India Under-19s vs Afghanistan Under-19s, 2019: 4th Youth ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Abid Mohammadi took a 4-wicket haul in the last match.
Published - Nov 27, 2019 11:54 am | Updated - Nov 27, 2019 7:22 pm
The 4th 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 finally witnessed success on the tour of India as they won the 3rd game of the 5-match Youth ODI series to stay alive. India Under-19s did miss some of the big names for this match. The home team announced a whole different squad for the last three ODIs and Shubhang Hegde will be leading them from now on. India were bundled out for only 155 while batting first on Tuesday. The visitors struggled in the chase but eventually reached the target in 46.2 overs for the loss of seven wickets. Thus, they became the first team in 14 years to defeat India U19s while chasing a target on Indian soil.
The venue is forecasted to be under the clouds throughout the day. There are slight chances of rain in the afternoon.
This series has kept the trend of scores at the Ekana B ground going as all three matches witnessed totals below 200. Chasing sides have won a majority of the Under-19 matches hosted by this venue. With India missing some of the big names, we might not see big totals even if they bat first.
Average first innings score: 188 (Under-19s matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 7, Lost – 3
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Divyansh Saxena, Arjun Azad, Arjun Murthy, Kumar Kushagra (WK), Shashwat Rawat, Shubhang Hegde (C), Sourav Dagar, Manav Sutar, Aquib Khan, Vidyadhar Patil, Rishabh Bansal.
Bench – Kruthik Krishna, Vikrant Bhadoriya, CTL Rakshan, Kartik Tyagi.
Farhan Zakhil (C), Rahmanullah, Abid Mohammadi, Imran Mir, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Abidullah Taniwal, Islam Zazai, Mohammad Ishaq (WK), Jamshid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Abdul Rahman.
Bench – Sediqullah Atal, Asif Musazai, Arif Khan, Fazal Haq.
Rahmanullah has got starts in all three matches with scores of 47, 29 and 21. Abid Mohammadi has been a consistent performer with the ball and also took a 4-fer in the last match. He can also be a very handy batsman but is yet to make a mark in that department. Shubhang Hegde will be looking to perform with both bat and ball as he will be leading the Indian team. Divyansh Saxena has performed well in the U19 tournaments and will be crucial to India’s chances.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Divyansh Saxena, Abdul Rahman, Abid Mohammadi
Vice-Captain – Shubhang Hegde, Shashwat Rawat, Rahmanullah
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Mohammad Ishaq
Batters – Arjun Azad, Rahmanullah, Shashwat Rawat
All-Rounders – Shubhang Hegde (VC), Divyansh Saxena, Abid Mohammadi (VC), Abidullah Taniwal
Bowlers – Vidyadhar Patil, Abdul Rahman, Rishabh Bansal
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kumar Kushagra
Batters – Rahmanullah (VC), Shashwat Rawat, Sourav Dagar
All-Rounders – Divyansh Saxena (C), Abid Mohammadi, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Shubhang Hegde
Bowlers – Vidyadhar Patil, Noor Ahmad, Abdul Rahman
The 4th ODI could be the last time that India U19s will take chances with the squad. They could give an opportunity to the new inclusions in the playing XI. This match result could decide the strategy of the home team in the next ODI.
India Under-19s are expected to seal the Youth ODI series with 3-1 margin.
*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.