The Plate Playoff Semi-Final 1 of the 2020 ICC Under-19s World Cup will be played between Nigeria U19 and United Arab Emirates U19 at the Witrand Cricket Field 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 are still due to taste their first win in the ongoing tournament. They have struggled throughout the tournament as their players are not able to perform well in their respective traits. Nigerian colts will have to quickly make some drastic improvements in their game. Their bowling has miserably failed to restrict the opponents from scoring big runs whereas the batsmen have so far struggled to click good knocks with the bat. The chances are slim that they might manage a win against UAE.
UAE got off the mark with a win in Under-19 World Cup. But, they lost their ways in the middle due to which they were knocked from the contention to qualify for the quarterfinals. They also lost their previous game against Scotland due to the sudden dip in the form of their players. Elijah (Olayinka) Olaleye will be the player to watch in the upcoming clash. Moreover, if the duo managed to pull some good runs with their willow then the chances are quite high that they will defeat Nigeria in Plate Playoff Semi-Final 1.
The weather is clear with the sun expected to play some hide and seek on the match day. There are no chances of rain with the wind to blow at a rate of 13 to 17 km/hr. Meanwhile, the temperature will deviate between 18 and 32 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The track at Witrand Cricket Field will offer a good battle between bat and ball. The bowlers will get help in the first half of the match if they managed to bowl in the right areas. Meanwhile, the batsmen will have to give respect to the bowlers in the early phase. Later on, they can acquire an aggressive approach with their mesmerising strokes. The side winning the toss will look to field first due to the stats on this ground. In four games played the side chasing has won the match on three occasions.
Average first innings score: 180 (Games played in the Under-19 World Cup 2020)
Record of the chasing teams: Won- 3, Lost- 1
Injury & Availability News
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Probable Playing XIs
Aryan Lakra (C), Vriitya Aravind, Syed Haider, Figy John, Ansh Tandon, Alishan Sharafu, Osama Hassan (WK), Muhammad Farazuddin, Akasha Tahir, Karthik Palaniapan, Sanchit Sharma
Bench – Rishabh Mukherjee, Kai Smith, Ali Naseer, Chathiyan Dashan
Samuel Mba, Elijah (Olayinka) Olaleye, Sulaimon Runsewe (WK), Isaac Danladi, Miracle Akhigbe, Sylvester Okpe (C), Abdulrahman Jimoh, Peter Aho, Shehu Audu, Akhere Isesele, Rasheed Abolarin.
Bench – Miracle Ikaige, Oche Boniface, Mohameed Taiwo, Ifeanyi Uboh
Vriitya Aravind and Figy John will be the obvious pick for any Dream11 Fantasy team. The duo is in good form in the ongoing tournament. As the former has scored 169 runs in his four games whereas the latter has muscled 132 runs in the Under-19 World Cup. Sanchit Sharma will be a player to watch out in bowlers category, who has scalped as many as seven wickets in his last four outings.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Vriitya Aravind, Figy John, Osama Hassan
Vice-Captain – Aryan Lakra, Ansh Tandon, Olayinka Olaleye
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Vriitya Aravind (C)
Batters – Olayinka Olaleye, Figy John (VC), Osama Hassan, Ansh Tandon
All-Rounders- Aryan Lakra, Peter Aho, Akhere Isesele
Bowlers- Rasheed Abolarin, Abdulrahman Jimoh, Sanchit Sharma
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Vriitya Aravind, Isaac Danladi
Batters – Miracle Akhigbe, Figy John, Osama Hassan (C)
All-Rounders- Aryan Lakra (VC), Alishan Sharafu
Bowlers- Sylvester Okpe, Rasheed Abolarin, Muhammad Farazuddin, Karthik Palaniapan
Pick maximum batsmen from UAE as they are in good form with the bat in the ongoing tournament. And, pick all-rounders from Nigeria, who have impressed everyone with their performances and it will surely give you some important points.
UAE 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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