Match Prediction ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 - England U19 v West Indies U19
The 8th match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between England U19 and West Indies U19 at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley.
England started off their under 19 World Cup campaign with a washed out match against Zimbabwe. The team then lost against Afghanistan by 21 runs.
West Indies won their first practice game against Canada by three wickets and registered another massive 126-run win against Scotland in their second warm-up game. The team has registered a win in their first proper match of the tournament with 3-wicket victory against Australia under 19, in a game that was curtailed to 49 overs per side due to rain.
As expected, Matthew Forde was the most effective bowler for West Indies while Nyeem Young stood out among the batsmen, with a 69-ball 61.
England wicketkeeper Jordan Cox initially featured for Kent as a lower-order batsman but was later promoted up the order and put in some impressive performances. He also scored an unbeaten 122 for the England under 19 team a month ago and would be expected to put runs on the board for the team.
Among the bowlers, seam bowling all-rounder Joey Evison, who played for Nottinghamshire last year, would be one of the big hopes for England in the tournament. Afghanistan-born off spinner Hamidullah Qadri picked up 18 wickets in the youth ODI trials and will look to create an impact.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
England: George Balderson (Captain), Ben Charlesworth, Tom Clark, Kasey Aldridge, Jordan Cox, Scott Currie, Blake Cullen, Harry Duke, Joey Evison, Lewis Goldsworthy, Jack Haynes, Dan Mousley, George Hill, Sam Young, Hamidullah Qadri.
West Indies: Kimani Melius (Captain), Daniel Beckford, Kelvon Anderson, Joshua James, Matthew Forde, Mbeki Joseph, Leonardo Julien, Avinash Mahabirsingh, Kirk McKenzie, Antonio Morris, Ashmead Nedd, Matthew Patrick, Jayden Seales, Nyeem Young, Ramon Simmonds.
Who will win the toss? - West Indies
Who will win? – West Indies
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Joey Evison (England), Kimani Melius (West Indies)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Hamidullah Qadri (England), Matthew Forde (West Indies)
Most Sixes – Jordan Cox (England), Nyeem Young (West Indies)
Player of the Match – Nyeem Young
Team Scores Batting first – England 250+, West Indies 275+
Match Handicap West Indies
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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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