Ireland U19 will start their Under-19 World Cup campaign against the Uganda U19 team on Saturday 15th January. IRE-U19 vs UGA-U19 will be the 5th match of the tournament. It will be played at the Everest Cricket Club Ground, Georgetown. Ireland played two warm-up games against Sri Lanka and Scotland. They lost the match against Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 128 runs after failing to chase a target of 234 runs. However, they bounced back in the second game against Scotland as they chased the target of 139 comfortably with 7 wickets in hand. Nathan McGuire bowled an amazing spell and picked a five-wicket haul.
Uganda played two warm-up games against Scotland and Sri Lanka. Uganda lost the match against SL-U19 by a huge margin of 231 runs. Their other game against the SCO-U19 was abandoned due to rain. The road ahead is going to be really difficult for the Uganda team.
Time: 6:30 PM IST and 9.00 AM Local Time
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Both the warm-up games on this ground was low-scoring encounter and batters struggled to find the rhythm. The pitch is likely to have the same reputation in this game, and spinners might play a key role in this game. 200+ will be a good total here.
The weather in Georgetown will be mixed throughout the IRE-U19 vs UGA-U19 battle. There will be widely spread thunderstorms in the morning with cloud cover up to 97%. The temperature will range between 25-30 degrees Celcius.
Top Picks for IRE-U19 vs UGA-U19 Dream 11
Joshua Cox played a knock of 44 runs against Sri Lanka during the warm-up game and proved to be a lone warrior. In the second game against Scotland, Cox made 28 runs off 30 balls and finished the game for his team.
Nathan McGuire picked a five-wicket haul during the warm-up game against Scotland. He gave away just 33 runs in his nine overs. McGuire is likely to play a significant role in this game considering that the pitch will have huge support for spinners.
Cyrus Kakuru was the leading run-scorer in the qualifiers for UGA-U19. He made 161 runs in four matches at an average of 53.66 and a strike rate of 103.87.
Joseph Baguma was the leading wicket-taker in the ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier Africa Region. He took ten wickets in four matches at an average of 6.1, an economy of 2.54, and a strike rate of 14.4.
Dream 11 Fantasy Team 1 For IRE-U19 vs UGA-U19
Batters –Tim Tector, David Vincent, Isaac Ategeka,
Bowlers – Reuben Wilson, Daniel Forkin, Yunus Sowobi
All-rounders – Pascal Murungi, Nathan McGuire(vc), Jamie Forbes
Wicket-Keeper – Cyrus Kakuru, Joshua Cox (c)
Dream 11 Fantasy Team 2 For IRE-U19 vs UGA-U19
Batters –Tim Tector, Isaac Ategeka, David Vincent (vc), Ronald Lutaaya,
Bowlers – Muzamil Sherzad, Juma Miyagi, Reuben Wilson
All-rounders – Nathan McGuire (c), Pascal Murungi, Joseph Baguma,
Wicket-Keeper – Joshua Cox
Probable XI for IRE-U19 vs UGA-U19
IRE-U19: Diarmuid Burke, Tim Tector (c), Daniel Forkin, Jamie Forbes, Nathan McGuire, Matthew Humphreys, David Vincent, Muzamil Sherzad, Joshua Cox (wk), Luke Whelan, Reuben Wilson
UGA-U19: Ronald Lutaaya, Ronald Omara, Isaac Ategeka, Brian Asaba, Pascal Murungi (c & wk), Cyrus Kakuru, Pius Oloka, Joseph Baguma, Matthew Musinguzi, Edwin Nuwagaba, Yunusu Sowobi
Who will Win- Match Prediction
Looking at the current form and team combination, IRE-U19 is expected to win this game. IRE-19 would probably like to win this game with a huge margin.
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.