PN-W vs USA-W Dream11 : PNG look to make one last bid for a spot in next year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup when they take on an agonising USA outfit today
After defeating Scotland by 5 wickets in what will go down as one of their most famous results, PNG were quick to be reeled back in and brought crashing down in the ICC Women’s World Twety20 Qualifier. Defeated by Bangladesh yesterday, the side make an advent into today’s concluding encounter not only needed to put in a comprehensive win but also wish other results swing their way.
While Monday’s defeat served as a massive setback to the side, PNG know that they are still in with a chance of making it to next year’s T20 World Cup. Playing in a rain stifled clash, in a repeat of their previously abandoned encounter with Bangladesh, the side ended up falling short by just 6 runs through the DLS method after their pursuit of the target was restrained at 52-5.
Elsewhere for USA, the qualifiers have been one the side would want to forget at the earliest. They have come across as the worst side in the tournament, putting in abject and adverse batting displays, one which saw them being bundled out for 30 in the first clash. Things refused to get better as the side dug a new hole for itself, being dismissed for a horrid 46 against Bangladesh in their last outing before eventually being defeated by 8 wickets.
And with PNG up against such a horrendous batting side today, the side will be looking to not only win this one but put in a comprehensive result, one which propels their net run-rate and sees them remain in the mix for a spot in 2020’s world cup.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Unlike the other track, there is no problem of rain intervening in this clash with us set for a full game of cricket today. Overall, this track has played out sluggishly, seeing the ball gripping and staying low with the batters finding it extremely difficult to peel at anything with pace taken off it.
The side chasing has won all the three encounters contested here but with this being the second clash of the day here, the pitch will massively open up and break in the second part to assist the spinners. This is prompt the side winning the toss look to break the convention and choose to bat first today.
Probable Playing 11
Sibona Jimmy, Naoani Vare, Brenda Tau (WK), Tanya, Veru Frank, Konio Oala, Kaia Arua (C), Ravina Oa, Vicky Araa, Mairi Tom, Natasha Ambo
Sugetha Chandhrasekar, Erica Rendler, Nadia Gruny, Sindhu Sriharsha (C & WK), Shebani, Onika Wallerson, Samantha Ramautar, Sara Farooq, Lisa Ramjit, Claudine Beckford, Akshatha Rao
PN-W vs USA-W Match Prediction
Picking out a winner from this encounter was as easy a proposition as it gets. Not only have USA been a horrific batting unit, they have put in an equally tepid performance on the bowling front and with PNG showing their exemplary skill set in both the departments, they should end up trouncing USA today.
PNG will come hot out of the blocks in this one in a bid to propel their net run-rate and keep their bid of making the world cup alive.
ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier
Match: PNG Women vs USA Women
Date And Time: 3rd September, Tuesday- 6:30pm IST
Venue: Lochlands, Arbroath
- Sibona Jimmy, Brenda Tau), Ravina Oa, Natasha Ambo
- Erica Rendler, Nadia Gruny, Onika Wallerson, Sara Farooq
Top 4 Batting Order
- Sibona Jimmy, Naoani Vare, Brenda Tau, Konio Oala
- Erica Rendler, Nadia Gruny, Sindhu Sriharsha, Shebani
- Sibona Jimmy, Naoani Vare
- Erica Rendler, Nadia Gruny
Death Overs Bowlers
- Ravina Oa, Natasha Ambo
- Onika Wallerson, Sara Farooq
PN-W vs USA-W Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
PNG’s Brenda Tau comes into our for this clash after her pristine showing with the bat against Scotland. Along with that, she’s going to play a crucial role for her side behind the wickets as well, seeing a slew of catches and stumpings fall her way as her side make a mockery out of USA’s languishing batting order.
PN-W vs USA-W Dream11 Batswomen
Our main agenda when picking out the batting order was opting for PG’s entire top 4 with us seeing them play a majority of the side’s overs. USA have been tepid in the bowling side of things, failing to perturb batters and pepper them with enticing and ominous deliveries, something which will see PNG pile on the runs in this one.
The side’s number three bat Konio Oala and opener Naoani Vare come in owing to this narrative plus the fact that they both have intertwined successfully to deliver some strong runs for their side in unison. Elsewhere we have brought in just the one pick from USA with Sugetha Chandrasekar being selected by us.
PN-W vs USA-W Dream11 All-Rounders
The side’s opener and offspinner, Sibona Jimmy is an doubtable selection from PNG. Not only is such a well-rounded bat, bestowed with both application and technique but she can wreck havoc with the ball as well. She’s snared wickets a regularly intervals, getting the ball to grip and turn away treacherously from the bats, something which saw her pick up 3-10 yesterday.
Elsewhere from USA we have opted for Nadia Gruny for this clash.
PN-W vs USA-W Dream11 Bowling Order
With USA being involved in this encounter, wickets are bound to pour down today with the side 100% being dismissed by PNG in this clash. This saw us rope in an entire trivalent of bowling options from the side, sparing no bowler with everyone bound to contribute in their side’s consummate success today.
With figures of 2-17 against Bangladesh, new ball bowler, Ravini Oa comes into our side from PNG along with the deadly duo of Mairi Tom and Natasha Ambol as we pick out all the frontline bowlers from the outfit. Elsewhere we have chosen Claudine Beckford from USA after her two wickets against Scotland.
PN-W vs USA-W Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
There were no deliberations in making Jimmy our captain while Oala has been chosen as our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.