Match Prediction ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 - England U19 v Nigeria U19
The 24th match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between England U19 and Nigeria U19 at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley.
After being outplayed by West Indies in their first match of the tournament, which they lost by 71 runs, England gave Australia a tough fight in Kimberley but lost on the last ball of the match.
Opener Ben Charlesworth and Dan Mousley were the top scorers as they put on 252 runs on the board. In reply Blake Cullen, Hamidullah Qadri and Lewis Goldsworthy were their top bowlers and picked up two wickets each. But Joey Evison could not defed 10 off the last over as the team lost the close game.
England are now expected to have a dominant outing against Nigeria who lost their first match of the tournament against Australia by 10 wickets. Their next match was against West Indies in which their bowlers conceded 303 runs and in return were bowled out for just 57.
Against Australia, none of their batsmen, apart from opener Elijah Olaleye, could score some runs as the team was dismissed for a paltry total of 61. None of their bowlers could make any impact as they surrendered meekly within the powerplay. Peter Aho is expected to be their leading bowler in this game.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
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
Nigeria U19 - Sylvester Okpe (c), Mohameed Taiwo, Samuel Mba, Elijah Olaleye, Sulaimon Runsewe (wk), Abdulrahman Jimoh, Miracle Ikaige, Isaac Danladi, abolarin abdulrasheed, Peter Aho, Akhere Isesele
Who will win the toss? - England
Who will win? – England
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Elijah Olaleye (Nigeria), Ben Charlesworth (England)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Peter Aho (Nigeria), Hamidullah Qadri (England)
Most Sixes – Elijah Olaleye (Nigeria), Jordan Cox (England)
Player of the Match – Ben Charlesworth
Team Scores Batting first – Nigeria 120+, England 275+
Match Handicap England
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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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