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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction ICC Men's T20 WC Qualifier 2019 Semi-final 2 - Papua New Guinea v Namibia

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The semi-final 2 of the ICC Men's T20 WC Qualifier 2019 will be played between Papua New Guinea and Namibia at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

Papua New Guinea secured qualification to the 2020 T20 World Cup by ending the group stage at the top of the group A points table in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup qualifier 2019. They finished with 5 wins and one loss from 6 games at 10 points and a net run rate of +2.086.

PNG will compete against Namibia who created history by first making it to play off 2 by defeating Singapore by a huge margin of 87 runs in their last league game and then earning a T20 WC berth. They finished at the third spot in the group A points table with 4 wins and 2 losses from 6 matches. Namibia had 8 points and a net run rate of +1.080.

The team then beat Oman by 54 runs in play off 2 to win an unexpected encounter and make it to the 2nd semi-final.

Openers Assad Vala and Tony Ura have been quite consistent for PNG as both of them average just over 35. While Vala has made 184 runs from 6 games at a strike rate of 128.67 and the best of 53, Ura has 177 runs from 6 matches as well with a strike rate of 119.15 and the best of 71.

Damien Ravu is their top wicket-taker with 10 wickets from 6 games.

Gerhard Erasmus is the top run-scorer for Namibia and is the sixth highest run-scorer of the tournament with 213 runs from 7 games at an average of over 40 and a strike rate of 137.41. He has 252 runs to his name and the best of 72.

Jan Frylinck has picked up 15 wickets from 7 games and is the second-highest wicket-taker of the tournament.

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

Namibia- JP Kotze, Niko Davin, Gerhard Erasmus, Craig Williams, Christi Viljoen, JJ Smit, Zane Green, Stephan Baard, Jan Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Namibia

Who will win? – Papua New Guinea

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Gerhard Erasmus (Namibia)Assad Vala (Papua New Guinea)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jan Frylinck (Namibia)Damien Ravu (Papua New Guinea)

Most Sixes – JJ Smit (Namibia)Assad Vala (Papua New Guinea)

Man of the Match –  Assad Vala

Team Scores Batting first – Namibia 135+, Papua New Guinea 160+

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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