ICC U19 World Cup 2020: Super League Semi-Final 1: India Under-19s vs Pakistan Under-19s: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Yashasvi Jaiswal is the only Indian batsman to cross the 100-run mark in the tournament so far.
Updated - Feb 2, 2020 5:07 pm
The Super League Semi-Final 1 of the 2020 ICC Under-19 World Cup will be played between India Under-19s and Pakistan Under-19s at the Senwes Park in Potchefstroom.
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.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
The arch-rivals India and Pakistan will face-off in the first semi-final of the ongoing Under-19 World Cup in South Africa. The boys in blue stunned Australia in the quarter-finals while their counterparts got the better of Afghanistan. Pakistan bowled well to bundle the opposition out for 189 runs and then chased down the total without much fuss thanks to a composed half-century from Muhammad Huraira.
India, on the other hand, were tested to the hilt against Australia. Their batting struggled but Atharva Ankolekar and Ravi Bishnoi stitched a crucial partnership to take the score beyond 200. And then it was the time for the bowlers to take over. Kartik Tyagi led the way bowling a couple of snorters in his very first over as the Aussies lost three in the over. They never controlled from the early losses and eventually lost the game by a huge margin.
India and Pakistan have always enthralled the fans whenever they’ve locked horns in a World Cup. With this being a knockout game, expect both the teams to give their 100% for the victory.
The forecast for this crucial game is not so great. The dark clouds will be hovering over the stadium throughout the day. While the rain threat is expected to stay for the whole day, the heavens might open up with thunderstorms at 1 PM. From 1 to 3 in the afternoon, there is around a 50% chance of rain while the temperature will hover in the early 20s according to AccuWeather.
The surface at the Senwes Park has been a decent one to bat. Three out of last four matches, the side batting first has crossed the 230-run mark while the chasing has proved to be extremely difficult. Though the teams should bat first after winning the toss, overhead conditions might dictate terms. The new ball is expected to swing and both the sides might want to bowl first.
Average first innings score: 247 (Four completed matches played at the venue in U19 WC 2020) (AFG v AUS match not considered)
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 3
Injury & Availability News
(Will be shared when there’s an update)
Probable Playing XIs
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Divyansh Saxena, Tilak Varma, Priyam Garg (C), Dhruv Jurel (WK), Siddhesh Veer, Atharva Ankolekar, Ravi Bishnoi, Sushant Mishra, Kartik Tyagi, Akash Singh.
Bench – Vidyadhar Patil, Shubhang Hegde, Shashwat Rawat, Kumar Kushagra.
Haider Ali, Muhammad Huraira, Rohail Nazir (C & WK), Fahad Munir, Qasim Akram, Mohammad Haris, Irfan Khan, Abbas Afridi, Tahir Hussain, Aamir Ali, Mohammad Amir Khan.
Bench – Mohammad Wasim Jr, Abdul Bangalzai, Muhammad Shehzad, Arish Ali Khan.
Yashasvi Jaiswal is the only Indian batsman to cross the 100-run mark in the tournament so far. He has scored 207 runs with three half-centuries in four matches. Divyansh Saxena and the skipper Priyam Garg are also crucial batsmen for India. Atharva Ankolekar’s all-round skills should once again come to the fore while Kartik Tyagi (9 wickets) and Ravi Bishnoi (11 wickets) will be key with the ball.
For Pakistan, Muhammad Huraira scored a well compiled 64 in his first WC game against Afghanistan. Abbas Afridi (9 wickets), Tahir Hussain (7 wickets) and Mohammad Amir Khan (7 wickets) should look to do the job with the ball. Pakistan skipper Rohail Nazir will also be important to his team’s fortunes.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohail Nazir, Priyam Garg
Vice-Captain – Kartik Tyagi, Abbas Afridi, Qasim Akram, Ravi Bishnoi
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Dhruv Jurel
Batters – Priyam Garg, Yashasvi Jaiswal (C), Muhammad Huraira
All-Rounders- Tilak Varma, Qasim Akram (VC)
Bowlers – Kartik Tyagi, Ravi Bishnoi, Atharva Ankolekar, Abbas Afridi, Tahir Hussain
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Rohail Nazir (C)
Batters – Priyam Garg, Divyansh Saxena, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Irfan Khan
All-Rounders- Siddhesh Veer, Qasim Akram, Fahad Munir
Bowlers- Kartik Tyagi, Sushant Mishra, Abbas Afridi (VC)
Wait for the toss to take place. With the overcast conditions likely to be on offer, it would be wise to pick the fast bowlers of the team bowling first in your Dream11 Fantasy team.
India Under-19s are expected to win this match.