SL vs PNG Dream11 Prediction: The sixth warm-up match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be contested between Sri Lanka and the Papua New Guinea side at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on 14 October (Thursday). This will be the second warm-up games for both these teams and an important chance to prepare themselves and pick out the best possible permutations and combination before the Round 1 of the mega event.
Both these sides are coming into this game after witnessing different fortunes unfold in their respective previous matches. Sri Lanka are coming off a brilliant T20I series whitewash over Oman and also defeated India at home. On the other hand, Papua New Guinea lost all of their three matches in the UAE Summer T20 Bash.
This will be a great opportunity for both these teams to prepare well for the T20 World Cup. Sri Lanka occupies the 10th spot in the ICC Rankings with a total of 5048 points. On the other hand, Papua New Guinea occupies the 15th spot in the ICC Rankings with a total of 2501 points. Both these teams will also play the Round 1 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Fixture Name: Match 6, Sri Lanka vs Papua New Guinea
Competition: World T20 Warm-up Matches
Date: 14 October
Time: 11:30 AM IST
Ground: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Pitch Report: This wicket and conditions at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium will surely have enough help both for the batters and bowlers throughout the match. It is expected to offer a competitive surface with an exciting contest between the bat and ball. The dew factor will also come into play during the second innings. The par score once again will remain around 150-160.
It will be a great move to pick a mixed combination of Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is the opening stage of the tournament, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and all-rounders to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Avishka Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Tony Ura and Assad Vala remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Dinesh Chandimal
BATTERS: Tony Ura, Avishka Fernando, Lega Siaka
ALL-ROUNDERS: Assad Vala, Charles Amini, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga
BOWLERS: Nosaina Pokana, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana
The Sri Lankan team will surely start as the favourites to win this match against Papua New Guinea. They are quite an experienced unit both with the bat and ball. Sri Lanka has been in a great form having defeated Oman and India in their previous T20I assignments. On the other hand, Papua New Guinea also have the ability to surprise their opponents in this exciting contest.
The Sri Lankan side will be aiming to do well both with the bat and ball. The Sri Lankan team management would want the likes of Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Dinesh Chandimal to take the responsibility in this game. Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya and Maheesh Theekshana have been really good with the ball and they would want to continue the good work.
Sri Lanka leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga had delivered remarkably well with the ball in the recent home limited-overs series against South Africa. Wanindu has taken 3 wickets in 2 matches, however, he has not got much of support from the batsmen. He is currently the No.2 ranked T20I bowler in the ICC T20I Rankings. Wanindu Hasaranga was also the Player of the Series during the last T20I series against India at home.
Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka has sensational capabilities to contribute well both in the batting as well as bowling departments. The power hitting all-rounder has scored more than 2500 runs in the shortest format of the game so far at a phenomenal strike-rate of 145. He has also taken as many as 34 wickets at an economy of 8.64. Dasun Shanaka has also been an important performer for Sri Lanka in limited-overs cricket.
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The Papua New Guinea team will be hoping to gain some important confidence both with the bat and ball before the start of the mega T20 tournament. The trio of Tony Ura, Assad Vala and Charles Amini will have to take the responsibility in the batting department. On the other hand, Nosaina Pokana, Chad Soper and Damien Ravu will form part of the bowling attack and they will be looking to pick wickets on regular basis.
For the Papua New Guinea team, Assad Vala has been really effective both with the bat and ball in the Twenty20 format. He has performed well in pressure situations having scored a total of 800 runs while playing in as many as 47 T20 matches. Assad Vala has notched up four half-centuries in his T20 career. He has also taken 26 wickets at a brilliant economy of 6.60.
Papua New Guinea bank upon Tony Ura to come good at the top in the batting department especially in T20 cricket. He smashed an excellent innings of 69 runs off 43 balls in the last T20I against Namibia. Tony has scored more than 1300 runs in his T20 career comprising of a total of 46 matches at a strike-rate of 134.69. He has also smashed as many as 7 half-centuries and 2 hundreds in the shorter format.
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Watch Sri Lanka vs Papua New Guinea World T20 Warm-up match Live score and streaming on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. All the players stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on the Hotstar app. There will a great experience of entertainment as both these international teams, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea have some exciting players in their respective line-ups who will been keen to do well these warm-up matches before the start of the mega event.
The Sri Lanka vs Papua New Guinea World T20 Warm-up match will be broadcasted live on the Star Sports 3 channel from 11:30 AM IST. The Star Sports Network are the official television rights holder for this year’s ICC T20 World Cup. The viewers will get to listen to expert comments and detailed pitch report alongwith live ball-to-ball commentary on the Star Sports Network and the Hotstar app.
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