Cricket Match Prediction ICC U19 World Cup Plate Playoff SF 2 - Japan U19 v Canada U19
The Plate Playoff Semi-Final 2 of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between Japan U19 and Canada U19 at the North-West University No2 Ground in Potchefstroom.
Japan lost the plate quarter final two against England by a big margin of 9 wickets. The team batting first got bundled out for just 93. Only three of their players got into double figures. Debashish Sahoo and Shu Noguchi were the top scorers with only 24 and 20 runs respectively.
With the ball, only Max Clements could leave some impact with one wicket from 3 overs while bowling at an economy of 5.67. All the others seemed quite ineffective as England chased the target within 12 overs.
The team is now set to take on Canada who last played in the the ICC under 19 World Cup 2020 against Canada in plate quarter final 3, which they lost by 95 runs.
Canada batted 1st and posted a 271-run total on the board. Akhil Kumar was their most effective bowler and picked up three wickets but was a bit expensive and conceded 63 runs. Although Manjeet Bedi and Rakesh Shamsudeen picked just one wicket each, they kept a check on the economy.
However, the Canadian batting let them down with the openers making no contribution. Manjeet Bedi was the top scorer with 26 but the team was bowled out in the 48th over.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Canada - Ashtan Deosammy (c), Rishiv Ragav Joshi, Randhir Sandhu, Akhil Kumar, Ayush Verma, Benjamin Calitz (wk), Gurjot Gosal, Mihir Patel, Muhammad Kamal, Raqib Shamsudeen, Udaybir Walia
Japan - Marcus Thurgate (c & wk), Max Clements, Tushar Chaturvedi, Neel Date, Kento Dobell, Leon Mehlig, Masato Morita, Shu Noguchi, Yugandhar Retharekar, Debashish Sahoo, Kazumasa Takahashi
Who will win the toss? - Canada
Who will win? – Canada
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Mihir Patel (Canada), Neel Date (Japan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Akhil Kumar (Canada), Yugandhar Retharekar (Japan)
Most Sixes – Benjamin Calitz (Canada), Neel Date (Japan)
Player of the Match – Mihir Patel
Team Scores Batting first – Canada 270+, Japan 80+
Match Handicap Canada
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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