AU U-19 vs IN U-19: India U-19 and Australia U-19 will clash against each other in the Warm up game of the U-19 World Cup. India U-19 have been in exceptional form off late, as they claimed a 108 run victory over the hosts, West Indies U-19 in the first game. They also won the U-19 Asia Cup which was just a few weeks ago.
Australia U-19 will play their first warmup game against India. Australia will begin their campaign against West Indies on Friday, January 14, before playing Sri Lanka 3 days later. They are placed in Group D, alongside the two above mentioned teams and Scotland.
India U-19 scored 278 runs in their 50 overs against West Indies U-19. Captain, Yash Dhull found back his form, after scoring a well-made half century. The skipper scored 52 runs off 67 balls, and was helped by a quickfire knock of 78 runs from Nishant Sandhu.
Meanwhile, Australia U-19 saw their first match against South Africa U-19 being abandoned. Hence, the Aussies will be playing after a long span of time. They will be led by opening batter, Cooper Connolly.
The match will not be broadcasted on any channel in India. However, the ball to ball commentary can be streamed live on Fan Code App. India U-19 and Australia U-19 share a huge history together, as India defeated Australia in the finals in the 2018 edition.
Australia U-19 vs India U-19 Head to Head in ODIs: Total 7: AU U-19: 3, IN U-19: 4
India U-19 have had the upper hand over Australia U-19 in the last three outings. India U-19 defeated Australia in both fixtures in 2018, including a win in the finals. In the last edition in 2020, India emerged victorious in the quarterfinals in a low scoring thriller. Currently, India are the favorites to win this encounter, given their recent run of form.
India U-19 have star studded lineup, with a strong batting order. Harnoor Singh was in some form in the Asia Cup, and will open the batting against Australia. From the bowlers point of view, Kaushal Tambe and Manav Parekh picked up three wickets each in the last game. Here are the top picks for the Australia U-19 vs India U-19 Dream11 Team Prediction:
1. Harnoor Singh in Asia Cup U-19
Harnoor Singh missed out on scoring big in the first warm up game. The opener scored just 9 runs against West Indies. However, he had a terrific U-19 Asia Cup campaign, averaging over 50.
2. Yash Dhull vs West Indies U-19 in 1st Warmup Game
Yash Dhull, skipper of West Indies scored a half century in the first warm up game. He played a well-composed innings of 52 runs off 67 balls.
3.Manav Parekh vs West Indies U-19
Manav Parekh picked up three wickets in the last game against West Indies. He conceded just 34 runs in his three over spell at an economy if 3.4.
If AU U-19 bats first: 200-230
If IN U-19 bats first: 250-270
The pitch at Providence Stadium in Guyana is not an easy wicket to bat on. As seen in the last game, batters have to really grind to get their eyes in. Indian spinners enjoyed bowling on the surface, as they picked up 8 of the 10 West Indies wickets. Navigating in the middle overs will be a tough task, with spinners bowling from both ends.
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Rains are expected to play a spoilsport in this encounter. There is a 30% chance of rain. Moreover, the outfield could be wet because of the heavy rainfall on Monday. Once the sun is out, the temperature could rise as high as 28 degree Celsius. A full 100-over match is unlikely, and a reduction in overs is much more likely.
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