The Super League Quarter-Final 4 of the 2020 ICC Under-19s World Cup will be played between Afghanistan Under-19s and Pakistan Under-19s at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (1:30 PM IST) (8:00 AM GMT).
Afghanistan Under-19 team looks quite confident, who have won all their group games with one getting abandoned due to rain. Their players are in good form due to which they have got such good outcomes in the ongoing Under-19 World Cup.
In batting, they have, Ibrahim Zadran and Noor Ahmad, who have done convincingly well with the bat. The former has muscled 139 runs in his two outings whereas the latter has scored 84 runs. On the other hand, Shafiqullah Ghafar impressed everyone with his brilliant bowling. He is currently the leading wicket-taker with 11 wickets as he managed to take two back to back five-wicket hauls in the group stage. His performance will be an important factor if Afghanistani colts want to win the crucial quarterfinals.
Pakistan colts got off to a great start to their tournament by winning their group games against Zimbabwe and Scotland. They have all their basis covered in every respective department of the game. They boast a strong batting line up that comprises of Mohammad Haris, Fahad Munir and Muhammad Shehzad, who will be having the responsibility to pile runs against the opponents in the crucial game.
The biggest positive for their side is the amazing form of their bowlers as they have done convincingly well with the ball. The formidable trio of Abbas Afridi, Tahir Hussain and Mohammad Wasim should replicate their good form against Afghanistani colts in order to get the expected results.
It might be a clear and perfect day for a cricket match. There are no chances of rain as the wind is expected to blow at a rate of 13 to 15 km/hr on Friday. Meanwhile, the temperature is expected to hover between 16 and 29 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The track at Willowmoore Park will offer a good battle between bat and ball. This ground hosted one game in the ongoing tournament in which the teams easily managed to score a total of 230+ runs. But, the side chasing the total won the game. The fast bowling spearheads will get a lot of help from the wicket in comparison to the spin heads. They will certainly have to hit the ball in the right areas to get the expected results. And, the side winning the toss will look to the field as far as the trends are concerned.
Average first innings score: 238 (Games played in this Under-19 World Cup)
Record of chasing teams: Won-1; Lost-0; NR-0
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Farhan Zakhil (C), Imran Mir, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Zadran, Mohammadi Ishaq (WK), Asif Musazai, Abid Mohammadi, Abdul Rahman, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Noor Ahmad, Fazal Haq.
Bench – Sediq Atal, Abid Taniwal, Zohaib Zamankhil, Jamshid Mir Alikhil.
Haider Ali, Mohammad Shehzad, Fahad Munir, Rohail Nazir (C), Qasim Akram, Mohammad Irfan Khan, Mohammad Haris, Abbas Afridi, Amir Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr/Arish Ali Khan, Tahir Hussain.
Bench – Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Amir Khan, Mohammad Huraira, Arish Ali Khan/Mohammad Wasim Jr
Mohammad Haris played a brilliant knock of 81 runs against Zimbabwe in the last group game. He looks in good form and that makes him a vital pick for any fantasy team. Ibrahim Zadran should also be picked in any Dream11 Fantasy team looking forward to his good form with the bat. He is currently the leading run-scorer for Pakistan Under-19 team. Ibrahim Zadran is one of the important players to be picked in the bowlers’ category as he has surprised everyone with his influential bowling in the group games.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Shafiqullah Ghafari, Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Irfan Khan
Vice-Captain – Rahmanullah Zadran, Qasim Akram, Mohammad Haris
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper –Mohammad Haris
Batters –Mohammad Shehzad, Mohammad Irfan Khan (C), Haider Ali, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Zadran
All-Rounders – Shafiqullah Ghafari (VC), Abdul Rahman
Bowlers – Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Noor Ahmad
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper –Mohammad Haris, Rohail Nazir
Batters –Mohammad Irfan Khan, Imran Mir, Ibrahim Zadran (C), Rahmanullah Zadran
All-Rounders – Fahad Munir, Qasim Akram (VC)
Bowlers – Tahir Hussain, Arish Ali Khan, Noor Ahmad
Try to pick more batsman from Pakistani colts as they are in good form with the bat in the ongoing tournament. And, in all-rounders’ category, the users should go with Afghanistani colts due to a brilliant run in the mega-event.
Afghanistan Under-19s are expected to finish the group stage by remaining unbeaten.
*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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