West Indies U19 vs Australia U19 ODI Prediction
- West Indies and Australia meet in the 5th-place play-off of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, after both bounced back from their quarter-final defeats last time out.
- West Indies beat Australia in the group stage but lost to New Zealand in the last-eight and had to beat South Africa to progress to this fixture.
- Australia bounced back from defeat to West Indies by narrowly beating England to finish second in the group. They lost to India in the quarter-final, however, before a last-over win against Afghanistan to reach this match.
West Indies vs Australia Match Prediction, U19 World Cup
West Indies and Australia compete for fifth place at the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa as the placement matches continue. This game takes place at Willowmoore Park, Benoni, on February 7 and gets underway at 10:00.
West Indies started this tournament with a win against Australia and after beating England too they looked like dark horses for the title. A narrow two-wicket loss in the quarter-finals to New Zealand put paid to that, but they got back to their best by comfortably beating hosts South Africa last time out.
Australia, on the other hand, had to beat England to qualify second behind West Indies from the group stage, but that meant they faced India in the last eight and they were soundly beaten. A narrow win against Afghanistan got them to this match, but West Indies’ opening win in this fixture gives the Caribbean youngsters the mental edge.
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West Indies won the toss and elected to field first when these teams last met, and they may elect to do the same again should they win the toss again.
Thunderstorms are forecast early in the day in Benoni and the chance of rain increases as the match goes on.
Willowmoore Park has offered something for the bowlers, with spinners profiting from turn and bounce in recent matches.
West Indies U19 Team News & Playing 11
WI U19 Team News
Kirk McKenzie hobbled off after his 99 against New Zealand but recovered to face South Africa last time out. Ramon Simmonds came into the team in place of Matthew Forde but after an expensive four overs it remains to be seen if he keeps his place.
WI U19 Key Players
Kevlon Anderson: A big innings against England has been his stand-out from this tournament, but the 19-year-old still looks one of West Indies’ top batsmen on paper.
Ashmead Nedd: Two more wickets last time out, as he posted figures of 2-18 from ten overs, mean the 19-year-old spinner has now taken ten wickets in his last four games.
Nyeem Young: Took 1-20 and hit 61 when these teams last met, before another all-round starring role against England in the second match. He would love to sign off this tournament in the same form in which he started it.
WI U19 Team Form
After beating Australia and England (and Nigeria) in the group stage, it was a big surprise when – despite Kirk McKenzie’s injury-defying 99 in a total of 238 – they lost by two wickets in the final over of their quarter-final with New Zealand.
West Indies hit back last time out, however, as they bowled South Africa out for 143 and won by four wickets with plenty of time to spare.
West Indies U19 Predicted Playing 11
Kimani Melius (c), Leonardo Julien (wk), Kevlon Anderson, Kirk McKenzie, Antonio Morris, Nyeem Young, Matthew Patrick, Joshua James, Matthew Forde, Ashmead Nedd, Jayden Seales
Australia U19 Team News & Playing 11
AUS U19 Team News
Jake Fraser-McGurk’s freak injury – suffering a scratched face at the hands of a monkey on a team outing to a nature reserve – has ruled one of Australia’s top players out of the end of this tournament. Without him, 16-year-old Cooper Connolly made his first appearance last time out and could be retained for this 5th-place play-off.
AUS U19 Key Players
Tanveer Sangha: Took four wickets when these teams last met, added five more against Nigeria and his 4-41 against Afghanistan means he has taken 15 wickets in total in this tournament.
Mackenzie Harvey: The 19-year-old captain hit 65 in the win against England and needs to step up to lead the batting – particularly with Fraser-McGurk out injured.
Sam Fanning: Found form in Fraser-McGurk’s absence as he scored 75 in the defeat against India and added another 62 against Afghanistan last time out.
AUS U19 Team Form
Australia beat England in a thrilling match to seal their quarter-final place, winning off the final ball having looked on the brink of defeat, but defeat to the West Indies in their first game meant they could only finish second in their group and had to face India in the quarter-finals.
A 74-run defeat followed, despite Sam Fanning’s 75, but Australia hit back against Afghanistan as Tanveer Sangha took 4-41 and Fanning hit 62 as Australia – chasing 192 – claimed a four-wicket win with one ball to spare.
Australia U19 Predicted Playing 11
Liam Scott, Sam Fanning, Mackenzie Harvey (c), Lachlan Hearne, Oliver Davies, Cooper Connolly, Patrick Rowe (wk), Tanveer Sangha, Liam Marshall, Matthew Willans, Bradley Simpson
WI U19 vs AUS u19 Head to Head
The meeting in the opening match of this tournament was the first between these two teams in YODI cricket since the 2014 World Cup. Jayden Seales took 4-49 and Matthew Forde 3-24 as Australia were bowled out for 179 despite Jake Fraser-McGurk’s 84. In reply, Tanveer Sangha made West Indies sweat with 4-30, but Nyeem Young’s 61 ensured they won by three wickets with four overs to spare.
WI U19 vs AUS U19 Head to Head Stats
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