Match Prediction ICC U19 World Cup 3rd Place Playoff - Pakistan U19 v New Zealand U19
The Super League 3rd Place Playoff of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between New Zealand U19 and Pakistan U19 at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni.
Pakistan suffered a 10-wicket defeat at the hands of India in the Super League semi-final 1 and would now attempt to end the tournament at the third place.
Mohammad Haris has been the most successful batsman for Pakistan with 131 runs from 5 matches at an average of over 65 and a strike rate of close to 125. Rohail Nazir has also contributed 111 runs.
Their bowlers have been on fire with Abbas Afridi being their leading wicket-taker with 9 wickets from five matches. Mohammad Amir Khan and Tahir Hussain have also picked up 7 wickets each and will be looking to increase their tally against New Zealand.
The junior Black Caps suffered a six-wicket defeat against Bangladesh in the Super League semi-final 2.
Opener Rhys Mariu has scored the most runs for New Zealand in the tournament till now with 206 runs from five matches at an average of over 40. Beckham Wheeler-Greenall has also contributed with 186 from 5 games at an average of over 60.
Kristian Clarke has picked up the most wickets for them with seven scalps from four matches.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
New Zealand U19 - Rhys Mariu, Ollie White, Fergus Lellman, Jesse Tashkoff (c), Quinn Sunde (wk), Nicholas Lidstone, Beckham Wheeler-Greenall, Adithya Ashok, Joey Field, Kristian Clarke, David Hancock
Pakistan U19 - Rohail Nazir (c & wk), Abbas Afridi, Haider Ali, Mohammad Haris, Qasim Akram, Aamir Ali, Fahad Munir, Irfan Khan, Mohammad Huraira, Tahir Hussain, Mohammad Amir Khan
Who will win the toss? - Pakistan
Who will win? – Pakistan
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rhys Mariu (New Zealand), Mohammad Haris (Pakistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kristian Clarke (New Zealand), Mohammad Amir Khan (Pakistan)
Most Sixes – Rhys Mariu (New Zealand), Mohammad Haris (Pakistan)
Player of the Match – Mohammad Haris
Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 240+, Pakistan 265+
Match Handicap Pakistan
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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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