ICC U19 World Cup 2020: Group B, Match 17: West Indies Under-19s vs Nigeria Under-19s: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Nyeem Young picked up 6 wickets in two matches going along with his two fifites.
Published - Jan 22, 2020 10:18 pm | Updated - Jan 23, 2020 5:39 am
The 17th match of the 2020 ICC Under-19s World Cup, Group B will be played between West Indies Under-19s and Nigeria Under-19s at the Country Club B Field in Kimberley.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (1:30 PM IST) (8:00 AM GMT)
West Indies Under-19s get to face Nigeria Under-19s after confirming their quarter-final berth with consecutive wins. The boys from the Caribbean got wins against Australia and England in the first two matches. The win against Australia will be a special one for the West Indies team won never defeated the Aussies in the U19 CWC prior to this tournament. On the other hand, the weak Nigerian side is coming off a record defeat against Australia.
No threat of rain is expected for the match between West Indies and Nigeria though there will be clouds in the second half.
The Country Club B Field was slated to host two matches in this tournament. The first was between Nigeria and Australia where the Nigeria side were rolled over for only 61. The Aussies took less than 8 overs to chase that target down. Such a match doesn’t help in analyzing the pitch. With most of the day is expected to be dry, we can see a slow track on Thursday.
Average first innings score: 61 (Youth ODIs in 2020)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 0
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
West Indies Under-19s:
Kimani Melius (C), Leonardo Julian (WK), Kevlon Anderson, Antonio Morris, Matthew Forde, Nyeem Young, Kirk McKenzie, Matthew Patrick, Joshua James, Ashmead Nedd, Jayden Seales.
Bench – Ramon Simmonds, Mbeki Joseph, Daniel Beckford, Avinash Mahabirsingh.
Sylvester Okpe (c), Mohameed Taiwo, Sulaimon Runsewe (wk), Elijah Olaleye, Miracle Ikaige, Abdulrahman Jimoh, Isaac Danladi, Peter Aho, Akhere Isesele, Samuel Mba, Rasheed Abolarin.
Bench – Oche Boniface, Ifeanyi Uboh, Shehu Audu, Miracle Akhigbe.
Nyeem Young had solid all-round numbers in Youth ODIs going into the tournament. Those took an upgrade in this tournament as he scored 60+ in both matches alongside picking six wickets including a 5-fer. Kevlon Anderson played a gritty 86-run knock in the last match. Expect him to do the same if West Indies bat first. Olayinka Elijah Olaleye’s batting numbers of Nigeria are an inch above that of others. He scored 412 runs in 12 innings across all formats for Nigeria at an average of 41.2 with help of two tons and a fifty. Peter Aho is struggling for success with the ball as he picked up 22 wickets in 11 innings for Nigeria U19s but none in the warm-ups or the current tournament.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Nyeem Young, Matthew Forde, Kevlon Anderson
Vice-Captain – Kimani Melius, Sylvester Okpe, Olayinka Elijah Olaleye
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Isaac Danladi, Leonardo Julian
Batters – Kevlon Anderson, Kimani Melius, Kirk McKenzie, Elijah Olaleye
All-Rounders – Matthew Forde (VC), Nyeem Young (C)
Bowlers – Sylvester Okpe, Mohameed Taiwo, Jayden Seales
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Samuel Mba, Leonardo Julian
Batters – Kevlon Anderson (C), Kimani Melius, Elijah Olaleye
All-Rounders – Matthew Forde, Nyeem Young (VC)
Bowlers – Sylvester Okpe, Mohameed Taiwo, Ashmead Nedd, Jayden Seales
It is clear that the West Indies U19s are too strong in comparison to that of the Nigeria U19s. The game to be played on Thursday would hardly matter the Caribbean boys and there is scope to make changes. Those changes could be in their batting line-up and the order of key bowlers being used.
West Indies Under-19s are expected to thump the Nigeria team by a huge 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.