The cricketing arena at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom, is set to witness an intense battle between South Africa U-19 and Sri Lanka U-19 in the Super Sixes of the 2024 Under-19 World Cup. As anticipation builds for this thrilling encounter, let’s delve into the details.
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- Date & Time: Friday, 2nd February 2024, 10:00 local time
- Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
South Africa U-19 Preview:
Sitting second in Group 2 of the Super Sixes stage, South Africa U-19s aim to maintain their winning momentum after bouncing back strongly in the tournament. With a formidable batting lineup led by Lhuan-dre Pretorius and Steve Stolk, and a potent bowling attack that has already claimed 29 wickets in the competition, South Africa U-19s are primed for success.
Predicted Playing XI for South Africa U-19: Lhuan-dre Pretorius (wk), Steve Stolk, David Teegerm, Richard Selestswane, Dewan Marais, Romashan Pillay, Juan James (c), Riley Norton, Tristan Luus, Raeeq Daniels, Kwena Maphaka
Sri Lanka U-19 Preview:
Despite a narrow loss in their last game against West Indies U-19s, Sri Lanka U-19s are determined to bounce back against the tournament hosts. Dinura Kalupahana’s impressive form with the bat and Vishwa Lahiru’s bowling prowess are key assets for Sri Lanka U-19s as they seek to topple South Africa U-19s.
Predicted Playing XI for Sri Lanka U-19: Pulindu Perera, Vishen Halambage, Sineth Jayawardena (c), Supun Waduge, Dinura Kalupahana, Sharujan Shanmuganathan (wk), Ravishan de Silva, Malsha Tharupathi, Vihas Thewmika, Vishwa Lahiru, Ruvishan Perera
Senwes Park boasts a fast wicket with ample bounce and carry, presenting a challenge for both batsmen and bowlers. Confident stroke-makers can capitalize on the surface, but any hesitancy with the bat will be exposed early in the innings.
Expect an enthralling contest between two talented teams hungry for victory. While Sri Lanka U-19s possess notable talent, South Africa U-19s seem to have the edge, particularly with their formidable bowling attack. We predict South Africa U-19s to emerge victorious in this encounter.
Prediction: South Africa U-19 to beat Sri Lanka U-19