After registering a massive in the first ODI against South Africa U-19, India U-19 A is set to host the Afghanistan U-19 team for the next fixture in this ODI series. The third match of the quadrangular U-19 ODI series is scheduled to take place at the Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram from 9 AM IST. Afghanistan will be determined to bounce back in style, post their 7-wicket defeat by the hands of India U-19 B. Both the teams will be looking to outplay their opponents to secure their berth in the finals which will be played on 11th March at the same venue.

India U-19 A showed their class against the Proteas in the opening ODI. Having won the toss, the hosts elected to bat first and decided to set the total on the board. After a promising start with the bat, the Indian Team posted a competitive total of 251 runs, courtesy Qamran Iqbal (60) and Shashwat Rawat (64). While chasing, South Africa struggled on a slow wicket and bundled out for with just 94 runs on the scoreboard. India A would be eyeing to emerge victorious heading into this match and seal their spot in the finals.

Afghanistan U-19, on the other hand, had to face a humiliating defeat against a well-balanced India U-19 B side. The visitors would be hoping to get back to winning ways in the upcoming match, but they have an uphill task facing an in-form team. Having scored 106 runs in their first outing, Afghanistan’s batsmen need to take up the responsibility when they meet the formidable Indian bowling attack. The Afghans find themselves at a place where they have to win the remaining games to reach the finals.

 

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Thursday, March 07, 2019

Time:  09:00 AM IST

Venue:  Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram

League: Quadrangular One Day Series 2019

 

Ground Stats

 

Total matches – 1

Matches won bowling first – 1

Average 1st Inns scores – 104

Average 2nd Inns scores – 105

Highest total recorded – 105/1 (14.5 Ov) by IND vs WI

Lowest total recorded – 104/10 (31.5 Ov) by WI vs IND

Highest score chased – 105/1 (14.5 Ov) by IND vs WI

 

TEAM NEWS

 

Afghanistan U19:

  • Afghanistan can make a few changes in their playing XI.

India U-19 A:

  • India A is likely to go ahead with the same winning combination.

 

Squads

 

Afghanistan U-19

Abdul Rahman, Abid Mohammadi, Fazal Haq, Riaz Hussan, Farhan Zakhil(c), Arif Khan, Hasan Safai, Ishaq Zazai(w), Shafiqullah Ghafari, Jamshid Khan, Ihsanullah Mandozai, Ijaz Ahmad, Islam Zazai, Naveed Zabul, Ahmad Zahir

India U-19 A

Nehal Wadhera(c), Yuvraj Chaudhary, Siddhesh Veer, Qamran Iqbal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Arjun Azad, Akash Singh, Dhruv Jurel(wk), Shashwat Rawat, Harsh Dubey, Shubhang Hegde, Ravi Bishnoi, Kartik Tyagi, Ishan Afridi, Priyansh Arya, Yatin Mangwani

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Afghanistan U-19: M Ishaq, R Hassain, F Zakhil, A Mohammadi, Jamshid, A K D, A Rahman, F H Farooqi, S Ghafari, A Taniwal, I Zazai/M Hassan

India U-19 A: Nehal Wadhera(c), Shashwat Rawat, Dhruv Jurel, Q Iqbal, A Singh, Shubhang Hegde, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Harsh Dubey, Kartik Tyagi, Ravi Bishnoi

 

FUNTUSH SAFE XI

 

M Ishaq

Riaz Hassain

Farhan Zakhil

Nehal Wadhera   (C)

Qamran Iqbal

Jamshid Khan    (VC)

Harsh Dubey

Yashasvi Jaiswal

Abdul Rahman

Kartik Tyagi

Ravi Bishnoi

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