Updated June 5th, 2024 at 22:45 IST

PNG vs Uganda T20 World Cup 2024 Preview: Dream11 picks, predicted playing XIs, pitch report & more

. Papua New Guinea and Uganda experienced top-level international cricket for the first time in their opening matches against West Indies and Afghanistan.

PNG cricket team | Image:ICC/X
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Two debutant teams who began their campaign with a loss will face each other in the 9th Group C match of the T20 World Cup 2024. Papua New Guinea and Uganda experienced top-level international cricket for the first time in their opening matches against West Indies and Afghanistan, respectively. Papua New Guinea (PNG) put up an impressive fight, putting hosts West Indies in a tight spot. Led by Assad Vala, their bowlers and fielders displayed great spirit but ultimately lost to the former two-time T20 World Cup champions.

Uganda (UGA) had a tougher debut, suffering a heavy defeat to a much stronger Afghanistan side. Captain Brian Masaba hopes his batters can deliver a better performance after their collapse against Fazalhaq Farooqi.

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PNG vs Uganda, T20 World Cup 2024: Head-to-Head Stats

PNG and Uganda have never squared off in the past. Thus, the head-to-head record is 0-0.

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PNG vs Uganda, T20 World Cup 2024: Pitch Report

Inclement weather has been a recurring factor in this tournament, and similar conditions are expected in Guyana for the 11th game. Pace bowlers will pose a constant threat, as the overhead conditions could enhance seam and swing. Winning the toss and choosing to bowl first would be the preferred strategy, as chasing is often the most viable option here.

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PNG vs Uganda, T20 World Cup 2024: Predicted Playing XIs

Papua New Guinea: Lega Siaka, Tony Ura, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Alei Nao, Hiri Hiri, Jack Gardner, Semo Kamea, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Norman Vanua

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Uganda: Ronak Patel, Robinson Obuya, Brian Masaba (c), Fred Achelam, Dinesh Nakrani, Cosmas Kyewuta, Juma Miyagi, Bilal Hassan, Alpesh Ramjani, Roger Mukasa, Riazat Ali Shah

PNG vs Uganda, T20 World Cup 2024: Dream11 fantasy team picks

  • Keeper – Kiplin Doriga
  • Batsmen – Lega Siaka, Riazat Ali Shah, Ronak Patel, Tony Ura
  • All-rounders – Assad Vala (c), Brian Masaba, Sese Bau (vc), Alpesh Ramjani, Dinesh Nakrani
  • Bowler – Alei Nao

PNG vs Uganda, T20 World Cup 2024: Winner prediction

PNG showcased an impressive show against West Indies in the opening match of the T20 World Cup 2024. Hence, PNG could fancy their chances.

 

 

 

 

 

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Published June 5th, 2024 at 22:45 IST