The Bangladesh U19 and UAE U19 are set to lock horns against each other in Match 21 of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2021/22. The BD-U19 vs UAE-U19 encounter is scheduled to take place at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts on Saturday 22 January. Bangladesh U19 won their previous game against Canada U19 by 8 wickets. Batting first Canada was bowled out for only 136 with Ripon Mondol and SM Meherob taking 4 wickets apiece. Bangladesh chased the target comfortably with Iftakher Hossain scoring 61*.
UAE, on the other hand, faced a beating from the EN-U19. Batting first, England posted a gigantic total of 362 on the board with skipper Tom Prest scoring a magnificent 154*. In reply, the UAE-U19 batsmen had no response to a huge score and got all out for 173. Ali Naseer was the lone warrior scoring a fighting 54 off 44 balls.
Time: 6:30 PM IST and 9:00 AM Local Time
Venue: Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts
Where to watch: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
There is no help for the bowlers in the wicket as there have been nine occasions in which teams have scored over 300 runs at Warner Park in 19 One Day Internationals. The batters are likely to get special assistance from this pitch. There may be some help to the bowlers in the second half. The team winning the toss should look to bat and score 300+.
Conditions will be pleasant throughout the BD-U19 vs UAE-U19 contest. The temperature will be hovering around 28-32 degrees Celsius. There will be no interruptions in the game as the weather will remain clear. Clouds may come in the evening.
Top Picks for BD-U19 vs UAE-U19 Dream 11
Ali Naseer is the leading run-scorer in the series for UAE-U19. He has made 127 runs in two matches at an average of 63.5 and a strike rate of 135.10. He has scored 2 fifties in two games He is a must-pick for your fantasy teams.
Ripon Mondol is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament for BD-U19. He has taken five wickets in two matches at an average of 9.40. He took 4-for 24 in the previous game. He also scored 33* in the first match against EN-U19.
Punya Mehra made 72 runs in the first match but got out cheaply in the second. However, he can be a good pick looking at his current form. He has scored 82 runs in 2 matches at a strike rate of 84.53
Iftakher Hossain did not play in the first match, but he made a great entry in the competition with 61* in his first match against the CAN-U19. His innings comprised of 7 fours.
Dream 11 Fantasy Team 1 For BD-U19 vs UAE-U19
Batters – Aich Mollah, Ali Naseer, Punya Mehra, Prantik Nawrose
Bowlers – Ripon Mondol (vc), Naimur Rahman, Adhitya Shetty
All-rounders – Iftakher Hossain (c), SM Meherob, Nilansh Keswani
Wicket-Keeper – Kai Smith
Dream 11 Fantasy Team 2 For BD-U19 vs UAE-U19
Batters – Alishan Sharafu, Aich Mollah, Ali Naseer, Mohfijul Islam Robin
Bowlers – Rakibul Hasan, Ripon Mondal (vc), Jash Giyanani
All-rounders – SM Meherob (c), Ashiqur Zaman, Nilansh Keswani
Wicket-Keeper – Aryansh Sharma
Probable XI for BD-U19 vs UAE-U19
BD-U19: Mohfijul Islam, Ariful Islam, Prantik Nawrose Nabil, Aich Mollah, +Md Fahim, Iftakher Hossain, SM Meherob, Ashiqur Zaman, *Rakibul Hasan, Naimur Rohman, Ripon Mondol.
UAE-U19: Kai Smith, Aryansh Sharma (wk), Alishan Sharafu (c), Dhruv Parashar, Nilansh Keswani, Punya Mehra, Aayan Afzal Khan, Ali Naseer, Jash Giyanani, Adhitya Shetty, Vijaya Raghavan
Who will Win- Match Prediction
Looking at the current form and team combination, BD-U19 is expected to win this game and move on to the next round. UAE-U19 on the other hand would be looking for a less demolishing defeat.
Disclaimer: The team is built upon the author’s understanding, analysis, and instincts. You can choose your team by considering the points above and making your own decision accordingly.