England U19 vs Zimbabwe U19 ODI Prediction
- Jan 31, 2020
- 13:30:00, GMT +5:30
Diamond Oval – Cape town, South Africa
England vs Zimbabwe Match Prediction, U19 World Cup 2020
The Plate Semi-Final 2 of the ICC U19 World Cup 2020 will see England face-off against Zimbabwe. The Diamond Oval in Kimberley will be the venue for this match to be played on January 31. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 10 AM local time.
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A sunny day has been forecast for this second semi-final of the Plate League. Temperatures are likely to be between 30 and 35 degrees Celsius while humidity is not expected to exceed 38% during the match.
The Diamond Oval has hosted five matches so far in this U19 World Cup with 250+ having been scored on three occasions. Once again, it will be that kind of a pitch which has something in it for both batsmen and bowlers.
Four out of the five matches (including the most recent two) played at this venue in this tournament have been won by the side batting second. The toss-winning team, therefore, is more likely to bat second on this surface.
England U19 Team News & Playing 11
ENG U19 Team News
England U19 had made two changes to their side in Monday’s nine-wicket win over Japan U19 in the Plate Quarter-Final 2; Tom Clark and George Balderson were replaced with pace bowlers Kasey Aldridge and Blake Cullen. Dan Mousley opened the batting last time and his quickfire half-century means that there is a good chance of him opening again alongside Sam Young. When it comes to bowling, Blake Cullen is likely to partner Scott Currie at the start of the Zimbabwean innings.
ENG U19 Key Players
Dan Mousley: The left-handed batsman is coming on the back of two consecutive unbeaten fifties – 51 against Australia and 57 off 36 balls last time against Japan. He is likely to open again and will be expected to take England off to another good start.
Hamidullah Qadri: He is the joint-highest wicket-taker in this U19 World Cup with 11 wickets at an outstanding economy of 3.32. The off-spinner took a four-fer against Nigeria and a three-wicket haul in the last game against Japan.
Lewis Goldsworthy: The left-arm spinner has been England’s next-best bowler with five wickets at an economy rate of 2.03. Goldsworthy was very impressive in the game against Australia, returning figures of 2-24.
ENG U19 Recent Form
England U19 have won five of their last eight youth one-day internationals. They will be disappointed having failed to qualify for the Super League round this World Cup after finishing third on the Group B leaderboard with two losses from three matches. They first lost to the West Indies by 71 runs in their rain-hit opening fixture before losing the next game against Australia by two wickets. England then blew away Nigeria in their final group game and Japan in the Plate Quarter-Final 2.
England U19 Predicted Playing 11
- Dan Mousley, Sam Young, Jordan Cox, George Hill (c), Joey Evison, Lewis Goldsworthy, Harry Duke (wk), Scott Currie, Kasey Aldridge, Blake Cullen, Hamidullah Qadri
ZIM U19 Team News
Zimbabwe U19 went in with a slightly bowling-heavy side in the Plate Quarter-Final 3 against Canada U19, picking pace bowlers Gareth Chirawu and Nkosilathi Nungu in place of Dion Myers and Tadiwanashe Nyangani. With Myers not expected to be picked for this game, opening batsman Wesley Madhevere will continue to lead the team. Tadiwanashe Marumani will partner the skipper at the top of the order while Milton Shumba will continue to bat at number three. Sakhumuzi Ndlela has been excellent in the powerplay overs and is likely to be given the new ball once again.
ZIM U19 Key Players
Tadiwanashe Marumani: The opener has scored the most runs for Zimbabwe in the tournament – 160 runs which includes a half-century that came last Saturday against Scotland. Marumani could not convert his start into something substantial last time and he will certainly be eyeing a big one here.
Emmanuel Bawa: With 152 runs to his name at an impressive average of 76, Emmanuel Bawa is another Zimbabwean to be featuring among the tournament’s top ten batsmen. His unbeaten 105 in the last match against Canada will give him a lot confidence.
Sakhumuzi Ndlela: He has done a pretty good job so far with his medium pace, picking seven wickets in four matches at an economy of 5.02. Ndlela notched up a four-wicket haul against Scotland and was the pick of the bowlers last time with figures of 2-34.
ZIM U19 Recent Form
Zimbabwe U19 have won four and lost as many youth one-day internationals they have played so far this year. In the ongoing ICC Under-19 World Cup, they won one and lost two of their three group games to finish third in the Group C standings. After facing a heavy nine-wicket defeat in their rain-curtailed campaign opener against Bangladesh, they lost their next game against Pakistan by 38 runs. Zimbabwe then secured comfortable wins in their next two encounters – they beat Scotland by 8 wickets and Canada by 95 runs in the Plate Quarter-Final 3.
Zimbabwe U19 Predicted Playing 11
- Wesley Madhevere (c), Tadiwanashe Marumani, Milton Shumba, Dane Schadendorf (wk), Taurayi Tugwete, Luke Oldknow, Emmanuel Bawa, Sakhumuzi Ndlela, Gareth Chirawu, Ahomed Rameez Ebrahim, Nkosilathi Nung