| On Oct 14, 2021 1:11 AM IST

SL vs PNG Dream11 Team, T20 World Cup Warm-up Matches T20 Match Prediction: Who will win?


The Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea team will clash in the Warmup Match ahead of the T20 World Cup. The Sri Lanka team is coming into this match after winning their last T20I series against Oman, and will be filled with confidence to keep getting better to compete well against the top teams in the tournament. While, the Papua New Guinea team will have to improve their performances in this fixture, as it will be their last chance to prepare well for the T20 World Cup. In their last league fixture, the team could not defend their modest total of 96 runs.

SL vs PNG T20 World Cup Warm-up Match Dream 11 Match Prediction

Sri Lanka

  • The Sri Lanka team will play their first warmup match of the tournament, and would look to start off with a win.
  • They won their last T20I series 2-0 against Oman.
  • The team’s top batter was Avishka Fernando with 116 runs in 2 matches.
  • The team’s best bowler was Lahiru Kumara, who took 6 wickets in 2 fixtures.

Papua New Guinea

  • The team could not win their last warmup match against Ireland and would look to improve their performances.
  • The team’s top batter was Assad Vala, who contributed 32 runs off 38 balls.
  • The best bowler for the team Charles Amini with 1 wicket at an economy of 7.2.

SL vs PNG Today Match Prediction

The Sri Lanka team is expected to win this fixture in an easy manner. They have found a right combination, and with the addition of experienced players in the squad, the team is bound to succeed and start the tournament with a win. The players like Kusal Perera and Dushmantha Chameera will hold the  key for them. The Papua New Guinea will look to improve their performances in this fixture. Their batting department did not produce enough intent to win the matches for the team, and the bowlers would look to keep improving ahead of the crucial encounters.

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SL vs PNG Winning Chances

The Papua New Guinea could not secure victory in their last fixture against Ireland. The team will look to be proficient in the batting departments and would look to post a good total on the board, which is around 140. Then the bowlers will have enough runs and confidence of going through the opposition batters.

The Sri Lanka team have been playing well in the T20I cricket and will be boosted by the series wins against India and Oman. The all round performances of the team has been excellent, and they do have more chances to win this fixture. The experienced players are expected to be back for the team in this fixture.

Playing 11 for Today’s Match

The Papua New Guinea played their last fixture against Ireland in the first warmup match in this T20 World Cup. They are likely to trust their instincts and play with the nearly same team as of the last league match. The team needs to improve their batting performance, while their bowling effort was praiseworthy.

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The Sri Lanka won their T20I series against Oman a few days back and will be on the look out to play with nearly the same venue as of the last fixture. The team can think to include Dushmantha Chameera in the Playing 11.While Kusal Perera and Silva are expected to feature in this match. 

SL Playing 11

1. Kusal Perera
2. Dinesh Chandimal (wk)
3. Avishka Fernando
4. Bhanuka Rajapaksa
5. Dhananjaya De Silva
6. Dasun Shanaka (c)
7. Chamika Karunaratne
8. Maheesh Theekshana
9. Lahiru Kumara
10. Dushmantha Chameera
11. Akila Dananjaya

Avishka Fernando

Avishka has been very consistent with his contribution at the top order, and was the leading run scorer for the team in the last series. In 63 T20 matches, he has scored 1499 runs.

Matches Runs Average
63 1499 25.84

Lahiru Kumara

The fast bowler has been impressive in the last few matches for the team, and has bagged 25 wickets in 23 matches.

Matches Wickets Average
23 25 25.64

PNG Playing 11

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

Assad Vala

The captain of the Papua New Guinea team has fine all round capabilities, and has 800 runs and 26 wickets to his name in T20s.

Matches Runs/Wickets Average
47 800/26 19.51/17.73

Tony Ura

The opening batsman will play a vital role for the team in this fixture due to his fantastic track record in the T20 format.

Matches Runs Average
46 1347 32.85


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Harshit Rathi

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