PNG vs NAM Dream11 : Namibia look to recover from their trouncing when they square off against PNG today
Namibia couldn’t have asked for a worst start to their journey in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019. Playing against Netherlands in their tournamnet opener yesterday, the side were outplayed in all the departments of the game, putting into lace a lacklustre and lopsided display to see them facing a harrowing defeat.
Going down by 44 runs, this was a match where Namibia never really managed to assert themselves in. In what was a stinker of a run chase by them, the batting unit compete collapsed as an outfit, scrambling and huffing and puffing its way to a mere 96 as they went out in pursuit of 140, a sorry performance which did no justice to the stage they find themselves on.
Elsewhere, for PNG, their match on Saturday transpired in completely opposing fashion. The side transcended upon the tournamnet tranquilly with a 10 wicket win over Bermuda, one which saw them chase down the small and petty target of 90 set infront of them with over 9 overs to spare. It was an emphatic and profound performance, one which will make a languishing Namibia side extremely wary today with the side well aware that they can’t afford any slip ups if they are to overturn yesterday’s performance.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The four matches played on this wicket till now have seen the side batting first make an average score of 155 with the wicket acting sluggishly and breaking down as the match runs its course. There might be nothing to choose from based on figures with the side batting first and chasing wining the two matches apiece but the condition of the surface tells us a different story.
With spinners set to come into full effect in the second part of the match, the team winning the toss will be looking to field today.
Probable Playing 11
Assad Vala (C), Tony Ura, Laga Siaka, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Riley Hekure, Kiplin Doriga (WK), Jason Kila, Norman Vanua, Damien Ravu, Nosiana Pokana
Niko Davin, Gerhard Erasmus (C), JP Kotze, Craig Williams, Jan Frylinck, Christi Viljoen, Zane Green (WK), Bernard Scholtz, Helao Nafidi Ya-France, Zhivago Groenewald, Smit
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019
Match: Papua New Guinea Vs Namibia Group A
Date And Time: 20th October, Sunday- 11:30am IST
- Assad Vala, Tony Ura, Charles Amini, Nosiana Pokana
- Gerhard Erasmus, Craig Williams, Bernard Scholtz, Helao Nafidi Ya-France
Top 4 Batting Order
- Assad Vala, Tony Ura, Laga Siaka, Charles Amini
- Niko Davin, Gerhard Erasmus, JP Kotze, Craig Williams
- Assad Vala, Tony Ura
- Gerhard Erasmus, Craig Williams
Death Overs Bowlers
- Jason Kila, Norman Vanua
- Bernard Scholtz, Zhivago Groenewald
PNG vs NAM Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
He got just the 7 runs for his side yesterday, but Jean-Pierre Kotze’s batting slot does all the selling for him. The wicket-keeper comes out to bat in the opening docket, a role which makes him our immediate choice for this match with the player getting time in abundance to come out and play his shots in.
PNG vs NAM Dream11 Batsmen
His 33 runs with the bat saw opener Tony Ura put on an opening partnership of 90 runs for PNG, one which saw them mince out and leave Bermuda in a tussle to take his side to a 10 wicket win. He becomes our first pick after that display with number three bat Lega Siaka coming in as well for us from the side for today’s fixture.
Elsewhere, Jan Frylinck is chosen by us from Namibia not due to his bowling performance but rather owing to his performance with the bat. Where he got 0 runs in the lower middle-order, he more than adequately compensated for it with 3-25 with the ball to leave Netherlands perplexed and exasperated and give his side some kind of a chance to battle out for a win.
PNG vs NAM Dream11 All-Rounders
The side’s top scorer yesterday with 53 runs in a mere 35 balls, PNG’s captain Assad Vala added the one wicket to his match winning display, a performance which makes the player our first pick in this facet. Massively responsible for his side’s consummate success, the player showed why he’s regarded so importantly by his side, someone we envisage getting good points for us today as well.
Charles Amini comes in as well after his rippers saw him pick up 1-13 from 4 overs while Namibia’s top scorer with 27 runs in an otherwise horrifying batting display make Craig Williams our lone pick from the side.
PNG vs NAM Dream11 Bowling Order
When you have managed to cut short your opposition’s batting efforts and walk all over them to leave them in disarray and see them unravelling for 89 runs, it is dutiful to get in the majority of bowlers from the side. It sees us make Norman Vanua our first pick for the match with him picking up the highest number of wickets for his side yesterday with 3-14.
Damien Ravu comes in as well for us along with Nosaina Pokana from the side while from the other end we are choosing Bernard Scholtz.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Assad will be our captain for the day while Amini is the 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.