The 3rd Quarter-Final in the Plate League of the 2020 ICC Under-19s World Cup will be played between Zimbabwe Under-19s and Canada 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)
Zimbabwe Under-19s are set to face Canada Under-19s in the Plate League Quarter-Final match on Tuesday. The winner of the match will move close to finishing at No.9 position while the loser will be pushed to playing for 13th to 16th places. Zimbabwe would consider themselves to have played below their potential consider their performances in the pre-tournament matches. They nearly defeated Pakistan while chasing 280+; a win which could have pushed them into the quarters.
High temperatures are expected at the Potchefstroom’s North-West University No.2 Ground on Tuesday.
The North-West University No.2 Ground hosted the match between Sri Lanka and Nigeria on Monday. It was the first-ever Youth ODI at this venue. As expected, Sri Lanka posted a big total of 306 and won it by 230+ runs. The venue did host a couple of matches during the 2018 U19 CWC Qualifiers where most of those were low-scoring matches. The Zimbabwe-Canada game could give a better idea of the pitch at this venue.
Average first innings score: 306 (This tournament)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Wesley Madhevere, Milton Shumba, Dion Myers (c), Luke Oldknow, Emmanuel Bawa, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Dane Schadendorf (wk), Tadiwanashe Nyangani, Dylan Grant, Taurayi Tugwete, Sakhumuzi Ndlela.
Bench – Privilege Chesa, Ahomed Rameez Ebrahim, Samuel Ruwisi, Gareth Chirawu.
Randhir Sandhu, Mihir Patel, Akhil Kumar, Benjamin Caliitz, Udaybir Walia, Ashtan Deosammy (C), Muhammad Kamal, Ayush Verma, Raqib Shamsudeen, Rishiv Joshi, Nicholas Manohar (WK).
Bench – Arshdeep Dhaliwal, Harmanjeet Bedi, Gurjot Gosal, Eshan Sensarma.
Skipper Dion Myers is probably Zimbabwe’s best player in the tournament so far as he picked up four wickets and also scored 40 runs across two matches. Akhil Kumar has scored 47 runs and picked four wickets across the two matches for Canada and will be crucial for their chances in this match. Wesley Madhevere is yet to produce a decent performance as he scored 85 runs thus far with a half-century and picked only one wicket in 21 overs. Mihir Patel Canada’s leading run-getter with 116 runs across two innings which includes a 90-run knock against UAE in the first match. Milton Shumba scored 123 runs at an average of 61.5 across three matches and also picked one wicket.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Dion Myers, Wesley Madhevere, Mihir Patel
Vice-Captain – Milton Shumba, Akhil Kumar, Ashtan Deosammy
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tadiwanashe Marumani
Batters – Mihir Patel, Randhir Sandhu, Milton Shumba
All-Rounders – Wesley Madhevere, Dion Myers (C), Akhil Kumar (VC)
Bowlers – Dylan Grant, Ayush Verma, Rishiv Joshi, Sakhumuzi Ndlela
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tadiwanashe Marumani, Benjamin Caliitz
Batters – Mihir Patel (VC), Milton Shumba, Ashtan Deosammy
All-Rounders – Wesley Madhevere (C), Dion Myers, Akhil Kumar
Bowlers – Tadiwanashe Nyangani, Ayush Verma, Sakhumuzi Ndlela
Zimbabwe Under-19s are likely to pick the XI that faced Bangladesh and Pakistan. They made few changes for the match against Scotland but given the importance of this match, they will be looking to field a full-strength line-up. Going by potential and experience, the Zimbabwe team is likely to dominate Canada. Hence, a minimum of six players from Zimbabwe is needed in the fantasy team.
Zimbabwe Under-19s are expected to win this fixture against the Canada team.
*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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