Match Prediction ICC U19 WC Plate Quarter-Final 1 - Sri Lanka U19 v Nigeria U19
The Plate Quarter-Final 1 of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between Sri Lanka U19 and Nigeria U19 at the North-West University No2 Ground in Potchefstroom.
Sri Lanka were part of group A in the ICC under 19 World Cup 2020 and finished at the third spot after the league stage with one win and two losses from three games. The team had two points and a net run rate of - 0.14.
They will now take on Nigeria who finished at the bottom in Group B. Nigeria failed to win any of their matches and in fact suffered huge losses, which is why they ended with the net run rate of -5.074.
Ravindu Rasantha is the top-scorer for Sri Lanka in the group stage and scored 97 runs from three matches, including the best of 49. He has aggregated his runs at 48.50.
The team will also expect wicketkeeper Ahan Wickramasinghe to add a few runs as well. Sudeera Thilakaratne, Dilshan Madushanka and Ashian Daniel have been the top bowlers for Sri Lanka and have picked up 4 wickets each.
Elijah Olaleye is likely to end as the highest run-scorer for Nigeria. Peter Aho is expected to be their leading bowler in this game.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Sri Lanka - Nipun Dananjaya (c), Navod Paranavithana, Sonal Dinusha, Chamindu Wijesinghe, Sudeera Thilakaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Ravindu Rasantha, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Mohammed Shamaaz, Ashian Daniel, Ahan Wickramasinghe (wk)
Nigeria - Sylvester Okpe (c), Mohameed Taiwo, Sulaimon Runsewe (wk), Elijah Olaleye, Abdulrahman Jimoh, Isaac Danladi, Peter Aho, Samuel Mba, Rasheed Abolarin, Ifeanyi Uboh, Miracle Akhigbe
Who will win the toss? - Sri Lanka
Who will win? – Sri Lanka
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ravindu Rasantha (Sri Lanka), Elijah Olaleye (Nigeria)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Asian Daniel (Sri Lanka), Peter Aho (Nigeria)
Most Sixes – Ahan Wickramasinghe (Sri Lanka), Elijah Olaleye (Nigeria)
Player of the Match – Ravindu Rasantha
Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka 250+, Nigeria 80+
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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