ICC U19 World Cup 2020: Group A, Match 11: India Under-19s vs Japan Under-19s: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

ICC U19 World Cup 2020: Group A, Match 11: India Under-19s vs Japan Under-19s: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

India might make a few changes to their bowling attack much like how Australia did for their game against Nigeria.

India U19
India U19. (Photo by Jan Kruger-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 11th match of the 2020 ICC Under-19s World Cup in Group A will be played between India Under-19s and Japan Under-19s at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (1:30 PM IST) (8:00 AM GMT). This match will be live on Star Sports 3. Live streaming will be available on Hotstar.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

India Under-19s, defending champions, expectedly made a brilliant start to their U19 CWC campaign. They defeated Sri Lanka colts by a massive margin of 90 runs. It was a complete team performance from the boys in blue and apart from a brief period in the second innings, never allowed the opposition to boss the game. No wonder, India are the favourites against the novice Japan side.

Japan Under-19s, on the other hand, are coming off a no result game against New Zealand. Not that the things were going smoothly for them as the Kiwi colts were on course for a huge total batting first. Japan had conceded 195 runs in just 28 overs picking just two wickets when the rain arrived and the game never resumed. They would be hoping to put up a better effort this time around.

Weather Report/Condition

The rain is likely to play spoilsport even in this game. While the day will start with thunderstorms in the mid-night, the sun will be out by the time the match begins. However, everything will change soon as the heavens are expected to open up around 1-2 PM according to AccuWeather.


Pitch Report

Two matches played at the Mangaung Oval has so far witnessed decent batting tracks. While the UAE chased down 232 easily against Canada, India posted a mammoth 297 batting first the other day. A similar kind of track is expected to be on offer. However, with the dark clouds around, the ball might swing a bit as well.

Average first innings score: 264 (In two U19 CWC 2020 matches at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 1

Injury and Availability News

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs

India Under-19s

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Divyansh Saxena, Tilak Varma, Priyam Garg (C), Dhruv Jurel (WK), Siddhesh Veer, Shubhang Hegde, Sushant Mishra, Ravi Bishnoi, Akash Singh, Kartik Tyagi.

Bench – Vidyadhar Patil, Shashwat Rawat, Atharva Ankolekar, Kumar Kushagra

Japan Under-19s

Marcus Thurgate (C & WK)), Shu Noguchi, Neel Date, Debashish Sahoo, Ishaan Fartyal, Kazumasa Takahashi, Kento Ota-Dobell, Ashley Thurgate, Max Clements, Yugandhar Retharekar, Sora Ichiki.

Bench – Tushar Chaturvedi, Leon Mehlig, Masato Morita, Reiji Suto


Top Picks

As expected, Jaiswal was amongst the runs (59) in the previous game and also picked up a wicket with the ball. Tilak Verma (46), Priyam Garg (56), Jurel (52*) and Veer (44*) all did well with the bat. All the main bowlers were also amongst the wickets. For this game, Tyagi, Mishra and Akash Singh will be key with the new ball.

For Japan, Kazumasa Takahashi can be considered as the best player while their skipper Marcus Thurgate is also likely to earn some crucial Fantasy points.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Sushant Mishra, Akash Singh

Vice-Captain – Priyam Garg, Kartik Tyagi, Ravi Bishnoi

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Marcus Thurgate

Batters – Shu Noguchi, Divyansh Saxena, Yashasvi Jaiswal (VC)

All-Rounders – Neel Date, Kazumasa Takahashi, Tilak Varma

Bowlers – Kartik Tyagi, Ravi Bishnoi, Akash Singh, Sushant Mishra (C)

Suggested Playing XI No. for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Marcus Thurgate

Batters – Priyam Garg, Divyansh Saxena, Yashasvi Jaiswal

All-Rounders – Neel Date, Kazumasa Takahashi, Siddhesh Veer

Bowlers – Yugandhar Retharekar, Kartik Tyagi (VC), Akash Singh (C), Ravi Bishnoi


Expert Advice

India might make a few changes to their bowling attack much like how Australia did for their game against Nigeria. Keep an eye on the playing XIs for this match before finalising your Dream11 Fantasy team.

If India is batting first, then make any of top three C and VC. In any case, it will be great having one of their bowlers as C or VC as Japan is expected to get bowled out cheaply.

Probable Winners

India under-19s are expected to win this game.

*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.