The second match of the West Indies U19 Tri-series 2019 will be played between West Indies U19 and England U19 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.
The match starts at 06:30 PM IST (01:00 PM GMT/09:00 AM Local).
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:
The caravan of the West Indies U19 Tri-nation series is starting to gallop some momentum as England U19 and the Caribbean colts brace themselves for a re-match of the tournament opener on Sunday.
When these two sides in the curtain-raiser, the game proved to be a low-scoring cliff-hanger as the hosts successfully defended their score of 164 by bowling out the English Lions for 128 in 30.4 overs thanks to a sensational bowling effort- spearheaded by leg-spinner Ashmead Nedd’s five-wicket-haul.
Earlier the West Indies were bowled out for 164 after their middle and lower order fell in a sensational manner to undo the good work done via 90-run-stand by the duo of Mbeki Joseph (38) and Leonardo Jullien (69). For England U19, Kasey Aldridge claimed four wickets but his exploits were turned to dust by an appealing batting display by his teammates, something they would hope to improve on.
It is expected to be a bright and sunny day in Antigua on Monday. According to AccuWeather, the forecast is ‘mostly sunny’ with the temperatures ranging between 26-30 degrees celsius and humidity soaring at 70%.
As we saw in the first game, the pitch hasn’t been an easy one to bat on. It’s a typical Caribbean pitch- sluggish- and the batsmen could well be in for another testing day in the second game.
Average first innings score: 231
Record of chasing teams: Won- 9, Lost- 13
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be updated)
Probable Playing XIs:
West Indies Under-19s:
Kimani Melius (C), Mbeki Joseph, Leonardo Julian (WK), Antonio Morris, Kevlon Anderson, Matthew Patrick, Nyeem Young, Joshua James, Matthew Forde, Jayden Seales, Ashmead Nedd.
Bench – Kirk McKenzie, Ramon Simmonds, Avinash Mahabirsingh, Daniel Beckford
Ben Charlesworth, Tom Clark, Jordan Cox (WK), Jack Haynes, Lewis Goldsworthy, George Hill, Dan Mousley, George Balderson (C), Kasey Aldridge, Blake Cullen, Hamidullah Qadri.
Bench – Scott Currie, Harry Duke, George Hill, Luke Hollman, Sam Young, Joe Evison
West Indies U19– The duo of Mbeki Joseph (38) and Leonardo Julien, who scored 69 off 90 balls will once again be the cornerstone of the home sides’ batting while the bowling unit will be spearheaded by Ashmead Nedd (5-27), and ably backed by Matthew Forde (2-25) and Jayden Seales (2-46).
England U19– The visitors will hope that the likes of Tom Clarke (22), Jack Haynes (17) and George Hill (12) do not squander their starts, as they did in the first game.
As far as the bowling is concerned, nearly everyone chipped in. Balderson and Cullen claimed two while Kasey Aldridge topped the charts with four wickets.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Kasey Aldridge, Ashmead Nedd, Leonardo Julien
Vice-Captain – Tom Cox, Mbeki Joseph, Blake Cullen
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Leonardo Jullien
Batsmen – Ben Charlesworth, Tom Clark (VC), Jack Haynes, Kevlon Anderson
All-Rounders – Kasey Aldridge, Lewis Goldsworthy, Matthew Forde
Bowlers – Blake Cullen, Jayden Seales, Ashmead Nedd (C)
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Leonardo Jullien (C)
Batsmen – Tom Clark, Kevlon Anderson, Kimani Melius, Mbeki Joseph
All-Rounders – Kasey Aldridge (VC), Matthew Forde, Nayeem Young
Bowlers – Blake Cullen, Ashmead Nedd, George Balderson
As we saw in the first game the bowlers from both sides had a great outing and barring one or two batsmen struggled. Hence, opting for the likes of Mbeki Joseph, Leondardo Jullien or Tom Cox as captain in your Grand League side could prove to be a masterstroke.
West Indies U19 are favourites to win this one.
*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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