Match Prediction ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 - India U19 v Japan U19
The 11th match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between India U19 and Japan U19 at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.
Defending champions India started off their ICC under 19 World Cup campaign on a winning note with a 93-run win over Sri Lanka. Batting first, the team got off to a great start with openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Divyansh Saxena adding 66.
Each of Tilak Verma, Priyam Garg, Dhruv Jurel and Siddhesh Veer then played good hands to take India to 297. Akash Singh and Ravi Bishnoi then picked up two wickets each while being ultra-economical to ensure India's win.
They will be up against Japan next, who are playing their first-ever cricket World Cup at any level. The team's first match against New Zealand was washed out.
However, in the few overs that Japan bowled, their bowlers looked quite ineffective, with them going for plenty. Yugandhar Retharekar and Neel Date were the only two bowlers who seemed to make some impact.
All-rounder Date was the top-scorer for Japan in the two warm-up games with the highest of 39. Ashley Thurgate, Yugandhar Retharekar and Kento Ota-Dobell were their leading bowlers and picked up two wickets each.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Japan U19 - Marcus Thurgate (c & wk), Max Clements, Neel Date, Kento Ota Dobell, Ishaan Fartyal, Sora Ichiki, Shu Noguchi, Yugandhar Retharekar, Debashish Sahoo, Kazumasa Takahashi, Ashley Thurgate
India U19 - Yashasvi Jaiswal, Divyansh Saxena, Tilak Varma, Priyam Garg (c), Dhruv Jurel (wk), Siddhesh Veer, Shubhang Hegde, Sushant Mishra, Ravi Bishnoi, Akash Singh, Kartik Tyagi
Who will win the toss? - Japan
Who will win? – India
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Tilak Varma (India), Neel Date (Japan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kartik Tyagi (India), Yugandhar Retharekar (Japan)
Most Sixes – Yashasvi Jaiswal (India), Neel Date (Japan)
Player of the Match – Tilak Varma
Team Scores Batting first – India 270+, Japan 135+
Match Handicap India
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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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