Cricket Prediction – South Africa U19 vs West Indies U19 – ICC Under-19 World Cup 01.02

Cricket Match Information:

The match between South Africa Under-19 vs West Indies Under-19 will be the fifth-place playoff that will be played at Potchefstroom on Saturday. The ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup has been up and running and we are into the business end of the tournament. Both teams were defeated in their respective quarter-final hence, they are contending in the fifth-place playoff cricket game. Our prediction is of a good game for West Indies as they are coming off a closer loss than South Africa in their last cricket game. 

  • Tournament: ICC Under-19 World Cup
  • Cricket Match format: 50 Overs
  • Cricket match time1:30 pm IST
  • Cricket match date01.02.2020
  • Venue: Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • Weather: Temperature: 34 degrees, Thunderstorms: 24% 
  • Team A: South Africa Under 19
  • Team B: West Indies Under 19
  • Team A Captain: Bryce Parsons
  • Team B Captain: Kimani Melius

South Africa Under-19

South Africa are being led by Bryce Parsons in this tournament. Unfortunately for them, they will not be progressing further in their own backyard having lost the quarter-final against the Bangladesh cricket team. 

Looking at the future, they might want to give chances to some other fringe players in this game of cricket. They were defeated by Bangladesh quite easily in their last cricket game by a huge margin of 104 runs. 

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 
  • K Cotani
  • B Parsons
  • L Beaufort
  • T Karelse 
  • J Lees 
  • P Moletsane 
  • T van Vuuren 
  • G Coetzee
  • M Khumalo
  • A Cloete

West Indies Under-19

West Indies are being led by Kimani Melius in this cricket tournament. They were left heartbroken after the quarter-final cricket game against New Zealand. They were defeated by a close margin of two wickets with just balls remaining.

West Indies had set the total of 239 runs in front of the New Zealand team and had them at 153 for 8 at one stage. However, an unbeaten ninth-wicket partnership between the New Zealand pair ensured that New Zealand won the game. 

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

Here is our prediction of West Indies’ Under-19 playing XI:

  • KS Melius 
  • LJA Julien
  • KA Anderson 
  • KSA McKenzie
  • ARD Morris 
  • NRJ Young
  • MJS Patrick 
  • MW Forde
  • JM James 
  • AR Nedd
  • JNT Seales

Expert Prediction: SA U19 v WI U19

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

Both South Africa and West Indies were beaten in their respective quarter-final by Bangladesh and West Indies. 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. 

West Indies, on the other hand, would have been left very disappointed after their close loss against New Zealand. They did most things right in their quarter-final but just could not close the game. They had reduced New Zealand to 153 for 8 and a lot of runs were needed to be chased. They failed to create chances post that and ended up losing the game.

Now both teams have a chance to leave the tournament with respect by winning the fifth-place playoff. Our prediction is of a victory for West Indies Under-19 team as they look in a better frame of mind at the moment than South Africa, who must be in lots of pressure after crashing out in their own World Cup. 

Astrology Prediction: SA U19 vs WI U19

The stars may not have aligned for both teams in this tournament but their future looks bright. With South Africa losing their quarter-final easily, it seems like luck is not in their favour at the moment. Hence, our prediction is of a West Indies’ win. 


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

Who will win? – West Indies Under-19

Top Batsman – B Parsons (SA U19), KSA McKenzie (WI U19)

Top Bowler – G Coetzee (SA U19), MW Forde (WI U19)

Most Sixes – B Parsons (SA U19), KSA McKenzie (WI U19)

Man of the Match – KSA McKenzie (WI U19)

Team Scores Batting first – South Africa U19 (220+), West Indies Under 19 (240+)


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