ACC U-19 Asia Cup, 2018
Afghanistan U-19 vs Sri Lanka U-19, 2nd Semi-Final
The second semi-final of the ACC U-19 Asia Cup will see Sri Lanka take on defending champions’ Afghanistan in what is expected to be a riveting encounter at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.
Where:- Shere Bangla Stadium, Dhaka
Match Timing:- Friday, October 05, 2018, 08:30 AM IST
Sri Lanka U-19 have had an imperious tournament thus far as they finished off the group-stage unscathed with three wins in as many matches. Their last game resulted in a 23-run win over Pakistan after their bowlers led by Kalhara Senarathne (2-32) restricted Pakistan to 8-177 in pursuit of 8-200. Earlier, Kalana Perera (51) and skipper Nipun Dananjaya’s 33 helped the Lankans post 200 in 49.4 overs.
Afganistan, meanwhile, will come into this all-important semi-final on the back of a 51-run loss at the hands of India after they failed to chase down 222 set by the Men in Blue. While Azmatullah (3-46) and Qais Ahmed (3-33) helped their side restrict India to a manageable 221, they were severely let down by their batsmen as despite a 56-run opening stand courtsey Riaz Hussan (47) and Rahmanullah (37), their middle-order capitulated in scintillating fashion against Siddarth Desai (4-37) and Harsh Tyagi (3-40) to fold for a meagre 170 in 45.4 overs; 51 runs adrift of the target.
Read on for AF-Y vs SL-Y Team News & AF-Y vs SL-Y Playing 11
Rahmanullah, Mohammad Kabir, Abid Mohammadi, Farhan Zakhil, Naveed Ahmad, Sediqullah Atal, Zakiullah, Riaz Hussain, Ijaz Ahmad, Azmatullah, Qais Ahmad, Baseer Khan, Mohammad Ishaq, Arif Khan, Abdul Rahman, Samiullah
Sri Lanka Youth:-
Nuwanidu Fernando, Kamil Mishara, Navod Paranavithana, Kalhara Senarathne, Naveen Nirmal Fernando, Nipun Dananjaya, Rohan Sanjaya, Dulith Wellalage, Shashika Dulshan, Sandun Mendis, Kalana Perera, Nishan Madushka, Nipun Malinga, Pasindu Sooriyabandara
Here’s how both teams might line-up for the all-important semi-final:-
Batters: Riaz Hussan, Ijaz Ahmed, Mohammad Ishaq, Baseer Khan
All-rounders: Azmatullah, Arif Khan
Bowlers: Mohammad Kabir, Abdul Rahman, Rizwanullah Murad, Qais Ahmad
Wicket-keeper: Nishan Madushka
Batters: Pasindu Sooriyabandara, Kamil Mishara, Nipun Dananjaya, Nuwanidu Fernando
All-rounders: Dulith Wellalage, Navod Paranavithana
Bowlers: Shashika Dulshan, Kalhara Senarathne, Nipun Malinga, Kalana Perera
Wicket-keeper:- Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah has been a consistent scorer right through the tournament. The wicket-keeper batsmen scored 37 in Afghanistan’s 51-run loss against India. He’ll be an ideal choice in your fantasy XI.
Batsmen:- Reyaz-Hassan, Nipun Dhananjaya, Pasindu Sooriyabandara, and Nuwanindu Fernando have been consistent performers throughout the tournament.
All-rounders:- Azmatullah Omarzai, Dunith Wellalge, and Navod Paranavithana have contributed to their respective sides with both bat and ball throughout the tournament.
Bowlers:- Qais Ahmad (3-33 vs India), Shashika Dulshan, Nawid Mohammad and Nipun Malinga have been the spearheads with the ball and are a must for your fantasy XI.
Captain & Vice-Captain Choices:- Normally a player that contributes with both bat and ball for the team is an ideal candidate to double your fantasy points. For AF-Y vs SL-Y, you may opt for the likes of Azmatullah Omarzai, Dunith Wellalge, and Navod Paranavithana.
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