Here is our Match Prediction and Tips for Namibia vs Papua New Guinea ICC Cricket World Cup League Two 2019-23.
Namibia and Papua New Guinea will take on each other for the 5th ODI match of September on 19th September at Amini Park, Port Moresby.
Namibia is at the 5th spot of the World Cup League Two points table with 11 wins in 20 matches. Meanwhile, Papua New Guinea is at the last spot of the points table with just 2 wins in 22 matches. They are out of the tournament and will play their last two games against Namibia. This will be the third clash between both the teams in the World Cup League Two.
Namibia last played an ODI match against USA on 17th September. They won the toss and opted to bat first. Gerhard Erasmus was the highest run-scorer for Namibia. He scored 87 runs off 72 balls. Stephan Baard made a cameo of 53 runs in 70 balls in the first innings. Namibia posted a target of 255 runs for USA to chase in 50 overs.
In the second innings, USA top order batsmen failed to perform against Namibian bowlers. They were down by 3 wickets in 16 overs and made just 73 runs out of it. Bernard Scholtz picked 3 wickets and gave out just 19 runs in 10 overs. Tangeni Lungameni took 2 wickets in the second innings.
Papua New Guinea also played their last ODI match against USA in the World Cup League Two. USA elected to bowl first after winning the toss. Bowlers of the USA started the game by giving out too many runs. Assad Vala scored 64 runs in 89 balls. Both the openers made a partnership of 51 runs in 9.2 overs. Papua New Guinea set a target of 212 runs.
In the second innings, Papua New Guinea ‘s bowling attack was a bit lousy. They started taking wickets after the opponent’s opening partnership of 108 runs. Charles Amini and Assad Vala both picked 3 wickets each in the second innings which helped Papua New Guinea win the match by 26 runs as they bowled out USA at 185 runs.
Namibia vs Papua New Guinea World Cup League Two ODI Match Details –
Venue: Amini Park, Port Moresby.
Date and Time: 19th September, Monday at 5:30 AM IST
Namibia vs Papua New Guinea World Cup League Two ODI Match Prediction and Tips
✅ 40 runs can be expected in the powerplay of the first innings
✅ 3 wickets can be expected in the powerplay of the first innings
✅ Total first innings score can be over 250 runs if Namibia bats first
✅ Total first innings score can be under 230 runs if Papua New Guinea bats first
✅ Namibia to win the match
✅ Player of the Match – Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton
✅ Highest wicket-taker – Jan Frylinck
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Players to watch out for –
Assad Vala has played 22 games in the World Cup League Two so far and has batted amazingly well in this tournament. Papua New Guinea’s highest run-scorer has scored 855 runs in 22 ODIs at an average of 36.84.
Our Prediction – Assad Vala to score over 30 runs in the upcoming match.
Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton has been in tremendous form in this World Cup League Two. In 7 matches he has amassed 246 runs at an average of 32.67 with the highest score of 73 runs. In the previous match he played a crucial knock of 50 runs under pressure.
Our Prediction – Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton to score over 45 runs in the upcoming match.
Charles Amini will score over 40 runs in the next ODI.
Gerhard Erasmus has been performing brilliantly with bat and ball both for his team and we expect him to take over 2 wickets and score over 25 runs in the upcoming fixture.
Divan La Cock can score over 40 runs to give Namibia a solid start in the match.
Pitch Report –
The Amini Park delivers a neutral wicket where both the departments are expected to collect a decent amount of benefit from the surface. Spinners will play a good role in the middle of overs.
The temperature is expected to hover around 27°C on the matchday with 74% humidity and 11 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.