Cricket Match Predictions: ICC U19 WC Warm-up Matches 2022 - Australia U19 vs South Africa U19: 9th Jan
The Australia U19 vs South Africa U19 match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup Warm-up Matches 2022 will be played in Everest Cricket Club Ground, Georgetown.
LIVE SCORES - Australia U19 vs South Africa U19
South Africa’s chances of success on home soil were ended at the quarter-final stage by eventual winners Bangladesh two years ago but a talented squad will hope to challenge for honours in the Caribbean.
All-rounder Dewald Brevis impressed for the Proteas youngsters in the CSA Provincial T20 Knockout competition in October – his batting style drawing comparisons with AB de Villiers – while his leg-spin caused West Indies plenty of problems in a recent warm-up series against the home nation.
Left-arm spinner Asakhe Tsaka and captain George van Heerden will also hope to make names for themselves in the coming weeks as South Africa look for a second ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup trophy.
Aiden Markram and Kagiso Rabada were the stars of a memorable triumph eight years ago and the current crop will be confident of following in their footsteps.
Australia's 15-man squad for the ICC U-19 World Cup 2022 will be led by Cooper Connolly. Connolly was part of Australia’s 2020 world cup campaign in South Africa and is set to feature in his second successive such event.
19-year-old ambidextrous spinner Nivethan Radhakrishnan, who moved from India to Australia with his family in 2013, was with Delhi Capitals as their net bowler during the first leg of IPL 2021 earlier this year in India.
South Africa - George van Heerden (c), Liam Alder, Matthew Boast, Dewald Brevis, Michael Copeland, Ethan Cunningham, Valentine Kitime, Kwena Maphaka, Gerhard Maree, Aphiwe Mnyanda, Andile Simelane, Jade Smith, Kaden Solomons, Joshua Stephenson, Asakhe Tshaka.
Australia - Cooper Connolly (c), Harkirat Bajwa, Aidan Cahill, Joshua Garner, Isaac Higgins, Campbell Kellaway, Corey Miller, Jack Nisbet, Nivethan Radhakrishnan, William Salzmann, Lachlan Shaw, Jackson Sinfield, Tobias Snell, Tom Whitney, Teague Wyllie.
Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Australia Under-19
Who will win? – Australia Under-19
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Cooper Connolly (Australia Under-19), Dewald Brevis (South Africa Under-19)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Nivethan Radhakrishnan (Australia Under-19), Asakhe Tsaka (South Africa Under-19)
Most Sixes – Cooper Connolly (Australia Under-19), Dewald Brevis (South Africa Under-19)
Player of the Match – Cooper Connolly
Team Scores Batting first – Australia Under-19 250+, South Africa Under-19 220+
Match Handicap Australia Under-19
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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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