Date & Time: Saturday, October 19, 11:30 IST
Venue: ICC Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Both sides seek for a fresh start
Bermuda is returning to the big stage after some time. They will take on fellow associates Papua New Guinea in the first of the Qualifiers in Dubai. Bermuda has won one out of the two warm-up matches as they defeated Nigeria easily before losing against Hong Kong in the warmup’s opener. On the other hand, Papua New Guinea has lost both the warm-up matches but they have shown great fight against the hosts UAE by taking the game deep in the big chase.
Papua New Guinea Possible XI: Tony Ura, Assad Vala (C), Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Chad Soper, Kiplin Doriga (WK), Jason Kila, Nosaina Pokana, Riley Hekure, Norman Vanua.
Bermuda Possible XI: Okera Bascome (WK), Dion Stovell (C), Kamau Leverock, Delray Rawlins, Allan Douglas, Janeiro Tucker, Daunte Darrell, Malachi Jones, Rodney Trott, George O’Brien, Derrick Brangman.
The surface at ICC Academy in Dubai as lived up to its expectations by producing a decent batting track in the tournament opener. So expect a similar surface for Saturday’s contest as well.
The PNG captain has a PPM of 36 in the format. Apart from an innings, he has come up with a 30+ score or chipped in with a wicket in the last 5 matches.
The Bermuda all-rounder has been in decent form for Sussex in the recent county season, where he was amongst the runs for the side. Adding to it, he also comes up with handy left-arm spin which makes him a worthy pick in the fantasy team. He has a PPM of 34 in the format.
He has got a couple of decent starts in the warm-up matches. He has a good record when it comes to bowling, where he has an average of 21 in 27 matches played thus far.