U19 World Cup, New Zealand U19 vs Ireland U19 Match Details, Squad, Pitch Report and Live Streaming Details | U19 World Cup Super Six

New Zealand U19 and Ireland U19 are all set to take on each other in the Super Six round of the U19 ODI World Cup, scheduled to take place tomorrow at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein. The match is set to commence at 1:30 p.m. IST. Down below this article covers: U19 World Cup, New Zealand U19 vs Ireland U19 Match Details, Squad, Pitch Report and Live Streaming Details

New Zealand had a reasonably successful group stage, securing victories in two out of three matches against Nepal and Afghanistan. However, their momentum was halted when they lost their final group stage match to Pakistan. In the first Super Six encounter, the Kiwis faced the Uday Sharan-led India, and the match turned into a lopsided affair with a massive 214-run defeat.

Opting to bat first, Musheer Khan, the younger brother of Sarfaraz Khan, played an exceptional inning, scoring 131 runs. This stellar performance contributed to the Boys in Blue posting an imposing total of 295 runs. In response, New Zealand was bowled out for a mere 81 runs while facing a tough bowling attack. Saumy Pandey’s four-wicket haul (4-19) and contributions from Raj Limbani (2-17) and Musheer Khan (2-10) led to New Zealand’s largest defeat in the U19 ODI World Cup against any team.

With no victories in their last two games, New Zealand’s chances of qualifying for the semi-finals are eliminated. India and one of Pakistan or Bangladesh are set to be the top two teams in their Super Six Group, with the top two teams advancing to the Semi-Finals. Playing for pride, the Kiwis aim to conclude their campaign on a positive note against Ireland and secure a win before heading back home.

Ireland, on the other hand, had a really poor group stage outing as they were thrashed by India and Bangladesh in their group stage encounters but won the match against the USA, which allowed the Irish to barely qualify for the Super Six. In their initial Super Six match, Ireland faced the Saad Baig-led Pakistan, and the Boys in Green emerged triumphant with a three-wicket win.

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Opting to bowl first, the Pakistani bowlers showcased complete dominance over the Irish batting unit. The European team was dismissed for a mere 181 runs, courtesy of exceptional bowling performances from Ubaid Shah (3-31), Ahmad Hassan (2-37), Ali Raza (2-18), Amir Hassan (2-34), and Haroon Arshad (1-15). The collective efforts of the Pakistani bowling attack restricted Ireland’s scoring opportunities, setting the stage for a successful chase by the boys in green.

The Irish bowlers made it difficult for the Pakistani batters to chase down the target of 182 runs, as off-spinner Harry Dyer spun a web around the Pakistan batting unit with his four wicket haul, giving the Boys in Green a run for their money, but the Saad Baig team won the match by three wickets thanks to the heroics of Ahmad Hassan (57 runs in 72 balls).

Just like the Kiwi’s, Ireland have no chances of qualifying for the semi-finals, and they would be playing for pride and hoping to upset New Zealand in their final 2024 U19 World Cup encounter.

New Zealand U19 vs Ireland U19: Match Information

Tour: Under 19 ICC Cricket World Cup

Match: New Zealand U19 vs Ireland U19 Super Six round

Date: February 3, 2024

Day and Time: Friday, 1:30 pm IST

Venue: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

Mangaung Oval: Pitch Report

Mangaung Oval’s surface is a pretty balanced one for the One Day International matches, as both the batters and bowlers receive an adequate amount of help from the pitch throughout the entirety of the match. The average first-inning score for this ground is 248 runs, with teams that bat first managing to win 16 matches out of 26. Expect a pretty high-scoring game in the match between New Zealand and Ireland.

New Zealand U19 vs Ireland U19: Live Streaming Details

One can watch the Super Six match between New Zealand U19 and Ireland U19 on the Star Sports Network on Television and the match will also be broadcast live on the Disney Plus Hotstar App and Website for free.

New Zealand U19 vs Ireland U19: Squad

New Zealand U19: Oscar Jackson (c), Sam Clode, Mason Clarke, Robbie Foulkes, Zac Cumming, James Nelson, Tom Jones, Matt Rowe, Snehith Reddy, Lachlan Stackpole, Ewald Schreuder, Alex Thompson, Oliver Tewatiya, Luke Watson and Ryan Tsourgas.

Reserves: Nick Brown, Ben Breitmeyer, Josh Oliver, Henry Christie, and Amogh Paranjpe.

Ireland U19: Philippe le Roux (c), Harry Dyer, Macdara Cosgrave, Kian Hilton, Daniel Forkin, Finn Lutton, Ryan Hunter, Carson McCullough, Scott Macbeth, Jordan Neill, John McNally, Gavin Roulston, Oliver Riley, Reuben Wilson, and Matthew Weldon.

Reserves: Hayden Melly, Adam Leckey, and James West.

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