Match Prediction ICC U19 World Cup 5th Place Playoff - West Indies U19 v Australia U19
The 5th Place Playoff of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between West Indies U19 and Australia U19 at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni.
West Indies defeated South Africa by 4 wickets in the fifth place playoff semi-final 1 after getting beaten by New Zealand by 2 wickets in the Super League quarter-final 2.
Earlier, 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.
Nyeem Young, Kimani Melius and Kelvon Anderson are tipped to contribute with the bat. All-rounder Young and Jayden Seales will be among the wickets.
Australia beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets in the fifth place playoff semi-final 2 after losing against India by 74 runs in super league quarter-final 1.
Australia finished second in group B. They won two and lost one out of their three group matches. They finished with four points and a net run rate of + 1.255. The team was beaten by India by 74 runs in the Super League Quarter-Final 1.
In the absence of Jake Fraser-McGurk, who has returned home after a monkey scratched him, Sam Fanning is their leading batsman. Leg spinner Tanveer Sangha is their top wicket-taker.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
West Indies - Nyeem Young, Kimani Melius (c), Ashmead Nedd, Kelvon Anderson, Matthew Forde, Joshua James, Leonardo Julien (wk), Kirk McKenzie, Antonio Morris, Matthew Patrick, Jayden Seales
Australia - Mackenzie Harvey (c), Tanveer Sangha, Patrick Rowe (wk), Sam Fanning, Lachlan Hearne, Liam Scott, Oliver Davies, Todd Murphy, Liam Marshall, Bradley Simpson, Connor Sully
Who will win the toss? - West Indies
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sam Fanning (Australia), Nyeem Young (West Indies)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Tanveer Sangha (Australia), Jayden Seales (West Indies)
Most Sixes – Sam Fanning (Australia), Nyeem Young (West Indies)
Player of the Match – Sam Fanning
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 260+, West Indies 220+
Match Handicap Australia
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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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