The 23rd match of the 2020 ICC Under-19s World Cup, Group D will be played between South Africa Under-19s and the United Arab Emirates Under-19s at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.
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.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
The hosts South Africa will face the United Arab Emirates colts in the match 23 of the ongoing Under-19 World Cup. Both the teams will be playing for a place in the quarter-finals as they have two points to their name after playing a game each. South Africa Under-19s lost to Afghanistan in the opening game of the tournament but they came back strongly to defeat Canada U19 by 150 runs.
The UAE-U19s started the tournament on a high with a win over Canada but then Afghanistan got the better of them comfortably. With South Africa being the favourites to win the game and qualify for the knockouts, the UAE have nothing to lose and should look to play freely. More pressure will be on the home team who are expected to win this match.
The rain continues to follow the teams in the U19 World Cup. It will be cloudy for the whole day with the rain expected to come down around 6 and 7 AM local time which might delay the proceedings. Thunderstorms are also predicted at around 3 PM.
The score around 230 has been breached thrice in four matches so far at the venue. With the overcast conditions, this game could well turn out to be a low-scoring affair. The team winning the toss is expected to bowl first.
Average first innings score: 257 (three matches at the venue) (IND-U19 v JPN-U19 match not considered)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 1
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Probable Playing XIs
South Africa Under-19s
Jonathan Bird, Andrew Louw, Bryce Parsons (C), Luke Beaufort, Tyrese Karelse, Tiaan van Vuuren, Jack Lees, Khanya Cotani (WK), Merrick Brett, Achille Cloete, Mondli Khumalo.
Bench – Gerald Coetzee, Manje Levert, Odirile Modimokoane, Pheko Moletsane
Aryan Lakra (C), Vriitya Aravind, Figy John, Ansh Tandon, Kai Smith, Alishan Sharafu, Osama Hassan (WK), Muhammad Farazuddin, Karthik Palaniapan, Sanchit Sharma, Chathiyan Dashan.
Bench – Wasi Shah, Akasha Tahir, Rishabh Mukherjee, Ali Naseer.
South Africa skipper Bryce Parsons has been the shining light for his team with the scores of 40 and 121 in two matches. He also bowls well and picked a wicket in the previous game. Achille Cloete has picked up five wickets so far and can be a threat to the opposition again. Tyrese Karelse scored an unbeaten 60 in the previous game and is in good form as well.
Figy John scored a century against Canada in the run-chase while Aryan Lakra also scored a valiant 66. The duo will be crucial for the team’s fortunes again even as the latter delivers with the ball as well.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Bryce Parsons, Jonathan Bird, Achille Cloete
Vice-Captain – Aryan Lakra, Jack Lees, Merrick Brett
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Vriitya Aravind
Batters – Jonathan Bird (VC), Andrew Louw, Jack Lees, Jonathan Figy
All-Rounders – Bryce Parsons (C), Tiaan van Vuuren, Aryan Lakra
Bowlers – Achille Cloete, Merrick Brett, Sanchit Sharma
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Vriitya Aravind
Batters – Jonathan Bird, Jack Lees, Ansh Tandon, Jonathan Figy
All-Rounders – Bryce Parsons, Tiaan van Vuuren, Aryan Lakra (VC)
Bowlers – Achille Cloete (C), Merrick Brett, Mondli Khumalo
It would be better to pick more South Africa players in your Dream11 Fantasy team as they are expected to win the match.
South Africa Under-19s are expected to win the 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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