South Africa Under-19s vs India Under-19s, 2019: 3rd Youth ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Atharva Ankolekar now picked up 19 wickets across seven Youth ODI matches.
Published - Dec 29, 2019 8:59 pm | Updated - Dec 30, 2019 1:26 pm
South Africa Under-19 won the toss and elected to field
India U19 Playing XI:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Divyansh Saxena, Tilak Varma, Priyam Garg(c), Dhruv Jurel, Shashwat Rawat, Kumar Kushagra(w), Akash Singh, Sushant Mishra, Vidyadhar Patil, CTL Rakshan
South Africa U19 Playing XI:
Bryce Parsons(c), Andrew Louw, Jonathan Bird, Manje Levert, Luke Beaufort(w), Jack Lees, Tiaan van Vuuren, Pheko Moletsane, Achille Cloete, Mondli Khumalo, Odirile Modimokoane
The 3rd and last game of the 3-match Youth ODI series will be played between South Africa Under-19s and India Under-19s at the Buffalo Park in East London.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (1:30 PM IST) (8:00 AM GMT)
This game can be viewed on the Official Cricket South Africa channel on YouTube.
India Under-19s completed series win against South Africa Under-19s as they took 2-0 lead in the 3-match Youth ODI series. After a 9-wicket win in the first game, the visiting team registered an 8-wicket victory chasing mere 120 on Saturday in the 2nd Youth ODI. Yashasvi Jaiswal, who was rested from the first match, came into the 2nd game with a superlative effort with both bat and ball. He claimed a 4-wicket haul as the Protea U19s were limited to 119 only. Later, Jaiswal struck an unbeaten 89 at 150+ strike rate as India completed the chase with more than 200 balls to spare losing only two wickets.
Buffalo Park could receive rain after 2 PM local time. If India replicates their 2nd ODI heroics, the match will be finished by that time.
The Buffalo Park was on the slower side in the 2nd match which was evident from how the spin bowlers of the Indian team performed. The first ODI, however, witnessed a flat track which was a fresh pitch. On Monday, a newer track could be delivered and we could see a lot of runs if India bats first at least this time.
Average first innings score: 153 (Youth ODIs in 2019)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 0
SA skipper Bryce Parsons didn’t feature in the first two matches due to a back injury.
Probable Playing XIs:
South Africa Under-19s:
Levert Manje, Andrew Louw, Ruan Terblanche, Jonathan Bird, Luke Beaufort, Jack Lees, Khanya Cotani (C & WK), Tiaan van Vuuren, Merrick Brett, Achille Cloete, Gerald Coetzee.
Bench – Odirile Modimokoane, Bryce Parsons, Siya Plaatjie, Mondli Khumalo, Tyrese Karelse, Pheko Moletsane.
Yashasvi Jaiswal/Divyaansh Saxena, Tilak Varma, Priyam Garg (C), Dhruv Chand Jurel/Kumar Kushagra (WK), Shashwat Rawat, Shubhang Hegde, Divyansh Joshi, Atharva Ankolekar, Kartik Tyagi/Vidyadhar Patil, CTL Rakshan/Ravi Bishnoi, Akash Singh.
Bench – Dhruv Chand Jurel/Kumar Kushagra, Kartik Tyagi/Vidyadhar Patil, CTL Rakshan/Ravi Bishnoi, Sushant Mishra.
Jonathan Bird came into the series with the reputation of scoring big knocks. He scored 16 runs in the first game while 25 runs in the 2nd ODI and was top-scorer for the hosts. Bird has to score big for SA U19s to have any chance in the match. Atharva Ankolekar now has 19 wickets in the Youth ODI format across seven games only. He has a bowling average of 9.52 and a strike rate of 19.4. The 2nd ODI was all about Yashasvi Jaiswal who scored an unbeaten 89 after taking a 4-wicket haul. He will be dominating once again if given a chance to bat at the top and bowl a decent number of overs.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Divyaansh Saxena, Tilak Varma, Jonathan Bird
Vice-Captain – Shubhang Hegde, Merrick Brett, Andrew Louw, Atharva Ankolekar
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Luke Beaufort
Batters – Yashasvi Jaiswal (C), Jonathan Bird, Andrew Louw (VC)
All-Rounders – Tilak Varma, B Parsons, Tiaan van Vuuren
Bowlers – Akash Singh, V Patil, S Mishra, A Cloete
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Kumar Kushagra
Batters – Jonathan Bird (VC), Shashwat Rawat, Andrew Louw, P Garg
All-Rounders – T Moletsane, Tiaan van Vuuren, Thakur Tilak Verma (C)
Bowlers – Atharva Ankolekar, CTL Rakshan, Merrick Brett
The players who didn’t get a good chance in the first two matches might feature in the last ODI for India U19s. Hence, it will be quite tough to predict the Indian line-up for this game. The CSA Official Twitter handle is likely to post the line-ups before the deadline and changes can be made after that.
India Under-19s are expected to complete a whitewash over the South Africa Under-19s.
*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.