PNG vs SCO Dream11 Prediction, Preview & Key Players: 5th ODI

PNG vs SCO Dream11 Prediction, Preview & Key Players: 5th ODI

Welcome to PNG vs SCO Dream11 Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the 5th match of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 2019. Papua New Guinea and Scotland will face off at Mannofield Park in Aberdeen.

Scotland defeated Papua New Guinea by three wickets in last H2H encounter. Bowling first, Spin duo of Hamza Tahir and Michael Leask took seven scalps among them to restrict Guinea at a total of 205. Tony Ura was the top performer for PNG scoring 46 runs. Assad Vala, Charles Amini, and Kiplin Doriga supported Tony Ura.

Chasing the target, Scotland Skipper Kyle Coetzer scored brilliant knock of 96* runs to ensure victory for the hosts. Besides, Callum MacLeod, Berrington, and Leask also scored a few runs. Nosaina Pokana and Assad Vala bowled good spells taking three scalps each in losing cause for their team. Papua New Guinea will hope for a more disciplined effort from players tomorrow to give a tough challenge to mighty Scotland team and get their first victory of the tournament.

Team Scotland also defeated Oman comprehensively in the last encounter by 85 runs. Batting first, Matthew Cross played a crucial knock of 59 runs after top-order collapse while Richie Berrington and Craig Wallace scored brilliant knocks of 68 and 53* runs to take the team to a total of 223. In defense, Hamza Tahir bowled another good spell taking five wicket-haul while Safyaan Sharif took three scalps to ensure a comfortable victory for the hosts. They will hope to continue the winning momentum ahead and end their run in the tournament on a bright note.

When and Where:

PNG vs SCO, 5th Match, ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2, 2019.
Mannofield Park, Aberdeen.
20th August 2019, 3:30 PM.

Venue Stats:

Average 1st innings score: 225
Average 2nd innings score: 179

Matches won batting first: 6
Matches won bowling first: 9

Pitch will be neutral. Spinners will have upper hand over the Pacers.

An average total of 200 can be expected. Chasing team has won three of the four encounters in this tournament.


Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Simon Atai, Sese Bau, Tony Ura (w), 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 (w), Craig Wallace, Gavin Main, Adrian Neill, Safyaan Sharif, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt.

Team News:

Papua New Guinea:

  • Spinner Hiri Hiri can get a chance in the playing XI in place of Damien Ravu considering spin-friendly nature.
  • 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, and N Pokana will lead the pace battery along with Sese Bau while Charles Amini will handle the spin attack along with Assad Vala.


  • Matthew Cross and Kyle Coetzer will open the innings. Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, R Berrington, and Craig Wallace will follow them.
  • R Berrington, Michael Leask, and Tom Sole will play the role of an allrounder. Safyaan Sharif and Mark Watt can also be handy with the bat.
  • Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, M Leask, and Tom Sole will handle the spin department while Safyaan Sharif will lead the pace attack along with R Berrington.

They are unlikely to make any changes in the playing XI.

Probable Playing XI:

Tony Ura, Gaudi Toka, Assad Vala (c), Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Chad Soper, Norman Vanua, Damien Ravu/Hiri Hiri, Nosaina Pokana.

M Cross (wk), Kyle Coetzer (c), Calum MacLeod, G Munsey, R Berrington, C Wallace, M Leask, Safyaan Sharif, T Sole, Mark Watt, Hamza Tahir.

Key Players for PNG vs SCO Dream11:


Primary Options: M Cross

Matthew Cross is an attacking opening batsman and scored 33, 7 and 59 runs in three encounters. 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 39* runs in the last 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, 96 and 0 runs till now in the tournament. He was also in excellent form during recently concluded Canada T20 League.

Tony Ura is the essential batsmen for PNG and scored 54 and 46 runs in two encounters.

Calum Macleod is one of the best batsmen among emerging sides and is a brilliant player against spin bowling. He scored 36 runs in the second match and will be eager to score big tomorrow.

Skipper Assad Vala is a talented batsman and is also handy with the ball. He scored 24 and 32 runs and took one and three scalps in two matches.

George Munsey plays in attacking manner and will bat in middle-order. His recent form is good. However, He failed in all three matches.

Lega Siaka is a technically strong batsman and scored 41 runs in the first match. He failed in the last game.

Other Options: Craig Wallace and Sese Bau.

Craig Wallace will bat in the lower middle order. He scored 36, 11 and 53* runs in three matches and is looking in right touch.

Sese Bau will bat way down the order and is an average performer. He can bowl a few overs of medium pace.


Primary Options: R Berrington, C Amini, Chad Soper, M Leask

Richie Berrington will bat in the middle order and can bowl a few overs of medium pace. He regained his form in the last match scoring 68 runs and is a consistent performer.

Charles Amini is a talented leg-break bowler and useful with the bat too. He took two scalps in the first match and scored 32 runs in the last game.

Chad Soper will bat and ball in death overs. He scored 29* and six runs and took one wicket each in both matches.

Michael Leask took three scalps and scored crucial 19 runs in the second encounter but failed in the last match.

Other Options: N Vanua

N Vanua is a good allrounder. He will bowl his quota of medium pace bowling. He is yet to make a mark in the tournament.

Bowlers for Papua New Guinea vs Scotland Dream11 Team:

Primary Options: Safyaan Sharif, Hamza Tahir, N Pokana, G Toka, Mark Watt,

Safyaan Sharif is a lethal pacer and can also score quick cameos with the bat. He will bowl in death overs. He scored 15 runs and took three wicket-haul in the last match.

Hamza Tahir is a wicket-taking spinner and took four and five wicket-haul in two matches.

Left-arm pacer N Pokana can be lethal with the ball. He took four scalps in two matches including three wicket-haul in the last encounter.

Gaudi Toka will open the innings and scored 29 and 16 runs in two matches.

Mark Watt is a wicket-taking spinner and bowled a good spell in all the matches. He can be useful in these conditions.

Other Options: Tom Sole

Tom Sole is an average spinner and took one scalp in the last match. He can also make some contributions with the bat.

PNG vs SCO Dream11 Team Prediction:

After the announcement of the playing XI, This team will be updated on Telegram.

Matthew Cross(wk)
Kyle Coetzer
Calum MacLeod
Assad Vala (C)
Rechie Barrington
Charles Amini (Vc)
Chad Soper
Michael Leask
Safyaan Sharif
Hamza Tahir
Nosaina Pokana

Captain and Vc Choices: Assad Vala, K Coetzer, C Macleod, Tony Ura, M Cross, R Berrington, Hamza Tahir, Chad Soper, Charles Amini, Safyaan Sharif, M Leask.

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