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

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

Jordan Cox and Sam Young are the two batsmen from England Under-19 team that will be an obvious pick for any fantasy side.

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

Match Details:

The Plate Semi-Final 2 of the 2020 ICC Under-19s World Cup, Group B will be played between England Under-19s and Zimbabwe 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). There is no live telecast of this match. You can follow live updates on ICC’s official website (icc-cricket.com).

Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

England Under-19 have won back to back games in the ongoing tournament. They will look to continue with the same in the upcoming encounter against Zimbabwe colts. In batting, they have Ben Charlesworth, Dan Mousley, who have reflected a good form with the batin Under-19 World Cup. Their performance will matter a lot if England colts want to extend their winning streak. Meanwhile, their bowling has also done convincingly well. Hamidullah Qadri has grabbed 11 wickets in last four outings and he would be expected to come up with a breakthrough performance for his side.

Zimbabwe colts have also registered some big victories in their last couple of games. They defeated Scotland by eight wickets followed by their 95 runs victory against Canada. Their players have successfully managed to get back into the good form due to which Zimbabwe struggled in the early phase of the match. But, they would be expected to come up with more stronger team effort against in-form England in order to win the Plate Semi-Final 2.

Weather Condition/Report

The weather might be clear with Sun playing some hide and seek on the match day. The speed of the wind will be quite high as it will blow at a rate of 20 to 28 km/hr. Meanwhile, the temperature is expected to deviate between 21 and 38 degrees Celcius throughout the day according to Accuweather.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at the Diamond Oval is expected to go in favour of the batsmen. In last four games, on two occasions the teams have managed to score more than 250 runs in the first innings and the target was easily chased by the side batting second. The fast-bowlers will get a little swing in the match due to windy conditions. It is expected that the side winning the toss will look to bat as the teams have found it relatively easy to chase the target on this ground.

Average first innings score:– 205 [Last three 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

Zimbabwe Under-19s:

Wesley Madhevere (C), Milton Shumba/Dion Myers, Taurayi Tugwete, Luke Oldknow, Emmanuel Bawa, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Dane Schadendorf (wk), Gareth Chirawu, Sakhumuzi Ndlela, Rameez Ebrahim, Nkosilathi Nungu

Bench – Privilege Chesa, Ahomed Rameez Ebrahim, Samuel Ruwisi, Tadiwanashe Nyangani, Dylan Grant,

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 the two batsmen from England Under-19 team that will be an obvious pick for any fantasy side. Hamidullah Qadri will be an important bowler to pick due to his red-hot form with the ball. He is currently the second leading wicket-taker in the ongoing tournament for his side. Dan Mousley will be a surprising element to be drafted into a dream team as he has shown some glimpse of match-winning abilities for his team in the recent past.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – George Hill, Hamidullah Qadri, Jordan Cox

Vice-Captain – Lewis Goldsworthy, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Milton Shumba

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jordan Cox (VC), Tadiwanashe Marumani

Batters – George Hill, Dan Mousley, Milton Shumba (C), Taurayi Tugwete,

All-Rounders- Wesley Madhevere, Emmanuel Bawa

Bowler- Hamidullah Qadri, Gareth Chirawu, Sakhumuzi Ndlela

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Tadiwanashe Marumani (C), Dane Schadendorf

Batters – Luke Oldknow, Sam Young,  Taurayi Tugwete, George Hill

All-Rounders- Wesley Madhevere, Lewis Goldsworthy (VC)

Bowler- Hamidullah Qadri, Scott Currie, Sakhumuzi Ndlela

Expert Advice:

Tom Clark is an exciting opener but he is currently struggling through his poor form in the ongoing tournament. He would be eager to play a breakthrough knock for England colts’ in the upcoming game. Looking forward to Clark’s form, he could be a risky pick but he will be worth for any fantasy team. Dion Myers didn’t have a great tournament so far due to which he was rested in the previous game but he might be picked in the team for a crucial game.

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.