PNG vs SCO Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI and Key Players – 3rd Match
PNG vs SCO Dream11 Prediction, match preview, Fantasy Cricket Tips and Probable Playing XI of the 3rd match of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 2019. Papua New Guinea and Scotland will be played at Mannofield Park in Aberdeen.
Papua New Guinea lost their opening encounter to Oman by 4 wickets. Batting first, Tony Ura and Lega Siaka scored crucial knocks of 54 and 41 runs to take the team to an average total of 229. Gaudi Toka and Assad Vala failed to deliver after getting a good start while unbeaten 29 from Chad Soper surged team to a respectable target. With the ball, Charles Amini took two wicket-haul and was supported by other bowlers but failed to restrict Oman. They will hope for a more disciplined effort from players tomorrow to give a tough challenge to strong Scotland team.
On the other hand, Oman also defeated team Scotland in the second match by eight wickets. Batting first, Skipper Coetzer scored good fifty while M Cross and Craig Wallace scored 33 and 36 respectively to take the team to a below-par total of 168. In defense, Mark Watt and Adrian Neil bowled an excellent spell taking one scalp each but was not enough to defend the target resulting in an 8 wicket-loss for hosts. Scotland will be eager to bounce back and defeat Guinea to open their account.
When and Where:
PNG vs SCO, 3rd ODI, ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2, 2019.
Mannofield Park, Aberdeen.
17th August 2019, 3:30 PM.
Average 1st innings score: 225
Average 2nd innings score: 179
Matches won batting first: 5
Matches won bowling first: 8
Pitch will be neutral. Spinners will have upper hand over Pacers while batsman can also score plenty of runs.
Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Simon Atai, Sese Bau, Tony Ura (wk), Kiplin Doriga, Riley Hekure, Hiri Hiri, Nosaina Pokana, Damien Ravu, Lega Siaka, Chad Soper, Norman Vanua, Gaudi Toka.
Kyle Coetzer (c), George Munsey, Richie Berrington, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Alasdair Evans, Tom Sole, Matthew Cross (wk), Craig Wallace, Gavin Main, Adrian Neill, Safyaan Sharif, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt.
Papua New Guinea:
- Simon Atai can get a chance in the playing XI in place of Damien Ravu.
- Tony Ura and Gaudi Toka are likely to open the innings. Assad Vala, Lega Siaka, C Amini, Sese Bau, K Doriga and C Soper will follow them.
- Assad Vala, Charles Amini, and Chad Soper will play the role of an all-rounder.
- Chad Soper, Norman Vanua, Damien Ravu and N Pokana will lead the pace battery while Charles Amini will handle the spin attack along with Assad Vala.
- Michael Leask or Hamza Tahir can replace Tom Sole in the playing XI.
- Matthew Cross and Kyle Coetzer will open the innings. Calum MacLeod, R Berrington, George Munsey, and Craig Wallace will follow them.
- Tom Sole will play the role of an allrounder. Safyaan Sharif and Mark Watt can also be handy with the bat.
- Mark Watt and Tom Sole will handle the spin department while Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans and Adrian Neil will lead the pace attack along with R Berrington.
Probable Playing XI:
Tony Ura, Gaudi Toka, Assad Vala, Lega Siaka (c), Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga (WK), Chad Soper, Norman Vanua, Damien Ravu/Simon Atai, Nosaina Pokana.
M Cross (wk), Kyle Coetzer (c), Calum MacLeod, R Berrington, G Munsey, C Wallace, T Sole/M Leask, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, A Evans, Adrian Neil.
Key Players for PNG vs SCO Dream11:
Primary Options: M Cross
Matthew Cross is an attacking opening batsman and scored 33 runs in the last match. He is a must pick in SCO vs PNG Dream11 team.
Other Options: K Doriga
K Doriga is an average performer and will bat way down the order. He scored 1 run in the first match.
Batsmen for SCO vs PNG Dream11 Prediction:
Primary Options: Kyle Coetzer, Tony Ura, Calum Macleod, Assad Vala, G Munsey, Lega Siaka
Skipper Kyle Coetzer scored 56 runs in the second match. He was also in excellent form during recently concluded Canada T20 League.
Tony Ura is the essential batsmen for PNG and scored 54 runs in the opening encounter.
Calum Macleod is one of the best batsmen among emerging sides and is a brilliant player against spin bowling. He will be eager to perform tomorrow after early departure in the last match.
Assad Vala is a talented batsman and is also handy with the ball. He scored 24 runs and took one scalp in the first match.
George Munsey plays in attacking manner and will bat in middle-order. His recent form is good.
Skipper Lega Siaka is a technically strong batsman and scored 41 runs in the previous game.
Other Options: Craig Wallace and Sese Bau.
Craig Wallace is an average performer. He scored 36 runs in the previous match and will bat in the lower middle order.
Sese Bau will bat way down the order and is an average performer.
Primary Options: R Berrington, C Amini, Chad Soper
Richie Berrington will bat in the middle order and can bowl a few overs of medium pace. He is a consistent performer, but the current form is not good after recovering from injury.
Charles Amini is a talented leg-break bowler and useful with the bat too. He took two scalps in the previous match.
Chad Soper will bat and ball in death overs. He scored 29* runs and took one wicket in the first game.
Other Options: N Vanua
N Vanua is a good allrounder. He will bowl his quota of medium pace.
Bowlers for Scotland vs Papua New Guinea Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: G Toka, Mark Watt, Safyan Sharif, Alasdair Evans, Adrian Neill, N Pokana,
Gaudi Toka will open the innings and scored 29 runs in the opening match.
Mark Watt is a wicket-taking spinner and bowled a good spell in the previous match. He can be useful in these conditions.
Safyan Sharif is a lethal pacer and can also score quick cameos with the bat. He will bowl in death overs. Alasdair Evans is a talented pace bowler but is not in excellent form.
Adrian Neill performed exceedingly well in the last match and can be an excellent grand league pick in SCO vs PNG Dream11 team.
Left-arm pacer N Pokana can be lethal with the ball. He took one scalp in the last encounter.
Other Options: Tom Sole
Tom Sole is a useful spinner and can also be handy with the bat. He can be slightly risky.
PNG vs SCO Dream11 Team Prediction:
After the announcement of the playing XI, This team will be updated on Telegram.
Assad Vala (Vc)
Rechie Barrington (C)
Captain and Vc Choices: K Coetzer, C Macleod, Tony Ura, M Cross, Assad Vala, R Berrington, Chad Soper, Mark Watt, Charles Amini, Safyaan Sharif, A Neill.