ICC U19 World Cup 2020: 14th Warm-up match, Japan Under-19s vs United Arab Emirates Under-19s: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The UAE skipper Aryan Lakra scored 46 while opening the innings against New Zealand and also picked up a wicket.

Japan U19s vs Scotland U19s. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 14th warm-up match of the ICC Under-19s World Cup 2020 will be played between Japan Under-19s and United Arab Emirates Under-19s at the Braam Fisherville in Johannesburg.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (1:30 PM IST) (8:00 AM GMT)



UAE Under-19s will be in action on Wednesday in their 2nd warm-up match against the Japan Under-19s. The UAE team are fresh of a close win against the New Zealand Under-19s. They restricted the New Zealand team to 217/9 and later chased it down losing nine wickets and with only three balls to spare. On the other hand, the Japan U19s faced the wrath of the Scotland Under-19s. The Japan team were bundled out for only 69 runs after conceding 325 to the Scottish team.

Weather Condition/Report:

The weather is likely to stay clear at the Braam Fisherville for the last day of the warm-up matches.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Braam Fisherville in Johannesburg has come up with two different types of tracks for the two warm-up games it has hosted. In the first match, the hosts South Africa collapsed while chasing 198 from being 119/4. In the following match, Canada posted 271 batting first and West Indies chased down with three overs to spare. We might see a decent batting track for the Wednesday’s match.

Average first innings score: 239 (Warm-up matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1

Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Squads for the U19 CWC:

Japan Under-19s:

Marcus Thurgate (C), Max Clements, Tushar Chaturvedi, Neel Date (VC), Kento Ota-Dobell, Ishaan Fartyal, Sora Ichiki, Leon Mehlig, Masato Morita, Shu Noguchi, Yugandhar Retharekar, Debashish Sahoo, Reiji Suto, Kazumasa Takahashi, Ashley Thurgate.

United Arab Emirates Under-19s:

Aryan Lakra (C), Vriitya Aravind (wk), Chathiya Dashan, Mohammed Faraazuddin, Jonathan Figy, Osama Hassan, Aryan Lakra, Karthik Meiyappan, Rishab Mukherjee, Ali Naseer, Wasi Shah, Alishan Sharafu, Sanchit Sharma, Kai Smith, Akasha Tahir, Ansh Tandon.

Top Picks:

The UAE skipper Aryan Lakra scored 46 while opening the innings against New Zealand and also picked up a wicket. His opening partner Vriitya Anand scored 53 off 81 balls with five boundaries. Yugandhar Retharekar picked up 10 wickets for the Japan U19s across four matches including two wickets against the Scotland team in the first warm-up. Kazumasa Takahashi didn’t have a great first warm-up but before this tour, he aggregated 90 runs with help of a fifty and also bagged six wickets across three games for Japan U19s.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Vriitya Aravind, Marcus Thurgate, Aryan Lakra

Vice-Captain – Max Clements, Ansh Tandon, Kazumasa Takahashi

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Vriitya Aravind, Marcus Thurgate

Batters – Wasi Shah, Ansh Tandon, Ishaan Fartyal

All-Rounders – Max Clements (VC), Aryan Lakra (C)

Bowlers – Sanchit Sharma, Kento Ota-Dobell, Rishab Mukherjee, Yugandhar Retharekar

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Vriitya Aravind (C), Marcus Thurgate

Batters – Wasi Shah, Ansh Tandon, Reiji Suto

All-Rounders – Max Clements, Aryan Lakra, Kazumasa Takahashi (VC)

Bowlers – Sanchit Sharma, Kento Ota-Dobell, Rishab Mukherjee

Expert Advice:

Japan is clearly the weaker side in this match if we look at the performances in their previous warm-up. Hence, it will be fair to pick more players from the UAE side who has players with the experience of playing for the senior team in International cricket.

Probable Winners:

The UAE Under-19s are expected to defeat Japan team by a big margin.

*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.