PNG vs NAM Dream11 : Namibia look to challenge USA for top spot today as the series brings its curtains down
Namibia made an advent into the ODI Tri-Nation Series of this leg of the ICC Cricket World Cup League Two looking to find their footing in the marquee league, but the side are looking to emerge out of it as champions. From trying to acclimatise themselves with the high level of competition in the league to proving they are no pushovers, Namibia’s journey has been a sensational one, a campaign which bodes extremely well for cricket in the country.
After losing to USA in their series opener, things looked sorry for Namibia. However, the side were quick to not ponder on their failings for too long, overhauling their regressive form to defeat USA in the ensuing match. They followed that sensational and compelling win with a 4 wicket win over PNG yesterday, a result which sees the side only two points behind USA.
Restricting PNG to just 219 yesterday, Namibia were careful to craft their chase out slowly and safely as the side kept on piling meaningful stands at crucial junctures. It saw them win with 10 balls to spare, a performance they’ll be looking to emanate yet again as they and PNG meet each other for the second time in the space of a day.
Elsewhere for PNG, this series have turned out to be nothing but a despondent time. Caught in an impasse, the side have lost three matches in succession, a predicament they’ll be looking to snap out of as we get ready to revel ourselves in the final clash of the series today.
PNG vs NAM Pitch Report
The cloudy conditions paired with the nature of the wicket and the fact that this will be the second match over here inside the space of a day are all factors which point towards the fact that the bowlers will triumph over here. Batting has always proved to be a tepid task across the course of the series and this match promises to be no different.
The side winning the toss will be looking to bowl first with rain threatening to interrupt at any time.
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, Helao Ya France, Jan Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz
PNG vs NAM Match Prediction
Namibia showed yesterday why they are being held in such high regard across the cricketing fraternity and with first spot in the series inside their sight, the outfit will be looking to put in another pinch perfect performance. PNG have shown they are inept at batting in tricky conditions, a batting unit way to prone to a collapse, something which should lead to their demise in this match.
Tri-Nation ODI Series ICC Cricket World Cup League Two
Match: PNG Vs Namibia
Date And Time: 23rd September, Monday- 7:15pm IST
Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
- Assad Vala, Charles Amini, Jason Kila, Nosaina Pokana
- JP Kotze, Gerhard Erasmus, Craig Williams, Jan Frylinck
Top 4 Batting Order
- Tony Ura, Gaudi Toka, Assad Vala, Charles Amini
- Steven Baard, Karl Birkenstock, JP Kotze, Gerhard Erasmus
- Assad Vala, Charles Amini
- JP Kotze, Gerhard Erasmus
Death Overs Bowlers
- Norman Vanua, Nosaina Pokana
- Craig Williams, Jan Frylinck
PNG vs NAM Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Namibia’s Zane Green retains his place in our side for today’s match. He failed to impress yesterday but with his side slated to pick up a slew of wickets, he’ll play a heavy role with the gloves and is always good for a solid score as well.
PNG vs NAM Dream11 Batsmen
With two impressive displays with the bat now, Namibia have done everything plausible to cover themselves with glory. The side have left footprints of their fortitude with us picking out their bats who have safeguarded the side’s batting order till now.
The side’s top scorer, Jean-Pierre Kotze becomes the first pick into our side with the bat scoring 43 runs yesterday for his side, a knock which saw them past the finishing line with ease. He’s accompanied by opener Stephan Baard whose 22 run knock in the opening slot saw him saw application and patience, earning our trust as a solid performer.
Elsewhere from PNG we are going in with just the one pick of Lega Siaka after his resilient and determined knock of 33 in 60 balls.
PNG vs NAM Dream11 All-Rounders
The real gold quarry of today’s encounter, the names to opt for over here are too good to ignore. There are four incredible players to immerse in with us opting for every single one of them, players whose affinity to intertwine their skill set with both the bat and ball will serve us judiciously.
We begin with Namibia’s captain and match winner from yesterday, Gerhard Erasmus whose 88 run innings lead his side to a fine win yesterday. For his 36 runs in the lower middle-order, a knock which not only held fort but ensured Namibia didn’t dwindle in their run chase, along with opening the bowling, Craig Williams comes in as well from the side.
Elsewhere from the opposition, we are selecting Assad Vala after he top scored for his side with 38 runs yesterday along with Charles Amini.
PNG vs NAM Dream11 Bowling Order
Namibia’s top wicket, Zhivago Groenewald was at his menacing and ominous best yesterday as well, returning with three wickets to leave PNG stifled and caught unaware. He was the first player to spur into our mind for this mach along with Jan Frylinck who got the two wickets. From PNG meanwhile, we are choosing Nosaina Pokana with the left arm pacer bound to move the ball away from the right handers and pepper them with some tough balls.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are moving in with Zhivago as our captain for today while Gerhard is being made 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.