PNG vs USA Dream11 : USA, PNG and Namibia begin their sojourn in the ODI Tri-Nation series between the two sides starting today
Ever since last year when the International Cricket Council had granted the status of an official intentional match to every T20 played in the cricketing fraternity and according official rankings to all the countries in the shortest format, the game has massively flourished. Truly a global game now, the ICC has been unnerving in its quest of making the game even more expansive, brining in a slew of initiatives to increase participation across the world.
And one such marquee league conceptualised was the ICC Cricket World Cup League Two, a league which took birth with the agenda of giving the lower ranked sides a chance to showcase their cricketing acumen infront of a wide audience. A part of this league is the ODI Tri-Nation series slate between USA, PNG and Namibia, one which begins on Friday with USA and PNG facing off in the series opener.
For USA especially, this series comes bearing with it immense consequences after the side endured a horrid time in the bygone month. Despite hectic preparations, the side were made a mockery of in the Americas Region Final, a tournamnet undertaken to determine which sides will move on from the region to the T20 World Cup Qualifiers later this year.
Elsewhere while PNG are still a relatively new side in the circuit, the team has put on some promising displays to offer glimpses of what its capable of as a cricketing side. USA won’t be the easiest of sides for them though but the team’s ability to punch above their weight promises this match to be a thriller.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
We should be in for tentatively good batting conditions, especially in the first part of the encounter. The wicket is one where the ball comes onto the bat nicely which paired with the extremely short boundaries will allow the batters to come out and cream the ball to the fence.
The side winning the toss today will be looking to step out and bat first.
Probable Playing 11
Jaskaran Malhotra, Xavier Marshall, A Jones, Rusty Theron, Sagar Patel, N Patel, Saurabh, S Taylor, Timil Patel, E Hutchinson, J Singh, N Patel, Saurabh
S Atai, Tony Ura, L Siaka, C Amini, Assad Vala, C Soper, G Toka, N Vanua, A Nao, N Poakana, J Kila
PNG vs USA Match Prediction
Although USA were extremely poor against Canada and Bermuda, their displays against Cayman Islands showed that they are still a place above sides still trying to find a footing in the world of cricket. And with PNG being one such side, USA should manage to win this encounter with their additional depth in the batting order favouring them in this encounter.
ICC Cricket World Cup League Two
Match: USA Vs PNG
Date And Time: 13th September, Friday- 7:15pm IST
Venue: Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill
- Jaskaran Malhotra, S Taylor, Xavier Marshall, Timil Patel
- S Atai, L Siaka, C Amini, J Kila
Top 4 Batting Order
- Jaskaran Malhotra, A Jones, S Taylor, Xavier Marshall
- S Atai, Tony Ura, L Siaka, C Amini
- Jaskaran Malhotra, Xavier Marshall
- S Atai, Tony Ura
Death Overs Bowlers
- Timil Patel, N Patel
- N Poakana, J Kila
PNG vs USA Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
USA’s Jaskaran Malhotra comes in due to two factors for us in this clash. He recently showcased that he’s one of the few bats in the side who is willing to bide his time in the middle and play out an innings of worth. Along with the runs he promises to get today, his role behind the wickets adds value to his selection with PNG slated to lose a slew of wickets in today’s match.
PNG vs USA Dream11 Batsmen
USA’s Xavier Marshall comes in as well for us in this segment with the opener having scored 386 runs in the 25 matches he’s played in. Elsewhere we finally have our first names come in from PNG as well with us choosing the side’s best batsman first in the form of Tony Ura.
He’s the team’s top scorer with a good 656 runs in 22 runs and if his side are to succeed today, he’ll need to come up with yet another critical display for the side. Lega Siaka will be accompanying him for this one.
PNG vs USA Dream11 All-Rounders
We begin with our picks from USA, getting in an entire trivalent from the side with players coming in after earning a spot based off their performances in the T20 Qualifiers recently. Timil Patel was someone who snared a good amount of wickets with his legspin and with PNG having a right handed heavy batting unit, hs ball turning away squarely from them will make it a tricky proposition for PNG to thwart.
Rust Theron comes in as well after picking up 12 wickets in the last four matches while number three bat, Steven Taylor is also opted by us.
PNG vs USA Dream11 Bowling Order
Having compensated our side with a majority of USA’s bowler in the previous segment, we have gone in with just the one name from the side here by getting in Elmore Hutchinson. Elsewhere from PNG we have selected Norman Vanua who has taken 30 wickets in the 19 matches he’s played in along with Jason Kila.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have decided to make Taylor our side’s captain for today’s clash while Patel 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.