The Plate Quarter-final 1 of the 2020 ICC Under-19s World Cup will be played between Sri Lanka Under-19s and Nigeria Under-19s at the North-West University No 2 Ground 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
The ongoing Under-19 World Cup’s next stage begins from Monday with the teams which failed to qualify for the Super League stage fighting it out in the Plate Group. The first Plate Quarter-final will be played between Sri Lanka and Nigeria colts. Sri Lanka lost to India and New Zealand in Group A before defeating Japan Under-19s to set up a game against the Nigerian youngsters.
Nigeria, on the other hand, couldn’t match the quality of the oppositions in Group B as they lost all their three matches against Australia, West Indies and England by big margins. Though Sri Lanka are the outright favourites to win this game, Nigeria will be hoping to at least put up a fight and make the opposition sweat for a victory.
The forecast for this game in Potchefstroom is absolutely clear. There is no chance of rain coming down while the temperature will hover around 27-30 Degrees Celsius during the match according to AccuWeather.
The previous game between Afghanistan U19 and Canada U19 was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to the rain. It was the first Youth ODI game at the venue. The venue has hosted a couple of matches in 2018 during U19 CWC Qualifiers. But they were regional teams and low-scoring matches.
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Record of the chasing teams: N/A
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Probable Playing XIs
Sri Lanka Under-19s
Navod Paranavithana, Mohammed Shamaaz, Ravindu Rasantha, Nipun Dananjaya (C), Ahan Wickramasinghe (WK), Sonal Dinusha, Chamindu Wijesinghe, Sudeera Thilakaratne, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Ashian Daniel, Dilshan Madushanka.
Bench – Kamil Mishara, Abhishek Kahaduwaarachchi, Amshi de Silva, Matheesha Pathirana
Samuel Mba, Elijah (Olayinka) Olaleye, Sulaimon Runsewe (WK), Isaac Danladi, Miracle Akhigbe, Sylvester Okpe (C), Abdulrahman Jimoh, Mohameed Taiwo, Peter Aho, Ifeanyi Uboh, Rasheed Abolarin.
Bench – Miracle Ikaige, Oche Boniface, Akhere Isesele, Shehu Audu.
Navod Paranavithana opens the innings and also tends to pick up wickets with the ball. He hasn’t scored big with the bat so far but has picked up three wickets and against Nigeria, he might score big if Sri Lanka bats first. Their bowlers Sudheera Thilakaratne, Dilshan Madhushanka and Ashian Daniel will be crucial as they are likely to pick more wickets.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Ashian Daniel, Dilshan Madhushanka, Navod Paranavithana
Vice-Captain – Peter Aho, Ravindu Rasantha, Sudheera Thilakaratne
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Isaac Danladi, Ahan Wickramasinghe
Batters – Navod Paranavithana (VC), Ravindu Rasantha, Mohammed Shamaaz, Olayinka Olaleye
All-Rounders- Peter Aho
Bowlers- Ashian Daniel (C), Dilshan Madhushanka, Sudheera Thilakaratne, Sylvester Okpe.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Isaac Danladi
Batters – Nipun Dananjaya, Navod Paranavithana, Ravindu Rasantha (VC), Samuel Mba
All-Rounders- Kavindu Nadeeshan, Peter Aho
Bowlers – Ashian Daniel, Dilshan Madhushanka (C), Sudheera Thilakaratne, Abdulrahman Jimoh.
If Sri Lanka are batting first, then you can make one of their top four batsmen captain of your Dream11 Fantasy. But with their bowlers expected to dominate against Nigeria, it would be wise to make them at least VC if not both C and VC.
Sri Lanka Under-19s are expected to win this match comfortably.
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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