WI U-19 vs IN U-19: West Indies U-19 and India U-19 will clash against each other in the Warm Up game of the ICC U-19 World Cup. Team India are coming on the back of a successful outing in the U-19 Asia Cup, where they defeated Sri Lanka in the finals. Barring their close loss to Pakistan in the Group stage, India U-19 were brilliant throughout the tournament.
West Indies U-19 will have plenty of pressure, as they are playing on their home soil. They could manage to finish fifth in the last edition of the U-19 World Cup, after losing out to New Zealand in the quarterfinal.
India U-19 have plenty of talent in their ranks. Harnoor Singh was the top scorer of the Asia Cup, where he smashed 251 runs in just 5 innings at an average of 50.20. Captain, Yash Dhull had a quite tournament, scoring just 115 runs. However, he will be the one to watch out for in the World Cup.
As for West Indies, Ackeem Auguste will lead the hosts’ charge this tournament. West Indies have two warm up games to play before the real deal commences. They first play a formidable Indian side, before shifting their attention to South Africa U-19.
In India, the match will be broadcasted across the Star Sports Network. The match will also be live streamed on Disney Hotstar App. Fans can also follow the ball-to-ball commentary on the FanCode App. India U-19 are one of the favorites of win the tournament, given their star-studded lineup. Moreover, they are coming on the back of a recent Asian Cup victory.
West Indies U-19 vs India U-19 Head to Head in ODIs: Total 1: WI U-19: 1, IN U-19: 0
West Indies U-19 got the better of India U-19 when the two sides clashed in the finals of the World Cup in 2016. This time around, India U-19 have the better side on paper. However, West Indies teams have always been the underdogs coming into the tournament and one can expect a few surprises from their end. Additionally, being adapted to the home conditions may play to their advantage.
One should aim to pick maximum players from the Indian U-19 side. India have a well-balanced team with plenty of firepower in their batting and bowling departments. Yash Dhull, skipper of the Indian side will look to get back into form in the Warm Up games, and set the tone for the World Cup. Here are the top picks for the West Indies U-19 vs India U-19 Dream11 Team Prediction:
1. Harnoor Singh in Asia Cup U-19
Harnoor Singh was the top scorer of the Asia Cup U-19. He scored 251 runs in five matches at an average of 50.20. He is a must have in your Dream11 sides.
2. Vicky Ostwal in U-19 Asia Cup
Vicky Ostwal was the third highest wicket-taker of the tournament, as he picked 12 wickets in 5 innings for side.
3. Yash Dhull in U-19 Asia Cup
Yash Dhull is another good captaincy pick. The Indian skipper scored 115 runs in the recently concluded Asia Cup at an average of 28.75.
If WI U-19 bats first: 200-250
If IN U-19 bats first: 250-300
The pitch at Providence Stadium in Guyana is more suited to bowlers. The average first innings score at Guyana is just 225 runs, whereas, the average second innings score is just 199. Teams batting first have won 13 of the 22 matches at Guyana, whereas, only 8 matches have been won by bowling first.
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The weather is expected to be clear for the first warm up game for both sides. Temperatures are expected to rise as high as 28 degree Celsius, and dip as low as 23 degree Celsius on a few occasions. However, conditions may become a bit overcast at some points in the day, which will aid the seam bowlers.
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