Indian teams are quite busy with International cricket at the moment as India Under-19s will tour England a week after the senior team turned from England after completion of the World Cup. India A is currently in the Caribbean for the unofficial ODIs and Tests against the hosts. The India Under-19s will be part of the Tri-Nation tournament for Under-19s which will commence on Sunday and will be played till the final on 11th August.
England and Bangladesh are the two sides which India will be playing in this long tournament. Each team will play four games apiece against the corresponding opponent in the league phase. The Indian team is led by Priyam Garg while the hosts play under George Balderson’s captaincy. The England Youth side is no different from the senior team in batting approach as they posted 372/5 in the warm-up game against Ireland academy.
The 1st game of the Tri-Nation U19 Tournament between England Under-19s and India Under-19s will be played at the New Road in Worcester.
The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (10:00 AM GMT) (3:30 PM IST).
The Worcester’s New Road has hosted only one Youth ODI in the last five years. The home team took on Australia Under-19s and chased down the target of 294 in the final over. The venue is usually produced big totals in limited-overs. The movement produced in the early stages of the game could be a deceive factor at times.
Average first innings score: 294 (Youth ODI matches since 2014)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 0
Probable Playing XIs:
Dan Mousley, Tom Clark, Jack Haynes, Joey Evison, Ben Charlesworth, Lewis Goldsworthy, George Balderson (C), Kasey Aldridge, Blake Cullen, James Taylor, Hamidullah Qadri.
Bench – Nick Kimber, Jordan Cox, Dominic Leech, George Hill, Jack Morley.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Kamran Iqbal, Divyansh Saxena, Thakur Tilak Verma, Priyam Garg (C), Dhruv Chand Jurel (WK), Shubhang Hegde, Ravi Bishnoi, Vidyadhar Patil, Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi.
Bench – Shaswat Rawat, Prabhat Maurya, Sameer Rizvi, Pragnesh Kanpillewar, Priyesh Patel (WK), Karan Lal, Purnank Tyagi.
Jordan Cox was part of the T20 Blast game between Kent and Somerset.
Yashasvi Jaiswal in Youth ODI cricket:
344 runs from 6 innings at an average of 68.8. Jaiswal scored an unbeaten 114 and two fifties in those six outings.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ben Charlesworth, Shubhang Hegde, Dan Mousley.
Vice-Captain Options – Lewis Goldsworthy, Thakur Tilak Verma, Priyam Garg, George Balderson.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Dhruv Chand Jurel
Batters – Tom Clark, Yashasvi Jaiswal (C), Priyam Garg, Ben Charlesworth
All-Rounders – Shubhang Hegde, Dan Mousley (VC), George Balderson
Bowlers – Kasey Aldridge, Ravi Bishnoi, Hamidullah Qadri
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Dhruv Chand Jurel
Batters – Tom Clark, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Divyansh Saxena, Thakur Tilak Verma
All-Rounders – Shubhang Hegde (C), Lewis Goldsworthy, George Balderson (VC)
Bowlers – Kasey Aldridge, Blake Cullen, Kartik Tyagi
Since this is a long tournament and the teams participating in this series have large contingents, the team management will be looking to give all chance to the players and not just stick to their best XI.
Compared to the hosts, India Under-19 players have a better experience which could help them earn first points.
*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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