ENG-U19 vs IND-U19 Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Feb 05, 2022
India U-19 may have qualified for the grand finale of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup with considerable ease but they will be wary of the pressure the grand event brings. They were favorites to win the last edition of the tournament too but were humbled by Bangladesh U-19 when it mattered the most. ICC U-19 World Cup in the last four years has been more about deciding the team that gets to face India in the finale.
This time around India U-19 will be taking on England U-19 for the title match. The match between the two sides is to be played on 5th January 2022 at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds, North Sound. Both sides have so far been unbeaten and should make up for a cracker of a contest. This is a high-stakes match and definitely not the one to miss out on.
ENG-U19 vs IND-U19 Team Previews
Precisely opposite to India U-19, England U-19 do not really have a habit of qualifying for the playoffs in this marquee ICC event. The last time England U-19 made it to an Under 19 World Cup final was way back in 1998 under the leadership of Owais Shah. They won the title in that edition and would want nothing less here as well.
Just like India, England U-19 have so far been unbeaten and thoroughly deserve a place in the final given the way they have played. Remarkably, they were clinical against Bangladesh and Afghanistan both and dealt with their spinners beautifully. It is going to be a key here against India as well and England will get tested.
Jacob Bethell has been a force to reckon with at the top for the English side and he will be an important man for England. Apart from him, a lot will depend on how Joshua Boyden does with the ball. He has been a wicket-taker in the powerplay for the English side and he could play an important role to keep India from getting off a flying start.
All in all, England have passed all their tests in the tournament with flying colors. It will all depend on how they are able to handle the Indian spinners, who have all been terrific. If they can do that and take the attack to India, England could very well end up winning the title after a long gap of 24 years.
England U19 Playing 11
Alex Horton, James Rew, George Thomas, William Luxton, George Bell, Tom Prest, Rehan Ahmed, Jacob Bethell, Joshua Boyden, Tom Aspinwall, James Sales.
Even though India U-19 have had sailed through to the final match without much resistance, their campaign has been far from smooth. Covid-19 badly affected their squad and they were reduced to a squad of only 11 players from a total of 17. It is just the quality that they have that even despite playing with a depleted side in the group stage, they were absolutely clinical.
Spinners have always been India's strength and given that they have picked up 26 wickets in five matches already, they will be a force to reckon with. Having said that, England have played spin pretty well in the competition so far and this challenge is not going to be easy even for Indian spinners. Apart from the spinners, their fast bowlers have done pretty well, especially in the powerplay overs. India have been the fastest side to pick up their first wicket in this competition and would want to repeat something similar.
India U-19 gains strength from their strong batting order that is loaded with match-winners right throughout. The likes of Angkrish Raguvanshi, Yash Dhull, Harnoor Singh, and Shaik Rasheed have already been amongst the runs. What they have also done well is that they have not thrown away good starts and have often finished their innings with a flourish.
The same was on display in their previous match as well as despite starting off slowly, they made up for the lost time with some spectacular strokeplay. Their ability to accelerate towards the end of the innings is definitely going to be their key strength in the upcoming match.
India U-19 will have their full-strength squad available for this upcoming contest and they will be wary of not closing things out as far as the tournament is concerned. They were the winners of the Asia Cup and the experience they gained in the title match should help them immensely here in this match. If they are able to play to their potential in this upcoming match, getting past them would be remarkably difficult.
India U19 Playing 11
Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Harnoor Singh, SK Rasheed, Yash Dhull, Nishant Sindhu, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dinesh Bana, Kaushal Tambe, Raj Bawa, Vicky Ostwal, Ravi Kumar.
ENG-U19 vs IND-U19 Toss Prediction
The surface is expected to stay the same throughout and defending here won't be easy. However, a good score in the first innings can really put pressure on the chasing side. Also, this is a high-pressure game and both sides would want to avoid chasing a high total. For that reason, we expect the captain winning the toss to bat first.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The surface in the tournament has so far assisted bowlers more than the batters. However, the surfaces used in the last few matches have favored batsmen as well as those could. In fact, the last match here saw the team batting first score a total of 365 runs. With the short boundaries on offer coupled with an even carry, it is expected to be a belter or a venue. Keeping that into consideration, the team batting first would want to score a total of at least 300 runs.
ENG-U19 vs IND-U19 Dream11 Prediction
Check out the Dream11 fantasy team lineup for the upcoming ICC U-19 World Cup final that is to be played between England U-19 and India U-19. Don't forget to check back the latest updated team lineup right after the toss.
ENG-U19 vs IND-U19 Playing 11
- A Horton
- Yash Dhull (C)
- A Raguvanshi
- Shaik Rasheed
- R Ahmed
- Tom Prest (VC)
- Jacob Bethell
- Raj Bawa
- R Hangargekar
- Vicky Otswal
- J Boyden
Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.
ENG-U19 vs IND-U19 Betting Tips
All the hard work and all the wins in the tournament have finally brought the two sides down to one final test. This is a high-stakes match and the pressure will be running high. Both sides have been brilliant in the tournament thus far and choosing between the two is not going to be easy. Having said that, Indians have a slight advantage over England based on the on-paper combinations of the two sides. Considering that and the other factors stated above, betting on an India U-19 win should be the way to go here.
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India have been terrific with the bowl in the pwoerplay and have picked up wickets in the first couple of overs more often than not. Their new-ball bowlers have done incredibly well and will not be easy to deal with for English bowlers. For that reason, we expect India to have a higher opening partnership.
Both these sides have done a splendid job with the bat so far and will be keen to put a good one here. This is a kind of surface where batsmen will get value for the shots. For that reason, the total score in the match is likely to be high. Bet on the match total of exceed 499.5 runs.