Match Prediction ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 - New Zealand U19 v Sri Lanka U19
The 15th match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between New Zealand U19 and Sri Lanka U19 at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.
New Zealand missed out on what looked like an easy victory in their first match against Japan. Both their openers Rhys Mariu and Ollie White had departed after scoring half-centuries while Fergus Lellman was looking good on 37 when rain came down after 28.5 overs and the match could not be continued.
Lellman and Ollie White will be the batsmen to look out for in the Black Caps camp. Fergus Lellman has an average of over 55 from his last 8 matches and is expected to be the top scorer for the team.
As far as the bowling is concerned, Jesse Tashkoff and Adhitya Ashok both performed quite well in the warm-up games. Both have an economy of around 4.5 from their last 10 games. Possessing a better strike rate, Tashkoff is expected to pick the most wickets for the team in this game.
Sri Lanka suffered a 90-run defeat in their first match of the tournament at the hands of India. Despite some measured bowling from Ashian Daniel, who conceded just 39 runs while picking up one wicket, India succeeded in posting 297 runs on the board.
In reply Kamil Mishara, Ravindu Rasantha and Nipun Dananjaya played good hands but the team fell substantially short of the target.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
New Zealand U19 - Adithya Ashok, Kristian Clarke, Joey Field, Rhys Mariu, Ben Pomare (wk), Jesse Tashkoff (c), Ollie White, David Hancock, Fergus Lellman, Simon Keene, Beckham Wheeler-Greenall
Sri Lanka U19 - Kamil Mishara (wk), Navod Paranavithana, Ravindu Rasantha, Thaveesha Kahaduwaarachchi, Nipun Dananjaya (c), Sonal Dinusha, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Ashian Daniel, Amshi de Silva, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - New Zealand
Who will win? – New Zealand
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Fergus Lellman (New Zealand), Kamil Mishara (Sri Lanka)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Adithya Ashok (New Zealand), Ashian Daniel (Sri Lanka)
Most Sixes – Rhys Mariu (New Zealand), Kamil Mishara (Sri Lanka)
Player of the Match – Adithya Ashok
Team Scores Batting first – New Zealand 250+, Sri Lanka 225+
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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