Afghanistan vs Papua New Guinea Prediction

AFG vs PNG Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2024

Afghanistan will take on PNG in the 29th game of the T20 World Cup 2024. The game will be played at the Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad and will start at 6:00 AM IST on June 14

Afghanistan find themselves in great position for Super 8s qualification as they face PNG. The team defeated Uganda in their first game before thrashing New Zealand. A win over PNG will ensure their Super 8s qualification. So far Afghanistan have been very clinical and they would be eyeing a big win against PNG.

Meanwhile, PNG have suffered defeats in both their previous games to West Indies and Uganda. This is a must win game for the team to stay alive in the tournament; however, beating Afghanistan will need a mammoth effort. West Indies have already qualified for the next round from the group.

Afghanistan vs Papua New Guinea Match Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Star Sports, PTV, Ten Sports, Willow TV, ESPN Caribbean, Sky Cricket, Sky Sport NZ and SuperSport.

Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar, Myco, Tamasha, ESPN Play Caribbean, SkyGO, NOW TV, Prime Video and SuperSport.

AFG vs PNG Match Toss Prediction

Chasing has been preferred by teams in T20 World Cup 2024 and once again captain winning the toss should chase.

AFG vs PNG Pitch Report

The match will be played at the Brian Lara stadium in Trinidad. The pitch will assist the spinners but batters should be able to score runs if they spend some time at the wicket. A score of 160 should be par here given the slow nature of the surface.

Trinidad Weather Report

The weather will be clear with temperature between 32 and 26 degrees. There is no threat of rain in the match. The humidity will be 37 percent while wind speed will be 23 km/h.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Afghanistan vs Papua New Guinea, T20 World Cup 2024

Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11

AFG Team News

A super 8 berth is at stake for Afghanistan and they won’t be tinkering with the winning combination in the next game.

AFG Key Players

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz – Rahmanullah Gurbaz has been phenomenal so far in the two games. He played a 76 run knock vs Uganda before scoring 80 vs New Zealand. He will be eyeing a strong performance against PNG as well.
  • Ibrahim Zadran –  Ibrahim Zadran has also been in great form and played well for 76 against Uganda and made 44 against New Zealand. He is one of those batters who can be backed for consistency and Afghanistan would be resting hopes on him to continue the decent form.
  • Rashid Khan – Rashid Khan delivered a match winning performance against New Zealand and bagged a four wicket haul. Facing Rashid won’t be easy for PNG batters and the spinner is likely to add a few more wickets to his tally in the coming game.
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi – Fazalhaq Farooqi also played a huge role in Afghanistan’s success. He was magnificent in previous two games, picking nine wickets, including a five wicket haul.

AFG Team Form

Afghanistan have been outstanding so far, picking two comprehensive wins in the tournament. A win against PNG will confirm their berth in the Super 8s.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan (c), Karim Janat, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Papua New Guinea Team News & Playing 11

PNG Team News

PNG can take pride in the fact that they were competitive in both games they lost. They ran West Indies close in the first match before losing by five wickets and they also gave Uganda a run for their money while defending a small total of 77. PNG are likely to play an unchanged XI.

PNG Key Players

  • Tony Ura – Tony Ura is a batter who can be backed to do well for PNG. He is very experienced and has a hundred to his name in T20I cricket, the only PNG batter to do so.
  • Assad Vala – Assad Vala is the team’s best batter and one of PNG’s leading run scorers. He has failed in the two games but most of the team’s expectations rest on him.
  • Sese Bau – Sese Bau showed his batting capabilities after he scored 50 against West Indies in the first game. He can be backed to play another decent innings.
  • Norman Vanua – Norman Vanua is the leading wicket-taker for PNG in T20I cricket and bagged two wickets for 19 runs against Uganda. Another good show will be expected of him.

PNG Team Form

PNG have lost both previous games and need a win against Afghanistan to stay alive in the tournament.

Papua New Guinea Predicted Playing 11

Tony Ura, Assad Vala (c), Lega Siaka, Sese Bau, Hiri Hiri, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Charles Amini, Norman Vanua, Alei Nao, Chad Soper, John Kariko

Afghanistan vs Papua New Guinea Head to Head

AFG have played one game against PNG before where they registered a comprehensive win.

AFG vs PNG Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played AFG Won PNG Won Tie NR
Overall 1 1 0 0 0
Last 5 1 1 0 0 0

Afghanistan vs Papua New Guinea Betting Odds

Afghanistan are clear favourites to win. There is far too much quality in the Afghan side and beating them will be extremely difficult for PNG    

Who will win Afghanistan vs Papua New Guinea Match?

We suggest backing Afghanistan to win. They are clearly a better side and have been in great form, picking two wins in two games. The game against PNG should be an easy one for them.

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