The 2nd match of the SA Quadrangular U19 Series, 2020 will be played between New Zealand Under-19s and Zimbabwe Under-19s at the Chatsworth Stadium in Durban.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (1:30 PM IST) (8:00 AM GMT)
This game can be viewed on the Official Cricket South Africa channel on YouTube.
New Zealand Under-19s and Zimbabwe Under-19s will join the teams from South Africa and India in the Quadrangular U19 Series starting on Friday. South Africa will host the tournament as preparation for the Under-19s World Cup starting in mid-January. New Zealand is placed in Group A of that tournament alongside India, Sri Lanka and Japan. New Zealand U19s suffered series losses against Australia and Bangladesh in the last six months while Zimbabwe will feature in a Youth International for the first time since 2018.
The Chatsworth Stadium is expected to be under clouds throughout the day. Thunderstorms are predicted for the evening. There are chances of the match getting over by the time of pour down.
The Durban’s Chatsworth Stadium hosted three matches during the recent Youth ODI series between the hosts and Pakistan team. With Pakistan U19s being a superior team, they restricted South Africa to totals below 230 and chased down comfortably and crossed 250-run mark when they batted first. New Zealand could post 275+ totals if they bat first and will be chasing no more than 200 if Zimbabwe bats first.
Average first innings score: 243 (Youth ODIs)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 4
Injury and Availablity:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
New Zealand Under-19s:
Fergus Lellman, Rhys Mariu, Oliver White, Kristian Clarke, Ben Pomare (WK), Jesse Tashkoff (C), Adithya Ashok, Hayden Dickson, Joey Field, David Hancock, Quinn Sunde.
Bench – Simon Keene, Nicholas Lidstone, William O’Rourke, Beckham Wheeler-Greenall.
Dion Myers (C), Wesley Madhevere, Milton Shumba, Privilege Chesa, Gareth Chirawu, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Tadiwanashe Marumani (WK), Dylan Grant, Brandon James, Taurayi Tugwete, Dane Schadendorf.
Bench – Samuel Ruwisi, Emmanuel Bawa, Ahomed Rameez Ebrahim, Luke Oldknow.
21, 116*, 76 and 56 – These are the scores of Fergus Lellman in the home Youth ODI series against Bangladesh. Lellman also took two wickets across the four overs he bowled in that series. The NZ skipper Jesse Tashkoff featured in 8 Youth ODIs where he scored 173 runs with a fifty and claimed 9 wickets at an average of 30.66. Wesley Madhevere has impressive bowling numbers as he picked up 27 wickets in 23 Youth ODIs and also scored 402 runs at an average of 21.15 with help of two fifties. Milton Shumba is also a crucial name in the fantasy team as he scored 164 runs at an average of 27.33 in Youth ODIs and also took four wickets.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Fergus Lellman, Wesley Madhevere, Jesse Tashkoff
Vice-Captain – Milton Shumba, Adithya Ashok, Gareth Chirawu
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Tadiwanashe Marumani
Batters – Fergus Lellman, Rhys Mariu, Gareth Chirawu
All-Rounders – Adithya Ashok, Jesse Tashkoff (VC), Wesley Madhevere (C), Milton Shumba
Bowlers – Kristian Clarke, Hayden Dickson, Tadiwanashe Marumani
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Ben Pomare
Batters – Fergus Lellman (C), Rhys Mariu, Gareth Chirawu
All-Rounders – Adithya Ashok, Jesse Tashkoff, Wesley Madhevere, Milton Shumba (VC)
Bowlers – Kristian Clarke, Hayden Dickson, Privilege Chesa
Zimbabwe skipper Dion Myers couldn’t be picked in any of our fantasy teams due to the presence of other key players. His teammates Wesley Madhevere and Milton Shumba are expected to be among top-performers while New Zealand skipper Jesse Tashkoff is on the same level. Aditya Ashok excelled with the ball against Australia U19s and edges over Myers. In 9 Youth ODIs, Dion scored 146 runs and 3 wickets which are not enough to be picked ahead of the four mentioned names.
New Zealand Under-19s are expected to kick start their tour with a big win.
*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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