In the 1st match of U19 CWC Europe Qualifiers OD on Sunday, Netherlands Under 19 and Ireland Under 19 will lock their horns. Ireland will be led by Tim Tector. Both sides have some talented players in their squad which makes for an exciting contest in the opening game of the tournament. The qualifiers provide a great opportunity for players from each side to showcase their skills and cement their place in the side ahead of the marquee event next year. A total of four teams will compete in the event after Denmark and Guernsey pulled out. Ireland, the Netherlands, Scotland, and Jersey will compete for the title on winning which they will qualify for the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup next year.
This is the first clash of the tournament and the result could be utterly surprising. There is no doubt that both are quality sides and fans can expect neck-to-neck competition in this huge clash. Both teams have some serious firepower in their sides and the fans can expect loads of thrill in the game. This game has every chance to go down to the last over.
Netherlands finished at fourth position on the points table during the ICC U19 CWC Europe Qualifiers in 2019 by winning two out of the five matches while Ireland did far better by finishing at second position on the points table after winning four out of the five matches. Both the teams will be looking to start their campaign on a winning note and earn two crucial points.
Fixture Name: Match 1
Competition: U19 CWC Europe Qualifiers OD
Date: 19 September
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
NED Y (recent last): First Match
IRE Y (recent last): First Match
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 Shirase Rasool, Shreyas Potdar and Philippe le Roux will be vital picks due to their form and track-record. In the all-rounder category, Debrub Dasgupta, Vikramjit Singh, Cameron Doak and Muzamil Sherzad will be crucial. The bowlers like Pierre Jacod, Scott Macbeth and Liam Doherty are quite experienced.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Tobias Nota
BATSMEN: Shirase Rasool, Shreyas Potdar, Philippe le Roux
ALL-ROUNDERS: Debrub Dasgupta, Vikramjit Singh, Cameron Doak, Muzamil Sherzad
BOWLERS: Pierre Jacod, Scott Macbeth, Liam Doherty
Both the teams have the ability and the team to pose a really good challenge in this first match of this tournament. 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 Ireland U19 have a good balance in their side and should come out on top against Netherlands U19 in the opening game of the competition.
The likes of Vikramjit Singh, Shirase Rasool and Shreyas Potdar are some of the crucial players from them. They should be looking to put on a high score on the board and crush the opponents in this fixture.
The Dutch all-rounder will be vital for his side in this clash. In 19 matches, he has accumulated 366 runs. With bowling hand, he has displayed his skills and claimed 18 wickets in the process.
He is another good pick in the Netherlands team. With the ball and bat, he can be effective. He has scored 132 runs in 12 matches and has 13 wickets in his kitty which proves his worth.
Netherlands is not likely to make any change in their usual first team for this opening fixture of the tournament. There are no injury worries for them too. So we can expect a strong side from their camp.
NED Y Playing 11 (likely)
Ireland knows the strength of the opponents and could focus on a strong bowling line-up to counter the threat of the Netherland’s strong batting line up. They also don’t have any injury issues.
One of the most experience player of Ireland team is Rishav and he will be the most vital player due to his ability to stabilize the team. In 2 matches, he has scored 76 runs.
Mukhtar will be on the look-out to keep performing well and dismissing the batters in regular manner. In 15 matches, he has scored 116 runs and also bagged 21 wickets.
Like the opponents, as this is their first match, Ireland are expected to keep their usual combination intact for this tough encounter against the strong opponent.
IRE Y Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Netherlands Under 19 vs Ireland 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 NED Y vs IRE Y clash.
The match between the Netherlands Under 19 and Ireland 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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