Date & Time: Friday, February 07, 13:30 IST
Venue: Willowmoore Park, Benoni, South Africa
Australia look to extend their domination over West Indies in WC though their loss in the league stage.
Both the teams are coming off a close win in their previous matches. It hasn’t been easy for them since their defeats in the quarter-final. West Indies won with 4 wickets chasing a total of less than 150 and Australia won a nerve cracking competition against Afghanistan.
Its not a case where West Indies have performed bad in this World Cup, its just that in one match they faltered and ended up in this position. Both their batting and bowling has been exceptional, five of their batsmen have scored more than 100 runs and five of the 7 bowlers used by them in this World Cup have picked up 5+ wickets. This displays the character of the young boys from West Indies have put on. West Indies will be going into this match with a confidence lifter that they have already beaten Australia in the league stages of this years U-19 WC.
Its a bit contrasting for Australia to be precise. In both the departments, it has been a one man’s show for them. Sam Fanning leads the batting department and Tanveer Sangha leads the bowling department. Australia will be happy by the fact that their record against West Indies in U-19 World Cup has been stupendous. In the 8 matches they have played against each other 7 times Australia have emerged as the winners, their only loss came in this years World Cup.
West Indies U-19 Probable XI: Kimani Melius (c), Leonardo Julien (wk), Kelvon Anderson, Kirk McKenzie, Anotonio Morris, Matthew Patrick, Nyeem Young, Joshua James, Ashmead Nedd, Jayden Seales, Ramon SImonds
Australia U-19 Probable XI: Liam Scott, Sam Fanning, Mackenzie Harvey (c), Lachlan Hearne, Olivier Davies, Cooper Connolly, Pattrick Rowe (wk), Tanveer Sangha, Liam Marshall, Bradely Simpson, Matthew Willians.
The surface at Willowmoore park has been a decent one to bat on. An average of 213 runs is scored in the 1st innings at this venue in 4 matches. Both pacers and spinners have had the exact amount of success here in this world cup. Pacers have bagged 28 wickets so have the spinners, but the spinners have conceded way less runs.
Sam Fanning has a PPM of 63.25 and an MDTA of 1.33 in this World Cup. Among the batsmen from both the teams, his PPM is the best. He has scored 198 runs at an average of 66.0 with two half century.
Tanveer Sangha has a PPM of 109.4 and an MDTA 1.25 in this World Cup. His PPM is the best among all the players from both the sides. His 15 wickets is the 2nd most by bowler in this World Cup.
Nyeem Young has a PPM of 81.8 and an MDTA 2.5 in this World Cup. He is one of the six all-rounders who has bagged more than 5 wicket and scored 100+ runs in this World Cup.
Ashmead Nedd has a PPM of 69.8 and an MDTA of 1.25 in this World Cup. Nedd is West Indies’s highest wicket taker this World Cup with 10 wickets.