IN U-19 vs SA U-19: India U-19 and South Africa U-19 will clash against each in the U-19 World Cup game on Saturday. Both teams are placed in Group B, alongside Ireland and Uganda. Talking about preparations in lead up to the World Cup, India U-19 won both their warm up games against Australia and West Indies. Meanwhile, South Africa played just one warm up game against West Indies, which they won by just 3 wickets. India U-19 also claimed the Asia Cup U-19 title a few weeks back, and are riding high on confidence.
Harnoor Singh scored a magnificent century against Australia U-19, as he Indian registered a nine wicket victory. Shaik Rasheed also scored a knock of 72 runs, whereas, captain, Yash Dhull registered his second successive half century.
South Africa U-19 were not impressive with the bat, as they just managed to chase down a total of 190 against West Indies. However, their bowling was on point, as Matthew Boast picked up three wickets, and Mickey Copeland chipped in with two strikes.
The match will be broadcasted on the Star Sports Network. The match can also be streamed live on the Disney Hotstar App. One can say that India U-19 are the favorites to win this encounter, as they have been in a rich vein of form.
India U-19 vs South Africa U-19 Head to Head in ODIs: Total 4: IN U-19: 3, SA U-19: 1
India U-19 have defeated South Africa U-19 on three occasions in U-19 World Cups. India U-19 are the favorites to win this encounter, because of plenty of firepower in their ranks. The two sides also clashed in the finals of the 2008 edition, where India, under the leadership of Virat Kohli emerged victorious.
India U-19 are the firm favorites to claim the title. The Indian side rolled past their opponents in the warm up games, and will look to carry the momentum into the main tournament. Captain, Yash Dhull’s form is very encouraging as he scored two consecutive half centuries in the warm up games. Moreover, Harnoor Singh struck a 100 against Australia. Here are the top picks for the South Africa U-19 vs India U-19 Dream11 Team Prediction:
1. Harnoor Singh vs Australia U-19 in Warmups
Harnoor Singh smashed a century of just 108 balls as he helped India win by 9 wickets against Australia. The opener remained unbeaten, as an opportunity was given to other batters to perform in the warmups.
2. Yash Dhull in Warmup Games
Yash Dhull, skipper of India U-19 scored two half centuries in as many games in the warmups. His knock of 50 runs against West Indies helped India past the finishing line.
3.Ravi Kumar vs Australia U-19 in Warmups
Ravi Kumar, left armer for India U-19 delivered a match winning performance, as he picked up 4 wickets in his 9 over spell. Ravi conceded just 34 runs, and also bowled one maiden over.
If IN U-19 bats first: 260-290
If SA U-19 bats first: 220-250
India U-19 have played both their warm up games in Guyana, and have also gone on to win both games. Surprisingly, the opposition team have found it difficult to bat on this surface, whereas, Indian batters have made batting looks relatively easy. Slower bowlers can get a lout of this surface if they bowl in the right lengths and are consistent.
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There are 70% chances of rains impacting the match on Saturday. The temperatures are expected to go as high as 28 degree Celsius and could fall to 24 degree Celsius once the weather cools down. One can see a probability of a reduced overs match due to excessive rainfall and a wet outfield.
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