Date & Time: Sunday, October 20, 11:30 IST
Venue: ICC Academy Ground No 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Unpredictable sides clash off for a tricky contest
Papua New Guinea which has lost its two warm-up matches leading into the main stage has demolished Bermuda with a dominating performance in their opening match. On the other hand, Namibia which seemed to continue the recent good form until the first innings against the Netherlands failed to chase a modest total. Now, will they turn around against confident Papua New Guinea? This is a question to answer for sure as performances of teams have been unpredictable so far in the tournament.
Both sides are likely to stick with the same playing XI of the last match irrespective of what happened.
The surface at ICC Academy in Dubai has produced good batting tracks so far in the tournament and might be the same for Sunday’s game as well.
The left-arm pacer has provided the side with early wickets in the last match against the Netherlands. He may have played only a handful of games thus far in his career but he proved to be consistent in those. He has a PPM of 42.5 and an MDTA of 1.6.
The PNG all-rounder has been one of the consistent performers for the side in recent times. In the first match of the tournament, he chipped in with a wicket and also proved to be the most economical bowler of the match. He has a PPM of 43 in the 5 last matches.
He is the most consistent bowler of PNG in recent times which was evident in the first match of the tournament as well. He has a PPM of 62 and an MDTA of 1.4 in the format.
He may not have replicated his recent phenomenal form in the first game but there is every chance he will bounce back given his track record. He has a PPM of 80.2 and MDTA of 1.25 in the last 5 matches.