AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11 Team: New Zealand look to restore parity in the series after falling short by the smallest of margins in the series opener.
The rain stayed away, seeing us become lucky enough to have our first full match in the four match ODI series between the U19 teams of Australia and New Zealand. And fully living upto expectations, the series opener shaped out to be a real humdinger, enthralling us in an edge of the seat thriller.
After putting in a pristine performance with the ball as they made the most of the overcast conditions while bowling first, the match had moulded out perfectly in favour of New Zealand. The Black Caps went into the break the happier of the two sides, restricting Australia to 179 after an ominous brand of pace bowling pummelled Australia from 92-2 to 179 bowled out.
Unfortunately for New Zealand, it was a shambolic display by their middle-order which saw them chasing the game for the entirety of the fixture. They went onto lose 8 wickets for 44 runs, leaving them in a precarious position of 109-9. In the end it was a heroic display by Lucas Dasent with his 43 run knock taking New Zealand as close as realistically possible to a win with the side falling short by just the paltry 9 runs in the end.
Now squaring off again today in what is a hectic schedule for the two sides, New Zealand know they need to fix their bating display and fix it fast. Another defeat here would see them staring at a series defeat, one the Black Caps will be looking to avoid as they look to restore parity in the series.
Playing on a used surface and with the skies unlikely to open up, expect this to be another similarly scripted out match. Hitting shots will be a tepid proposition on a surface where the ball will stop and come onto you, hardly offering anything to the batsmen.
With the bowlers bound to have a feast yet again, it’s going to come down to cricketing skills and acumen by the batters. They’ll need to be aware of how to craft out a determined innings and realise how many runs on the scoreboard would be enough, something Australia are better in than New Zealand. They should win this match as well and take a 2-0 series lead in this one.
Wicket-Keeper for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
With Patrick Rowe not getting a bat in the first match of the series, we are going in with Ruben Love from New Zealand for this one. Although he managed to score just the 4 runs, he’s an important side of a lower middle-order which massively needs to contribute vital runs to the side.
Batsmen for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
One of the most anticipated player of this series, Oliver Davies stamped his authority in the junior circuit by showcasing his skill set with both the bat and ball. A momentous 41 run knock with the bat was unfortunate to come to an end after he was run-out but Davies more than made up for it with his 2-17 with the ball. He’s our first pick in this segment without further discussions with Sam Fanning accompanying him.
Jesse Tashkoff from New Zealand is our pick for this encounter after his resilient 53 ball 17 run inning saw him put on a valour filled rearguard effort to save New Zealand the embarrassment of folding out within 100 runs. We also go ahead with Joey Field after he was handed over overs aplenty with the ball to pick up the two wickets.
All-Rounders for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
A 3-15 performance with the ball see Damien Burrage make an immediate entry into our side. New Zealand’s bats were left perplexed on how to pick him up with his wicket to wicket bowling making it difficult to get under his deliveries. Lachlan Hearne is going to partner his up for this match from Australia U19.
Coming in for New Zealand U19 is the lone selection of Lucas Dasent, one completely justified after his 40 run innings with the bat. One of the finest displays with the bat we’ve seen at the U19 arena, it was a knock filled with perseverance and will and we see him stepping up with the bat once again.
Bowling Order for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
With wickets set to tumble in quick time in this match as well with all 20 wickets failing an extremely plausible likelihood, we have opted for the best bowlers in this facet. A reason for the success Australia tasted in yesterday’s match, legspinner Tanveer Sangha is our pick for this one.
He didn’t get an over to dole his bowling out but opener Rhys Mariu played a more than solid hand with the bat, putting on 41 for the opening wicket as he went onto subsequently score the 30 runs. Alongside him is Hayden Dickson whose two wickets proved quissential in New Zealand’s exemplary showing with the ball.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Oliver Davies continues to be our captain for this match while from New Zealand its Damien Burrage who has been chosen as our vice-captain.
Five Match ODI Series
Match: Australia U19 Vs New Zealand U19 Fourth ODI
Date And Time: 7th June, Wednesday- 5:00am IST
Venue: Redlands Cricket Inc., Brisbane