Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction ICC Men's T20 WC Qualifier 2019 - Papua New Guinea v Kenya

Assad Vala
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The 38th match of the ICC Men's T20 WC Qualifier 2019 will be played between Papua New Guinea and Kenya at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

Papua New Guinea have exceeded expectations with four wins and only one loss from 5 matches. They are comfortably placed at the top of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup qualifier 2019 group A points table and are looking good for an automatic selection. The team has 8 points and an exceptional net run rate of + 2.099.

They will compete against Kenya who have flattered to deceive with two wins and three losses from 5 games. Kenya have four points and a net run rate of -0.931.

Skipper Assad Vala is the top run-scorer for Papua New Guinea with 182 runs from five games at an average of 45.50. He has a strike rate of almost 130 and the top score of unbeaten 53.

His opening partner Tony Ura has also been good with 174 runs from five games at an average of a shade under 45 and has the best of 71. Damien Ravu has picked up the most wickets for PNG with eight scalps from five games at an average of under 10.

Opener Irfan Karim has scored the maximum runs for Kenya with 144 runs from five matches at an average of close to 50. Dhiren Gondaria has also contributed 140 runs from five games. Collins Obuya, apart from scoring 106 runs, has also picked up 9 wickets, the highest for the team.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Papua New Guinea- Assad Vala, Tony Ura, Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Riley Hekure, Kiplin Doriga, Norman Vanua, Jason Kila, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana

Kenya- Irfan Karim, Alex Obanda, Dhiren Gondaria, Collins Obuya, Rakep Patel, Shem Ngoche, Jasraj Kundi, Nelson Odhiambo, Lucas Oluoch, Elijah Otieno, Rushab Patel

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Papua New Guinea

Who will win? – Papua New Guinea

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Irfan Karim (Kenya), Assad Vala (Papua New Guinea)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Collins Obuya (Kenya), Norman Vanua (Papua New Guinea)

Most Sixes – Dhiren Gondaria (Kenya), Assad Vala (Papua New Guinea)

Man of the Match –  Assad Vala

Team Scores Batting first – Kenya 135+, Papua New Guinea 165+

Match Handicap Papua New Guinea

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.


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