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ICC U19 World Cup 2020: Plate Quarter-Final 1: Sri Lanka Under-19s vs Nigeria Under-19s: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

If Sri Lanka are batting first, then you can make one of their top four batsmen captain of your Dream11 Fantasy.

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

Match Details:

The Plate Quarter-final 1 of the 2020 ICC Under-19s World Cup will be played between Sri Lanka Under-19s and Nigeria Under-19s at the North-West University No 2 Ground in Potchefstroom.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (1:30 PM IST) (8:00 AM GMT). There is no live telecast of this match. You can follow live updates on ICC’s official website (icc-cricket.com).

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Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

The ongoing Under-19 World Cup’s next stage begins from Monday with the teams which failed to qualify for the Super League stage fighting it out in the Plate Group. The first Plate Quarter-final will be played between Sri Lanka and Nigeria colts. Sri Lanka lost to India and New Zealand in Group A before defeating Japan Under-19s to set up a game against the Nigerian youngsters.

Nigeria, on the other hand, couldn’t match the quality of the oppositions in Group B as they lost all their three matches against Australia, West Indies and England by big margins. Though Sri Lanka are the outright favourites to win this game, Nigeria will be hoping to at least put up a fight and make the opposition sweat for a victory.

Weather Report/Condition

The forecast for this game in Potchefstroom is absolutely clear. There is no chance of rain coming down while the temperature will hover around 27-30 Degrees Celsius during the match according to AccuWeather.


Pitch Report

The previous game between Afghanistan U19 and Canada U19 was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to the rain. It was the first Youth ODI game at the venue. The venue has hosted a couple of matches in 2018 during U19 CWC Qualifiers. But they were regional teams and low-scoring matches.

Average first innings score: N/A

Record of the chasing teams: N/A

Injury & Availability News

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs

Sri Lanka Under-19s

Navod Paranavithana, Mohammed Shamaaz, Ravindu Rasantha, Nipun Dananjaya (C), Ahan Wickramasinghe (WK), Sonal Dinusha, Chamindu Wijesinghe, Sudeera Thilakaratne, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Ashian Daniel, Dilshan Madushanka.

Bench – Kamil Mishara, Abhishek Kahaduwaarachchi, Amshi de Silva, Matheesha Pathirana

Nigeria Under-19s

Samuel Mba, Elijah (Olayinka) Olaleye, Sulaimon Runsewe (WK), Isaac Danladi, Miracle Akhigbe, Sylvester Okpe (C), Abdulrahman Jimoh, Mohameed Taiwo, Peter Aho, Ifeanyi Uboh, Rasheed Abolarin.

Bench – Miracle Ikaige, Oche Boniface, Akhere Isesele, Shehu Audu.


Top Picks

Navod Paranavithana opens the innings and also tends to pick up wickets with the ball. He hasn’t scored big with the bat so far but has picked up three wickets and against Nigeria, he might score big if Sri Lanka bats first. Their bowlers Sudheera Thilakaratne, Dilshan Madhushanka and Ashian Daniel will be crucial as they are likely to pick more wickets.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Ashian Daniel, Dilshan Madhushanka, Navod Paranavithana

Vice-Captain – Peter Aho, Ravindu Rasantha, Sudheera Thilakaratne

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Isaac Danladi, Ahan Wickramasinghe

Batters – Navod Paranavithana (VC), Ravindu Rasantha, Mohammed Shamaaz, Olayinka Olaleye

All-Rounders- Peter Aho

Bowlers- Ashian Daniel (C), Dilshan Madhushanka, Sudheera Thilakaratne, Sylvester Okpe.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Isaac Danladi

Batters – Nipun Dananjaya, Navod Paranavithana, Ravindu Rasantha (VC), Samuel Mba

All-Rounders- Kavindu Nadeeshan, Peter Aho

Bowlers – Ashian Daniel, Dilshan Madhushanka (C), Sudheera Thilakaratne, Abdulrahman Jimoh.


Expert Advice

If Sri Lanka are batting first, then you can make one of their top four batsmen captain of your Dream11 Fantasy. But with their bowlers expected to dominate against Nigeria, it would be wise to make them at least VC if not both C and VC.

Probable Winners

Sri Lanka Under-19s are expected to win this match comfortably.

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.

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