Cricket Match Prediction ICC U19 World Cup Plate Semi-Final 1 - Sri Lanka U19 v Scotland U19
The Plate Semi-Final 1 of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between Sri Lanka U19 and Scotland U19 at the North-West University No1 Ground in Potchefstroom.
Scotland were part of the plate quarter final 4 against United Arab Emirates which they won by a comfortable margin of 7 wickets despite some great bowling from Daniel Cairns who picked up four wickets from 7 overs while bowling at an economy of under five. There was some measured bowling on display from Jasper Davidson and Calum Grant as UAE scored 249 runs.
In return, the Scottish batsmen who had been struggling to step up their game till now came good. Opener Syed Shah was the top scorer with 71 while wicketkeeper Tomas Mackintosh also struck a half-century.
Scotland will face a big challenge as they take on Sri Lanka, who are coming off a massive 233-run victory in the plate quarter final one against Nigeria. Given that their opponents were not the best among the lot, going past the 310-run mark in this tournament is still an achievement in itself.
Mohammed Shamaaz and Ravindu Rasantha - their main batter through this tournament - were the top scorers for the Lankans in the quarter final.
A 5-wicket haul from Dilshan Madhushanka and another 5 wickets being shared between Kavindu Nadeeshan and Chamindu Wijesinghe meant that they bowled out Nigeria for just 73.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Scotland - Angus Guy (c), Tomas Mackintosh (wk), Daniel Cairns, Jamie Cairns, Jasper Davidson, Kess Sajjad, Liam Naylor, Syed Shah, Ben Davidson, Charlie Peet, Sean Fischer-Keogh
Sri Lanka - Nipun Dananjaya (c), Navod Paranavithana, Sonal Dinusha, Chamindu Wijesinghe, Dilshan Madushanka, Ravindu Rasantha, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Mohammed Shamaaz, Ashian Daniel, Ahan Wickramasinghe (wk), Matheesha Pathirana
Who will win the toss? - Scotland
Who will win? – Sri Lanka
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ravindu Rasantha (Sri Lanka), Syed Shah (Scotland)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Asian Daniel (Sri Lanka), Sean Fischer-Keogh (Scotland)
Most Sixes – Ahan Wickramasinghe (Sri Lanka), Tomas Mackintosh (Scotland)
Player of the Match – Ravindu Rasantha
Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka 250+, Scotland 180+
Match Handicap Sri Lanka
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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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