After losing both the games on the trot, South Africa U19 and Afghanistan U19 are set to lock horns in what can be considered as the pre-clash of the third-place playoff. Both the teams will collide with each other at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.
South Africa, who are still searching for their first victory in this Indian tour, will look to emerge victorious in this must-win match. The Proteas came very close to a win in their previous game against India A but eventually lost the game by one run. South Africa would be eyeing to dominate the Afghanistan outfit heading into the sixth ODI of this quadrangular series.
Afghanistan has also struggled to their feet in this series and is still winless after two games. They were outplayed by the Indian A & B teams in both their previous two matches. Having lost their opening match by seven wickets against India A, the Afghans got thrashed by 92 runs in the next One Day by India B. Afghanistan would be hoping to bounce back in this crunch match against a quality side.
Date: Saturday, March 09, 2019
Time: 09:00 AM IST
Venue: Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
League: Quadrangular One Day Series 2019
South Africa – L, L
Afghanistan – L, L
Islam Zazai, Abdul Rahman, Riaz Hussan, Ihsanullah Mandozai, Ijaz Ahmad, Abid Mohammadi, Farhan Zakhil (c), Arif Khan, Ahmad Zahir, Fazal Haq, Hasan Safai, Jamshid Khan, Naveed Zabul, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Ishaq Zazai (wk)
South Africa U-19:
Lifa Ntanzi, Andile Mokgakane, Nonelela Yikha, Kgaudisa Molefe, Matthew Montgomery (c), Thamsanqa Khumalo, Marco Jansen, Luke Beaufort (wk), Jonathan Bird, Achille Cloete, Bonga Makhakha, Bryce Parsons, Siya Plaatjie, Ruan Terblanche, Jarred Jardine
Probable Playing 11
South Africa Under 19
Jonathan Bird, Achille Cloete, Siya Plaatjie, Bryce Parsons, Nonelela Yikha, Matthew Montgomery, Andile Mokgakane, Bonga Makhakha, Thamsanqa Khumalo, Jarred Jardine, Ruan Terblanche
Afghanistan Under 19
Ishaq Zazai, Ihsanullah Mandozai, Abdul Rahman, Farhan Zakhil, Arif Khan, Islam Zazai, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Fazal Haq, Abid Mohammadi, Riaz Hussan, Jamshid Khan
FUNTUSH SAFE XI