India Under-19s vs Afghanistan Under-19s, 2019: 3rd Youth ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Skipper Priyam Garg is likely to open the innings in this match.
Updated - Nov 27, 2019 7:23 pm
The 3rd game of the 5-match Youth ODI series will be played between India Under-19s and Afghanistan Under-19s at the Ekana Cricket Stadium B ground, Lucknow.
The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (IST) (3:30 AM GMT)
The Afghanistan Under-19s team suffered yet another defeat as India took a 2-0 lead in the series with a 2-wicket win on Sunday. Batting first for the 2nd time in as many matches, the Afghan team posted only 188/9 in their 50 overs. Abdul Rahman, batting at No.9, scored an unbeaten fifty. Without this knock, the visitors might not have reached 150. India started off the chase well but when the victory was less than 60 runs away, they lost a flurry of wickets. Yashasvi Jaiswal, who batted at No.7 in this game, came to the rescue. He struck an unbeaten 27-ball 38 with help of seven fours.
The venue could be under clouds for brief period of time on Sunday but no rain is forecasted during the match timings.
For the 2nd time in a row, the B ground of the Ekana Cricket Stadium recorded another below 200-run total by the side batting first. This sort of scores have become common at this venue and could continue if the Afghans bat first once again. The quality of batsmen playing can also make a difference on this pitch. Yashasvi Jaiswal’s hundred in the first ODI and the innings on Sunday prove this statement.
Average first innings score: 192 (Under-19s matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 3
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Arjun Azad, Priyam Garg (C), Shashwat Rawat, Kumar Kushagra (WK), Divyansh Joshi, Atharva Ankolekar, Manav Sutar, Vidyadhar Patil, CTL Rakshan.
Bench – Kartik Tyagi, Ravi Bishnoi, Akash Singh, Kruthik Krishna.
Farhan Zakhil (C), Sediqullah Atal, Rahmanullah, Abid Mohammadi, Imran Mir, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Mohammad Ishaq (WK), Jamshid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Abdul Rahman, Fazal Haq.
Bench – Asif Musazai, Abidullah Taniwal, Islam Zazai, Arif Khan.
With Yashasvi Jaiswal being held back in the batting order, Tilak Varma becomes the most wanted player in the fantasy leagues. He also bowls few overs of spin and took a couple in the last match. Captain Priyam Garg could be crucial if he decides to open the batting. A lot more is expected from Shafiqullah Ghafari who has taken only one wicket so far. Noor Ahmad took the only wicket which India U19s lost in the first game. He took two more in the previous ODI. Rahmanullah recorded scores of 47 and 29 for the visitors in two games.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Tilak Varma, Abid Mohammadi, Priyam Garg
Vice-Captain – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Abdul Rahman, Shafiqullah Ghafari
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kumar Kushagra
Batters – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rahmanullah, Thakur Tilak Verma (C)
All-Rounders – Divyansh Joshi, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Abid Mohammadi, Atharva Ankolekar
Bowlers – CTL Rakshan, Noor Ahmad, Abdul Rahman (VC)
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Mohammad Ishaq
Batters – Sediqullah Atal, Tilak Varma, Shashwat Rawat, Priyam Garg (C)
All-Rounders – Shafiqullah Ghafari, Abid Mohammadi (VC), Atharva Ankolekar
Bowlers – CTL Rakshan, Vidyadhar Patil, Noor Ahmad
Only Vidyadhar Patil has not played any of the first two ODIs among the players in the Indian squad. He is expected to play his first match on Tuesday. Yashasvi Jaiswal was pushed low down the order so that others get a chance. He could be in the same role in the 3rd ODI and ensure India wins the series with two matches to go. Skipper Priyam Garg is likely to open the innings in this match.
India Under-19s are expected to seal the Youth ODI series with two games to spare.