Cricket Prediction – South Africa U19 vs Afghanistan U19 – ICC Under-19 World Cup 05.02

Cricket Match Information:

The match between South Africa Under-19 vs Afghanistan Under-19 will be the seventh-place playoff that will be played at Benoni on Wednesday. The ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup has been up and running and we are into the business end of the tournament. Both teams won two matches out of the three cricket played and finished at the second and first position respectively in the group stage. However, due to disappointing performances post the group stage, they are now contending in the seventh-place playoff cricket game against each other. Our prediction expert reckons Afghanistan are going to be a tough proposition for South Africa under-19 team. 

  • Tournament: ICC Under-19 World Cup
  • Cricket Match format: ODI
  • Cricket match time1:30 pm IST
  • Cricket match date05.02.2020
  • Venue: Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  • Weather: Temperature: 27 degrees, Thunderstorms: 40% 
  • Team A: South Africa Under 19
  • Team B: Afghanistan Under 19
  • Team A Captain: Bryce Parsons
  • Team B Captain: Farhan Zakhil

South Africa Under-19

South Africa are being led by Bryce Parsons in this tournament. South Africa have been disappointing for the past couple of matches and desperately need to turn things around and gain some pride. 

Looking at the future, they might want to give chances to some other fringe players in this game of cricket. They were defeated by West Indies in the fifth-place playoff quite easily in their last cricket game by four wickets with 50 balls remaining.

Our prediction is of a couple of changes to their playing eleven. 

Here is our prediction of South Africa’s Under-19 playing XI:

  • JA Bird 
  • Levert Manje
  • B Parsons
  • L Beaufort
  • Khanya Cotani 
  • J Lees 
  • P Moletsane 
  • T van Vuuren 
  • M Brett
  • O Modimokoane
  • A Cloete

Afghanistan Under-19

Afghanistan are being led by Farhan Zakhil in this cricket tournament. Despite the loss in the previous game, they can still manage to win the seventh-place playoff and finish with some pride. 

In their last game, Zakhil made 91 runs of 132 balls, which was not enough as they lost their fifth-place playoff game to Australia. After being beaten in their quarterfinal by Pakistan, it was expected that Afghanistan would at least finish as the fifth best team of the tournament, but it did not happen.

Our prediction is of at least one change to their playing eleven. 

Here is our prediction of Afghanistan’s Under-19 playing XI:

  • Ibrahim Zadran
  • Sediqullah Atal 
  • Farhan Zakhil
  • Imran
  • Rahmanullah
  • Mohammad Ishaq
  • Abdul Rahman
  • Shafiqullah Ghafari
  • Jamshid Khan
  • Noor Ahmad 
  • Zohaib

Expert Prediction: SA U19 vs AFG U19

A lot of teams had arrived in South Africa with the dream of making a name for themselves and making their country proud. At the age of 19, young men strive to become world-beaters. However, a few have already been left heartbroken like the hosts South Africa and Afghanistan under-19 teams. 

Both South Africa and Afghanistan were beaten in their respective quarter-finals by Bangladesh and Pakistan. South Africa, being the hosts, have really come under the scanner as they were at least expected to make it to the semis. Cricket is not in a healthy state in South Africa at the moment. With the senior team struggling as well, a lot of pressure is now on Cricket South Africa and Graeme Smith. 

Afghanistan, on the other hand, would have been left very disappointed after their loss against Pakistan. There was some controversy as well involving the skipper as he mankaded a Pakistani batsman. However, it did not change the outcome of the game and Afghanistan crashed out of the semifinal contention.

Now both teams have a chance to leave the tournament with respect by winning the seventh-place playoff. Our prediction is of a victory for Afghanistan under-19 team as they have already beaten South Africa earlier in the tournament. They won that game by seven wickets and it was a completely one-sided cricket game.

Astrology Prediction: SA U19 vs AFG U19

The stars may not have aligned for both teams in this tournament but their future looks bright. With South Africa losing their games quite easily, it seems like luck is not in their favour at the moment. Hence, our prediction is of Afghanistan’s win. 


Toss prediction?The team winning the toss will look to bat first and put the scoreboard pressure on their opposition.

Who will win? – Afghanistan Under 19

Top Batsman – L Manje (SA U19), Farhan Zakhil (AFG U19)

Top Bowler – M Brett (SA U19), Abdul Rahman (AFG U19)

Most Sixes – L Manje (SA U19), Farhan Zakhil (AFG U19)

Man of the Match – Farhan Zakhil (AFG U19)

Team Scores Batting first – South Africa U19 (190+), Afghanistan Under 19 (200+)


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South Africa U19 – 1.90

Afghanistan U19 – 1.76

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