Three time world champions Australia are set to face off against Sri Lanka in the 9th match of the ICC Under-19 World Cup. The AU-U19 vs SL-U19 encounter will take place at the Conaree Sports Club in Basseterre, St Kitts. Australia Under 19 made a big statement with a massive win over the hosts West Indies Under 19 by 6 wickets. Cooper Connolly, Nivethan Radhakrishnan, and Teague Wyllie are notable performers from the Aussies. A win here against Sri Lanka U19 will take them to the knockouts.
Sri Lanka Under 19, on the other hand, had a memorable game against Scotland Under 19 where they wrapped up a convincing 40-run victory. They didn’t get the desired start, but responsible batting from the middle-order batters helped them set a competitive total and later some excellent bowling performances from skipper Dunith Wellalage ensured an easy win for them.
Match: Australia Under-19 vs Sri Lanka Under-19, Game 9
Venue: Conaree Sports Club in Basseterre, St Kitts.
Date & Time: January 17th, at 6:30 PM IST and 9:00 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
The batters will likely get assistance from the surface throughout the match. A total of 17 wickets fell in the last match played here, which shows there is something for the bowlers as well. Batting first is always handy on this wicket.
AU-U19 vs SL-U19 Dream11 Fantasy Predictions Top Picks
Batter: Teague Wyllie
Teague Wyllie took his time and showed some real character with the bat against West Indies U19, where he remained not out on 86 runs from 129 balls.
All-Rounder: Nivethan Radhakrishnan
Ambidextrous bowler Nivethan Radhakrishnan bowled splendidly against West Indies U19 and picked up 3 wickets at an economy of 4.8. He scored useful 31 runs in the run-chase as well
Wicketkeeper: Sakuna Liyanage
Liyanage came in when Sri Lanka U19 were struggling at 63/4 against Scotland U19 and played some extraordinary shots to give his team the upper hand. He got out after scoring run-a-ball 85 runs.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AU-U19 vs SL-U19 Dream11 Fantasy Cricket
Wicketkeeper: Sakuna Liyanage, Tobias Snell
Batters: Shevon Daniel, Pawan Pathiraja, Teague Wyllie
All-Rounders: Nivethan Radhakrishnan, Dunith Wellalage, Cooper Connolly
Bowlers: Matheesha Pathirana, Wanuja Sahan, Tom Whitney
Captain: Sakuna Liyanage
Vice-Captain: Nivethan Radhakrishnan
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AU-U19 vs SL-U19 Dream11 Fantasy Cricket
Wicketkeeper: Sakuna Liyanage
Batters: Shevon Daniel, Ranuda Somarathne, Campbell Kellaway, Teague Wyllie
All-Rounders: Nivethan Radhakrishnan, Cooper Connolly, Sadisha Rajapaksa
Bowlers: Matheesha Pathirana, Tom Whitney, William Salzmann
Captain: Cooper Connolly
Vice-Captain: Teague Wyllie
Probable Playing XIs for AU-U19 vs SL-U19
Corey Miller, Teague Wyllie, Isaac Higgins, Cooper Connolly (c), Nivethan Radhakrishnan, Campbell Kellaway, Aidan Cahill, Tobias Snell (wk), William Salzmann, Tom Whitney, Harkirat Bajwa
Sri Lanka Under-19
Chamindu Wickramasinghe, Shevon Daniel, Sadisha Rajapaksa, Pawan Pathiraja, Ranuda Somarathne, Sakuna Liyanage (wk), Dunith Wellalage (c), Raveen de Silva, Yasiru Rodrigo, Wanuja Sahan, Matheesha Pathirana
AU-U19 vs SL-U19 – Who will win?
Australia Under-19 are expected to take home the victory given they are a better all-round unit as compared to their opponents. They would like to carry on the momentum in the games going forward and tomorrow’s match is the best way to do it.