ICC U19 World Cup 2020: Plate Quarter-Final 2: England Under-19s vs Japan Under-19s: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Jordan Cox and Sam Young are quite exciting batsmen in England Under 19 team.

Lewis Goldsworthy
Lewis Goldsworthy. (Photo by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Match Details:

The Plate Quarter-Final 2 of the 2020 ICC Under-19s World Cup, Group B will be played between England Under-19s and Japan Under-19s at the Witrand Cricket Field 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 (


Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

England Under-19 defeated Nigeria colts by eight wickets in their previous game. It was their first win in ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 and they will look to continue with the same against out of form Japan in quarterfinals 2. They boast a strong batting line-up that comprises of Sam Young, Tom Clark and Jordan Cox. And, if they managed to click good knocks with the bat then the chances are quite slim that England colts will have to suffer a defeat.

Japan colts have failed to perform well in the ongoing World Cup. They need a drastic improvement in their batting and bowling if they want to win the quarterfinal game against England colts. Japan players look quite short of experience due to which they had to struggle a lot in the mega-event. However, the fans can expect a turn around if they managed to control their nerves in crucial moments of the match.

Weather Condition/Report

The weather is expected to be clear and perfect for a cricket match. There are no chances of rain and the wind might blow at a rate of 7 to 15 km/hr during the match. On the other hand, the temperature is expected to deviate between 16 and 31 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at the Witrand Cricket Field is expected to go in favour of the bowlers. They will find it difficult to middle the ball with their willow. The fast bowlers will have to hit the ball in the right areas to grab wickets in the crucial encounter. Spinners might get some turn that might reflect in the outcome of the match. The side winning the toss will look to the field as the teams have found it relatively difficult to defend score on this ground. 

Average first innings score:– 180 [Games played at the venue in this edition]

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs

Japan Under-19s:

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

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

England Under-19s

Sam Young, Tom Clark, Jordan Cox (WK), George Hill, Joey Evison, Dan Mousley, Harry Duke, Lewis Goldsworthy, George Balderson (C), Scott Currie, Hamidullah Qadri

Bench – Jack Haynes, Ben Charlesworth, Kasey Aldridge, Blake Cullen

Top Picks:

Jordan Cox and Sam Young are quite exciting batsmen in England Under 19 team. They should be picked in any Dream11 Fantasy side. Lewis Goldsworthy has done extremely well with the ball for his team and he would be one of the obvious picks for any team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – George Hill, Hamidullah Qadri, Jordan Cox

Vice-Captain – Lewis Goldsworthy, Sam Young, Blake Cullen

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jordan Cox

Batters – George Hill (C),  Sam Young, Shu Noguchi, Kazumasa Takahashi

All-Rounders- George Balderson, Lewis Goldsworthy (VC), Neel Date

Bowler- Hamidullah Qadri, Blake Cullen, Kento Ota-Dobell

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jordan Cox (C), Marcus Thurgate

Batters – Dan Mousley, Tom Clark, Kazumasa Takahashi

All-Rounders- Lewis Goldsworthy, Joey Evison, Neel Date

Bowler- Hamidullah Qadri (VC), Kento Ota-Dobell, Sora Ichiki.

Expert Advice:

Both the sides can opt for some surprising changes in their side for Quarterfinals. Also, Ben Charlesworth, who did well for his side in the ongoing tournament, didn’t feature the previous game for his side and he might get to play in the upcoming match for England colts.

Probable Winners:

England Under-19s is expected to win the 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.