Match Prediction ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 - Sri Lanka U19 v Japan U19
The 21st match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between Sri Lanka U19 and Japan U19 at the North-West University No1 Ground in Potchefstroom.
Sri Lanka started off their ICC under 19 World Cup 2020 campaign with a 90-run defeat against India. They then suffered another 3-wicket loss against New Zealand.
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.
In the match against New Zealand, the team posted 242 runs on the board, courtesy of good scores from Sonal Dinusha and Ahan Wickramasinghe. In a match that was decided in the final over, Asian Daniel and Sudeera Thilakaratne were their most impressive bowlers but the team lost by 3 wickets.
Sri Lanka will compete against Japan who have not had a great outing till now. After their first match against New Zealand was abandoned, the team suffered a 10-wicket defeat against India within 30 overs.
Neel Date is likely to be the top-scorer for Japan. Ashley Thurgate, Yugandhar Retharekar and Kento Ota-Dobell will be their leading bowlers.
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
Sri Lanka U19 - Nipun Dananjaya (c), Kamil Mishara (wk), Navod Paranavithana, Sonal Dinusha, Sudeera Thilakaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Ravindu Rasantha, Abhishek Kahaduwaarachchi, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Ashian Daniel, Ahan Wickramasinghe
Who will win the toss? - Sri Lanka
Who will win? – Sri Lanka
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Sonal Dinusha (Sri Lanka), Neel Date (Japan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Asian Daniel (Sri Lanka), Yugandhar Retharekar (Japan)
Most Sixes – Ahan Wickramasinghe (Sri Lanka), Neel Date (Japan)
Player of the Match – Sonal Dinusha
Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka 270+, Japan 80+
Match Handicap Sri Lanka
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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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