Date & Time: Saturday, February 08, 13:30 IST
Venue: Willowmoore Park, Benoni, South Africa
New Zealand and Pakistan eye consolatory 3rd place.
Both the teams have suffered demoralizing defeats in their Semi-Final matches, especially Pakistan who faced a 10 wicket loss against India. yet again New Zealand batting came through but the bowlers failed to support them. As for Pakistan, neither their batting nor their bowling was up to the mark against India. Pakistan have a bowling average of 21.3 in this world cup, which is way better compared to New Zealand’s bowling average of 34.7.For New Zealand to win the match, they have to bring in their ‘A’ game against Pakistan.
Pakistan U-19 Probable XI: Haider Ali, Mohammad Huraira, Fahad Munir, Rohail Nazir (c & wk), Qasim Akram, Mohammad Harris, Irfan Khan, Abbas Afridi, Tahir Hussain, Aamir Ali, Mohammad Amir Khan.
New Zealand U-19 Probable XI: Rhys Mariu, Ollie White, Fergus Lellman, Nicholas Lidstone, Jesse Tashkoff (c), Beckham Wheeler-Greenall, Quinn Sunde (wk), Kristian Clarke, Joey Field, Adhitya Ashok, David Hancock.
The 5th place play-off ended up in a No-Result because of rains and on Saturday as well it is expected to rain, there is a 59% chance of precipitation at Benoni. In a cloudy condition, pacers are expected to get some help of the deck. However, the spinners have been more effective than the pacers at this venue in this world cup.
Abbas Afridi has a PPM Of 45.5 in this world cup with an MDTA of 2.0. He is Pakistan’s highest wicket taker in this World Cup.
Mohammad Amir Khan has a PPM of 44.5 in this world cup with an MDTA of 2.0. He has been one of the most consistent bowlers for Pakistan in this series with 7 wickets.
Rhys Mariu has a PPM of 49.75 in this world cup with an MDTA of 2.0. He is the highest scorer for New Zealand with 206 runs and two half centuries.
Beckham Wheeler-Greenall has a PPM of 58.0 in this world cup with an MDTA of 1.33. He has scored 186 runs at an average of 62.0 in this world cup.
Kristian Clarke has a PPM of 96.33 in this world cup with an MDTA of 1.5. Kristian Clarke is the highest wicket taker for New Zealand with 7 wickets.