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| On Oct 20, 2021 8:08 PM IST

BAN vs PNG T20 World Cup 2021: Possible Playing 11 of Papua New Guinea


PNG Playing 11: The Papua New Guinea will play their last league match of the T20 World Cup 2021 against the Bangladesh team. If they want to qualify, they have to win this by a big margin of runs.

In their last fixture, the team gave away 165 runs, which is way too many for this pitch which has been two paced a bit in the afternoon games. In the bowling unit, Kabu Morea and Chad Soper scalped 4 and 3 wickets respectively. Then the middle order Sese Bau (24) and Norman Vanua (47) tried hard but the other batters could not not contribute enough to take the team home and fell short by 17 runs.

Team News

  • They have to win this game with a big margin to make their case for group stages.
  • PNG is not expected to make any changes in the Playing 11 for this fixture.

PNG Playing 11 (likely)

The Papua New Guinea have displayed fine talent in the last 2 matches of the T20 World Cup 2021. But they need to ace crucial moments to achieve something big in world cricket, and it will certainly come with playing more matches against top teams.

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The team has produced average performances with the ball in the last 2 fixtures and would look to improve. But Morea and Soper were impressive and would look to continue the same form. In the batting department, the form of Tony Ura will be crucial, but the team will be delighted with the contribution of lower order to chase down a tough total against Scotland.

PNG Playing 11 (likely)

1. Tony Ura
2. Assad Vala (c)
3. Charles Amini
4. Lega Siaka
5. Norman Vanua
6. Sese Bau
7. Simon Atai
8. Kiplin Doriga (wk)
9. Nosaina Pokana
10. Chad Soper
11. Kabua Morea

Papua New Guinea Squad

Papua New Guinea Squad: Assad Vala (c), Simon Atai, Tony Ura, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Nosaina Pokana, Damien Ravu, Chad Soper, Norman Vanua, Jason Kila, Kabua Morea, Hiri Hiri, Gaudi Toka, Lega Siaka, Jack Gardner

Where to Watch BAN vs PNG Live T20 World Cup 2021

WATCH BAN vs PNG T20 World Cup LIVE on Star Sports 1 and Disney+ Hotstar. The Star Sports has been a quality broadcaster for number of years now, and has a great team that is known for their work to research on different stats and interviews, which are very enjoyable and insightful for the viewers. The T20 World Cup 2021 will be critical for both teams to be enhancing their confidence in this format, especially Papua New Guinea who need to create their reputation in world cricket. The Disney+ Hotstar will stream the Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea Match 9 of the T20 World Cup 2021.

4 Fantasy picks for Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea from PNG

1. Assad Vala

The leader of Papua New Guinea team will be one of the vital picks for this game due to his ability to stabilize the team and play big shots when required to boost the run rate of the team. In 30 T20I matches, he has hit 590 runs.

Name Matches Runs Average
Assad Valla 30 590 24.58

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2. Chad Soper

Chad has been one of the best bowlers of the Papua New Guinea team in the T20 format, and he rightfully justified his inclusion by picking 3 wickets. In 16 T20I matches, he has picked up 19 wickets at a fine average of 12.31.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Chad Soper 16 19 12.31

3. Kabua Morea

Kabua has picked up most wickets for the team (including the warmups) in the T20 World Cup 2021. In the last fixture, he was terrific to run down the Scottish batsman and scalped 4 wickets.

Name Matches Wickets Average
Kabua Morea 3 4 19.75

4. Charles Amini

Charles has been touted to be the future leader of the Papua Nee Guinea team due to his stable mindset and attack the bowlers with his exquisite skills of hitting big shots. In the first match, he was impressive to score 37 off 26 balls and will be looking to continue the same form.

Name Matches Runs/ Wickets Average
Charles Amini 27 457/ 21 25.38/23.52

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