AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11 Team: Australia and New Zealand get their four match ODI series underway today as preparations for the U19 begin
One of the most anticipated series in the U19 setup is finally here with Australia and New Zealand beginning their ODI series starting today. The two teams are set to square off against each other for the first of the four ODIs which the two countries will be contesting over the course of the next week.
In what is a congested and hectic week for both the sides, the need to take series lead becomes all the more important. It would help give the winning side a massive advantage while pummelling the other to comeback immediately, a tricky proposition given the absence of rest days in the series.
While the identity of the two teams is bound to make the series an enthralling one, what adds to the competitiveness of the series is the fact that it will get preparations underway for the upcoming U19 World Cup. Slated to be played in South Africa in 2020, both the sides will be looking to use this series as a colossal opportunity to test out their best combination and imbed into place a framework that can serve them in fruition.
Both the sides are heading into the series having tasted different fortunes with Australia defeating Sri Lanka in their two match ODI series while falling short in the test match series. On the other hand, New Zealand make an advent here having faced bitter disappointment at the hands of England U19.
Now up against each other, expect both the sides to leave no stone unturned as they push to walk away with the trophy. With Harvey, Olivier Davies and Patrick Rowe a side of the Australian batting order, it’s this segment which makes them an extremely strong unit. It’s a trio which perfectly intertwines experience and the ability to send the ball to the fences at will, one which tilts the balance of this Australian team to register a win today.
Wicket-Keeper for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
Victoria’s Patrick Rowe becomes the first player to make a foray into our side given the experience he’s garnered over the last year and with the way he’s continuously delivered.
Batsmen for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
Slamming a record breaking 207 at the U19 Championships last year, an incredible innings which saw him smash an exhilarating 17 sixes, Olivier Davies becomes the first batter to walk into our side without any second hesitation. He’s accompanied by maverick Mackenzie Harvey, one of the most promising batsman in this Australian side, someone who is billed to earn a place in Australia’s main squad in the near future.
He hit 59 against a power packed English pace battery last year, proving his credentials on the big stage and we see him being right amongst the runs this series as well.
We have included the two batsmen from New Zealand as well with Tim Pringle and Ollie White both coming in for us.
All-Rounders for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
His 69 ball 60 run inning sees him earn a place in our side straightaway. Kristen Clarke is one of the most promising player in this New Zealand outfit, a player who is brimming to the fore with an exceptional skill set. It’s the one all-rounder from Australia as well with us opting for Liam Scott given his role in the side which sees him heavily involved in both the batting and bowling facets.
Bowling Order for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
While its Harvey in the batting order, leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha is highly reputed when it comes to the bowling segment for Australia. A key component of their bowling unit, the rank turner is known for his ability to get massive spin on the ball, one that makes it tough for batsmen to get under his deliveries.
Given New Zealand’s huge problems against spin, he comes in along with Liam Marshall. From New Zealand the two man partnership is of Rhys Mariu and Dylan Taylor with the surface bound to offer more than its fair share of purchase to the pacers especially with the new ball.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have opted for Harvey as the captain for this one while the Black Cap’s Clarke is chosen as our vice-captain.
Four Match ODI Series
Match: Australia U19 Vs New Zealand U19 First ODI
Date And Time: 6th June, Saturday- 5:00am IST
Venue: Redlands Cricket Inc., Brisbane