Who will win West Indies vs New Zealand, U19 World Cup 2020?
The Super League Quarter-Final 2 of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2020 will see Group B table-toppers West Indies take on New Zealand. The match will be played on January 29 at the Willowmoore Park in Benoni. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 10 AM local time.
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As the game wears on, the wicket at this ground tends to get slower and offer more assistance to the bowlers. So the team that wins the toss here on Wednesday is more likely to bat first.
It is likely to be bright and sunny, especially during the first-half of the match. Chances of rain are almost down to none. Temperatures (in degrees Celsius) are expected to fluctuate in the mid-20s.
This is the first game of the U19 World Cup 2020 that will be played at the Willowmoore Park. The average score here in the first innings in the fifty-over format is 240 while the average second-innings score is 185. This goes to show that the pitch at this ground generally offers something for both batsmen as well as bowlers.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for West Indies vs New Zealand, U19 World Cup 2020...
West Indies U19 Team News & Playing 11
WI U19 Team News
West Indies U19 made only one change to their line-up for the previous clash against Nigeria U19 - they replaced all-rounder Matthew Forde with left-arm fast bowler Ramon Simmonds. Kelvon Anderson took over the captaincy from Kimani Melius who kept wickets in place of Leonardo Julien. The Windies are coming off a massive win and we expect them to retain their entire line-up from last time.
WI U19 Key Players
Nyeem Young: He has shone with both bat and ball so far in this U19 World Cup. The all-rounder played a match-winning knock of 61 against Australia before smashing 66 and picking up a five-wicket haul against England.
Kelvon Anderson: The skipper has been among the runs as well and is a key man at the top of the order. He is having a healthy average of 64 and had hit an unbeaten 86 in last week's 71-run win over England U19.
Jayden Seales: He is one of the leading wicket-takers in this under-19 World Cup with eight wickets at an incredible economy of 3.70. The medium pacer has notched up a couple of four-fers in the tournament - against Australia and Nigeria.
WI U19 Team Form
West Indies U19 are showing impressive form in the game's fifty-over format having won their last four matches in a row. They have started off their 2020 World Cup campaign on a very positive note with three wins from three games to top their group standings. Their rain-affected opening game against Australia U19 was a hard-fought contest with the Windies emerging victorious by three wickets in the end. But they completely dominated their opponents in their last two fixtures; they beat England U19 by 71 runs (DLS method) before inflicting a heavy 246-run defeat on Nigeria U19.
West Indies U19 Predicted Playing 11
Kimani Melius (wk), Leonardo Julien, Kelvon Anderson (c), Kirk McKenzie, Antonio Morris, Matthew Patrick, Nyeem Young, Joshua James, Ashmead Nedd, Jayden Seales, Ramon Simmonds
New Zealand U19 Team News & Playing 11
NZ U19 Team News
New Zealand U19 made as many as four changes in their team after their three-wicket win against Sri Lanka U19; they dropped Simon Keene, Quinn Sunde, Joey Field and Kristian Clarke for Nicholas Lidstone, Ben Pomare, Hayden Dickson and David Hancock. Lidstone was sent in at number four in the last game against India U19 while Beckham Wheeler-Greenall was pushed down in the middle order. David Hancock and William O'Rourke opened the bowling for the Kiwis last time and they could be given the new balls again.
NZ U19 Key Players
Rhys Mariu: The New Zealand U19 opener is among the tournament's top five batsmen having scored 179 runs at an average of 59.66. After smashing a fifty against Japan, Mariu clubbed 86 in a tight run-chase against Sri Lanka before scoring 42 last time against India.
Beckham Wheeler-Greenall: He is a reliable batsman for the Kiwis in the middle order. Beckham is averaging 47.50 in the tournament and he will look to replicate his match-winning innings of 80 from last week's match against Sri Lanka.
Adithya Ashok: The leg-spinner has been the pick of the New Zealand bowlers in the U19 World Cup 2020. He snared three wickets against Sri Lanka at Bloemfontein and is having an outstanding economy rate of 3.75.
NZ U19 Team Form
New Zealand U19, of late, have struggled to win matches in this format - they have lost 14 of their last 17 one-day internationals. They have so far played six matches this year and have lost four of them. In the ongoing ICC U19 World Cup, they have finished second in their group with one win, a loss and a no-result from their three matches. After the rained-out opening clash against Japan U19, the Kiwis registered a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka U19 but faced a 44-run loss (DLS method) at the hands of India U19 in their last match.
New Zealand U19 Predicted Playing 11
Rhys Mariu, Ollie White, Fergus Lellman, Nicholas Lidstone, Jesse Tashkoff (c), Beckham Wheeler-Greenall, Ben Pomare (wk), Hayden Dickson, Adithya Ashok, David Hancock, William O'Rourke
West Indies U19 vs New Zealand U19 Team Form in Last Five Matches
WI U19 : W W W W L
NZ U19 : L W NR L L
WI U19 vs NZ U19 Head to Head
West Indies U19 and New Zealand U19 have played four one-day internationals against each other with both having won two times each. All of those matches have been played at the U19 World Cups.
New Zealand, however, have won the two most recent encounters - by three wickets at the 2012 U19 World Cup in Australia and by eight wickets at the 2018 U19 World Cup in New Zealand.
WI U19 vs NZ U19 Head to Head Stats
WI U19 Won
NZ U19 Won
West Indies U19 vs New Zealand U19 Betting Odds
Sri Lanka remain outsiders because of their inexperienced squad, but their odds have shortened considerably thanks to their two wins so far.
WI Bet365 Odds
WI U19 to win the match: West Indies U19 are 1.57 favorites with Bet365 to beat New Zealand U19.
WI U19 highest opening partnership: West Indies U19 are 1.80 with Bet365 to produce the highest opening partnership of the match.
NZ Bet365 Odds
NZ U19 to win the match: New Zealand U19 are outsiders at odds of 2.37 with Bet365 to beat the Windies.
NZ U19 highest opening partnership: New Zealand U19 are 2 with Bet365 to produce the highest opening partnership of the match.
WI 10CRIC Odds
WI U19 to win the match: West Indies U19 are favorites at 1.52 with 10CRIC to win the second quarter-final.
WI U19 to win the toss: West Indies U19 are 1.83 with 10CRIC to win the toss in this match.
NZ 10CRIC Odds
NZ U19 to win the match: New Zealand U19 are underdogs at 2.25 with 10CRIC to win the second quarter-final.
NZ U19 to win the toss: New Zealand U19 are 1.83 with 10CRIC to win the toss in this match.
WI Betway Odds
WI U19 to win the match: West Indies U19 are 1.55 favorites with Betway to win this match.
NZ Betway Odds
NZ U19 to win the match: New Zealand U19 are 2.37 underdogs with Betway to win this match.
West Indies U19 vs New Zealand U19 Prediction
New Zealand may have the upper hand in the fact that they have won their last two encounters against the West Indies, but the 44-run defeat in the last game against India must have hurt them really bad. Their bowlers are not having the best of times in the tournament which is another worry for the Kiwis. The Windies, on the other hand, are coming on the back of three successive wins. They have fared much better than New Zealand in recent times in the 50-over format and so we are backing them to prevail in this knock-out match.
Back West Indies U19 to beat New Zealand U19 at 1.55 with Betway, 1.57 with Bet365 and 1.52 with 10CRIC.
Our Dream11 team for this U19 World Cup Super League quarter-final 2 match has six players from West Indies and five players from New Zealand.
We have preferred Leonardo Julien of West Indies over New Zealand's Ben Pomare as the wicketkeeper in our team. Julien opens the innings for his side while Pomare bats much lower down the order. The former, who is available for 9 credits, has shown better form with the bat.
Rhys Mariu has been New Zealand's best batsman in this U19 World Cup and is one of the tournament's leading run-scorers which makes him a worthy pick at 9 credits. Kelvon Anderson and Beckham Wheeler-Greenall too have performed well with the bat for their respective teams and should be picked in the Dream11 team. Both are available for 8.5 credits. We have also included Kimani Melius for 10 credits.
Our Dream11 team has two all-rounders, one from both the teams - Nyeem Young and Adithya Ashok. The former is having a very good tournament with both bat and ball and is a must-pick at 9.5 credits. The latter is available for 9.
Jayden Seales is one of the best bowlers in the competition with eight wickets which includes a couple of four-wicket hauls. The West Indian pacer is definitely worth the pick at 8.5 credits. We have also picked New Zealand's Hayden Dickson and David Hancock for the same price along with Ashmead Nedd (9 credits) who has taken five wickets so far.
We have picked Nyeem Young as the captain of our Dream11 team.
We have picked Jayden Seales as the vice-captain of our Dream11 team.