AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11 Team: New Zealand look to save themselves from the embarrassment of a series sweep in the final match of the series
This was slated to be an extremely enduring and feisty series but the way New Zealand have been made light work of has ended up dampening the massive expectations accorded from the series. Sitting on a 2-0 deficit, New Zealand see the series having been taken out of their grasps as they fight to register a lone win in the five match ODI series today.
For both these U19 sides, the series was a colossal chance to help begin their preparations for the 2020 U19 World Cup slated to be played in South Africa. With both the sides long overdue success at the perennial tournament, the two looked at this series as an opportunity to get a clearer idea of the bunch of players to work with in the upcoming 6 month period.
And while Australia have ended up getting answers to the questions they came with in the series, for New Zealand the predicament continues to be the same after losing the third and fourth matches. After the opening two fixtures ere truncated due to inclement weather, we finally saw the skies clear to allow us two full fledged matches.
Whilst the first one was a real humdinger, one where New Zealand fell agonisingly short by 9 runs, the second fixture was as one sided in nature as they get. Roping in a plethora of changes, New Zealand’s batting failed to live upto expectations as it collapsed for a mere 191 while batting first, a paltry total which Australia were able to get on the end of with 11.4 overs and 7 wickets to spare.
Taking on each other for the final time this series in a one day, it’s Australia who look way the likelier side to register another win. They’ve emerged the better side by some distance, better in both departments of the game and we envision them resonating the same performances today as well.
New Zealand’s main problems have stemmed in the batting order with a lack of proper partnerships and inability of their big names to step up and deliver incisive performances causing the side to languish. It’s going to be the reason for their defeat today as well with Australia going onto seal the series 3-0 in their favour.
Wicket-Keeper for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
Australia and Victoria’s Patrick Rowe is the best option out of all the available choice. Whilst he’s yet to get a big score, he’s looked the most settled and assured batsman in the middle, showing the knowhow and willingness to play a big innings and we expect him to be along the runs today.
Batsmen for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
While Olivier Davies is someone who has regaled us this series given the way his clean striking abilities have helped take his side to the pinnacle in this series, Mackenzie Harvey was not far from our sights. Alongside Davies, he was the most anticipated batsman from Australia’s U19 to watch out for in this series and he’s not ended up disappointing with two scores of 50 to his name in the series.
We also have opener Max Clayton coming into our side after his sublime heroics in the fourth match. Unlucky to miss out on what would have been a perfectly crafted 100, Clayton’s 92 run innings set the perfect foundation for his side to build from, ensuring Australia never allowed New Zealand to come into the game.
From the Black Caps we have opener Rhys Mariu be a part of our playing 11. He’s emerged as the most stable bat in an otherwise lacklustre batting line-up, scoring the first century of the series and we see the opener coming up with yet another invaluable knock today. His counterpart Ollie White accompanies him for the culminating match of the series.
All-Rounders for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
Olivier Davies is our undisputed first pick in this segment. One of the best batsman across the two sides, Davies as taken right over the series with his exuberant brand of striking the ball, helping Australia in the series opener as he put on stellar 50 run knock along with snatching up the two scalps to his name.
Damien Burrage is his partner for the day while from New Zealand e have gone ahead with Lucas Dasent with his perseverance filled 43 run innings from the third match one of the most determined and valour filled innings of the series.
Bowling Order for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
Tanveer Sangha is expected to be back in Australia U19’s line-up for this one and given NZ’s inclement form against wrist-spin, he finds a place in our side along with Ryan Walker. From New Zealand we have opted to go ahead with Hayden Dickson after his to wicket haul in the series opener saw him picking up wickets at turning points in the match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Olivier Davies is without second questions chosen as the captain for today while it’s Harvey who gets to be the vice-captain for this one.
Four Match ODI Series
Match: Australia U19 Vs New Zealand U19 Fifth ODI
Date And Time: 12th June, Friday- 5:00am IST
Venue: Redlands Cricket Inc., Brisbane