sangha (C), Lewis Goldsworthy
Bowler- Hamidullah Qadri, Kasey Aldridge, Bradley Simpson
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jordan Cox
Batters – Tom Clark, Ben Charlesworth, Jake Fraser-McGurk (C), Jack Haynes
All-Rounders- George Balderson (VC), Liam Scott, Tanveer Sangha
Bowler- Ben Cullen, Kasey Aldridge, Bradley Simpson
Australia are likely to bring back their bowlers Matthew Willans, Connor Sully who played against the West Indies. So, wait for the playing XIs to be announced before finalising the Dream11 Fantasy side.
Australia U19 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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