Afghanistan Under-19 will square off against England Under-19 in the warm-up match of the ICC Under-19s World Cup 2020. The match will take place on Tuesday, January 14 at the Irene Villagers Cricket Club in Pretoria. The game will commence at 1:30 PM (IST).
Afghanistan Under-19 had a horrible start to the tournament as they were thrashed by India in their first warm-up game by a massive 211-run margin. Chasing 255, the Afghans were bowled out for a paltry 44. They will have to make some serious changes before they commence their World Cup journey.
On the other hand, England's first warm-up game against Zimbabwe ended in a no result. Both the teams will look to try and test various combinations to ensure they get the best 11 going into the tournament. Let's have a look at the squads, match details and Dream11 prediction.
Afghanistan Under-19 Squad: Farhan Zakhil (Captain), Sediq Atal, Rahmanullah Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran, Ishaq Mohammadi, Noor Ahmad, Shafiqullah Ghafari, Jamshid Mir Alikhil, Abdul Rahman, Abid Taniwal, Fazal Haq, Imran Mir, Zohaib Zamankhil, Asif Musazai, Abid Mohammadi.
England Under-19 Squad: George Balderson (Captain), Hamidullah Qadri, Jack Haynes, Ben Charlesworth, Jordan Cox, Kasey Aldridge, Tom Clark, Blake Cullen, Joey Evison, Lewis Goldsworthy, George Hill, Dan Mousley, Scott Currie, Harry Duke and Sam Young.
Wicket-keepers: Jordan Cox (Vice-captain)
Batters: Ben Charlesworth (Captain), George Hill, Ibrahim Zadran, Farhan Zakhil
Bowlers: Noor Ahmad, Sam Young, Kasey Aldridge,
All-Rounders: Abdul Rahman, Abid Mohammadi, George Balderson
England Under-19s start as favourites to win.