Not many would have thought Bangladesh Under-19s will be the first side to qualify for the final of a Triangular series that involved India Under-19s and England Under-19s. Bangladesh thumped the home team England in all three meetings and also got better of India in one game. With nine points after six matches, Bangladesh more or less confirms their top finish.
India won both their matches in the first set of matches but none since then. They lost to Bangladesh and England once each while a game against Bangladesh team was abandoned. With only two points from five games, England need to win their remaining two matches against India. Even one loss will help India join Bangladesh in the final on the next Sunday.
The 9th game of the Tri-Nation Under-19s Tournament between England Under-19s and India Under-19s will be played at the County Ground in Chelmsford.
The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (10:00 AM GMT) (3:30 PM IST).
The County Ground in Chelmsford has witnessed quite a few high-scoring T20 matches over the last couple of weeks. Even the only Youth ODI hosted by this venue in the last 15 years was a high-scoring one. England U19s couldn’t defend their total of 315 when they faced Sri Lanka here in 2016. On a fresh surface, at least 550 runs could be seen aggregated by these two sides on Saturday.
Average first innings score: 315 (Youth ODI matches since 2015)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 0
Probable Playing XIs:
Ben Charlesworth, Tom Clark, Jack Haynes, Lewis Goldsworthy, George Balderson/Dan Mousley, George Hill (C), Finlay Bean (WK), Kasey Aldridge, Nick Kimber, Blake Cullen, Hamidullah Qadri.
Bench – Joey Evison, Jordan Cox, James Taylor, Dominic Leech, Jack Morley.
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Thakur Tilak Verma, Divyansh Saxena, Priyam Garg (C), Pragnesh Kanpillewar, Dhruv Chand Jurel (WK), Shubhang Hegde, Ravi Bishnoi, Purnank Tyagi, Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi.
Bench – Kamran Iqbal, Vidyadhar Patil, Shaswat Rawat, Prabhat Maurya, Sameer Rizvi, Priyesh Patel (WK), Karan Lal.
Jordan Cox is still part of the T20 Blast squad of Kent.
Kasey Aldridge in Youth ODI cricket:
With bat – 127 runs from 5 innings at an average of 63.5 with one fifty.
With ball – 5 wickets from 5 innings at an average of 35.8 and strike rate of 40.8.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ben Charlesworth, Shubhang Hegde, Lewis Goldsworthy, Thakur Tilak Verma
Vice-Captain – Jack Haynes, Kartik Tyagi, Kasey Aldridge, Priyam Garg, George Hill
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Dhruv Chand Jurel
Batters – Ben Charlesworth (VC), Yashasvi Jaiswal (C), Thakur Tilak Verma, Jack Haynes
All-Rounders – Shubhang Hegde, Lewis Goldsworthy
Bowlers – Kasey Aldridge, Ravi Bishnoi, Kartik Tyagi, Nick Kimber
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Finley Bean
Batters – Priyam Garg, Tom Clark, Ben Charlesworth, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Thakur Tilak Verma
All-Rounders – Shubhang Hegde (C), Lewis Goldsworthy (VC)
Bowlers – Nick Kimber, Kartik Tyagi, Ravi Bishnoi
Given the importance of the game, both the teams might bring in their main players. Though India has two more games after this for sealing their final berth, they might field their best players to utilize the remaining matches for handing the chances to others.
India Under-19s are expected to seal their final berth with yet another 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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