West Indies U19 and Australia U19 meet in the opening game of the ICC U19 World Cup 2022. The game will be played on January 14, Friday, at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Both sides will be keen to start well in the tournament. This is a Group D fixture.
Hosts West Indies U19 will be under some pressure coming into this fixture. They have lost both of their warm-up fixtures leading to the main event. Their first defeat came against India U19 where they lost by a massive margin of 108 runs. Further, they suffered a three-wicket defeat at the hands of South Africa U19 next up.
On the other hand, Australia U19 had their first warm-up against South Africa U19 which was abandoned. In their next clash against India U19, they lost by a margin of nine wickets. Therefore, both teams come into the opening fixture of the ICC U19 World Cup on the back of defeats.
Match: West Indies U19 vs Australia U19, Match 1
Date and Time: January 14, Friday, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Providence Stadium, Guyana
WI-U19 vs AU-U19 Predicted Playing XI
West Indies U19
Shaqkere Parris, Matthew Nandu, Teddy Bishop, Jordan Johnson, Ackeem Auguste (C), Rivaldo Clarke (WK), Giovonte Depeiza, Carlon Bowen Tuckkett, Anderson Mahase, Onaje Amory, McKenny Clarke.
Cooper Connolly (C & WK), Jack Nisbett, Nivethan Radhakrishnan, Jackson Sinfield, Harkirat Bajwa, Campbell Kellaway, Teague Wyllie, Tom Whitney, Josh Garner, Isaac Higgins, Aidan Cahill.
The track at the Providence Stadium has generally been a good one to bat on. Batters will enjoy playing their shots on this surface. However, the fast bowlers will be assisted by some movement early on with the new ball. The spinners will find some turn later in the game as well. Therefore, the team winning the toss would look to bowl first and chase down the total.
WI-U19 vs AU-U19 Match Prediction
Both teams have lost their U19 World Cup 2022 warm-up matches. West Indies U19 team continued to struggle with their batting. They failed to chase or post a big total in both their games. Therefore, batting remains their concern against a quality Australia U19 bowling attack. On the other hand, Australia did well with the bat against India U19 and will take confidence from the same. Their bowlers need to step up in this game. Australia U19 are likely to start the U19 World Cup 2022 with a win.
WI-U19 vs AU-U19 Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: Rivaldo Clarke, Cooper Connolly, Ackeem Auguste, Teddy Bishop, Campbell Kellaway, Nivethan Radhakrishnan, Matthew Nandu, Jackson Sinfield, McKenny Clarke, Onaje Amory, Jack Nisbett.
Captain: Cooper Connolly, Vice-captain: Matthew Nandu
Fantasy Team #2: Carlon Bowen Tuckkett, Rivaldo Clarke, Cooper Connolly, Ackeem Auguste, Campbell Kellaway, Nivethan Radhakrishnan, Matthew Nandu, Jackson Sinfield, McKenny Clarke, Onaje Amory, Jack Nisbett.
Captain: Ackeem Auguste, Vice-captain: Nivethan Radhakrishnan