PNG vs NAM Dream11 : Namibia look to continue their dominance over PNG and take a pivotal series lead today
The recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup League Two saw Namibia set down their mandate and lay down their stronghold in the cricketing world. Storming PNG’s bastion, the side sit in pristine position in the league, perched firmly in the annuls with six points from four matches after two series, a position they find themselves in after trouncing PNG twice in the space of two days.
The two opponents faced off against each other as recently as yesterday in the final ODI of the World Cup League Two, a match which saw PG make a mockery out of PNG with both the bat and ball. In what was a comprehensive performance by the side, they outshone PNG in all the departments of the game to burn out their vigil by 27 runs in pursuit of Namibia’s 260.
Now with both the sides getting ready to make a foray into the fray of the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers, the two begin preparations starting today with a two match series between them. For Namibia, the series is all about continuing their tighthold over PNG and resonating the same succulent displays which have seen their mandate being affirmed for one of the best upcoming sides in the cricketing fraternity.
Elsewhere with no wins from the recent ODI series, PNG turn to the shortest format of the game to find some much needed solace and resume semblance in their side. Things look far from comfortable for them though with the unit showing they lack massively in putting on a complete display, something which should continue to regress the side in their quest of ascended in the world.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The surface used for the recently concluded World Cup League Two played completely into the favour of the bowlers and it should stay the same with just a day’s rest being accorded to the wicket. With little time for the ground team to work on the wicket, the bowling conducive conditions will remain intact, seeing the batsmen struggle to make runs.
A spin friendly track, the pitch will crumble massively as we scrimmage through the match, making this a surface to come out and bat first on.
Probable Playing 11
Tony Ura, Gaudi Toka, Assad Vala (C), Charles Amini, Chad Soper, Lega Siaka, Kiplin Doriga (WK), Hiri Hiri, Norman Vanua, Jason Kila, Nosaina Pokana
Steven Baard, Karl Birkenstock, JP Kotze, Gerhard Erasmus (C), Craig Williams, Smith, Zane Green (WK), Zhivago Groenewald, Christi Viljoen, Jan Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz
PNG vs NAM Match Prediction
Namibia laid a siege upon PNG in the recently concluded ODIs and are set to do so in the ODIS as well. With the track being in tatters for batting Namibia’s incredible might in the batting order will reign supreme over their opponents and guide the side to a crucial 1-0 lead at the end of today’s clash.
Two Match T20 Series
Match: PNG Vs Namibia First T20
Date And Time: 24th September, Tuesday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
- Tony Ura, Assad Vala, Charles Amini, Nosaina Pokana
- Steven Baard, JP Kotze, Craig Williams, Jan Frylinck
Top 4 Batting Order
- Tony Ura, Gaudi Toka, Assad Vala, Charles Amini
- Steven Baard, Karl Birkenstock, JP Kotze, Gerhard Erasmus
- Tony Ura, Assad Vala
- Steven Baard, Craig Williams
Death Overs Bowlers
- Norman Vanua, Nosaina Pokana
- Zhivago Groenewald, Jan Frylinck
PNG vs NAM Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Zane Green was in imperious form in the recent ODIs, scoring crucial 41 runs in the last ODI and his performances see us repose faith in him for this series as well. He’s someone who can not only keep his intent in check but open his arms as per the situation of the clash to amass runs at will, a discourse which makes him pristine value for today’s match.
PNG vs NAM Dream11 Batsmen
Over the course of the last two days, Namibia’s batting has covered itself in glory, something to write home about for the side. The way their batsmen have amassed runs has been extremely pleasing to the side, a monologue which has won us over given the way they have applied themselves in the middle to score in treacherous conditions.
This sees us get in both the openers from the side in the form of Stephan Baard and Jean-Pierre Kotze after their well crafted 60 run opening stand yesterday with Baard going onto continue his innings to top score with 73 runs. Elsewhere from PNG we have decided to get in Tony Ura with the opener showing glimpses of what he’s capable of with 28 runs yesterday.
PNG vs NAM Dream11 All-Rounders
At a time when PNG’s batting order was falling apart, the least bit interested in showing resolve and reslliance for the side, Assad Vala went onto make 104 runs to keep his side in the chase. It saw him become the side’s leading run getter as well, making him our first pick in this segment along with Charles Amini.
Elsewhere from Namibia we have chosen Craig Williams after he scored 32 runs and got the one wicket as well yesterday, a performance which embodied his skill set as a player.
PNG vs NAM Dream11 Bowling Order
Given how both the sides have been prone to collapsing, failing to put a prize on their wickets, it was only befitting to get in the four bowlers in this segment. After his figures of 4-27 with the ball yesterday, a performance which left PNG besmirched, we are choosing Bernard Scholtz from Namibia along with Zhivago Groenewald.
Jan Frylinck has been particularly impressive with the bat for the side, getting 27 in 22 balls yesterday, a vital cameo which took his side past the 250 run mark to see us get him in as well while form PNG we are moving in with their frontline pacer who got the three wickets yesterday.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Craig Williams is our captain for today’s match while we are making Vala 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.