In the Final Match of U19 CWC Europe Qualifiers OD on Friday, Scotland Under 19 and Ireland Under 19 will lock their horns. Ireland, are now placed at the top position on the points table of this season of the U19 CWC Europe Qualifiers whereas Scotland Under 19 is currently placed at second of the points table. Scotland U19 team have been one of the most consistent performers in the U19 World Cup. They have qualified for the event four times in the last five editions. They were part of the World Cup in 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2020. They missed out on qualifying for the 2018 edition, after losing the final of the Qualifiers against Ireland U19. They have quality players in their side, and will look to make it to the showpiece event next year. So expect a fiery clash between these two sides on Friday afternoon.
This is the final clash of the tournament and the result could be utterly surprising. Ireland Under 19 and Scotland Under 19 will play against each other for the second time in this season of the U19 CWC Europe Qualifiers. There is no doubt that both are quality sides and fans can expect close competition in this clash. Both teams have some serious firepower in their sides and the fans can expect loads of thrill in the game. Looking at the stature of these two, this game has every chance to go down to the last over.
Ireland U19 and Scotland U19 have prepared well for the European Qualifiers. Both sides have quality players in their ranks, so this match will be a cracker of a contest. But under the microscopic view, Scotland U19 have a better balance than Ireland U19. In the track of Almeria, the fast bowlers can extract a good amount of swing with the new ball, and Scotland can use this in their own favour against the Ireland side. So, expect them to come out on top against the latter team on Thursday afternoon.
Fixture Name: Final Match
Competition: U19 CWC Europe Qualifiers OD
Date: 25 September
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
IRE Y (recent last): W-W
SCO Y (recent last): L-W
Ground: Desert Springs club, Almeria.
Pitch Report: The pitch and the conditions of the Desert Springs club in Almeria is good for batting. The ball comes nicely onto the bat. Seam movement off the surface for the bowlers will also be there. The deck is expected to stay true throughout the course of the match between Ireland U19 and Netherlands U19.
The players like Tim Tector, Philippe Le Roux and Ruaridh Mclntyre, Jack Jarvis will be vital picks due to their form and track-record in batting. In the all-rounder category, Nathan McGuire, Matthew Humphreys and Sam Elstone will be crucial in this clash. The bowlers like Jamie Forbes, Liam Doherty and Jamie Cairns are quite experienced and can deliver vital wickets.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Luke Whelan
BATSMEN: Tim Tector, Philippe Le Roux, Ruaridh Mclntyre, Jack Jarvis
ALL-ROUNDERS: Nathan McGuire, Matthew Humphreys, Sam Elstone
BOWLERS: Oliver Davidson, Liam Doherty, Jamie Cairns
These are the top two sides at the moment and both the teams have the ability and the team to pose a really good challenge in this fifth match of this tournament. The bowlers have dominated all the matches played here and more than fourty wickets have fallen in the last three matches. So, the fans can expect a neck to neck fight when these two sides take the field on Sunday. But it must be remembered that Scoland U19 have a good balance in their side and should come out on top against Ireland U19 in the fifth game of the competition.
Tim Tector and Joshua Cox looked in good rhythm in the Jersey game for Ireland before getting out. They need to get big scores with support from the other end. Liam Doherty and Nathan McGuire were amongst the wickets in that game and they should be high on confidence. Ireland is expected to step up without making changes to their in-form combination.
The Irish all-rounder will be vital for his side in this clash. Against the Jersey side, he has accumulated 16 runs. With bowling hand, he has displayed his skills and claimed 3 wickets in the process.
He is another good pick in the Ireland team. With the ball and bat, he can be effective. Though he failed in the last match, against Jersey, he scored 37 runs and will be itching to get a big one to proves his worth.
Ireland is not likely to make any change in their usual first team for this fixture of the tournament. The Irish have some talented players in their squad which makes for them an exciting outfit. There are no injury worries for them too. So we can expect a strong side from their camp.
IRE Y Playing 11 (likely)
Scotland U19 were brilliant in the last game, defeating the Jersey side convincingly. The bowlers were brilliant and will look to repeat their performances in their next game. The qualifiers provide a great opportunity for the players to showcase their skills and cement their place in the side. Don’t expect them to tinker with the winning combination for the game against Scotland U19.
One of the most experience player of Scotland team is Jamie and he will be the most vital player due to his ability to stabilize the team. In the last match, he has scored he took 2 wickets for 12 runs.
One of the most experience player of Scotland team is Oliver Davidson and he will be the most vital player due to his ability to stabilize the team. He took 5 wickets in the last match against Ireland.
The Scottish side has picked up two wins from two matches in this tournament. So, they are expected to keep their usual combination intact for this tough encounter against the strong opponent. Don’t expect them to tinker with the winning combination for this game.
SCO Y Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Ireland Under 19 vs Scotland Under 19 Boys of U19 CWC Europe Qualifiers OD Live score and streaming on Fancode. There is no doubt that this will be a wonderful experience to view the exciting cricketing action in the IRE Y vs JER Y clash.
The match between the Ireland Under 19 and Scotland Under 19 of U19 CWC Europe Qualifiers OD will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights was not available for this series.
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