The Bangladesh U19 and Canada U19 are set to lock horns against each other in Match 17 of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2021/22. The PK-U19 vs AF-U19 encounter is scheduled to take place at Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad on Thursday 20th January. Pakistan U19 won their previous game against Zimbabwe U19 by 115 runs. Batting first Pakistan posted a total of 315 on the board with Haseebullah Khan scoring a magnificent 135. Awais Ali took 6-for 56 as Pakistan bowled out Zimbabwe for 200 only.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, won their first match against the PNG-U19 by 135 runs. Batting first, Afghanistan batsmen could not convert their starts and were bowled out for 200 only, with skipper Suliman Safi top-scoring with 62. However, PNG had no reply to the Afghan bowling as they bundled out for just 65 runs. All the Afghan bowlers chipped in with at least one wicket.
Time: 6:30 PM IST and 9:00 AM Local Time
Venue: Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad
Where to watch: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
Teams batting first and teams batting second have enjoyed equal success at the Brian Lara Stadium. The pitch has been helpful to spin bowlers. The team batting first would like to post a total of 270+.
Conditions will be pleasant throughout the PK-U19 vs AF-U19 contest. The temperature will be hovering around 24-28 degrees Celsius. There will be no interruptions in the game although the weather may remain cloudy.
Top Picks for PK-U19 vs AF-U19 Dream 11
Haseebullah Khan has scored a brilliant knock of 135 against the Zimbabwe U19 in the previous game. This top-order batsman is a must-pick for this match.
Awais Ali is the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan Under 19 team. He has taken six wickets in the previous game against Zimbabwe for 56 runs. The right-arm medium pacer will once again lead the Pakistani bowling unit.
Suliman Safi is an impressive middle-order batter and has scored runs on a constant basis for Afghanistan U19. The Afghan skipper scored a sensible 62 run knock against PNG and helped his team reach a respectable total.
Noor Ahmed is an integral part of the Afghanistan-U19. He has a lot of experience which will come in handy against a strong opponent like Pakistan. In the previous match against PNG, he picked up 2 wickets.
Dream 11 Fantasy Team 1 For PK-U19 vs AF-U19
Batters – Muhammad Shehzad, Irfan Khan(c), Suliman Safi (vc)
Bowlers – Mehran Mumtaz, Noor Ahmed, Awais Ali
All-rounders – Qasim Akram, Naveed Zadran, Khaiber Wali
Wicket-Keeper – Haseebullah Khan, Mohammad Ishaq
Dream 11 Fantasy Team 2 For PK-U19 vs AF-U19
Batters – Irfan Khan, Suliman Safi, Abdul Faseeh
Bowlers – Awais Ali (vc), Noor Ahmed, Zeeshan Zameer, Izharulhaq Naveed
All-rounders – Izaj Ahmadzai, Ahmed Khan, Naveed Zadran
Wicket-Keeper – Haseebullah Khan (c)
Probable XI for PK-U19 vs AF-U19
PK-U19: Muhammad Shehzad, Haseebullah Khan, Abdul Faseeh, Irfan Khan, Qasim Akram, Maaz Sadaqat, Abbas Ali, Ahmed Khan, Zeeshan Zameer, Awais Ali, Mehran Mumtaz
AF-U19: Mohammad Ishaq, Bilal Sayedi, Allah Noor, Suliman Safi, Izaj Ahmad Ahmadzai, Khaiber Wali, Naveed Zadran, Noor Ahmed, Bilal Sami, Izharulhaq Naveed, Nangealiya Kharote
Who will Win- Match Prediction
Looking at the current form and team combination, BN-U19 is expected to win this game and keep their hopes of progress to the next round alive. The CAN-U19 will be looking for a consolation win.
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.