Match Prediction ICC U19 World Cup 7th Place Playoff - South Africa U19 v Afghanistan U19
The 7th Place Playoff of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between South Africa U19 and Afghanistan U19 at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni.
South Africa lost the 5th place playoff semi-final 1 against West Indies by 4 wickets after losing the super league quarter-final against Bangladesh by 104 runs.
Earlier, the team ended at the second spot in the Group D points table with two wins and one loss from their three games. South Africa finished with 4 points and a net run rate of + 0.718.
Bryce Parsons has been the most impressive batsman for South Africa and is likely to be the top-scorer. Achille Cloete will be the one to look out with the ball.
Afghanistan lost the 5th place playoff semi-final 2 against Australia by 4 wickets after losing the super league quarter-final 4 against Pakistan by 6 wickets.
Earlier, Afghanistan finished at the top of the Group D points table with two wins and one rained off match from their three games. They had five points and a net run rate of + 2.927. They were then beaten by Pakistan by 6 wickets in the Super League Quarter-Final 4.
Ibrahim Zadran has been the top scorer for Afghanistan and is expected to put runs on the board again. With the ball, Shafiqullah Ghafari started off on a brilliant note with a 5-wicket haul in the opening match of the tournament. Noor Ahmad has assisted him well.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
South Africa - Luke Beaufort, Jonathan Bird, Achille Cloete, Bryce Parsons (c), Khanya Cotani (wk), Tiaan van Vuuren, Merrick Brett, Tyrese Karelse, Jack Lees, Odirile Modimokoane, Pheko Moletsane
Afghanistan - Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Ishaq (wk), Abdul Rahman, Abid Mohammadi, Farhan Zakhil (c), Fazal Haq, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Asif Musazai, Rahmanullah, Noor Ahmad, Imran Mir
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Afghanistan
Who will win? – South Africa
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Bryce Parsons (South Africa), Ibrahim Zadran (Afghanistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Achille Cloete (South Africa), Shafiqullah Ghafari (Afghanistan)
Most Sixes – Bryce Parsons (South Africa), Ibrahim Zadran (Afghanistan)
Player of the Match – Bryce Parsons
Team Scores Batting first – South Africa 260+, Afghanistan 235+
Match Handicap South Africa
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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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