Match Prediction ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 - Australia U19 v England U19
The 16th match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between Australia U19 and England U19 at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley.
After losing their first match of the tournament against West Indies by three wickets, Australia came back strongly against a weaker Nigerian team to win by 10 wickets.
It was their batsmen who let them down in the game against the Windies, apart from Jake Fraser-McGurk and Patrick Rowe.
Tanvir Sangha stood out for them both against West Indies when he picked up four wickets and backed it up with a 5-wicket haul against Nigeria. He was assisted by Bradley Simpson who bagged three wickets to help bundle out Nigeria for just 61.
In return, openers Sam Fanning and Jake Fraser-McGurk made good contributions as Australia won the game in just 7.4 overs.
In the only match that England have played in this tournament till now, they have suffered a massive 71-run defeat against West Indies. Amid most of their bowlers going for plenty, Hamidullah Qadri and Lewis Goldsworthy looked good and picked up two wickets each while restricting the batsmen at the same time. The runs came from their top four batsmen in Ben Charlesworth, wicketkeeper Jordan Cox, Tom Clark and Jack Haynes.
The England under 19 team does not possess the same pedigree as the women's or the senior men's team and hence Australia are expected to win this game.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Australia U19 - Mackenzie Harvey (c), Tanveer Sangha, Patrick Rowe (wk), Lachlan Hearne, Liam Scott, Oliver Davies, Todd Murphy, Corey Kelly, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Matthew Willans, Connor Sully
England U19 - Ben Charlesworth, Jordan Cox (wk), Tom Clark, Jack Haynes, Lewis Goldsworthy, Dan Mousley, Joey Evison, George Balderson (c), Kasey Aldridge, Blake Cullen, Hamidullah Qadri
Who will win the toss? - Australia
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Oliver Davies (Australia), Jordan Cox (England)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Tanvir Sangha (Australia), Hamidullah Qadri (England)
Most Sixes – Oliver Davies (Australia), Jordan Cox (England)
Player of the Match – Oliver Davies
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 270+, England 225+
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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