Match Prediction ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 - New Zealand U19 v Japan U19
The 3rd match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between New Zealand U19 and Japan U19 at the North-West University No1 Ground in Potchefstroom.
With Japan new to international cricket, they have never faced New Zealand under 19 in an ODI before. New Zealand topped the league points table in the last edition of the ICC under 19 World Cup with three wins from three matches in the group stage. They ended at the eighth place after getting beaten at the hands of England Under 19. Japan was not part of the last year's edition.
Japan lost their first warm-up match against Scotland by a huge margin of 256. They suffered another massive defeat against United Arab Emirates in their second practice match.
On the other hand, New Zealand, after getting beaten by United Arab Emirates by 1 wicket, came back to win the second warm-up game against Bangladesh under 19 by 4 wickets.
Neel Date was the top-scorer for Japan in the two warm-up games with the top score of 39. Ashley Thurgate, Yugandhar Retharekar and Kento Ota-Dobell were their leading bowlers and picked up two wickets each.
Rhys Mariu was the top scorer for New Zealand in the warm-up matches with 88 runs, including a half-century. Among the bowlers, Jesse Tashkoff, Jowy Field and Adithya Ashok were are the top picks. Ashok stood out with 6 wickets from two games.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
New Zealand: Jesse Tashkoff (Captain), Kristian Clarke, Adithya Ashok, Hayden Dickson, Joey Field, Simon Keene, Fergus Lellman, Nicholas Lidstone, David Hancock, Rhys Mariu, William O’Rourke, Ben Pomare, Quinn Sunde, Oliver White, Beckham Wheeler-Greenall.
Japan: Marcus Thurgate (Captain), Max Clements, Neel Date, Tushar Chaturvedi, Kento Ota-Dobell, Sora Ichiki, Ishaan Fartyal, Leon Mehlig, Masato Morita, Shu Noguchi, Yugandhar Retharekar, Reiji Suto, Debashish Sahoo, Kazumasa Takahashi, Ashley Thurgate.
Who will win the toss? - New Zealand
Who will win? – New Zealand
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Rhys Mariu (New Zealand), Neel Date (Japan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Adithya Ashok (New Zealand), Ashley Thurgate (Japan)
Most Sixes – Rhys Mariu (New Zealand), Neel Date (Japan)
Player of the Match – Adithya Ashok
Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 250+, Japan 185+
Match Handicap New Zealand
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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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