Papua New Guinea have been in an absolutely fantastic form in the tournament so far as they have managed to emerge victorious in four of their five matches and are atop the points table as of now. Kenya, on the other hand, have won twice and lost thrice in the competition and hence the former would surely be considered to be the favorites to win this particular game.
ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
October 27th, 2019
Sunny weather with no chances of rain and the temperature ranging around 32 degrees Celsius is expected during the course of the game.
The track at Dubai would be helpful to the batsmen and hence one can expect run-scoring to be fairly easier during the encounter.
Predicted Playing XI:
Papua New Guinea:
Assad Vala and Tony Ura would be integral to provide PNG a solid start in the match but the likes of Kiplin Doriga and Jasaon Kila would be crucial to the team’s prospective chances of continuing their current run of form too.
Tony Ura, Assad Vala (C), Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga (WK), Norman Vanua, Riley Hekure, Jason Kila, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana
Irfan Karin and Dhiren Gondaria are integral members for Kenya side at the very top, but the African team would depend quite a lot on the veteran experience of Collins Obuya who continues to be a critical figure in their team. Shem Ngoche and Nelson Odiambho would have vital roles to play as well.
Irfan Karim (WK), Aman Gandhi, Dhiren Gondaria, Collins Obuya, Rakep Patel, Shem Ngoche (C), Nelson Odiambho, Sachin Bhudia, Jasraj Kundi, Lucas Oluoch, Elijah Otieno
Rakep Patel scored 30 runs in Kenya’s otherwise embarrassing defeat to Namibia in their previous match. Collins Obuya and Assad Vala are other players who can carve a notable impact through their performances on the field and hence should definitely be drafted in the fantasy XI. Charles Amini helped PNG in their impressive batting performance against Singapore, as he bagged 41 runs in a quick span of time and thus his form suggests that he could earn a sizable number of points as well. Tony Ura is yet another player who should be included in the Dream XI side due to his natural prowess and the fact that he can earn points in abundance batting at the top order.
1: Assad Vala
2: Collins Obuya
3: Rakep Patel
Dream XI & Points Projection:
I Karim, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
T Ura, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
R Patel, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
S Bua, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
A Vala, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
C Amini, Points: 46-48, Grade: A
S Ngoche, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
C Obuya, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
D Ravu, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
J Kila, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
E Otieno, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are that of the author and not an actual reflection of the number of points that the player will earn.