In the 2nd match of U19 CWC Europe Qualifiers OD on Monday, Scotland Under 19 and Jersey Under 19 will lock their horns. 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 second 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.
Scotland head into the tournament as one of the favorites and will look to live up to expectations and emerge victorious today. However, they face a resourceful Jersey side who are well and truly capable of flipping the script and pulling off an upset in this much-awaited game in Almeria. Both the teams will be looking to start their campaign on a winning note and earn two crucial points.
Fixture Name: Match 2
Competition: U19 CWC Europe Qualifiers OD
Date: 20 September
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
SCO Y (recent last): First Match
JER Y (recent last): First Match
Ground: Desert Springs Cricket Ground, Almeria
Pitch Report: The pitch is a good one to bat on with the bowlers in for a tough time at the venue. There isn’t much help on offer for the bowlers, who will have to vary their lines and lengths accordingly. As the match progresses, the pitch might get slower, bringing the spinners into play. Both teams will ideally look to bat first upon winning the toss.
The players like Jack Jarvis, Muhaymen Majeed and James Smith will be vital picks due to their form and track-record. In the all-rounder category, Josh Lawrenson, Sam Elstone, Robin Carnegie and Will Perchard will be crucial. The bowlers like Charlie Peet, Christopher Cole and Asa Tribe are quite experienced and have the capability to pick up vital wickets.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Tomas Mackintosh
BATSMEN: Jack Jarvis, Muhaymen Majeed, James Smith
ALL-ROUNDERS: Josh Lawrenson, Sam Elstone, Robin Carnegie, Will Perchard
BOWLERS: Charlie Peet, Christopher Cole, Asa Tribe
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 Scotland U19 have a good balance in their side and should come out on top against Jersey U19 in their 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 put the opponent under immense pressure in this clash.
Majeed will be vital for his side in this clash with his batting prowess. With bowling hand, he has displayed his skills and can play a role in this clash.
He is another good pick in the Scotland team. With the ball and bat, he can be effective. He is an important all-rounder from Scotland Under-19.
Scotland 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.
SCO Y Playing 11 (likely)
Jersey knows the strength of the opponents and could focus on a strong bowling line-up to counter the threat of the Scotland’s strong batting line up. They also don’t have any injury issues.
One of the most experience player of Jersey team is Josh and he will be the most vital player due to his ability to stabilize the team. He is a batsman and can bowl right-arm off-breaks.
Robin will be on the look-out to keep performing well. The left-handed batsman and left-arm bowler from Jersey has the ability to perform well in this format of the game.
Like the opponents, as this is their first match, Jersey are expected to keep their usual combination intact for this tough encounter against the strong opponent.
JER 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 SCO Y vs JER 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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