Cricket Match Predictions: ICC U19 World Cup 2022 - India vs South Africa, Match 4 : 15th Jan
The 4th match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2022 will be played between India and South Africa.
India U19 beat Bangladesh U19 by 103 runs in the semi-final and then went on to trump Sri Lanka U19 by 9 wickets to lift the U19 Asia Cup trophy.
India U19 were placed at the 2nd spot in the ACC U19 Asia Cup 2021 Group A points table with 2 wins and one loss from their 3 matches of the group stage.
Harnoor Singh was the top run-scorer for India U19 with 251 runs at a strike rate of 82. He struck 28 fours. SK Rasheed also made 168 runs at a strike rate of 71.
VK Ostwal was the best bowler for India U19 and picked up 8 wickets while bowling at an average of 12 and an economy rate of 2.29.
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.
India - Yash Dhull (c), Harnoor Singh, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, SK Rasheed (vc), Nishant Sindhu, Siddarth Yadav, Aneeshwar Gautam, Dinesh Bana, Aaradhya Yadav, Raj Angad Bawa, Manav Parakh, Kaushal Tambe, RS Hangargekar, Vasu Vats, Vicky Ostwal, Ravikumar, Garv Sangwan.
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.
Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - India Under-19
Who will win? – India Under-19
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Yash Dhull (India Under-19), Dewald Brevis (South Africa Under-19)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – RS Hangargekar (India Under-19), Asakhe Tsaka (South Africa Under-19)
Most Sixes – Yash Dhull (India Under-19), Dewald Brevis (South Africa Under-19)
Player of the Match – RS Hangargekar
Team Scores Batting first – South Africa Under-19 220+, India Under-19 250+
Match Handicap India 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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