PNG Playing 11: The Papua New Guinea will compete with the Oman team in the Match 1 of the T20 World Cup 2021. They lost both their warmup matches, and would look to improve their performances.
In their last fixture in the warmups, they lost to the Sri Lanka team by a good margin of 39 runs. The opposition scored 162 runs on the board, with Kabua Morea taking 4 wickets. While, the top order batters Assad Vala and Tony Ura tried hard and played well, but the other batters could no do enough to chase down the total and will have a daunting task in this fixture.
The Papua New Guinea have been fine performers in the world stage, but need to be consistent with their performances. The team’s warmup schedules got them a proper knowledge of the surface and ground dimensions, and would look to be confident in their approach.
The team’s batting performances had not been upto the mark in the warmup matches, and will be looking to find contributions from Tony Ura and Assad Vala, who looked impressive in the last match. While, Kabu Morea took 4 wickets and will look to maintain the same form against Oman to help the team in getting a good start in the tournament.
PNG Playing 11 (likely)
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
WATCH OMN vs PNG LIVE on Star Sports 1 Channel in TV. The Star Sports Network has won the rights for broadcasting the T20 World Cup 2021 and will garner a good amount of viewership and sponsors, as its the world cricket’s most popular tournament in the shorter format. The various plans have been floated by the telecom operators, for inviting people to Watch Oman vs Papua New Guinea Live on Disney+ Hotstar App and Star Sports. It will be an interesting start to the tournament with the both teams kicking off on 17th October.
1. Asad Valla
The captain of the Papua New Guinea team will be the most vital player for your fantasy team due to his track record and current form. In the warmup matches, Assad was the top run scorer for the team with 83 runs in 2 matches. In 28 T20I matches, Assad has scored 516 runs at an average of 23.51.
2. Tony Ura
Tony is one of one of the most experienced players of the Papua New Guinea team in the T20 format. He has a fine ball striking capabilities and can stabilize the team in crucial situations. In 25 T20I matches, Tony has smashed 754 runs at an average of 37.70.
3. Kabua Morea
Kabua just made his T20I debut this year, and is a young player. But, his performance in the warmups against Sri Lanka, where he took 4 wickets, will boost him ahead of this fixture. In 4 ODI matches, he has scalped 11 wickets as well, and can be your differential pick.
4. Charles Amini
Amini will be looking to contribute in both departments in their fixture against Oman. Charles displayed fine performance in the warmups, and will look to count on their experience.
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