ICC U19 World Cup 2020: Group B, Match 8: England Under-19s vs West Indies Under-19s: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

It would be wise to not pick both the openers of the team batting first as the new ball will swing a lot under overcast conditions.

West Indies U19
West Indies U19. (Photo by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 9th match of the 2020 ICC Under-19s World Cup in Group B will be played between England Under-19s and West Indies Under-19s at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley

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

After beating Australia U19, West Indies colts will be high on confidence. The young Caribbeans set the stage on fire with an impressive bowling performance as they bundled out the opposition for just 179 runs. Matthew Forde and Jayden Seales shared seven wickets between them with the ball. Though their batting needs to improve as the West Indies lost seven wickets in the chase and chased down the target in 46 overs.

England U19, on the other hand, will start their World Cup campaign with this game and will be well aware of the opponent’s capability. The side led by George Balderson didn’t have a great time in the warm-ups as their match against Zimbabwe was washed out and then they lost to Afghanistan who have already beaten South Africa. England will have to be up to the mark to get their first points on the board.

Weather Report/Condition

Kimberley is likely to experience a couple of showers with thunderstorms at 8 AM and 3 PM local time. This might lead to a shortened game and the teams will have to aware of the match situation every time there is a stoppage. The temperature is expected to hover around 28-30 Degrees Celsius during the match according to AccuWeather.

Pitch Report

Afghanistan spun the web around South Africa in the opening game of the tournament while West Indies did the job against Australia in the two matches played at the venue. With the rain around, the teams are expected to bowl first after winning the toss.

Average first innings score: 154 (Two matches played in the tournament at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 0

Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs

England Under-19s

Ben Charlesworth, Dan Mousley/Sam Young, Jack Haynes, Jordan Cox (WK), Joey Evison/Scott Currie, Lewis Goldsworthy, George Balderson (C), George Hill, Blake Cullen, Hamidullah Qadri, Kasey Aldridge.

Bench – Sam Young/Dan Mousley, Tom Clark, Scott Currie/Joey Evison, Harry Duke

West Indies Under-19s

Kimani Melius (C), Leonardo Julien (WK), Kelvon Anderson, Antonio Morris, Matthew Patrick, Nyeem Young, Matthew Forde, Joshua James, Kirk McKenzie, Ashmead Nedd, Jayden Seales.

Bench – Daniel Beckford, Mbeki Joseph, Avinash Mahabirsingh, Ramon Simmonds.

Top Picks

Ben Charlesworth is an exciting player and will open the innings for England Under-19s. Kasey Aldridge and George Balderson will also make an impact with the ball. Balderson picked three wickets against Zimbabwe in the warm-ups while Blake Cullen was also amongst wickets (three wkts) against Afghanistan.

Nyeem Young scored 61 crucial runs against Australia and also picked a wicket. He should be your top pick again in Dream11 Fantasy side. Jayden Seales and Matthew Forde once again will be key with the new ball likely to swing in overcast conditions.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Nyeem Young, Ben Charlesworth, George Balderson

Vice-Captain – Matthew Forde, Kasey Aldridge, Jordan Cox

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Leonardo Julian

Batters – Kimani Melius, Ben Charlesworth (VC), Jack Haynes

All-Rounders – Nyeem Young (C), Matthew Forde, George Balderson, Lewis Goldsworthy

Bowlers – Jayden Seales, Hamidullah Qadri, Kasey Aldridge.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jordan Cox

Batters – Kelvon Anderson, Ben Charlesworth, George Hill

All-Rounders – Nyeem Young, Matthew Forde (VC), George Balderson (C)

Bowlers – Ashmead Nedd, Jayden Seales, Matthew Pattrick, Kasey Aldridge.

Expert Advice

It would be wise to not pick both the openers of the team batting first as the new ball will swing a lot under overcast conditions. Also, you can make one of the bowlers VC of the team bowling first in Dream11 Fantasy Grand League contests.

Probable Winners

England Under-19s are expected to win this match.

*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.