New Zealand vs Papua New Guinea Prediction

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

New Zealand will take on PNG in the 39th game of the T20 World Cup 2024. The game will be played at Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad and will start at 8:00 PM IST on June 17.

New Zealand will be disappointed with how the tournament went for them. One of the most consistent sides in ICC events, New Zealand failed to make it to the Super 8s after losing the first two games to Afghanistan and West Indies. The team defeated Uganda by nine wickets but the damage was already done as Afghanistan and West Indies qualified for Super 8s, knocking New Zealand out.

For PNG, they were not expected to qualify for the Super 8s either way so they won’t be too disappointed. The team showed some promise in the game against West Indies but was way below standard in other games. The team would be eyeing a better performance against New Zealand. They might not beat New Zealand but if they stay competetive in the game, it will be a win for them in other way. 

New Zealand 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.

NZ vs PNG Match Toss Prediction

Chasing teams have enjoyed more success in the T20 World Cup and captain winning the toss would like to bowl first and restrict the opposition to a low score. 

NZ vs PNG Pitch Report

The pitch will be decent for cricket. It will be easier to score runs against the hard ball before spinners come into play. It is not all doomed for the fast bowlers who are likely to get some help if they put the ball in the right area.

Trinidad Weather Report

There is a 70 percent chance of rain on the match day. The temperature will hover around the 30 degree mark and the humidity will be 70 percent.

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

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

Trent Boult has announced that the upcoming game will be his last for the New Zealand so it will be an emotional match for the Kiwis. Speaking about the team combination, New Zealand would like to retain the winning combination and end the tournament on a high.

NZ Key Players

  • Devon Conway- Conway was expected to do well for New Zealand in T20 World Cup 2024 but he had a poor season as New Zealand struggled in the gala event. He would be eyeing a better show in the coming game.
  • Kane Williamson- One of the best players in white-ball cricket, Williamson failed to make an impact after back to back low scores. The conditions were perfect for him, however, he struggled big time. Williamson will have an opportunity to play a big innings and end the tournament on a high against PNG.
  • Trent Boult- Boult will be playing his final game for New Zealand and he would be eyeing a match winning spell. He is one of the best pacers in this format of the game and will pose a serious threat to the PNG batters.
  • Tim Southee- Southee blew away Uganda with a spell of 3-4 and he would be eyeing a similar show against PNG as well. The conditions will be favourable and he can put PNG batters under a lot of pressure. He is expected to pick multiple wickets in the final game as well.

NZ Team Form

New Zealand lost the first two games to Afghanistan and West Indies but bounced back to beat Uganda in the previous game. 

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson

Papua New Guinea Team News & Playing 11

PNG Team News

The Super 8s chances are gone for PNG but there is a lot to gain for them if they stay competitive against New Zealand. PNG would like to play the same team from the last game as that looks the best combination for them.

PNG Key Players

  • Tony Ura- Tony Ura is the team’s leading run scorer with over 1600 runs. He also has a hundred to his name. He did not have a great T20 World Cup but could grab eyeballs if he can score big against the New Zealand.
  • Assad Vala- Assad Vala has over 1200 runs against his name while representing PNG in T20Is. He has been mighty consistent over the years but failed to sustain form against top teams in this tournament. However, he has the skills to perform and would be eyeing a strong show against New Zealand.
  • Sese Bau- Sese Bau scored the lone fifty for PNG in the T20 World Cup. He scored 50 against West Indies in the first game. He is expected to perform well against the New Zealand as well. 
  • Norman Vanua- Vanua bowled well for PNG against Uganda and bagged two wickets for 19 runs. Against Afghanistan, he picked a wicket for 18 runs. He will be pleased with those performances and would he looking to continue the good run against New Zealand as well. 

PNG Team Form

PNG lost all the three games played so far. In the previous two games, the team failed to cross the 100 run mark.

Papua New Guinea Predicted Playing 11

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

New Zealand vs Papua New Guinea Head to Head

The teams have never played before inT20I matches and this will be the first time the teams will come up against each other.

NZ vs PNG Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played NZ Won PNG Won Tie NR
Overall 0 0 0 0 0
Last 5 0 0 0 0 0

New Zealand vs Papua New Guinea Betting Odds

New Zealand are clear favourites to win. There is no match between the teams when it comes to qualify and the Kiwis should register an easy win against PNG.

Who will win New Zealand vs Papua New Guinea Match?

We suggest backing New Zealand as winners. The Kiwis are a strong team and thrashed Uganda in the previous game. They are likely to give a similar treatment to PNG as well in upcoming game.

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