The 9th match of the 2020 ICC Under-19s World Cup in Group B will be played between Australia Under-19s and Nigeria Under-19s at the Country Club B Field, Kimberley.
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 updates on ICC’s official website (icc-cricket.com).
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
Australia U19 team went down to West Indies U19 for the first time in eight matches in the World Cup on Saturday. But the runners-up of the last edition have a chance to regroup against Nigeria colts on Monday. The team led by MacKenzie Harvey was bowled out for just 179 runs against the young Caribbeans and though the Aussie bowlers tried their best, they lost the match by three wickets.
Nigeria, on the other hand, will get their campaign underway with a tough game and would be hoping to put up an admirable fight in this game. Their batsmen scored 109 and 61 runs in the warm-ups against Pakistan and South Africa and a definite improvement is needed in that aspect of the game. The bowlers should get a formidable score to have any chance of defending it.
A possible shower with thunderstorms at 8 AM local time might delay the start of the match. There is also a chance of rain coming down at 3 PM local time and it is likely to be a shortened game. The temperature is expected to hover around 28-30 Degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.
There is not much information about the Country Club B Field which is hosting its first match of the ongoing World Cup. With the rain around, the pitch might have something in it for the pace bowlers. The team winning the toss is expected to bowl first.
Average first innings score: N/A
Record of the chasing teams: N/A
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs
Liam Scott, Jake Fraser-McGurk, MacKenzie Harvey (C), Lachlan Hearne, Oliver Davies, Patrick Rowe (WK), Corey Kelly, Tanveer Sangha, Connor Sully, Todd Murphy, Matthew Willans.
Bench – Sam Fanning, Liam Marshall, Cooper Connolly, Bradley Simpson
Olayinka (Elijah) Olaleye, Sulaimon Runsewe, Samuel Mba (WK), Akhere Isesele, Sylvester Okpe (C), Isaac Danladi, Mohameed Taiwo, Peter Aho, Ifeanyi Uboh, Abdulrahman Jimoh, Abolarin Abdulrasheed.
Bench – Miracle Ikaige, Miracle Akhigbe, Oche Boniface, Shehu Audu.
Nigeria skipper Sylvester Okpe has scored 151 runs and picked 11 wickets for the Nigeria U19s thus far. Peter Aho also has amazing numbers with the ball as he has claimed 22 wickets in nine games at an exceptional average of 9.18. Olayinka (Elijah) Olaleye has amassed 381 runs across 9 innings for the Nigeria U19s at an average of 54.42 with two hundreds and a fifty.
For Australia U19s, Jake Fraser McGurk will be crucial and he also scored 84 runs against West Indies. MacKenzie Harvey, the skipper, is also great form having 358 runs in 6 Youth ODIs at an average 89.5 with a century and three fifties ahead of the World Cup. He scored 20 runs in the previous game. Tanveer Sangha should be a very good pick in your Dream11 Fantasy side while Connor Sully and Matthew Willans are likely to be amongst the wickets too.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Jake Fraser-McGurk, Connor Sully, Tanveer Sangha
Vice-Captain – Sylvester Okpe, Matthew Willans, MacKenzie Harvey
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Samuel Mba
Batters – MacKenzie Harvey, Jake Fraser-McGurk (C), Olayinka Olaleye
All-Rounders – Tanveer Sangha (VC), Liam Scott, Peter Aho
Bowlers – Matthew Willans, Corey Kelly, Connor Sully, Sylvester Okpe
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Patrick Rowe, Samuel Mba
Batters – MacKenzie Harvey, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sulaimon Runsewe
All-Rounders – Tanveer Sangha, Peter Aho, Akhere Isesele
Bowlers – Matthew Willans, Connor Sully (C), Sylvester Okpe (VC)
If Nigeria U19s bat first, without any doubt, make Australia bowlers C and VC and pick almost all of their bowlers in the line-up.
If Australia U19s bat first, make Harvey or Fraser McGurk C and one of the bowlers VC. In any case, it would be wise to pick all of Australia’s bowlers as Nigeria are expected to get bowled out.
Australia 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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