U19 World Cup

U19 WORLD CUP – QUARTER FINAL – INDIA VS BANGLADESH – FANTASY PREVIEW

Two sub-continent teams India and Bangladesh goes for the Quarter Final face-off in the in the ongoing ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup. Indian Juniors dominated group B and qualified for the knock-outs by winning 3-0 while the opponent Bangladesh won 2 out of 3 matches and placed second in the Group C to advance for the quarter final stage. The team which will win in this clash, will face Pakistan in Semi-Final on Tuesday. Super League Quarter-Final 4 between India vs Bangladesh schedule to start at 10:30 AM Local | 3 AM IST on Friday, 26th January 2018.

 

INDIA :

Under the guidelines of Coach Rahul Dravid, India U-19 outplayed all three opponents in the group stage and topped the Group B to qualify for the Quarter-Final. Indian team started the World Cup season with an impressive 100 runs victory over Australia. In next two games, India U19 dismantled both PNG and Zimbabwe and won both of those matches by 10 wickets each. Prithvi Shaw led-side had shown very decent performances in all departments. Skipper Prithvi Shaw opens the batting along with Manjot Kalra. These two are the regular openers but in the last game, there was an experiment by giving opportunities to others in the batting lineup. As this is the quarter final clash, Prithvi will back to opening slot with his partner Kalra. Shaw had scored back-to-back half-centuries against both Australia and PNG. In the match against Australia he missed out a century by 6 runs and also scored 39 balls 57 against PNG in the next game. Manjot Kalra also in a good form who started the tournament with 86 runs off 99 balls against Australia. Shubman Gill batted at no. 3 in the first match and helped the team with 63 runs off 54 balls. He was promoted to opening position against Zimbabwe in the last game and he utilized the opportunity by scoring 90 runs off just 59 balls in that game. Gill is expected to move back to no. 3 position in this game and we can expect another firing knock from him. Himanshu Rana had played the first two matches and batted at no. 4. But he made a way for Riyan Parag in the last game. But Rana is expected to be back in the XI for this game. His medium pace bowling will help you to take more fantasy points.

Indian team has two wicket-keepers in the squad, Aryan Juyal and Harvik Desai. Juyal played first two matches, but the impressive batting performances by Harvik against Zimbabwe, might give him a chance to keep wickets in this game too. Triple left-arm spin attacks by Anukul Roy, Abhishek Sharma and Shiva Singh worked out so well for the team in each group stage matches. All-rounder Anukul Roy rocked with his left-arm spin and took a tally of 10 wickets in 3 matches. Especially, in the last two, he had claimed 5 for 14 and 4 for 20 respectively. He is also capable of batting in the middle-order. Abhishek Sharma is the other left-arm spinner who claimed 3 wickets in 2 innings. He is very good in exhilarating the run-rate in end overs with his quick scoring skills. Shiva Singh remained wicket-less in all three matches, but he used to bowl well controlled economical spells in each innings. Fast bowler Kamlesh Nagarkoti who bowls around 150 kmph, also capable of scoring quick runs in lower middle-order. Nagarkoti claimed 3 for 29 against Australia and he could possibly come with 2 or more wickets in this clash. All-rounder Shivam Mavi had claimed 6 wickets in 3 matches, including a three wickets haul against Australia. The left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh had bowled well and claimed 2 for 10 in 7 overs against Zimbabwe. He would keep his place in the XI. Pankaj Yadav and Aditya Thakare are other two bowling options in the squad.

 

BANGLADESH U-19 :

Bangaldesh won first two of their group C matches comfortably against Nambia and Canada. But, they had a tough game in the last group match against the strong opponent England. It was a testing time for Bangladesh batting and they were bowled out for 175 runs in 50th over. As the bowlers failed to cope up in the middle-overs, England won that game with more than 20 overs to spare. Bangladesh team had an enough time to correct their errors ahead of the big quarter-final clash against India. The opener Pinak Ghosh started the tournament with a quick 26 runs, but after that he struggled completely and scored only 0 and 4 runs respectively in the last two innings. His poor form may opens the door for wicket-keeper batsman Zakir Hasan who yet to play a game in the tournament. The other part of opener Mohammad Naim batted so well in the first two matches and scored 60 and 47 runs respectively. He departed for just 1 run against England, but he has an ability to be back with a good knock in this crucial match. Skipper Saif Hassan had started with a mighty 84 runs off 48 balls against Namibia. Since that innings, he managed to score 17 and 1 runs respectively. He claimed a wicket with his part-time bowling against Canada. Bangladesh reliable lot of their captain’s performances in this encounter. The all-rounder Afif Hossain who are far most experienced player in the team, scored back-to-back half-centuries in the last two matches. He had played a plenty of BPL matches in last two seasons and those experiences help him to perform well in this World Cup. He received the man of the award in the game against Canada for his all-round excellence of 50 runs with a bat and 5 for 43 with a ball. He is one of the notable performer in Bangladesh side.

Middle-order batsman Towhid Hridoy got an opportunity to play a big innings against Canada and notched up with big hundred by scoring 122 runs off 126 balls. He didn’t shine in other two innings, but hopes for some good batting show from him on Friday. Batsman Aminul Islam and the wicket-keeper Mahidul Ankon bats at no. 6 and 7 respectively. Animul contributed some useful runs for 19 and 31 runs in the last two matches while Ankon faced 50 balls to score 20 runs against England in the last match. The off-spinner Nayeem Hasan has a role to play in this game with a ball. He bowled a good spell of 1 for 36 against England, hopefully will do well against India too. The left-arm seamer Qasi Onik did a good job with a ball in all three matches. He had claimed 1 wicket each all three games, but bowled some good economical spells. Hasan Mahmud is the best pace bowler for Bangladesh during the group matches, he claimed a tally of 5 wickets in 3 matches. Robiul Haque, the off-spinner had played first two matches but his average bowling performances caused his place against England. But, he has a chance to be back in the XI for this game. Tipu Sultan got an opportunity to play last two matches, but his expensive spell may throw him out from the XI. If Bangladesh decides to go without both Robiul and Tipu, then Roni Hossen will get his first match in the tournament.

 

KEY PLAYERS :

INDIA U-19 :

  • Prithvi Shaw
  • Shubman Gill
  • Manjot Kalra
  • Anukul Roy
  • Abhishek Sharma
  • Kamlesh Nagarkoti
  • Shivam Mavi

 

BANGLADESH U-19 :

  • Saif Hossen
  • Afif Hossain
  • Mohammad Naim
  • Towhid Hridoy
  • Qasi Onik
  • Nayeem Hasan
  • Hasan Mahmud

 

POSSIBLE LINEUPS :

INDIA U-19 :

1. Prithvi Shaw, 2. Manjot Kalra, 3. Shubman Gill, 4. Himanshu Rana, 5. Harvik Desai / Aryan Juyal, 6. Anukul Roy, 7. Abhishek Sharma, 8. Shivam Mavi, 9. Kamlesh Nagarkoti, 10. Shiva Singh, 11. Arshdeep Singh.

BANGLADESH U-19 :

1. Pinak Ghosh / Zakir Hasan, 2. Mohammad Naim, 3. Saif Hassan, 4. Afif Hossain, 5. Towhid Hridoy, 6. Aminul Islam, 7. Mahidul Ankon / Shakil Hossain, 8. Qasi Onik, 9. Nayeem Hasan, 10. Hasan Mahmud, 11. Tipu Sultan / Robiul Haque.

 

 

Anand Thiyagarajan

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