The 8th game of the West Indies U19 Tri-Series will be played between West Indies Under-19s and Sri Lanka Under-19s at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.
The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (1:00 PM GMT) (6:30 PM IST).
This game can be viewed on West Indies Cricket YouTube Channel and on Fan Code app in India.
The West Indies Under-19s started the tournament with a 36-run win against the England Under-19s in the first match. However, they lost all the four matches they played since then and missed out on a spot in the final. The promising West Indies team has failed to live up to the expectations with which they ended the tournament. Their campaign comes to an end on Tuesday where they face the Sri Lanka Under-19s. Both Sri Lanka and England have won three matches apiece thus far. The two teams will clash off in the last league match on Thursday and in the final against on Saturday.
The Coolidge Cricket ground is expected to be under clouds throughout Tuesday but no rain is expected during the match timings.
The Coolidge Cricket Ground hosted two Youth ODIs thus far; both in the ongoing Tri-Series. The track here is already playing better than the pitch at the Sir Viv Richards Stadium in Antigua. The game between Sri Lanka and West Indies witnessed a 230+ total by the batting first team. None of the five matches at the North Sound recorded even one total of 180.
Average first innings score: 174 (Youth ODI matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
West Indies Under-19s:
Kimani Melius (C), Mbeki Joseph, Leonardo Julian (WK), Kirk McKenzie, Daniel Beckford, Nyeem Young, Matthew Forde, Matthew Patrick, Jayden Seales, Avinash Mahabirsingh, Ashmead Nedd.
Bench – Antonio Morris, Joshua James, Kevlon Anderson, Ramon Simmonds.
Sri Lanka Under-19s:
Kamil Mishra (WK), Navod Paranavithana, Ahan Wickramasinghe, Ravindu Rasantha, Nipun Dananjaya (C), Sonal Dinusha, Chamindu Wijesinghe, Amshi de Silva, Ashain Daniel, Dilum Sudeera, Kavindu Nadeeshan.
Bench – Chamindu Wickramasinghe, Naveen Fernando, Lakshan Gamage, Yasiru Rodrigo.
Kavindu Nadeeshan has picked up as many as 13 wickets from four matches with help of two 4-wicket hauls. Nipun Dananjaya scored 142 runs across four innings at an average 71. Matthew Forde is the leading wicket-taker for the West Indies with 8 wickets while their skipper Kimani Melius is the only player with 100+ runs in the tournament. Navod Paranavithana is yet to make a mark in this tournament. He has failed with the bat while didn’t get chance to bowl too many overs.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Kavindu Nadeeshan, Nyeem Young, Kimani Melius, Nipun Dananjaya
Vice-Captain – Matthew Forde, Kamil Mishra, Navod Paranavithana, Leonardo Julian
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kamil Mishara
Batters – Nipun Dananjaya, Kimani Melius, Ahan Wickramasinghe
All-Rounders – Nyeem Young (VC), Matthew Forde, Ashain Daniel
Bowlers – Kavindu Nadeeshan (C), Ashmead Nedd, Dilum Sudeera, Jayden Seales
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Leonardo Julian
Batters – Nipun Dananjaya (VC), Kimani Melius, Ahan Wickramasinghe
All-Rounders – Nyeem Young, Matthew Forde (C), Navod Paranavithana
Bowlers – Matthew Patrick, Ashmead Nedd, Dilum Sudeera, Kavindu Nadeeshan
This will be the last match of the tournament for West Indies Under-19s. They are looking for their 2nd win of the tournament and hence are likely to field their full-strength team.
West Indies Under-19s are expected to finish their campaign in this U19 Tri-series with a 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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