The hosts South Africa U19 would look to square the six-match Youth ODI series when they take on Pakistan U19 in the second Youth ODI at City Oval in Pietermaritzburg. Pakistan colts registered a 17-run win in the series opener on Monday.
Venue & Pitch
So far, City Oval has hosted two 50-over Internationals. The average first innings score at the venue is 217 while the highest recorded total is 311. The game could see a high-scoring game.
Last ODI result at the venue – India 311/2 beat Namibia 130 all-out – ICC World Cup at Pietermaritzburg, February 23 2003
South Africa U19 TEAM NEWS
Despite a loss, South Africa U19 are expected to come out unchanged as the management would give the players another go before making a change.
High on the confidence of win in the opener, Pakistan U19 is unlikely to make a change.
Expected XIs for South Africa U19 vs Pakistan U19 2nd Youth ODI
PK-Y Playing 11: Rohail Nazir (c & wk), Naseem Shah, Abbas Afridi, Akhtar Shah, Basit Ali, Haider Ali, Mohammad Haris, Qasim Akram, Mohammad Aamir, Aamir Ali, Fahad Munir
Pakistan U19 squad: Rohail Nazir(c & wk), Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Qasim Akram, Saim Ayub, Shiraz Khan, Irfan Niazi, Mohammad Aamir, Haider Ali, Abbas Afridi, Akhtar Shah, Basit Ali and Mohammad Haris.
SA-Y Playing 11: Gerald Coetzee, Luke Beaufort, Jonathan Bird, Achille Cloete, Lifa Ntanzi, Bryce Parsons (c), Khanya Cotani (wk), Micheal Copeland, Andrew Louw, Akeem Minnaar, Tiaan van Vuuren
South Africa U19 squad: Bryce Parsons(c), Luke Beaufort(wk), Jonathan Bird, Achille Cloete, Gerald Coetzee, Khanya Cotani, Imraan Philander, Ruan Terblanche, Tiaan van Vuuren, Nonelela Yika, Micheal Copeland, Andrew Louw, Akeem Minnaar, Lifa Ntanzi and Siya Plaatjie
PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream11 Team Prediction
Haider Ali and Abbas Afridi notched 50+ runs in the first game for the touring Pakistan side, while Jonathan Bird, Luke Beaufort and skipper Bryce Parsons were among the runs for the hosts.
Naseem Shah and Abbas Afridi were most impressive with the ball for Pakistan while Lifa Ntanzi and skipper Bryce Parsons were most successful for the hosts.