PNG vs NAM Dream11 : Namibia look to build on their first win as the side take on PNG for the first time this series
When the schedule for the ICC Cricket World Cup League Two released for the sides ranked 10-16 by the International Cricket Council, Namibia knew things were going to be far from easy for them. Albeit one of the most progressive sides in the cricketing fraternity, the level of their counterparts was always going to be a tough task to traverse for the side as they looked to climb towards the 2023 World Cup Qualifiers.
However, the side were quick to lay down their credentials in their previous match, a clash which saw them stamp their authority as world beaters. Taking on USA as they looked to garner their first win of the ODI Tri-Nation series, Namibia showed why they can be such formidable opponents as they ended up decimating USA in a one-sided clash which saw them canter their way to two crucial points.
Batting first, the side ended up raking a massive 278-8, an incredible batting display which their bowlers complimented to the fore with an equally imperious bowling display. It rendered USA’s run chase obsolete and redundant as Namibia showed the requisite perseverance needed to make massive strides in the arena. They ended up halting USA’s effort at just 142, marauding their way to a meticulously crafted 139 run win through the DLS method.
Now taking on PNG for the first time in this series as the two sides veer up to square off against each other for the first time in two encounters slated within the day, Namibia will be quietly confident of emanating the same display. PNG are yet to win a match in the series, the only side to do so with the team being defeated by USA on both encounters, the most recent being a 62 run defeat as USA dismissed them for 115 in pursuit of 177.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Although the surface has been anything but kind towards the batsmen, the previous encounter saw the opening part of the match favour the batsmen with Namibia showing the way of how to rummage past on this wicket. Patience and reslliance are rewarded with the batsmen settled into the middle able to find the boundaries as the balls scour by.
The side winning the toss will be looking to bat first today with the surface taking a turn for the worst as the match runs its course.
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
While PNG were relatively easy to see apart, in Namibia, USA will be encountering a way tougher test. The African side are a way more dominant and complete outfit than PNG and are bound to make things jittery for USA who have found it tough to get going against levelly matches oppositions.
Overall though, USA should just about manage to squirm to a win today, huffing and puffing to maintain their place at the top of the league standings.
Tri-Nation ODI Series ICC Cricket World Cup League Two
Match: PNG Vs Namibia
Date And Time: 22nd September, Sunday- 7:15pm IST
Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
- Gaudi Toka, Assad Vala, Jason Kila, Nosaina Pokana
- Karl Birkenstock, JP Kotze, Zhivago Groenewald, Jan Frylinck
Top 4 Batting Order
- Tony Ura, Gaudi Toka, Assad Vala, Charles Amini
- Steven Baard, Karl Birkenstock, JP Kotze, Gerhard Erasmus
- Tony Ura, Lega Siaka
- JP Kotze, Zane Green
Death Overs Bowlers
- Jason Kila, Nosaina Pokana
- Christi Viljoen, Jan Frylinck
PNG vs NAM Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Namibia’s wicket-keeper, Zane Green is our pick for this one. He played a neat knock in the side’s opener against USA and with him set to involve heavily keeping wickets as well, a hoard of points promise to be cascaded our way today.
PNG vs NAM Dream11 Batsmen
After their sensational performance with the bat in the previous match as they piled on the highest score recorded in this series, it was only rightful of us to indulge in names from Namibia first. We begin with their top scorer from the bygone match, Jean-Pierre Kotze whose awe-inducing innings of 136 in 109 saw him not only hold fort from one end but unleash a carnage of boundaries as well.
Both the openers, Karl Birkenstock and Stephan Baard join him as well for today while from PNG we are moving in with Lega Siaka who snared 2-33 with the ball which along with his number 4 batting spot makes him excellent value.
PNG vs NAM Dream11 All-Rounders
We begin with one of PNG’s bets player, Assad Vala in this facet with him top scoring for the side with 38 runs in his number three batting slot against USA. From Namibia meanwhile we are choosing Helao Nafidi Ya-France who took the two wickets along with scoring 11 quick runs in the death overs to become an instant pick for us.
PNG vs NAM Dream11 Bowling Order
The one narrative which is a certainty from today’s match is the fact that we are going to have wickets tumble by at will. Both the sides are vulnerable to losing wickets vehemently with the bowling units set to play the role of custodians of a win for either side.
We begin with Namibia’s Jan Frylinck, someone who caught our eye the last time around with the bat rather than the ball. He wielded his piece of wood extremely sublimely to walk his way to 60 runs in 43 balls, a knock serenaded with boundaries as he hit four pulsating 6s and the three 4s to go along with them.
A match winning spell of ominous and flamboyant bowling by Zhivago Groenewald saw him register numbers of 5-20, seeing us get him in as well while from the opposition we are choosing Jason Kila and Nosaina Pokana with the two left arm bowlers picking up the 6 wickets in between them previously.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Groenewald is our side’s captain for this one while Kila 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.