IN-Y vs SL-Y Dream11 : Firm favourites for the Asian Cup, India look to move one step closer to clinching the title.
The first semi-final of the ACC Under19 Asia Cup is upon us today with Group A leaders India U19 taking on Sri Lanka U19. In what has been a speckle free campaign for India till now, the side emerge into the top 4 having won three out of three matches, a comprehensive run of form which the side will be looking to carry into today’s clash as well.
However, Sri Lanka will be well aware today that if they are able to punch above their weight and show the stomach for a fight, this Indian team can be put under immense pressure as Afghanistan showed previously. Defending just 125 in their group stage clash against India, Afghanistan pegged the Indians back from cruising at 80-1 to losing 6 wickets in the space of a matter of overs, almost falling to a defeat after a shambolic middle-order collapse.
However India showed the composure and determination worthy of winners to scamper through to a 3 wicket win, a performance they’ll be looking to resonate on a pace friendly surface. Elsewhere, Sri Lanka know they have their know issues to address before they can begin digging through and capitalising n India’s weaknesses with the side seeing inconsistency being a massive cause of concern for them.
The side managed to win their culminating group stage encounter to end second in Group B due to a 57 run win as they defended the 327 set by them. They know thing won’t be as easy against India though with the side needing to be at the pinnacle of their game if they are to achieve the improbable today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Rain continues to play a big role in today’s clash as well with this track being relentlessly being hampered by rainfall all across the length of the tournamnet. And things refuse to improve today either with us in for either a shortened or an entirely truncated encounter today.
Rain will lead the side winning the toss choose to field first on what is an otherwise solid surface for batting. With a clear idea of how the run chase needs to be traversed in curtailed conditions, the side chasing will hold a massive advantage today.
Probable Playing 11
Arjun Azad, Nehal Wadhera, Shashwat Rawat, Dhruv Jurel (WK & C), Tilak Varma, Akash Singh, Atharva, Purnank Tyagi, Vidyadhar, Karan, Sushant Mishra
Sri Lanka U19
Nipun Dananjaya (C), Ravindu Rasantha, Kamil Mishara (WK), Navod Paranavithana, Avishka Tharindu, Chamindu Wijesinghe, Ashian Daniel, Ahan Wickramasinghe, Dilshan Madushanka, Rohan Sanjaya, Kavindu Nadeeshan
IN-Y vs SL-Y Match Prediction
Touted as not only one of the strongest sides in this tournamnet but across the cricketing fraternity as well, India have ensured that their reputation has emerged absolutely unscathed till now. The side have been in impeccable form across all their group matches, winning each one of them convincingly to make it this far.
What serves them better in this encounter is their formidable bowling unit with wickets capable of pouring in from every quarter. This should serve India extremely well who should go onto bundle out Sri Lanka for a petty score today.
ACC Youth Under19 Asia Cup
Match: India U19 Vs Sri Lanka U19 Semi-Final 1
Date And Time: 12th September, Thursday- 9:30am IST
Venue: P Sara Oval, Colombo
- Nehal Wadhera, Dhruv Jurel, Tilak Varma, Sushant Mishra
Sri Lanka U19
- Kamil Mishara, Navod Paranavithana, Ahan Wickramasinghe, Rohan Sanjaya
Top 4 Batting Order
- Arjun Azad, Nehal Wadhera, Shashwat Rawat, Dhruv Jurel
Sri Lanka U19
- Nipun Dananjaya, Ravindu Rasantha, Kamil Mishara, Navod Paranavithana
- Nehal Wadhera, Dhruv Jurel
Sri Lanka U19
- Kamil Mishara, Navod Paranavithana
Death Overs Bowlers
- Purnank Tyagi, Sushant Mishra
Sri Lanka U19
- Rohan Sanjaya, Kavindu Nadeeshan
IN-Y vs SL-Y Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
In a batting order which has still to stand up in tandem and deliver a performance in unison, Sri Lanka have had to rely massively on individual performances to guide them through to the semi-finals. Someone who has scored good runs for them has been their wicket-keeper, Kamil Mishra who comes into our side in this facet.
IN-Y vs SL-Y Dream11 Batsmen
With 73 runs in the last clash as Sri Lanka piled on 327 runs on the scoreboard, we have gone in with Ahan Wickramsinghe as the only pick from the side for this clash. Elsewhere we have an entire trivalent coming in from India beginning with the selection of the tournament’s top scorer, Arjun Azad.
He’s scored a remarkable 202 runs in only three matches, sparing no expense in making the most of the chances accorded to the opener. He’s accompanied by Tilak Varma who has 111 runs till now along with Shashwat Rawat for this clash.
IN-Y vs SL-Y Dream11 All-Rounders
The one all-rounder apiece comes in from either side for us in this clash with us beginning with India’s Atharva Ankolekar. The left arm spinner took 4-16 against Afghanistan, wrecking havoc amongst their arms as he stormed their castle by getting the ball to turn away from the right handers to leave them beleaguered.
From Sri Lanka we have chosen Navod Paranavithana with him having scored 90 runs and snared 8 wickets with his left arm brand of offspin. Not only will he get the full 10 overs with the ball but comes out to bat in an escalated role as well, seeing him hold the identity of a pinch perfect all-rounder.
IN-Y vs SL-Y Dream11 Bowling Order
With rain set to make a foray today and the grass left on the surface paired with it, this is going to be a tremendous surface far the pacers especially with the new ball and in the first part of the innings. Sri Lanka have seen their left arm pacers, Dilshan Madushanka pick up a good amount of wickets, making him the first player to come into our side.
With 78 runs, Rohan Sanjaya is someone who can add to the side’s ambit of batting as well, seeing him become the second player from the side while from India the first name of our mind was of Sushant Mishra. His five wicket haul in the previous clash saw him pick up the man of the match award, seeing him become an instant pick for us along with Purnank Tyagi.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have chosen Arjun as our captain for this clash while Ankolekar has been picked out as our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.