The youth team of West Indies and England will go head to head in the 8th game of the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup. The English team will play their first game in group B whereas West Indies will play their second game. West Indies faced Australian colts in their opening game and decimated their batting, bundling them for under 200. Mathew Forde and Jayden Seales who shared the new ball for West Indies in the first game divided seven wickets amongst them.
Nyeem Young, the 18-year-old all-rounder of the team, impressed with bat and anchored a tricky chase. He scored an impressive 61 runs. Young who was adjudged as man of the match in the first game, also took one wicket with his spin bowling. The performance of Young combined with their new-ball pair will play a significant role in deciding who will win today match.
On the other hand, the English team who arrived in South Africa in the hope of repeating the feat achieved by their senior side in the summer of 2019 have had a rough welcome to the country.
The English Colts lost one warm-up game whereas their other game was a washout. The team would look to achieve their first win in South Africa.
When: 20th January 2020, 1:30 PM IST
Where: Diamond Oval, Kimberley
EN-U19 vs WI-U19: Expected Playing 11
England U-19: Ben Charlsworth, Jordan Cox, Tom Clark, George Balderson (c), Joey Evison, Lewis Goldsworthy, Hamidullah Qadari, Jack Haynes, Dan Mousley, Harry Duke, Kasey Aldrige
West Indies U-19: Kimani Melius (c), Leonardo Julien (wk), Kevlon Anderson, Antonio Morris, Matthew Patrick, Nyeem Young, Matthew Forde, Joshua James, Kirk McKenzie, Ashmead Nedd, Jayden Seales
EN-U19 vs WI-U19 Who Will win today match? Today match Predictions
Bet365: England U-19: 1.66, West Indies U-19:2.20
Betway: England U-19: 1.61, West Indies U-19: 2.25
India Fantasy Predictions:
The group B is being hailed as the group of death. Both the sides have a potent team combination and will be vying for a victory. A win for West Indies will virtually seal their place in the next round. However, the English team is not weak either and consists of various players who have the experience of donning their trade in the coveted County Championship. However, India fantasy feels that the bowling strength of West Indies might prove enough for English colts. We disagree with the win prediction and think that the West Indies will win the match.