ICC U19 World Cup 2020: Group D, Match 4: United Arab Emirates Under-19s vs Canada Under-19s: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Alishan Sharafu scored 210 runs for the UAE Under-19s and also took 5 wickets.

India, South Africa, England and Afghanistan captains with the U19 CWC trophy. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 4th match of the 2020 ICC Under-19s World Cup, Group D will be played between United Arab Emirates Under-19s and Canada 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)



An interesting battle in Group D will be played between United Arab Emirates Under-19s and Canada Under-19s on Saturday. Both the teams are far better compared to their reputation and their performances in the warm-ups proved that fact. UAE got better of the New Zealand U19s in a thriller before thumping Japan by a huge margin. On the other hand, Canada nearly ripped through the 2016 Champions West Indies in their first warm-up but were demolished by a formidable Australian side.

Weather Condition/Report:

The game between UAE and Canada is likely to be interrupted by the weather as scattered thunderstorms are expected from 3 PM local time.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein hosted only one Youth ODI till date – Between New Zealand and Zimbabwe in 1998 U19 CWC which the Blackcaps won by 10 wickets chasing 98. During the Provisional 50-over tournament held in 2019/20, the teams batting first posted 275+ totals in both matches. Hence, we can expect both the sides to cross the 250-run mark on Saturday.

Average first innings score: N/A (Youth ODIs since 2010)

Record of chasing teams: N/A

Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

United Arab Emirates Under-19s:

Aryan Lakra (C), Vriitya Aravind (WK), Jonathan Figy, Ansh Tandon, Kai Smith, Alishan Sharafu, Osama Hassan, Mohammed Faraazuddin, Karthik Meiyappan, Rishab Mukherjee, Sanchit Sharma.

Bench – Ali Naseer, Wasi Shah, Chathiya Dashan, Akasha Tahir.

Canada Under-19s:

Randhir Sandhu, Eshan Sensarma (WK), Akhil Kumar, Benjamin Caliitz, Ashtan Deosammy (C), Udaybir Walia, Ayush Verma, Muhammad Kamal, Raqib Shamsudeen, Gurjot Gosal, Rishiv Joshi.

Bench – Arshdeep Dhaliwal, Matthew Nandu, Nicholas Manohar, Mihir Patel.

Top Picks:

Ashtan Deosammy might not be that consistent but has the ability to make big scores. His 155-run knock during the qualification tournaments is an example for it. The Canada skipper also picks up wickets but doesn’t bowl regularly. Raqib Shamsudeen bagged 12 wickets including a 5-fer across the four matches he played before coming to South Africa. Alishan Sharafu scored 210 runs at an average of 30 for the UAE Under-19s and took 5 wickets in the 8 innings he bowled for them. Vriitya Aravind will be crucial for them with the bat as he averages 57 for UAE U19s having scored 342 runs from 9 innings with two fifties.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Vriitya Aravind, Ashtan Deosammy, Aryan Lakra

Vice-Captain – Ansh Tandon, Raqib Shamsudeen, Alishan Sharafu

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Vriitya Aravind

Batters – Jonathan Figy, Ansh Tandon, Randhir Sandhu, Ashtan Deosammy (VC)

All-Rounders – Amit Kumar, Aryan Lakra (C)

Bowlers – Raqib Shamsudeen, Karthik Meiyappan, Rishab Mukherjee, Rishiv Joshi

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Vriitya Aravind (C)

Batters – Ashtan Deosammy, Randhir Sandhu, Ansh Tandon

All-Rounders – Amit Kumar (VC), Aryan Lakra, Alishan Sharafu

Bowlers – Raqib Shamsudeen, Karthik Meiyappan, Rishab Mukherjee, Ayush Verma

Expert Advice:

Considering the depth and form of the players in Canada and UAE teams, it won’t be ideal to pick seven players from any team. Both the teams have enough quality players but UAE has players with experience of International cricket at senior level. Hence, we picked six players from their squad.

Probable Winners:

UAE Under-19s are expected to win this match due to experienced players on their side.

*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.