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.
Date: Thursday, March 07, 2019
Time: 09:00 AM IST
Venue: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
League: Quadrangular One Day Series 2019
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
- 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.
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
Nehal Wadhera (C)
Jamshid Khan (VC)