PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream11 Team: Falling to a 60 run defeat to concede a 6-0 deficit, SA U19 turn to their final chance to register a win in the series
No matter how much they search, they just can’t find a win this Youth Series. They have endured a massively horrid time this seven match series, failing to record a single win in the six matches that have transpired till now, being dismissed with in such a frivolous manner to leave the side crumbled.
It not just been the fact that they are yet to record a win in the series but the manner in which they have been putdown which has left the boisterous support of the home side massively disappointed. The previous encounter was no different as the side went onto lose by 60 runs in their pursuit of the 286 posted by Pakistan U19.
And their dismisal in 46 overs for 226 was worse to see after Bird’s awe-inducing second century of the bounce. Acting as the fulcrum of his side’s run chase, the top-order bat scored 112 in 106 balls, waging a lone battle as he remained unperturbed despite the exodus of wickets at the other end. It was unfortunately a maverick of an innings that failed to see his side past the finishing line as the hosts kept losing wickets at regular intervals to sit in a horrendous position of 6-0.
Now playing in the culminating encounter of the series, the agenda for SA U19 is simple. It’s all about saving face and registering their first win of a series which they would like to put behind them at the earliest. Especially with the ICC U19 ODI Cricket World Cup less than a year now, the home side will be looking to get their preparations underway with a win at long last today.
Given the misdemeanour of South Africa’s overall side, with the batting and bowling departments failing to step up and deliver a seamless perform in tandem, we just don’t see them registering a win today either. They’ve had to face the calamity of relying too much on individual performances with the bat with no one apart from Bird delivering for them on a regular basis. They’ll go onto be swept this series with another defeat today and lose 7-0.
Wicket-Keeper for PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream11
An 89 in the fifth match followed up by 74 in the sixth match and Rohail Nazir has been among the runs throughout this series. He’s stayed in our side for the majority of the matches and is going to be a part of it once again.
Batsmen for PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream11
Following up the 146 run stand for the second wicket were important contributions down the middle-order by Irfan Niazi (46) and Mohammed Haris (33) to ensure their side were able to approach 300 despite a collapse in the last 10 overs and both of them find a place in our side. The trio of Pakistan batsmen is completed by Haider Ali, another batsman who has been among the runs for the most part of this series.
A half-century stand between himself and Bird saw South Africa get off to the most pristine of starts while chasing, taking them to 122-2 and its due to the application and technique he displayed that Ryan Terblanche comes into our side.
All-Rounders for PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream11
Two matches, two hundreds and Jonathan Bird has nailed down a permanent place in our side. He was one of the most anticipated player to keep an eye out on this series and he’s reposed the faith earmarked in him by standing tall in what has been an anguishing display by his side.
From Pakistan its Abbas Afridi who comes in once again to keep the identity of our all-rounders’ facet same after his 2-30 in the previous match.
Bowling Order for PK-Y vs SA-Y Dream11
The reason South Africa lost their way in their run chase despite getting off to a compelling and raucous start was the fact that they ended up losing 6 wickets for 54 as Amir Ali and Shiraz Khan kept picking up wickets. The two picked up four wickets in between them and all of them come in to find a place in our side for this match.
We have picked up the two bowlers from SA as well in the form of Gerlad Coetzee and Lifa Ntanzi. Cotzee’s 4-26 was the best spell on the day, hitting the right line and length in the death overs to clean up Pakistan’s last wickets and help restrict them to under 300.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Jonathan Bird is our captain for this match yet again while Rohail Nazir is the vice-captain.
7 Match Youth Series
Match: South Africa U19 Vs Pakistan U19 Seventh One Day
Date And Time: 7th June, Friday- 12:30pm IST
Venue: Chatsworth Oval, Chatsworth