AFG-U19 vs AUS-U19 Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 04, 2022

We have come a long way in the ICC U-19 World Cup and we finally have our top two teams on the table. India U-19 will be taking on England U-19 in the finale after defeating Australia U-19 and Afghanistan U-19 in their respective matches. Before the teams and we all gear up for the grand finale, we have another important match to look forward to.

Australia U-19 are all set to take on Afghanistan U-19 in the third-place playoff match. Both sides did fairly well up until they lost in their respective semis and are expected to put up a strong case for themselves in this upcoming match. The match between the two sides is to be played at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua on 4th February 2022.

AFG-U19 vs AUS-U19 Team Previews

Afghanistan U19

It has not been a lot of time since Afghanistan have made it to the international cricket scene, but they have done tremendously well in the limited opportunities they have had. In this competition, their U-19 side have even topped their effort with a semifinal appearance and that could go a long way in developing cricket in their country.

Afghanistan came second in their group, right behind Pakistan U-19, but managed to do a good job in their quarter-final match to book a meeting with England U-19 in the semifinal. They did come close to defeating the English side before the pressure got to them in the final moments of the game.

On paper, Afghanistan have a decent side that seems a bit over-reliant on their bowling. Their over-reliance was apparent in the previous match as well as they could not come out on top against England despite restricting them to a pretty modest total. Overall, Afghanistan U-19 have a bowling attack that can be pretty difficult to deal with for the Aussie batsmen. If the batsmen are able to hold their nerve and bring out their A-game, beating Afghanistan could be a very difficult task.

Afghanistan U19 Playing 11

Mohammad Ishaq, Nangeyalia Kharote, Allah Noor, Suliman Safi, Khaiber Wali, Bilal Ahmad, Izharulhaq Naveed, Noor Ahmad, Faisal Khan Ahmadzai, Shahidullah Hasani, Ijaz Ahmadzai.

Australia U19

Australia U-19 did a terrific job up until they met India U-19 in the semifinal. They were undefeated in the tournament up until they got to the final-four stage and looked pretty good even for a title finish. While a win here would give them the third-place finish in the tournament, they would know that they missed out on a golden opportunity in the previous match.

Bowling first against India U-19, Australia started off pretty well as they kept the brakes on the scoring rate before Indians finally took it away from them in the last twenty overs. They never looked in control while batting and eventually lost the match by a hefty margin. Despite that loss, the Aussies shouldn't really be disappointed given the way they played in the tournament before that.

On paper, the Australian U-19 side have immense firepower, be it with the bat or with the ball. They would want the last match's score to be more an anomaly rather than a norm. Given the side they have on paper and the way they have played, getting past them is going to be incredibly difficult if the Aussies are able to play to their peak potential.

Australia U19 Playing 11

Campbell Kellaway, Teague Wyllie, Corey Miller, Cooper Connolly, Lachlan Shaw, Nivethan Radhakrishnan, William Salzmann, Isaac Higgins, Jack Sinfield, Tom Whitney, Joshua Garner.

AFG-U19 vs AUS-U19 Toss Prediction

In the last two matches here, the honors between the team batting first and the team batting second have been shared. The surface will more or less stay the same over the course of fifty overs, but the team batting first will have an option of putting the scoreboard pressure over the second one. Keeping that into consideration, the captain winning the toss is likely to bat first.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

Coolidge has recently been a high-scoring venue and we could see the same happen in this upcoming as well. The two most recent matches played here produced first innings totals in the range of 290s and this match too has all the ingredients for it. The boundaries aren't as big as some of the other venues in West Indies and the surface has even bounce. While the surface gets slower as the match progresses, it doesn't really make batting too tough in the second innings. Considering that, the team batting first here would want to put a total of at least 275 runs on the board.

AFG-U19 vs AUS-U19 Dream11 Prediction

Check out the Dream11 fantasy team lineup for the upcoming ICC U-19 World Cup match that is to be played between Afghanistan U-1 and Australia U-19. Don't forget to check back the latest updated team lineup right after the toss.

AFG-U19 vs AUS-U19 Playing 11

  • Wicket-keeper:
    • M Ishaq
  • Batsmen:
    • T Wylie (VC)
    • C Kellaway
    • A Noor
  • All-rounders:
    • N Khan (C)
    • C Connolly
  • Bowlers:
    • N Ahmad
    • I Naveed
    • W Salzman
    • N Zadran
    • T Whitney

AFG-U19 vs AUS-U19 Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction

Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.

AFG-U19 vs AUS-U19 Betting Tips

This match may not be as important the one that would be played between the other semi-finalists, but both sides would want to settle for nothing less than a win here. Considering the on-paper combinations of the two sides and the way they both played in the group stage, Australia U-19 do look better. For that reason and the other factors stated above, betting on an Australia U-19 win should be the way to go here.

Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Total Runs - Match - Over 499.5



Given that this is a high-scoring venue, there are high chances that we will see a big score in the first innings here. Even though Afghanistan haven't really batted as well as they would have liked to, this match could prove to be a high-scoring one. Given the odds on offer, a bet on match total to be higher than 500 runs.

  1. Club Riches

    Club Riches

    Highest Partnership - First Wicket - Australia U-19



Australia have batted well in the tournament thus far and their top-order has been even better. Afghanistan U-19, on the other hand, have been too fragile at the top. Bet on Australia to have the highest opening partnership here.

Today Match Prediction

Australia U19 To Win the Match, 1.46

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Who will win AFG-U19 vs AUS-U19

Afghanistan U19 64.6% (93)
Australia U19 35.4% (51)
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