Cricket Match Predictions: ICC U19 World Cup 2022 - Sri Lanka vs Scotland, Match 2: 14th Jan
The 2nd match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2022 will be played between Sri Lanka and Scotland.
LIVE SCORES -Sri Lanka vs Scotland, Match 2
Scotland initially missed out on qualification after losing to Ireland in the final of the Qualifier, but were handed a reprieve when New Zealand withdrew from the competition.
The Scots are yet to make it past the first round, and face a battle to do so for the first time in 2022 with the strength of the group.
Gordon Drummond is the coach of the side, which will be captained by 18-year-old left-arm spinner Charlie Peet.
The Scots will not lack for experience, with Peet one of five players who were also part of the squad two years ago.
Sri Lanka will be looking for an improved showing after going out in the first round in each of the last two editions of the ICC Men’s U19 CWC.
Semi-finalists in 2016 with a squad featuring Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka and Wanindu Hasaranga, they have twice finished third in their group since.
The aim will be to avoid a third straight failure to make the quarter-finals, but the group in which they find themselves will not be easy.
Matheesha Pathirana is back in the squad after playing in 2020 when Sri Lanka finished 10th overall.
Dunith Wellalage will captain the side having previously withdrawn from a Sri Lanka U19 squad to focus on his studies.
Scotland - Charlie Peet (c), Jamie Cairns, Christopher Cole, Aayush Dasmahapatra, Olly Davidson, Sam Elstone, Sean Fischer-Keogh, Gabriel Gallman-Findlay, Jack Jarvis, Rafay Khan, Tom Mackintosh, Muhaymen Majeed,
Ruaridh McIntyre, Lyle Robertson, Charlie Tear
Sri Lanka - Dunith Wellalage (c), Shevon Daniel, Anjala Bandara, Pawan Pathiraja, Sadisha Rajapaksa, Wanuja Sahan Kumara, Raveen De Silva, Ranuda Somarathne, Malsha Tharupathi, Traveen Mathew, Yasiru Rodrigo, Matheesha Pathirana, Chamidu Wickramasinghe, Vinuja Ranpul, Sakuna Liyanage, Abhisheak Liyanaarachchi, Sadeesh Jayawardena.
Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Sri Lanka Under-19
Who will win? – Sri Lanka Under-19
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Gabriel Gallman-Findlay (Scotland Under-19), Pawan Pathiraja (Sri Lanka Under-19)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Gabriel Gallman-Findlay (Scotland Under-19), DN Wellalage (Sri Lanka Under-19)
Most Sixes – Gabriel Gallman-Findlay (Scotland Under-19), S Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka Under-19)
Player of the Match – Pawan Pathiraja
Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka Under-19 230+, Scotland Under-19 200+
Match Handicap Sri Lanka 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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