Match Prediction ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 - West Indies U19 v Nigeria U19
The 17th match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between West Indies U19 and Nigeria U19 at the Country Club B Field in Kimberley.
West Indies have looked really good in the two matches that they have played in the tournament till now. They first beat Australia under 19 by three wickets in a match that was reduced to 49 overs per side.
Matthew Forde and Jayden Seales were their top bowlers and shared 7 wickets between them. Apart from contributions from Leonardo Julien and Matthew Forde, it was Nyeem Young who took the team to victory.
In their 71-run win against England as well, it was all-rounder Young who made crucial contributions for the side. Wicketkeeper Julien chipped in with 40 while Kelvon Anderson was the top scorer with 86. Young came back to pick up a 5-wicket haul and take the team to a win.
The junior Calypso Kings are expected to have an easy match against Nigeria who lost their only match of the tournament against Australia by 10 wickets.
None of their batsmen, apart from opener Elijah Olaleye, could score some runs as the team was dismissed for a paltry total of 61. None of their bowlers could make any impact as they surrendered meekly within the powerplay. Peter Aho is expected to be their leading bowler in this game.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
West Indies U19 - Nyeem Young, Kimani Melius (c), Ashmead Nedd, Kelvon Anderson, Matthew Forde, Joshua James, Leonardo Julien (wk), Kirk McKenzie, Antonio Morris, Matthew Patrick, Jayden Seales
Nigeria U19 - Sylvester Okpe (c), Mohameed Taiwo, Samuel Mba, Elijah Olaleye, Sulaimon Runsewe (wk), Abdulrahman Jimoh, Miracle Ikaige, Isaac Danladi, abolarin abdulrasheed, Peter Aho, Akhere Isesele
Who will win the toss? - West Indies
Who will win? – West Indies
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Elijah Olaleye (Nigeria), Nyeem Young (West Indies)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Peter Aho (Nigeria), Matthew Forde (West Indies)
Most Sixes – Elijah Olaleye (Nigeria), Nyeem Young (West Indies)
Player of the Match – Nyeem Young
Team Scores Batting first – Nigeria 180+, West Indies 245+
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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