Here is our Match Prediction and Tips for Papua New Guinea vs Namibia ICC Cricket World Cup League Two 2019-23.
Namibia and Papua New Guinea will take on each other for the 6th ODI match of September on 21st September at Amini Park, Port Moresby.
Namibia is at the 5th spot of the World Cup League Two points table with 12 wins in 21 matches. Meanwhile, Papua New Guinea is at the last spot of the points table with just 2 wins in 23 matches. They are out of the tournament and will play their last two games against Namibia. This will be the fourth clash between both the teams in the World Cup League Two.
Namibia last played an ODI match against Papua New Guinea on 20th September. They won the toss and opted to bat first. Michael Van Lingen was the highest run-scorer for Namibia. He scored 119 runs off 107 balls. Gerhard Erasmus made a cameo of 68 runs in 55 balls in the first innings. Namibia posted a target of 284 runs for Papua New Guinea to chase in 50 overs.
Bowlers of Papua New Guinea started the game by giving out too many runs. Norman Vanua picked 3 wickets in the first innings by conceding 47 runs in 9 overs.
In the second innings, Papua New Guinea top order batsmen failed to perform against Namibian bowlers. They were down by 4 wickets in 9 overs and made just 34 runs out of it. Bernard Scholtz picked 3 wickets and gave out just 21 runs in 10 overs. Jan Frylinck and Jan Nicol Lofite-Eaton picked 2 wickets each in the second innings.
Norman Vanuan was the only batsman of Papua New Guinea to score above 35 runs in the second innings. They were bowled out at 117 runs in 47.4 overs and lost the match by 167 runs. Papua New Guinea will aim to win their last match of the tournament.
Papua New Guinea vs Namibia World Cup League Two ODI Match Details –
Venue: Amini Park, Port Moresby.
Date and Time: 21st September, Wednesday at 5:30 AM IST
Papua New Guinea vs Namibia 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.