AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11 Team: With rain playing havoc in the opening two matches of the series, both the teams look to finally get a full match of cricket underway today.
A series which was heavily anticipated and awaited has ended up turning out to be a damper with rain deciding to wreck havoc over proceedings. After the opening match was curtailed due after Australia’s batting, the second one saw play being abandoned without a single ball being sent down as rain kept lashing at the Redland Cricket Ground.
Now back at it after a day without cricket in the four match ODI series, both Australia U19 and New Zealand U19 will be wishing that the skies have cleared up. The two countries will be hungry to get things underway in the series and with just two matches left to claim a stake at the trophy, expect both sides to get up and running right from ball one itself.
What makes this series ever the more important is the impending ICC U19 ODI Cricket World Cup slated for next year. The two ensuing matches are a perfect opportunity for either side to test their players and try out the best plausible combinations ahead of the showpiece tournament, one either side has failed to get a hold around for quite some time now.
Based on the half cooked match we were offered in the first encounter of the series and on current form, we are going to stick with Australia to win this one and take an all important 1-0 lead in the series. While New Zealand are an extremely well versed unit, Australia just have that extra bit about them, packed with worldclass performers.
In what will be a match where the pacers will enjoy their time out in the middle, we expect Australia’s depth in their batting unit to see them through on the day.
Wicket-Keeper for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
We had gone with Australia’s Patrick Rowe for the first two matches of the series and the Australian wicket-keeper continues to hold a spot in our side for this match as well.
Batsmen for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
He scored a record breaking 209 run innings last year in the domestic circuit, one that was lined up with 17 sixes in it and ever since then, Olivier Davies has refused to curb his attacking style of batting. He smashed a 43 ball 58 in the first match of this series as well, an innings that came at a time when New Zealand’s pacers were performing at their efficient best to leave Australia’s top-order batters.
An extremely important aspect of that match saving partnership for Australia alongside Davies was Mackenzie Harvey and he comes into our side as well. One of the most anticipated aspect of this Australian side, the middle-order batsman has plenty of expectations riding on him and we see him living up to every bit of those. Sam Fanning completes the pick of bats from Australia’s side for this one.
With a spell with the ball imminent for him, New Zealand see Tim Pringle coming into our side alongside opener Ollie White.
All-Rounders for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
Struggling at a point to cross even 250 in the first match, lower middle-order batsman Damien Burrgage came in and instantly piled on the pressure on the Black Caps. He cascaded his way to 34 runs, one that came as quick as possible to take Australia to an extremely competitive score and paired with his abilities with the ball as well, he becomes our first pick here.
From New Zealand, their stoutheaded spearhead Kristian Clarke comes in. His rippers were sent down at an ominous trajectory as he got the ball to deviate massively off the surface and cause massive problems to Australia’s top 3 who were unable to get under his scorching deliveries.
Bowling Order for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
Tanveer Sangha’s brand of legspin has seen him make massive strides in Australia’s U19 setup, earning a permanent spot owing to the massive turn he generates on the ball along with pitching it in the right areas. With Australia suffering a massive void of wrist spinners, he’s been looked at as someone who can come into the main side in the long term and is bound to perturb New Zealand’s batters.
He’s going to be accompanied by Lam Scott while from New Zealand we are opting for Rhys Mariu to complete our side.
Captain And Vice-Captain for AU-Y vs NZ-Y Dream11
We have chosen Oliver Davies to be our captain for this match while Mackenzie Harvey is our vice-captain.
Four Match ODI Series
Match: Australia U19 Vs New Zealand U19 Third ODI
Date And Time: 9th June, Tuesday- 5:00am IST
Venue: Redlands Cricket Inc., Brisbane