Who will win South Africa vs UAE, U19 World Cup 2020?
Hosts South Africa must beat United Arab Emirates in the final match in Group D of the 2020 Under-19 World Cup if they are to reach the quarter-finals and not be forced into the Plate League. The match takes place at the Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein, on January 25 and is scheduled to start at 10:00 local time.
Both teams have won one and lost one so far – beating Canada but losing to Afghanistan – so this match is winner takes all as far as a quarter-final place is concerned. Hosts South Africa were much nearer their best last time out, however – hammering 349/8 against Canada in a 150-run win; Bryce Parsons led the way with 121 from 90 balls.
The UAE, on the other hand, chased 232 in 38.4 overs to beat Canada by eight wickets – Jonathan Figy scoring an unbeaten century in the process. They were carted for 105 against Afghanistan last time out, however.
SA vs UAE, U19 World Cup 2020: Where to watch/Live streaming
Live streaming: ICC TV
SA U19 vs UAE U19 Toss Prediction
The UAE successfully elected to field first last they were at the Mangaung Oval and it is a tactic hosts South Africa might elect too.
SA U19 vs UAE U19 Weather Report
Thunderstorms are forecast almost all day in Bloemfontein and the chance of rain hangs around the 50 per cent mark throughout. This game could well fall victim to the weather.
SA U19 vs UAE U19 Pitch Condition
The Mangaung Oval is usually a good batting wicket.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for South Africa vs UAE, U19 World Cup 2020...
South Africa U19 Team News & Playing 11
SA U19 Team News
Levert Manje and Gerald Coetzee did not feature against Canada, with Tyrese Karelse and Merrick Brett replacing them. Given Karelse hit 60* from 51 balls and Brett took 2-32 from his seven overs, both could keep their place. Coetzee could instead replace Mondli Khumalo should the experienced paceman be fit to return.
SA U19 Key Players
Bryce Parsons: The captain top-scored with 40 against Afghanistan in the opening game and then hammered 121 from 90 balls in the win against Canada. He was in excellent form in the warm-up matches too.
Gerald Coetzee: Missed out against Canada, but the teenage paceman – who played for Jozi Stars in the MSL – will be a key part of the bowling armoury if he returns.
Achille Cloete: Another rising pace-bowling star, the 18-year-old has taken 2-20 and 2-36 in the two matches so far.
SA U19 Team Form
South Africa started their home tournament with defeat to Afghanistan, failing to impress as they were bowled out for 129 with only Bryce Parsons (40), Gerald Coetzee (38) and Luke Beaufort (25) reaching double figures. They lost by seven wickets in just 25 overs.
Next up, however, they thrashed Canada as Parsons hit 121 and Tyrese Karelse and Jonathan Bird also hit half-centuries in a total of 349/8. In reply, they bowled Canada out for 199 in 41.1 overs to claim a dominant 150-run win.
South Africa U19 Predicted Playing 11
Jonathan Bird, Andrew Louw, Bryce Parsons (c), Luke Beaufort, Tyrese Karelse, Tiaan van Vuuren, Jack Lees, Khanya Cotani (wk), Merrick Brett, Achille Cloete, Gerald Coetzee
UAE U19 Team News & Playing 11
UAE U19 Team News
The UAE have been unchanged for both matches so far and that is likely to be the case again against South Africa.
UAE U19 Key Players
Jonathan Figy: Hammered 102* from 101 balls in the opening game to become the first UAE batsman to score a century in an Under-19 World Cup match.
Ansh Tandon: Already catching the eye having hit an unbeaten century against Sri Lanka in September, which earned him a few games in the Abu Dhabi T10 League too.
Aryan Lakra: The 18-year-old UAE captain has taken 2-39 and 1-47 with his slow left-arm bowling so far, as well as scoring 66 against Canada and top-scoring with 28 at the top of the order against Afghanistan.
UAE U19 Team Form
United Arab Emirates started the tournament with a convincing win against Canada. After restricting the Canadians to 231/8, Aryan Lakra hit 66 and Jonathan Figy 102* to lead the UAE to an eight-wicket win.
Against Afghanistan, however, they were set 266 to win and collapsed to a miserable 105 all out.
UAE U19 Predicted Playing 11
Aryan Lakra (c), Vriitya Aravind (wk), Jonathan Figy, Ansh Tandon, Kai Smith, Alishan Sharafu, Osama Hassan, Muhammad Farazuddin, Palaniapan Meiyappan, Sanchit Sharma, Deshan Chethyia
South Africa U19 vs UAE U19 Team Form in Last Five Matches
SA U19 : W L L L W
UAE U19 : L W L L W
SA U19 vs UAE U19 Head to Head
This will be the first time these two teams have met in a Youth ODI.
South Africa U19 vs UAE U19 Prediction
Hosts South Africa got back on track with a big (and expected) win against Canada, and they can book their quarter-final place by doing the same to the UAE.
UAE wicket-keeper-batsman Vriitya Aravind opens the batting and so looks a slightly better option than Khanya Cotani and Luke Beaufort, though Beaufort is a good alternative pick at number four for South Africa.
Jonathan Bird opens the batting for South Africa and hit a half-century against Canada, hence his ten-credit pricetag. Jonathan Figy’s century in the opening match proved his worth for the UAE, meanwhile, while Ansh Tandon has showed what he can do too – enough to earn a T10 contract anyway. Tyrese Karelse is lower down the pricing scale, but he stepped in to score an unbeaten half-century for South Africa last time out.
Bryce Parsons leads the way for South Africa and smashed a century against Canada last time out. Aryan Lakra leads the batting and bowling for the UAE, meanwhile, opening the batting and picking up three wickets so far too. Both captains are must-pick players at 9.5 credits each. Tiaan van Vuuren is just eight credits, but having amassed 132 points so far, he is a popular pick.
Achille Cloete and Gerald Coetzee look to be the future of South African fast bowling and so, at nine credits apiece, they are key players to pick – providing Coetzee is fit. Sanchit Sharma has been in the wickets for the UAE, meanwhile – he has 134 points so far – and is top value at just 8.5 credits.
The two team captains and key all-rounder look obvious choices for the Dream 11 roles too. Bryce Parsons’ century last time out puts him to the front of the queue for captain, while Aryan Lakra has proved his worth with bat and ball too.