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Cricket Match Predictions: ICC U19 World Cup 2022 - Afghanistan vs PNG, Match 13 : 18th Jan

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The 13th match of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2022 will be played between Afghanistan and PNG.

Live Scores and Stats - ICC U19 World Cup 2022 - Afghanistan vs PNG, Match 13

PNG are placed at the 2nd spot in the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2022 Group C points table with a loss from their first match of the league.

M Aporo is the top run-scorer for PNG with 15 runs at a strike rate of 30. He has struck one four. BA Maha has also made 15 runs at a strike rate of 27.

R Kevau has been the best bowler for PNG and has picked up 3 wickets while bowling at an average of 21 and an economy rate of 6.50.

Afghanistan’s rise in the senior game has been mirrored at Under 19 level, with the side having reached the quarter-finals in three of the last four editions of the ICC U19 Men’s CWC.

Since first qualifying in 2010, Afghanistan have made it to every tournament since, with the highlight coming in 2018 when a team featuring the likes of Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Mujeeb Ur Rahman helped them reach the semi-finals before losing to Australia.

This time around, it will be up to spinner Noor Ahmad to provide the experience, as the only survivor from the 2020 squad.

The 17-year-old has been involved in both the Big Bash and the PSL and should provide plenty of support to skipper Suliman Safi.

Squads 

Afghanistan - Suliman Safi (c), Ijaz Ahmadzai(vc), Mohammad Ishaq(wk) Suliman Arabzai, Bilal Sayeedi, Allah Noor, Muhammadullah, Khyber Wali, Ijaz Ahmad, Izharulhaq Naweed, Noor Ahmad, Faisal Khan, Naweed Zadran, Bilal Sami, Nangyalai Khan, Khalil Ahmad, Abdul Hadi, Bilal Tarin, Shahid Hassani and Younis. 

Papua New Guinea - Barnabas Maha(c), Boio Ray, Sigo Kelly, Malcolm Aporo, Toua Boe, Ryan Ani, Aue Oru, Katenalaki Singi, Christopher Kilapat, Junior Morea, Peter Karoho, Patrick Nou, Rasan Kevau, Karoho Kevau, John Kariko.

 

Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Afghanistan Under-19

Who will win? – Afghanistan Under-19

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Barnabas Maha (Papua New Guinea Under-19), Suliman Safi (Afghanistan Under-19)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Barnabas Maha (Papua New Guinea Under-19), Noor Ahmad (Afghanistan Under-19)

Most Sixes – Barnabas Maha (Papua New Guinea Under-19), Suliman Safi (Afghanistan Under-19)

Player of the Match –  Suliman Safi

Team Scores Batting first – PNG Under-19 180+, Afghanistan Under-19 250+

Match Handicap Afghanistan Under-19

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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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