UAE Under 19 and West Indies Under 19 will be battling in the Super League Semi-Final-1 of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2021-22. The UAE-U19 vs WI-U19 contest will be held at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad on Friday 28th January. UAE U19 won a low-scoring contest against Uganda U19 in the Plate Quarter-Final 1 by one wicket. Adithya Shetty was the main performer for the team with his spell of 4-for 28. They need to play at their best against West Indies U19 if they want to move further.
West Indies Under 19, on the other hand, dominated the PNG U19 in the Plate Quarter-Final 4 by 169 runs to secure their spot in the Plate Semi-Finals. Matthew Nandu, who had a lean patch in the group stages, stepped up and scored an impressive century against PNG U19. They are the favorites to win this match.
Time: 6:30 PM IST & 9:00 AM Local Time
Venue: Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Where to watch: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
The quick bowlers will get massive assistance from the surface here at Queen’s Park Oval. Batsmen will be looking to avoid the big shots initially. It’s hard to break partnerships here when the batters are fully set. The team batting first would look to score 250+.
Conditions will be mostly sunny and pleasant in the UAE-U19 vs WI-U19 contest. The temperature will be hovering around 28-32 degrees Celsius. There will be no interruptions in the game by rain as the weather will remain clear.
UAE-U19 vs WI-U19: Dream 11 Top Picks
Alishan Sharafu has scored 95 runs in 4 matches in this tournament at an average of 23.75 with the highest score of 37. The UAE-U19 skipper has chipped in with 2 wickets as well.
Ali Naseer has scored 138 runs in 4 matches in this tournament at an average of 34.5 with the highest score of 73. In addition to this, he has also picked up one wicket.
Matthew Nandu played an impressive knock in the Plate Quarter-Final 4 against PNG U19. He scored 128 runs from 134 balls, which includes 15 fours and 2 sixes. He has also bagged 2 wickets. He is a must-pick for your fantasy squads.
Shaqkere Parris has scored 110 runs in 4 matches in this tournament at an average of 27.5 with the highest score of 64. He is one of the main batsman for the WI-U19.
Dream 11 Fantasy Team 1 For UAE-U19 vs WI-U19
Batters – Alishan Sharafu (vc), Teddy Bishop, Shaqkere Parris, Kevin Wickham (c),
Bowlers – Adithya Shetty, Shiva Sankar, McKenny Clarke
All-rounders – Matthew Nandu, Ali Naseer, Nilansh Keswani,
Wicket-Keeper – Kai Smith
Dream 11 Fantasy Team 2 For UAE-U19 vs WI-U19
Batters – Alishan Sharafu, Punya Mehra, Shaqkere Parris, Kevin Wickham
Bowlers – Jash Giyanani, McKenny Clarke, Adithya Shetty
All-rounders – Matthew Nandu (c), Ali Naseer (vc), Nilansh Keswani
Wicket-Keeper – Rivaldo Clarke
Probable XI for UAE-U19 vs WI-U19
UAE-U19: Kai Smith (wk), Dhruv Parashar, Alishan Sharafu (c), Punya Mehra, Nilansh Keswani, Ali Naseer, Soorya Sathish, Ronak Panoly, Aayan Khan, Adithya Shetty, Jash Giyanani
WI-U19: Shaqkere Parris, Matthew Nandu (c), Teddy Bishop, Kevin Wickham, Rivaldo Clarke (wk), Jordan Johnson, Anderson Mahase, McKenny Clarke, Nathan Edward, Shiva Sankar, Isai Thorne
Who will Win- Match Prediction
Looking at the current form and team combination, WI-U19 is expected to win this game and book its place in the Finals. However, UAE-19 will be having some confidence from their previous win and will give a good fight.
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.