West Indies vs Papua New Guinea Prediction

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

West Indies will take on PNG in the 2nd game of the T20 World Cup. The game will be played at the Providence Stadium, Guyana and will start at 8:00 PM IST on June 2

West Indies will enter the T20 World Cup 2024 as one of the favourites to win the title. The hosts have been on fire in the build-up to the tournament and come into the game on back of a brilliant series win over South Africa. West Indies also defeated Australia in the warm-up game ahead of the main league. 

Usually, a team needs a collective performance to win a big tournament but that’s not the case with West Indies. They have so much brute power in the team that a good day for two or three players is good enough for them to take down the best team. The team probably has the best batting line-up in the tournament.

 For PNG, it will take a mammoth effort from them to beat West Indies; however, upsets in T20Is are not rare. However, PNG does not seem to have the quality to test this West Indies team even if they play their best cricket.

West Indies 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.

WI vs PNG Match Toss Prediction

Both teams would look to chase in the game. The weather in Guyana has been wet and there could be rain interruptions. With DL method coming into play, chasing will be preferred by captains. 

WI vs PNG Pitch Report

The wicket at the Providence Stadium in Guyana will be good for cricket. There will be some help on offer for the pacers as well as the spinners while the batters can score fast if they get set due to fast outfield and short boundaries. 

Guyana Weather Report

The weather is not very promising for the contest as there is 70 percent chance of rain on the match day. The humidity will be 80 percent and wind speed will be 15 km/h.

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

West Indies Team News & Playing 11

WI Team News

West Indies have the most fearsome batting line-up and picking a playing XI would be tough given that each player possess match winning abilities. Roston Chase did well against South Africa but he might have sit down given the stiff competition. West Indies should also play both spinners in Gudakesh Motie and Akeal Hosein while Shamar Joseph and Jason Holder should be the fast bowlers.

WI Key Players

  • Nicholas Pooran- Pooran has been on fire in T20 cricket for a while now. After a stunning run in IPL, a big performance is expected from him in the T20 World Cup 2024. Pooran turned on the beast mode and scored 75 in 25 balls against Australia in the warm up game.
  • Shai Hope- Hope acts as glue to this West Indies team who are laced with monster strikers. Hope is the most technically sound batter in the West Indies team and will mostly play an anchor role but don’t doubt his striking abilities and he too can switch gears at will and decimate an attack.
  • Andre Russell- Andre Russell will have a big role to play in the T20 World Cup for West Indies. Russell has form behind him and did exceptionally well in IPL for KKR, making vital contributions with bat and ball. If he can keep form, West Indies will be a force to reckon with.

WI Team Form

West Indies have been in great form. The team defeated South Africa in the previous series. Also, they beat Australia in the preceding warm-up game.

West Indies Predicted Playing 11

Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell (C) Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie, Shamar Joseph

Papua New Guinea Team News & Playing 11

PNG Team News

It is a monumental achievement for PNG to play in the T20 World Cup. The team don’t have much selection conundrum as compared to West Indies.  Assad Vala, alongside stalwart such as Tony Ura, who missed the T20I series against Malaysia, will return to boost the side. Charles Amini, Lega Siaka and Norman Vanua will be other players to watch out for.

PNG Key Players

  • Tony Ura- Tony Ura would look for some decent performances for his team in the T20 World Cup. He is the leading run scorer for PNG in T20I cricket, with 1618 runs.  He has also hit the lone century by a PNG batter in the format.
  • Assad Vala-  Talk about consistency, Assad Vala has been outstanding for PNG. He has shown the skills to be successful at the top level and the T20 World Cup will present him the opportunity to grab eyeballs. He has scored 1244 T20I runs in 59 games. He can also chip in with the ball.
  • Normal Vanua- Vanua is the strike bowler for PNG. He is the leading wicket-taker for his team, with 63 wickets in 55 games and would be eyeing an impressive performance in the mega event.

PNG Team Form

PNG last played a T20I series against Malaysia which ended in a 1-1 draw. They also lost the Warm up games to Oman and Namibia

Papua New Guinea Predicted Playing 11

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

West Indies vs Papua New Guinea Head to Head

The two teams don’t play against each other as PNG is an associate team and ICC does not schedule bilateral series between a full nation and associate teams.

West Indies vs Papua New Guinea Betting Odds

West Indies are getting the favourites tag. This is not much of a surprise as West Indies are one of the top contenders to win the title and PNG might not even make it to the second round.

Who will win West Indies vs Papua New Guinea Match?

We suggest backing West Indies to win. PNG don’t have the quality to trouble the West Indies but the hosts can take this game as an opportunity to get decent momentum before tougher games against New Zealand and Afghanistan.

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