PNG Playing 11: The Papua New Guinea will lock horns with the Scotland team in their 2nd fixture of the T20 World Cup 2021. This will be a must win game for them to qualify for the Group matches.
In their last fixture, the team could not get off to a good start. But the batters, Assad Vala and Charles Amini stitched a crucial partnership of 81 runs to help them post a respectable total of 129 runs in the first half. Then, the bowlers could not induce any wicket with the ball, and the opposition chased down the total in 14 overs. They would look to improve the performances in both the departments.
The Papua New Guinea qualified for the T20 World Cup in 2019, and since then have been dismal in their performances. They have not been able to ace their performances in both departments, and need to play well as a team.
The team’s batting performances was average in the last fixture, and the performance of Assad Vala and Charles Amini kept them in a good stead for the first 10 overs. But, the other batters need to step up to contribute well for the team to enhance their confidence. While the bowlers will hold the key to pick wickets at a crucial juncture of the match.
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
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1. Assad Valla
The captain of Papua New Guinea team is quite experienced and has been consistent in scoring runs in the international circuit. In the last fixture, he scored off 56 off 43 balls and will be upbeat ahead of this fixture.
2. Tony Ura
One of the best batters of the PNG team in the white ball format has been impressive with his ability to provide a good start in the power play overs. Although, he did not start the tournament well, but would look to replicate his past performances.
3. Kabua Morea
The bowler has bowled well in the first few matches of his career. His performances in the warmup matches would keep him upbeat to be in good space and forget the average performance of the last fixture. In 4 ODI matches, he has scalped 11 wickets.
4. Charles Amini
Charles accelerated the team well in the first fixture after the collapse in the powerlay overs. His confidence will hold a key for them to claim victory in this fixture, which is a must win for them. In 26 T20Is, he has scored 456 runs and has scalped 21 wickets.
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