The 1st game of the U19 Challenger Trophy 2019-20 will be played between India A Under-19s and India B Under-19s at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad.
The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (IST) (3:30 AM GMT).
The U19 Challenger Trophy 2019-20 will kick start on Monday when India A Under-19s take on the India B Under-19s at the RGIC Stadium in Hyderabad. The India A side will be led by Dhruv Chand Jurel who has led India U19s in the recent tournaments. The focus will be on their opener Yashasvi Jaiswal who set records during the recent Vijay Hazare Trophy. On the other hand, the India B team will be led by Priyam Garg who has the likes of Tilak Varma and Atharva Ankolekar on their side.
The venue could be under the clouds on Monday for the tournament opener but those might not bring any rain.
The RGICS in Hyderabad usually produces good batting surfaces in the IPL and ODIs. At times, the track here tends to be two-paced but the bounce will always be there. On a good surface to bat on, we could see totals as high as 300.
Average first innings score: N/A
Record of chasing teams: N/A
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable playing XIs:
India A Under-19s:
Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sai Sudarshan, Jay Gohil, Sameer Rizvi, Arjun Murhty, Dhruv Chand Jurel (wk & c), Nitish Kumar Reddy, Kritagya Kumar Singh, Rishabh Bansal, Purnank Tyagi, Aman Bhadoriya,
Bench – Prince Yadav, Dashrath Kumar, Aniket Reddy, Debopratim Haldar.
India B Under-19s:
Tilak Varma, Yash Dhull, Priyam Garg (c), Siddhesh Veer, Kruthik Krishna (wk), Atharva Ankolekar, Ravi Bishnoi, Divyansh Joshi, Vivek Kumar, Nehal Pajni, Harsh Jamwal.
Bench – Sagar Dahiya, Nirmal Kumar, Akash Singh, Aquib Khan.
Kritagya Kumar Singh took 13 wickets in 11 matches and scored 131 runs across 5 innings during the Vinoo Mankad Trophy 2019-20. In the same competition, Nitish Kumar Reddy scored 225 runs from six innings and had 10 wickets to his name from 8 games. While others were busy with the U19 tournament, the likes of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Priyam Garg and Tilak Varma were representing their state.
Captain and vice-captain selection:
Captain – Yashasvi Jaiswal, Priyam Garg, Tilak Varma
Vice-captain – Kritagya Kumar Singh, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Atharva Ankolekar
Yashasvi Jaiswal might find it a tad easy to face U19 quality after playing at the senior level.
Suggested playing XI No.1 for fantasy cricket:
Keeper – D Jurel
Batters – Y Jaiswal (C), S Rizvi, T Varma, P Garg (VC)
All-rounders –N Kumar Reddy, K Singh, D Joshi
Bowlers – P Tyagi, A Ankolekar, R Bishnoi
Suggested playing XI No.2 for fantasy cricket:
Keeper – D Jurel
Batters – Y Jaiswal, R Bansal, T Varma (C), P Garg, S Veer
All-rounders –N Kumar Reddy (VC), K Singh
Bowlers – A Bhadoria, A Ankolekar, V Kumar
Rishabh Bansal of Uttar Pradesh picked up 16 wickets from 9 games in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy 2019-20. However, he has been listed in batsmen’s category instead of bowlers. It will be a point to be noted while making the fantasy team selection.
India A Under-19s are expected to begin the tournament with a win