PK-Y vs SA-Y Team: SA look to restore parity in the seven match Youth series after a dejecting batting performance saw them slip up from a winning position in the first match
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The 7 match Youth series between the U19 sides of South Africa and Pakistan resumes on Tuesday with the two sides taking on each other in the second encounter of the series. After enduring a tepid time with the bat, South Africa’s vigil in the opening encounter was curtailed to just 209 runs as the hosts went down by 17 runs in the series opener.
In what was a copy of their encounter in the U19 ODI World Cup contested last year, both the sides played out yet another low scoring encounter with Pakistan once again managing to hang on and come out with a win. Despite doing everything right with the ball, putting in a stellar performance with the ball to limit Pakistan U10 to just the 226 runs, South Africa’s batting pefromance was equally dismal.
Squandering away a pristine chance to take a crucial 1-0 lead in the series and despite putting on a terrific stand in the first 20 overs, everything fell apart for the home side after the top 4 well. The middle-order made for an appalling showing with no one interested in putting on a rearguard effort to fall behind in the series.
Now on Tuesday, South Africa will be looking to see past Pakistan and rectify on the contentious mistakes that proved to be their failure in the first match. Things won’t be easy for them infront of a Pakistan pace attack which made light work of them in the previous match, taking them apart with ease to take the side to a win.
The first encounter and the recent matches played between the two countries make one thing clear. It’s always bound to be the bowlers, especially the formidable pacers who’ll rule the roost in this match with the batting units of both the sides failing to traverse past the quicker.
With the first match so competitively, gustily and resiliently competed, we are bound in for a cracker of a seven match series. The second encounter is set to be an edge of the seat thriller as well with no margins for error in the cliff-hanger. At the end of the day, we see the south African’s filling in the holes and levelling the series with a win today.
Wicket-Keeper for PK-Y vs SA-Y
We are opting for two wicket-keepers this time around, a shift in strategy after Luke Beaufort from the home side’s line-up emerged as an astute and articulate player. He’s a technically well versed player, knowing how to see past the moving ball and immerse himself in a slew of runs.
From Pakistan, Akhtar Shah comes into our side after his solid display with the gloves.
Batsmen for PK-Y vs SA-Y
They endured a shambolic time against India on the batting front and their aberration has only gone on and continued against Pakistan. We picked up just two batters from their side the last time around and will be picking up another couple of batters once again in the form of Jonathan Bird and Michael Copeland from the home side.
Pakistan weren’t too better either and the requisite three batsmen from the side will be completed by Amir Ali from their side.
All-Rounders for PK-Y vs SA-Y
There are just two all-rounders to bank on for this match ad both come from the home outfit. The one undoutable pick is going to be that of South African captain Bryce Parsons, a player whose exquisite showings has taken him to the echelons of his side.
Elevated to the post of captain after a hoard of exceptional showings, the player imbedded yet another fabulous display in the first match. He’s a solid and stable performer with both the bat and ball and his partner on the day is going to be Tiaan Van Vuuren.
Bowling Order for PK-Y vs SA-Y
The wickets are going to come in a flurry today, falling at a hectic and outrightly incisive way and given the dwindling nature of both the sides’ batters we have gone ahead with the four bowlers here. We’ll begin first with Pakistan with their bowlers not only picking up wickets but coming up with important runs with the bat as well.
The trio from Pakistan sees us opt for Naseem Shah, Abbas Afridi and Haider Ai. From South Africa we have gone ahead with the sole pick of Lifa Ntanzi.
Captain And Vice-Captain
South African captain Bryce Parson continues to hold this mantle after an exemplary display and we’ve switched to Abbas Afridi from Pakistan as our vice-captain pick.
South Africa U19 Vs Pakistan U19 7 Match Youth ODI Series
Match: South Africa U19 Vs Pakistan U19, Second ODI
Date And Time: 25th June, Tuesday- 12:30pm IST
Venue: Chatsworth Cricket Oval, Durban