Afghanistan Under 19 vs Australia Under 19 3rd Place Playoff Dream11 Predictions, Lineups and more
As the ongoing ICC Under 19 World Cup nears its conclusion, the teams are currently playing their final games in the tournament and one such game is the upcoming third-place playoff game between Afghanistan Under 19 team and the Australia Under 19 team.
The Afghanistan U19 side has been very impressive in this tournament and very slowly, we can see that the nation is building itself up to be a compelling force in the cricketing world. The young side has played as a unit but they will have to pull off something very special against a very talented Australian squad.
The Australia U19 side was totally picked apart by the India U19 side, who booked a place in the finals against England U19. There was nothing much that the Australia U19 side could do in what was a crushing 96 run defeat and as such, the team will be raring to grab that third place in the tournament as a consolation prize. But, they have a challenge waiting in the form of the Afghanistan U19 side.
Afghanistan Under 19 vs Australia Under 19 3rd Place Playoff – Pitch Report
The Coolidge Cricket ground is a track where it is difficult to chase the targets of more than 250 runs as the wicket slows down in the latter half of the match. Considering the past results, it’s better to bat first on this surface.
Afghanistan Under 19 vs Australia Under 19 3rd Place Playoff – Probable XI
Mohammad Ishaq (wk), Nangyalai Khan, Allah Noor, Suliman Safi (c), Abdul Hadi, Bilal Ahmad, Ijaz Ahmadzai, Noor Ahmad, Izharullahq Naveed, Bilal Sami, Naveed Zadran
Campbell Kellaway, Teague Wyllie, Corey Miller, Cooper Connolly (c), Lachlan Shaw, Nivethan Radhakrishnan, William Salzmann, Tobias Snell (wk), Jack Sinfield, Tom Whitney, Jack Nisbet
Afghanistan Under 19 vs Australia Under 19 3rd Place Playoff – Players to Watch
He has been one of the stand-out performers for the Afghanistan U19 side, who have built a reputation of playing as a close unit. All the players have played their part to help their nation reach this stage of the tournament and Allah Noor has played his part very well, coming to bat at No.3. He has amassed 135 runs in five matches and he will be vital against the Australians.
A player who has been very consistent with his line and length this tournament, Noor Ahmed has scalped 8 wickets in 5 games and has also scored 89 runs. When the batsmen fail to fire, Noor Ahmed can help score those salvaging runs. He will be a great pick for your fantasy lineup.
A player who has been absolutely incredible is Teague Wyllie. While the last game against India was a one-off failure for him, Teague has been the difference-maker for his side across the tournament, having scored 265 runs in just 5 games. He is currently the top scorer for his team and we fully expect him to bounce back against the Afghanistan U19 side.
The Australian Opener is a reliable player who has helped his side get going in every innings. Yes, he has not played swashbuckling innings in the tournament, but his presence has allowed the more explosive batsmen to experiment with their shots. So far in the tournament, he has scored 188 runs from the five games and we fully expect him to play a part in this third-place playoff.
Afghanistan Under 19 vs Australia Under 19 – Fantasy Lineup No.1
Wicket Keeper – Lachlan Shaw
Batsmen – Allah Noor, Suliman Safi, Campbell Kellaway, Teague Wyllie (c), Corey Miller
All-Rounders – Ijaz Ahmadzai, Nangyalai Khan
Bowlers – Izharullahq Naveed, Noor Ahmad (vc), William Salzmann
Afghanistan Under 19 vs Australia Under 19 – Fantasy Lineup No.2