Colombo, December 13, Thursday at 09:45 AM IST
The ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018 is in its second phase and India U23 will be taking on Pakistan U23 to secure a spot in the final scheduled on Saturday. The clash will begin at 09:45 AM tomorrow at Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo.
India, placed along with Sri Lanka, Oman and Afghanistan in Group A, remained unbeaten in the group stage and ended at the top with 6 points. Led by Jayant Yadav, India started their journey with 74 runs win over Afghanistan and went on to secure a spot in semi-finals after registering a convincing 6 wickets win over Oman in the second fixture.
In the third fixture with Sri Lanka, India thrashed the hosts by 4 wickets while chasing down 260 runs on the board to remain unbeaten.
Pakistan advanced to the second round in their second fixture only. Two one-sided wins against Afghanistan by 225 runs and Oman by 9 wickets sealed a spot for them in the semi-finals. The last encounter against Bangladesh was not more than a dead-rubber for them which they lost by 84 runs. Although a few key players including S Farhan and M Ilyas were rested, it was a must-win game for Bangladesh and they did the job well.
However, for this big shot, both India and Pakistan are expected to feature with their full strength. So, let’s take a look at possible changes and fantasy picks for INU23 vs PKU23 first semi-final.
INU23 vs PKU23 Team News:
Wicketkeeper: PrabhSimran Singh/Ankush Bains
Batsmen: Atharwa Taide, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda, Himmat Singh
All-rounder: Jayant Yadav (c), Nitish Rana
Bowler: Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, S Desai/A Rajpoot, Shams Mulani/M Markande
Wicket-keeper – Mohammad Rizwan (c)
Batsmen – Shahibzada Farhan, Zeeshan Malik, Ali Imran, Saad Ali
All-rounder – Khushdil Shah, Saud Shakeel, Hussain Talat
Bowlers – Muhammad Musa, Ghulam Mudassar, Suleman Shafqat/ M Ilyas, Ashiq Ali
This INU23 vs PKU23 Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
Team 1 and 2: Rested ones can be a big shot
Shahibzada Farhaan, M Ilyas, Ankush Bains and M Markande were the ones who were rested from their respective sides in the last group encounters.
While S Farhaan has scored two centuries in two games, M Ilyas took 5 wicket haul in the opening fixture. For India, M Markande is the leading wicket-taker while Ankush Bains scored 83 in the single opportunity to score.
Team 03 and 04: Potential match winners
Khusdil Shah is the top performer for Pakistan and has contributed both with bat and ball. He has scored two fifties and has seven wickets in his bag. he can be the game changer for Pakistan.
For India, Jayant Yadav can be the trump card. He has bagged seven-wicket in three innings.
THIS INU23 VS PKU23 DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.