Date & Time: Thursday, February 06, 13:30 IST
Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Bangladesh and New Zealand go head on to seal a berth against India in the Finals
It was in 1998 that New Zealand U-19 team reached the finals in World Cup and now they have a chance to enter finals after a long wait. New Zealand batting has been somewhere up to the mark in their batting, but the problem has been their bowling. Apart from Kristian Clarke none of the other bowlers have bagged more than 5 wickets, in fact none of the other bowlers have an average of less than 25. Going up against Bangladesh their bowlers have to step in to boost their confidence.
History is on the making for Bangladesh U-19 squad as this will be their first final appearance in a World Cup. They made it to the Semi-Finals in the 2016 World Cup, but lost to West Indies. This World Cup has been special for them, they are unbeaten till now. Bangladesh batting was a full highlight in the Quarter-Final match against South Africa, three of their batsmen scored half centuries to set a target of 262. Their bowlers have come good in all the matches including the quarter-finals.
New Zealand U-19 Probable XI: Rhys Mariu, Ollie White, Fergus Lellman, Jesse Tashkoff (c), Quinn Sunde (wk), Simon Keene, Beckham Wheeler-Greenall, Adithya Ashok, Joey Field, Kristian Clarke, David Hancock.
Bangladesh U-19 Probable XI: Parvez Hossain Emon, Tanzid Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Towid Hridoy, Shahdat Hossain, Shamim Hossain, Akbar Ali (c & wk), Rakibul Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Tanzim Hasan Shakib, Hasan Murad.
It was a low scoring encounter in the first Semi-Final at Senwes Park. India bowling first managed to skittle out Pakistan for a meager score of 172 and chased it with 10 wickets in hand. Bangladesh have played three matches at Senwes Park out of which one was a No-Result. New Zealand will be playing their first game at this venue in this World Cup. On an average 232 runs have been scored in the 1st innings at Senwes Park this World Cup, any target above 200 hasn’t been chased.
Tanzid Hasan has a PPM of 51.33 and an MDTA of 1.5 in this World Cup. He is the highest scorer for Bangladesh
Rhys Mariu has a PPM of 64.67 and an MDTA of 1.5 in this World Cup. He is the highest scorer for New Zealand
Rakibul Hasan has a PPM of 96.0 in this World Cup and has been a part of the dream team in all the matches he has played.
Kristian Clarke has a PPM of 125.0 in this World Cup and has been a part of the dream team in both the matches he has played.