Match Predictions ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 - Australia U19 v West Indies U19
The 5th match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will be played between Australia U19 and West Indies U19 at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley.
Australia made it to the finals in the last edition of the under 19 World Cup but lost by 8 wickets. Just one of the three teams to have won multiple under 19 titles, the team would be looking to take it one step ahead this time around.
West Indies made it to the plate final last year but were beaten by Sri Lanka by three wickets.
The Aussies tied their first match against Bangladesh while registering a dominating 9-wicket victory against Canada in the next one. West Indies beat Canada by three wickets in the first practice match and registered another 126-run win against Scotland in their next game.
Oliver Davies would be the batsman to look out for Australia, having scored his runs at an average of over 85 in the last 5 games and a strike rate of a 110. Sam Fanning has also been good for the Aussies.
Among the bowlers, Tanvir Sangha has picked up 9 wickets from the last 5 games. Liam Marshall has scalped 7 from the last four.
Kimani Melius will probably end as the top scorer for West Indies while Nyeem Young has the ability to step up the run rate.
Matthew Forde and all-rounder Young have been the best bowlers West Indies in the last year.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Australia: Cooper Connolly, Sam Fanning, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Oliver Davies, Mackenzie Harvey, Corey Kelly, Liam Marshall, Lachlan Hearne, Todd Murphy, Patrick Rowe, Tanveer Sangha, Liam Scott, Bradley Simpson, Connor Sully, Matthew Willans.
West Indies: Kimani Melius (Captain), Daniel Beckford, Kelvon Anderson, Joshua James, Matthew Forde, Mbeki Joseph, Leonardo Julien, Avinash Mahabirsingh, Kirk McKenzie, Antonio Morris, Ashmead Nedd, Matthew Patrick, Jayden Seales, Nyeem Young, Ramon Simmonds.
Who will win the toss? - West Indies
Who will win? – Australia
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Oliver Davies (Australia), Kimani Melius (West Indies)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Tanvir Sangha (Australia), Matthew Forde (West Indies)
Most Sixes – Oliver Davies (Australia), Nyeem Young (West Indies)
Player of the Match – Oliver Davies
Team Scores Batting first – Australia 280+, West Indies 245+
Match Handicap Australia
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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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