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ICC U19 World Cup 2020: Super League Quarter-Final 2: West Indies Under-19s vs New Zealand Under-19s: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

New Zealand’s bowling apart from Adithya Ashok hasn’t really been up to scratch in the tournament thus far.

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

Match Details

The Super League Quarter-Final 2 of the 2020 ICC Under-19 World Cup will be played between West Indies Under-19s and New Zealand Under-19s at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni.

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.

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Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

The caravan of the 2020 edition of the ICC U19 World Cup has moved on to the business end and the 2nd Super-League quarter-final will see West Indies U19s will square off against New Zealand U19s on Wednesday. Both sides have had pretty contrasting campaigns thus far. While the West Indies have been pretty dominant. They booked their place in the quarter-finals by swatting aside Nigeria [by 246 runs], Australia [by 3 wickets] and England [by 71 runs].

They come into this game on the back of a whirlwind 246-run win over Nigeria and will start as the prime contenders against a New Zealand side that barely made their way into the final eight. The Kiwis managed just a solitary win in three games. Their opening game against Japan was washed out due to rain and while they came back to win the succeeding fixture against Sri Lanka by three wickets, they were spun into a tizzy by the defending champions India in their last group-stage fixture.

Weather Condition/Report

It is expected to be a bright and sunny day in Benoni on Wednesday. According to the weather report, spells of sunshine is set to be the order of the day in the city on Thursday. While the temperature is set to be between 18 and 28 degrees Celsius, the humidity will hover around 41%. Chance of rain- minimal.


Pitch Condition/Report:

This will be the first Youth ODI played at the venue. In the 22 ODI games played at Willowmore park, the average score has been around 240. The pitch tends to aid the chasing side as 13 of the 22 ODIs played at the venue have been won by teams batting second.

Average first innings score:– 240 [In the 22 ODIs at the venue]

Record of chasing teams: Won – 13, Lost – 7

Injury and Availability News

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

West Indies Under-19s:

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

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

New Zealand U19s

Rhys Mariu, Ollie White, Fergus Lellman, Beckham Wheeler-Greenall, Jesse Tashkoff (C), Ben Pomare (WK), Hayden Dickson Adithya Ashok, David Hancock, William O’Rourke/Kristian Clarke

Bench – Simon Keene, Quinn Sunde, Nicholas Lidstone, William O’Rourke/Kristian Clarke, Joey Field


Top Picks

West Indies U-19: The duo of Kevlon Anderson [128 runs at 64.0], Kimani Melius [106 runs at 35.3] have been the cornerstone of the Caribbean batting-unit thus far. Nyeem Young [129 runs at 43 & 6 wickets at 10.8] has been the X-factor for the side thus far. As far as bowling is concerned, Jayden Seales [8 wickets at 11.12] and Ashmead Nedd [5 wickets at 14.6] will be the ones to watch out for.

New Zealand U-19: Opener Rhys Mariu [179 runs at 59.66 with two half-centuries] has been the bedrock of New Zealand’s batting unit thus far. The Kiwis will once again bank on him but he’ll hope that the likes of Beckham Wheeler-Greenall [95 runs at 47.5] and Ollie White [98 runs at 40.5] give him able support.

New Zealand’s bowling wasn’t up to the mark in the last game against India. Adithya Ashok [3 wickets at 15.0] and Kristian Clarke [2 wickets at 18.00], who sat out of the last game will be key.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain – Kevlon Anderson, Rhys Mariu, Nyeem Young

Vice-Captain – Ollie White, Jayden Searles, Beckham Wheeler-Greenall

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Leonardo Julian

Batters – Kevlon Anderson, Rhys Mariu (VC), Fergus Lellman, Kimani Melius, Beckham Wheeler-Greenall

All-Rounders- Ollie White, Nyeem Young (C)

Bowlers- Jayden Seales, Matthew Pattrick, Hayden Dickson

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Leonardo Julian

Batters – Kevlon Anderson (VC), Fergus Lellman, Kimani Melius, Rhys Mariu

All-Rounders- Adithya Ashok, Jesse Tashkoff, Nyeem Young (C)

Bowler- Jayden Searles, Matthew Pattrick, Ashmead Nedd


Expert Advice:

New Zealand’s bowling apart from Adithya Ashok hasn’t really been up to scratch in the tournament thus far while on the other hand, the West Indian bowlers like Jayden Searles and Nyeem Young have been absolutely brilliant. Hence, it would be advisable to pick more bowlers from the West Indies line-up. You can opt for Nyeem Young as captain since he is someone who can contribute with the bat as well.

Probable Winners:

West Indies U19 is expected to come out as the winners.

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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