Ireland U19 and Canada U19 will play against each other in the second plate quarter-final match of the ICC U19 World Cup at Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad on January 25, Tuesday.
Ireland started the tournament on a positive note by bagging a 39-run win over Uganda U19. However, they completely lost the track against India U19 by 174 runs and South Africa U19 by 153 runs. The last two defeats made them end the group stage with third spot in Group B.
The Tim Tector-led Irish side made it to the second plate quarter-final after disappointing group stage results. They would be aiming to end the tournament on a better note with better performances in the plate knockouts.
Meanwhile, Canada U19 were completely out of control in the group stage in Group A with three big defeats. They lost their initial encounter against UAE U19 by 49 runs. They later lost to England U19 by 106 runs. They ended the group stage with a defeat over Bangladesh U19 by eight wickets.
Match: Ireland U19 vs Canada U19, Second plate quarter-final
Date and Time: January 25, Tuesday, 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
IRE-U19 vs CAN-U19 Predicted Playing XI
Liam Doherty, Nathan McGuire, David Vincent, Joshua Cox, Tim Tector (c), Philippus le Roux, Scott MacBeth, Luke Whelan (wk), Matthew Humphreys, Jamie Forbes, Reuben Wilson
Anoop Chima (wk), Jash Shah, Yasir Mahmood, Mihir Patel (c), Mohit Prashar, Kairav Sharma, Ethan Gibson, Gurnek Johal Singh, Sheel Patel, Parmveer Kharoud, Gavin Niblock
Despite having slow wickets in Trinidad, batters are going for their shots right from the powerplay overs. We can expect teams batting first to score more than 300 runs in order to put pressure on the opposition.
IRE-U19 vs CAN-U19 Match Prediction
Comparatively, Ireland U19 have a better and stronger outfit. They are expected to come out all guns blazing and steamroll the struggling Canada U19 side. Ireland looked a decent side among the disqualified teams in the tournament.
IRE-U19 vs CAN-U19 Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: Joshua Cox, Anoop Chima, David Vincent, Philippus le Roux, Yasir Mahmood, Mihir Patel, Nathan McGuire, Kairav Sharma, Matthew Humphreys, Reuben Wilson, Parmveer Kharoud
Captain: Kairav Sharma, Vice-captain: Nathan McGuire
Fantasy Team #2: Anoop Chima, Tim Tector, David Vincent, Philippus le Roux, Mihir Patel, Nathan McGuire, Kairav Sharma, Liam Doherty, Matthew Humphreys, Sheel Patel, Parmveer Kharoud
Captain: Anoop Chima, Vice-captain: Matthew Humphreys