Quadrangular U19 Series: Match 4, SA-Y vs NZ-Y: Dream11 Fantasy Tips

SA Quadrangular U19 Series, 2020: Match 4, South Africa Under-19s vs New Zealand Under-19s: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

NZ skipper Jesse Tashkoff claimed three wickets in the previous match against Zimbabwe.

Fergus Lellman. (Source: Twitter)

Toss Update

New Zealand Under-19 won the toss and elected to bat first

New Zealand U19 Playing XI:

Rhys Mariu, Simon Keene, Ollie White, Fergus Lellman, Jesse Tashkoff(c), Beckham Wheeler-Greenall, Quinn Sunde(w), Adithya Ashok, Joey Field, Hayden Dickson, William O’Rourke

South Africa U19 Playing XI:

Andrew Louw, Jonathan Bird, Luke Beaufort, Khanya Cotani(w), Bryce Parsons(c), Jack Lees, Tiaan van Vuuren, Tyrese Karelse, Achille Cloete, Mondli Khumalo, Odirile Modimokoane

Match Details:

The 4th match of the SA Quadrangular U19 Series, 2020 will be played between South Africa Under-19s and New Zealand Under-19s at the Chatsworth Stadium in Durban.

The match starts at 9:30 AM local time (1:00 PM IST) (7:30 AM GMT)

This game can be viewed on the Official Cricket South Africa channel on YouTube.


South Africa Under-19s had a tough start to the Quadrangular U19 series as they suffered a 66-run defeat against India Under-19s. Skipper Bryce Parsons’ all-round effort was not enough to help the home team get over the winning line. They will now face New Zealand Under-19s on Sunday. The NZ team won a dramatic match against Zimbabwe Under-19s by 2 runs. The last pair added 52 runs for finishing on 204/9 in that game. Zimbabwe, who a 72-run opening stand in 9 overs, collapsed in the middle overs. The real collapse began when the Saffers were only 8 runs away with five wickets in hand. The Zimbabwe side lost their last five wickets for only five runs.

Weather Condition/Report:

There is a possibility for rains in the evening at the Chatsworth Stadium on Sunday. However, the match is expected to be completed by that time.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Durban’s Chatsworth Stadium has often witnessed big scores, unlike the Kingsmead. The average first innings score in the Youth ODIs at this venue reads 246. Such a total is likely to result in wins due to the slowness of the surface as the game progresses. It is one of the reasons why spinners dominated in the second half during the 2007/08 season.

Average first innings score: 246 (Youth ODIs)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 5

Injury and Availablity:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

South Africa Under-19s:

Levert Manje, Andrew Louw, Jonathan Bird, Luke Beaufort, Pheko Moletsane, Bryce Parsons (C), Jack Lees, Khanya Cotani (WK), Mondli Khumalo, Achille Cloete, Gerald Coetzee.

Bench – Merrick Brett, Odirile Modimokoane, Tiaan van Vuuren, Tyrese Karelse.

New Zealand Under-19s:

Rhys Mariu, Oliver White, Fergus Lellman, Nicholas Lidstone, Jesse Tashkoff (C), Simon Keene, Ben Pomare (WK), Adithya Ashok, Hayden Dickson, David Hancock, William O’Rourke.

Bench – Kristian Clarke, Quinn Sunde, Joey Field, Beckham Wheeler-Greenall.

Top Picks:

Fergus Lellman good run with the bat in Youth ODIs came to an end when he got out for just 3 runs against Zimbabwe. He will be crucial in improving New Zealand’s chances of finishing with a big total. The NZ skipper Jesse Tashkoff has a good record in Youth ODIs with both bat and ball. He started the tournament with a 3-wicket haul despite scoring only one run. Bryce Parsons showed his all-round ability in the game against India by scoring a 50-ball 57. Earlier, he conceded only 26 runs in the seven overs he bowled and was the team’s most economical bowler.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Jesse Tashkoff, Fergus Lellman, Jonathan Bird

Vice-Captain – Nicholas Lidstone, Bryce Parsons, Luke Beaufort

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Luke Beaufort

Batters – Rhys Mariu, Fergus Lellman, T Karise, Jonathan Bird

All-Rounders – Jesse Tashkoff (C), Adithya Ashok, Bryce Parsons (VC)

Bowlers – O Modimohoane, Khumalo, Achille Cloete

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Luke Beaufort, Ben Pomare

Batters – Jonathan Bird (C), Fergus Lellman (VC), Nicholas Lidstone

All-Rounders – Jesse Tashkoff, Adithya Ashok, Bryce Parsons

Bowlers – Gerald Coetzee, David Hancock, Mondli Khumalo


Expert Advice:

Despite the close win against Zimbabwe, the New Zealand team might not make any big changes as most of their key players didn’t have a great first match. On the other hand, South Africa is expected to make a few changes to their bowling attack as they failed to strike in the middle overs.

Probable Winners:

South Africa Under-19s are expected to bounce back with their first win.

*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.