Cricket Match Predictions: ICC U19 World Cup 2022 - West Indies vs Australia, Match 1: 14th Jan
The 1st match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2022 will be played between West Indies and Australia.
LIVE SCORES - West Indies vs Australia, Match 1
Teddy Bishop is the top run-scorer for West Indies U19 with 389 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 43 and a strike rate of 83.
Matthew Nandu has also made 223 runs from his last 9 matches.
Johann Layne has been the best bowler for West Indies U19 and has picked up 12 wickets from his last 8 matches while bowling at an economy rate of 4.31 and a strike rate of 24.
Anderson Mahase has also picked up 11 wickets from his last 6 matches.
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.
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.
West Indies - Ackeem Auguste (c), Giovonte Depeiza (vc), Onaje Amory, Teddy Bishop, Carlon Bowen-Tuckett, Jaden Carmichael, McKenny Clarke, Rivaldo Clarke, Jordan Johnson, Johann Layne, Anderson Mahase Matthew Nandu, Shaqkere Parris, Shiva Sankar, Isai Thorne.
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), Teddy Bishop (West Indies Under-19)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Nivethan Radhakrishnan (Australia Under-19), Anderson Mahase (West Indies Under-19)
Most Sixes – Cooper Connolly (Australia Under-19), Teddy Bishop (West Indies 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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