PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream 11 Team: SA take on Pakistan in the first of a seven match Youth ODI series between the two U19 teams
South Africa Vs Pakistan U19 First One Day Best Dream 11 Team
Gearing up for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup to be hosted in their own backyard next year, the South African cricket team will begin a 7 match Youth ODI series against Pakistan today. The U19 cricket team of the home side heads into the series as firm favourites, having recently visited India with the experience garnered from that series set to be invaluable for the side.
Under the tutelage of Lawrence Mahatlane, the hosts have a coach who is well versed with the requirements needed to flourish at the highest level. Paired with several exciting upcoming players, the side makes for a riveting blend of skill set and meticulous abilities which are bound to make watching the South African team pleasure.
CSA High Performance Manager, Vincent Barnes said: “The selection committee has selected a well-balanced team which will be up against talented and skilful opposition. The majority of the players recently toured India and also qualify to represent South Africa in the ICC U19 World Cup next year, so this will be more invaluable experience for them. I wish coach Lawrence Mahatlane and his team all the best for the series.”
However for all the promising signs, South Africa know things are not going to be easy against Pakistan. Semi-finalists at the 2018 edition of the U19 World Cup, the side were eventually decimated by 203 runs by India but will be looking to recover from that defeat. In the subsequent period following that trouncing, they’ve have a good run of results and will be looking to continue in the same tune come the tournament opener.
A series between two equally balanced and finely level teams, the series opener promises to be a humdinger. These are players who have been earmarked to over the mantle of the team in the next few years and given the dismal performance of their main teams at the World Cup, the participating 22 players know an impressive showing can see them stake a berth for the main side.
Expect an extremely competitive and fine match, just like the one we saw at last year’s World Cup when the two teams met. Pakistan just about won by 3 wickets that day but this match should be different. We see South Africa winning this match purely on the basis on their better know how of the conditions and Pakistan’s inability to play the misbehaving new ball.
Wicket-Keeper for PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream 11
The first player to come into our side is opener Rohail Nazir from Pakistan. He knows how to get stuck in the middle and if he can see off the new ball, expect him to register a good amount of runs.
Batsmen for PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream 11
In what is a completely new look South African unit from their fifth place finish at the World Cup, the new batsmen imbedded into this home side will be looking at this opportunity as a momentous opportunity. They have recently dwindled massively as a batting unit, seeing India A dismiss them for 85 and 197 in the test matches back in February before their misdemeanour continued in the ODI series.
And given that showing we are picking up Ruan Terblanche and Jonathan Bird over here. Bird finds a place in our team given that he’s guaranteed a steady stem of overs a swell, something which will see us get those extra bit of points.
From Pakistan, it’s the one pick only in the form of Mohammad Haris.
All-Rounders for PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream 11
We’ll begin with the pick from the South African unit first with captain Bryce Parsons finding a place in our setup. Recently anointed captain of his side after impressing against India and Afghanistan, his batting and brand of spin make him a terrific player.
‘It’s obviously a massive privilege to captain my country in this upcoming tour against Pakistan. I am pretty shocked to be captain because I didn’t think I’d get it, but I am grateful for this opportunity that has come to hand,’ he said.
We have opted for two player from Pakistan here in the form of Saim Ayub and Mohammad Junaid. Both are good performers, players who can deliver with both the bat and ball and will play an important role in determining how the match takes shape for their side.
Bowling Order for PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream 11
Te most heavily packed contingent of our Dream 11 line-up, we have dwelled into a trio of bowlers from South Africa. The conditions are going to suit them and concurrently, Achille Cloete, Gerlad Coetzee and Lifa Ntanzi are going to love plying their goods on this surface. Expect them to snare a good amount of wickets in the match and stall Pakistan’s efforts with the bat.
SA meanwhile themselves aren’t the most astute of sides when it comes to the batting department and Pakistan pacer Abbas Afridi is bound to curtail their innings with a good amount of wickets.
Captain And Vice-Captain
South African captain Parsons was the unanimous selection as captain for us for this match while we have gone with Bird as the vice-captain pick.
South Africa U19 Vs Pakistan U19 7 Match Youth ODI Series
Match: South Africa U19 Vs Pakistan U19, First ODI
Date And Time: 21st June, Saturday- 12:30pm IST
Venue: Chatsworth Cricket Oval, Durban