Match Prediction ICC U19 WC Super League Quarter-Final 2 - West Indies U19 v New Zealand U19
The Super League Quarter-Final 2 of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between West Indies U19 and New Zealand U19 at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni.
West Indies topped Group B in the ICC under 19 World Cup 2020 with wins in all their matches. As a result, the team finished with 6 points and a net run rate of + 2.340.
They will take on New Zealand who ended at the second spot in Group A with one win and one loss from 3 games. Their opening match against Japan could not be completed due to rain which is why the team finished with 3 points and a net run rate of -0.5 77.
Middle order batsman Nyeem Young has been sensational for West Indies and has played a couple of match-winning knocks. He is the top scorer with 129 runs from 3 games at an average of 43 and an impressive strike rate of 110.25. Kelvon Anderson is next with 128 runs at 64 including the best of 86.
All-rounder Young has been good with the ball as well and has picked up 6 wickets from 3 games. Jayden Seales is the team's highest wicket-taker with 10 scalps from 3 matches including a 5-wicket haul.
For New Zealand, Rhys Mariu has scored the second-highest runs in the tournament with 179 runs at almost 60. Adithya Ashok is the team's highest wicket-taker and has best match figures of 3/38.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
New Zealand U19 - Adithya Ashok, Hayden Dickson, Rhys Mariu, Ben Pomare (wk), Jesse Tashkoff (c), Ollie White, David Hancock, Fergus Lellman, Nicholas Lidstone, William ORourke
West Indies U19 - Nyeem Young, Kimani Melius (wk), Ashmead Nedd, Kelvon Anderson (c), Joshua James, Leonardo Julien, Kirk McKenzie, Antonio Morris, Matthew Patrick, Jayden Seales, Ramon Simmonds
Who will win the toss? - West Indies
Who will win? – West Indies
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rhys Mariu (New Zealand), Nyeem Young (West Indies)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Adithya Ashok (New Zealand), Jayden Seales (West Indies)
Most Sixes – Rhys Mariu (New Zealand), Nyeem Young (West Indies)
Player of the Match – Nyeem Young
Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 240+, West Indies 265+
Match Handicap West Indies
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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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