PK-U19 vs NZ-U19 Today Match Prediction | Cricket match predictions 100 safe
The youth teams of Pakistan and New Zealand will face each other in the 3rd place playoff of the ongoing U-19 World Cup. Kiwis have punched above their weight in the tournament and would like to end the tournament on a high. The team has a strong batting line-up and has in-form batsmen in Rhys Mariu, Jesse Tashoff and Beckham Wheeler-Greenall. They also have an excellent bowling line-up spearheaded by Kristian Clarke and Joey Field. However, the Kiwis have shown a tendency of failing under pressure on various occasions. Their ability to handle the pressure in crunch situation will decide who will win today match.
On the other hand, Pakistan has tremendously played the tournament. However, the team was outplayed against India in the semi-final but considering the form of the Indian side, losing to them should not come as a surprise. Haider Ali and Rohail Nazir would be the batsmen to watch out in the game and are the danger men.
When: 8th February 2020, 1:30 PM IST
Where: Willowmoore Park, Benoni
PK-U19 vs NZ-U19: Expected Playing 11
Pakistan-U19: Haider Ali, Mohammad Huraira, Fahad Munir, Rohail Nazir, Qasim Akram, Mohammad Haris, Irfan Khan, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir Khan, Tahir Hussain, Aamir Ali.
New Zealand-U19: Rhys Mariu, Ollie White, Fergus Lellman, Nick Lidstone, Jesse Tashkoff, B Wheeler-Greenall, Quinn Sunde, Joey Field, Kristian Clarke, Adithya Ashok, David Hancock.
PK-U19 vs NZ-U19 Who Will win today match? Today match Predictions
Bet365: Pakistan-U19: 1.30, New Zealand-U19: 3.25
Betway: Pakistan-U19: 1.30, New Zealand-U19: 3.50
The live prediction for the 3rd place playoff game has favored the Pakistani side. The Asian team was embarrassed in their semi-final game against India where they lost by ten wickets. The Kiwis also lost a one-sided game against Bangladesh in the second semi-final. However, the Pakistani squad has had a better record in the World Cup and the games played before the World Cup. Therefore, the Pakistani youth side has favorable odds in today match prediction.
India Fantasy Predictions:
Both the teams are coming off brutal losses in the semi-finals. The Kiwis have struggled in the tournament and could be termed lucky to be playing in the 3rd place playoff. The blackcaps have just won two games in the tournament and have mostly disappointed in the tournament leaving out one odd performance against West Indies. On the other hand, Pakistan won all their games other than the semi-final match against India. The youth team of Pakistan looks in better shape and has good batting and bowling line up. The game should be an exciting one, but the strength of Pakistan should prove enough for New Zealand. India fantasy agrees with win prediction and believes the 3rd spot will go to Pakistan.