PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream 11 Team: Lacklustre hosts look to save themselves from series sweep as danger of a 7-0 trashing stares them in the face
South Africa U19 Vs Pakistan U19 Sixth One Day Best Dream 11 Team
This Youth series is turning out to be a one South Africa U19 would love to get behind them as quickly as possible. Much like the senior set of players at the ongoing Cricket World Cup, there has been absolutely nothing that has swung the way of the young players of the South African setup this series.
Touted as a massive opportunity to make a name for themselves, apart from a few individual flashes of brilliance, this is a series South Africa have failed in massively. They are sitting on a 5-0 series defeat at the moment, being comprehensively defeated in each and every one day with both their batting and bowling collapsing in unison to leave them in a position of an unassailable series deficit.
With the series already way beyond their grasps, the hosts when into the fifth match against Pakistan U19 looking to save face and restore some much needed lost pride in the previous encounter. However things only went onto become worse for them as they were bundled out for 184 in pursuit of Pakistan’s 300, a massive 116 run defeat which epitomised everything which is wrong with the side at the moment.
They let slip of key moments, failing to grab onto the incentive accorded to them at several times. Having Pakistan reeling at 66-3, the home side allowed them to escape from their grasps and put on 300 with Irfan Niazi scoring 122. They then failed to capitalise on top-order bat, Jonathan Bird’s 100 off 95 balls, an innings which should have served as the perfect platform to revolve around.
Playing Pakistan in the sixth match of the series today, South Africa will be aware that going down 7-0 is a true possibility now. These are horrid times for South African cricket, one the U19 side will b e looking to get back on track with a win today and save themselves the massive embarrassment of being rolled over with a win.
We unfortunately don’t see them winning this one either. Pakistan despite changing their playing 11 put in a big win in the last encounter, brining to light just how lopsided South Africa are as a unit at the moment. Expect another big win for Pakistan here with South Africa slumping to a 6-0 margin of defeat.
Wicket-Keeper for PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream 11
He came up with another half-century against South Africa U19 in the previous encounter and its Pakistan’s Rohail Nazir who continues to be the lone wicket-keeper we are opting for after his performance.
Batsmen for PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream 11
Haider Ali and Irfan Niazi are the two batters we are going ahead with from Pakistan here after the side have now registered three scored of 300 this series. They’ve made the most of a callous South African bowling unit, one which has allowed itself to be hammered and thrashed all around the park and on batting friendly conditions, we see the two amongst the runs once again.
From South Africa it’s the sole selection of Ryan Terblanche. It’s a batting order which offers next to nothing and apart from Ryan, we don’t see anyone else putting on a brave face.
All-Rounders for PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream 11
A half-century in the fourth one day followed by a quick fire 100 in the fifth match and Jonathan Bird has struck gold at the right time. After enduring a tepid start to the series, the top-order batsman has come good for his side recently, showing his exuberant and exemplary skill set as both batsman and bowler. Now classified as an all-rounder in the game, he becomes our first pick in this facet alongside counterpart and captain Bryce Parsons.
Form Pakistan, the one player who has not left our side this series is Abbas Afridi and we aren’t going to part with him for this one either. We are pairing him up with Fahad Munir whose 25 lower down the order helped Pakistan get to 300 in the last match.
Bowling Order for PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream 11
His 3-21 was important in giving his side a 5-0 lead and pacer Naseem Shah is the first player to come in based on that performance. South Africa’s failure to read him has been one of their biggest problems this series, losing wickets to the quick ball to be bundled out cheaply in the powerplay overs itself.
Amir Ali is our second pick from Pakistan while from South Africa we have opted for Lifa Ntanzi, a new entrant into his side’s plying 11 but one which has changed the scenario for his side massively in this facet.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Jonathan Bird is chosen as our captain for today while Abbas Afridi continues to be the vice-captain.
7 Match Youth Series
Match: South Africa U19 Vs Pakistan U19 Sixth One Day
Date And Time: 5th June, Friday- 12:30pm IST
Venue: Chatsworth Oval, Durban