South Africa Under-19s vs Pakistan Under-19s, 2019: 3rd Youth ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

South Africa Under-19s vs Pakistan Under-19s, 2019: 3rd Youth ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Naseem Shah has taken five wickets in the two ODIs so far in this series.

Pakistan Under-19s tour of South Africa
Pakistan Under-19s tour of South Africa. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pakistan Under-19s kicked off their tour of South Africa with consecutive wins in the 7-match Youth ODI series against the hosts. In the first ODI in Durban, they were restricted to 226/9 by the South Africa Under-19s. However, they came back well to keep Saffers down to only 209/9. The South Africans were 129/3 after 37 overs but could only make 80 further runs despite having wickets in hand.

The second ODI witnessed the visiting team’s domination a collectively bowling effort from them saw South Africa U19 making only 215. Opener Andrew Louw put on a lone fight scoring 91 which wasn’t enough. Pakistan were three down for 18 runs on a track that did a bit with the new ball. However, fifties from skipper Rohail Nazir and Mohammad Haris saw the team chase down with four wickets and 61 balls to spare.

Match Details:

The 3rd game of the 7-match Youth ODI series between South Africa U19 and Pakistan U19 will be played at the City Oval in Pietermaritzburg.

The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (7:00 AM GMT) (12:30 PM IST).

Pitch Condition/Report:

The City Oval in Pietermaritzburg hosted the 2nd ODI and will be the venue for the next three ODIs as well. The early morning start makes this tough for the batsmen as scores around 210 have been recorded often in Youth ODIs here. Out of six Youth ODIs that were unaffected by rain, five of them had scores under 220 and were chased down by the sides batting second.

Average first innings score: 209 (50-over Youth ODI matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 1


Probable Playing XIs:

South Africa Under-19s:

Andrew Louw, Jonathan Bird, Ruan Terblanche, Luke Beaufort, Bryce Parsons (C), Khanya Cotani (WK), Akeem Minnaar, Gerald Coetzee, Imraan Philander, Achille Cloete, Lifa Ntanzi.

Bench – Micheal Copeland, Siya Plaatjie, Tiaan van Vuuren, Nonelela Yika.

Pakistan Under-19s:

Basit Ali, Haider Ali, Rohail Nazir (C & WK), Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Mohammad Haris, Qasim Akram, Abbas Afridi, Irfan Niazi, Aamir Ali, Akhtar Shah, Naseem Shah.

Bench – Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shiraz Khan, Mohammad Aamir, Fahad Munir.


Team News:

(Will be added where there an update)

Power Picks:

The 16-year-old young pacer Naseem Shah has made the ball tak in the series with five wickets to his name in two matches. He first came to limelight last year with a 6-wicket haul in only his 2nd first-class match during the Quad-e-Azam Trophy. Naseem recorded figures of 6/59 at the age of 15 years and 238 days. He thus became the 3rd youngest pacer in first-class history to bag a 5-fer.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options (in order) – Bryce Parsons, Andrew Louw, Rohail Nazir, Naseem Shah, Basit Ali.

Vice-Captain Options (in order) – Mohammad Haris, Achille Cloete, Haider Ali, Naseem Shah.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Khanya Cotani, Rohail Nazir

Batters – Basit Ali, Mohammad Haris, Qasim Akram

All-Rounders – Bryce Parsons (C), Andrew Louw, Abbas Afridi

Bowlers – Gerald Coetzee, Achille Cloete, Naseem Shah (VC)

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Rohail Nazir

Batters – Basit Ali, Mohammad Haris (VC), Qasim Akram

All-Rounders – Bryce Parsons, Andrew Louw (VC), Abbas Afridi

Bowlers – Gerald Coetzee, Imraan Philander, Achille Cloete, Aamir Ali


Expert Advice:

The top-order of South Africa U19 struggled against the Pakistan U19 pacers in the first two games. The same might repeat so picking as few batsmen as possible from the hosts will make sense.

Probable Winners:

Pakistan U19 are expected to go 3-0 up unless the hosts produce some extraordinary performance with the bat.

*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.