USA vs PNG: Dream11 Fantasy Tips, Playing XI and Preview


Note: Teams to be updated after toss

Match Details

Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Lauderhill, Florida
September 13th, 2019
7:15 PM IST


USA and PNG look to make strides in the cricketing world as the play in the first game of the tri-series, which includes Namibia as well. While USA is considered the favourites for this game, PNG aren’t too far off with the likes of Vala and Amini in good form for them. The hosts will aim to start off on a positive note although both sides have a fair and equal chance of a win on Friday in Lauderhill.

Pitch Report

The pitch should have something in it for both pacers and spinners. The powerplay overs will be crucial for either side with the sole aim of a suitable platform to be set for a launch towards the latter half of the innings. Batsmen should play their strokes freely once they get themselves in.

Weather Report

The weather forecast for this game isn’t too good with persistent rains on the cards for the entire day. Even if a game does happen, the new ball spell will be crucial to the outcome of the game.

Injuries: No injuries have been reported

Predicted XI


USA looks very well balanced on paper with the experience of former Proteas pacer, Rusty Theron also thrown into the mix. The opening duo of Monank Patel and Jaskaran Malhotra have been consistent over the past year or so and will be expected to do well on Friday while Jasdeep Singh is one to watch out for in the bowling department.

Jaskaran Malhotra, Monank Patel, Steven Taylor, Xavier Marshall, Nisarg Patel, Saurabh Nethravalkar, Aaron Jones, Timil Patel, Elmore Hutchinson, Rusty Theron and Jasdeep Singh


PNG did give a good account of themselves against more established nations such as Oman and Scotland. Assad Vala holds the key in the batting department with Tony Ura also well known for his attacking instinct at the top of the order. Their bowling unit revolves around Vala and Amini, who are crucial to their fortunes against the USA side.

Tony Ura, Gaudi Toka, Assad Vala, Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga, Chad Soper, Hiri Hiri, Norman Vanua and Nosaina Pokana

Top Picks:

Assad Vala, Charles Amini, Jaskaran Malhotra and Rusty Theron are the must have players for this game considering their form and ability. Having played for South Africa and also in the IPL, Theron should pick a wicket or two while the likes of Steven Taylor and Tony Ura should also do well on Friday. Norman Vanua is PNG’s go to bowlers and should be backed in this game.

Captaincy Options

1. Jaskaran Malhotra
2. Assad Vala
3. Charles Amini

Fantasy Team & Point Projections


M Patel, Points: 19-21, Grade: B

X Marshall, Points: 20-22, Grade: A

J Malhotra, Points: 28-30, Grade: A

T Ura, Points: 22-24, Grade: A

R Theron, Points: 20-22, Grade: A

C Amini, Points: 18-20, Grade: B

S Taylor, Points: 24-26, Grade: A

A Vala, Points: 28-30, Grade: A

N Vanua, Points: 20-22, Grade: A

S Netravalkar, Points: 20-22, Grade: A

N Patel, Points: 18-20, Grade: B


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