Both, Papua New Guinea and Bermuda would play their first match of the tournament when they face off each other tomorrow. PNG batted well in the warm-up game against UAE but eventually ended up defeated in both of their practice matches. Bermuda, on the other hand, won once and lost the other game. However, both teams would like to start off fresh in the main stages of the tournament.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers 2019
Papua New Guinea and Bermuda
ICC Academy, Dubai
October 19th, 2019
11:30 AM IST
Sunny weather with no chances of rain and the temperature ranging around 35 degrees Celsius is expected during the course of the game.
The track could be expected to be a paradise for the batsmen as suitable weather conditions would aid the same. Moreover, one can expect a similar sort of flat pitches in the opening stages of the competition.
Predicted Playing XI:
Papua New Guinea:
Tony Ura and Charles Amini would be relied upon to steer the batting order in the first phase of the innings whilst the likes of Kiplin Doriga and Sese Bau would be critical in the finishing stages of the game. Riley Hekure would be a key player for the side as well.
Tony Ura, Assad Vala (C), Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, John Reva, Kiplin Doriga (WK), Norman Vanua, Jason Kila, Nosaina Pokana, Riley Hekure
Dion Stovell and Delray Rawlins along with Okera Bascome form the core of the batting order for Bermuda and would be banked upon to do the majority of the scoring. Other crucial players include the likes of Janeiro Tucker and Rodney Trott.
Okera Bascome (WK), Dion Stovell (C), Kamau Leverock, Delray Rawlins, Allan Douglas, Janeiro Tucker, Deunte Darrell, Malachi Jones, Rodney Trott, George O Brien, Derrick Brangman
As it is the first match of the tournament for both the sides, we cannot provide numbers to further justify the selection of certain players in the Dream XI side. However, the likes of Assad Vala and Delray Rawlins are players who can earn a significant number of points through their prowess on the field. Vala has scored one half-century in his 16 matches and even notched 10 wickets. Rawlins, on the other hand too has notched a fifty in his five-match long T20I career so far and even scalped four wickets. Both these players look like they could create a notable impact with both the bat and the ball in tomorrow’s game and hence are the top two picks for the game. Dion Stovell is yet another useful player who should be roped in for the fantasy side.
1: Assad Vala
2: Delray Rawlins
3: Tony Ura
Dream XI & Points Projection:
O Bascome, Points: 32-34, Grade: B
K Leverock, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
L Siaka, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
T Ura, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
D Stovell, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
D Rawlins, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
A Vala, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
C Amini, Points: 36-38, Grade: A
G O Brien, Points: 32-34, Grade: B
N Pokana, Points: 30-32, Grade: A
N Vanua, Points: 32-34, Grade: B
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.