AFG vs PNG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 14, 2024

Afghanistan will be looking to extend its lead at the top of the Group C table as it takes on Papua New Guinea in match number 29 of the ongoing T20 World Cup. The teams will play at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad.

Afghanistan vs Papua New Guinea head-to-head record

The two teams have met only once so far, with Afghanistan winning that match.

Afghanistan vs Papua New Guinea Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network. One can also stream it on the Disney+ Hotstar App. 

Match Prediction and Cricket Betting Tips for AFG v PNG T20 World Cup 2024


AFG vs PNG Team Previews


Afghanistan has put up a sterling performance in this tournament, winning both its matches by handsome margins. They are not only at the top of the points table in Group C but also enjoy the best NRR among all 20 teams.

It has been an all-round effort by the team. Rahmanullah Gurbaz has led the charge at the top of the order, scoring half-centuries in both his outings. He has received excellent support from his opening partner Ibrahim Zadran. They are among the most successful opening pairs of the season and will hope to continue with the good work.

However, their top form has kept the middle order untested as they haven’t had much work to do. The bowlers have done an exceptional job as well. Fazalhaq Farooqi has picked up 9 wickets in 2 games and is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament.

He will begin the proceedings with the new ball along with Naveen Ul-Haq, while Rashid Khan, who has 6 wickets against his name, will lead the spin attack. 


Afghanistan Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, Naveen ul Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Papua New Guinea

Featuring in its 2nd ever T20 World Cup, PNG is yet to register a win in this tournament. However, they will hope to build up on the positives and put up a good performance.

Assad Vala and Tony Ura are likely to open the batting for the team like they did in the last match. While Ura has struggled, Vala did get a good start against the West Indies. The opening pair’s poor performance has had a cascading effect on the middle order as well, and PNG hasn’t been able to cross the 140-run mark in the 2 games it played.

The bowlers have fared comparatively better. Alie Nao is the best-performing seamer with 3 wickets. He will be joined by Chad Soper and Norman Vanua, while Vala and John Kariko will feature in the spin department. 


Papua New Guinea Playing 11

Tony Ura, Assad Vala, Lega Siaka, Sese Bau, Hiri Hiri, Chad Soper, Kiplin Doriga, Norman Vanua, Alei Nao, John Kariko, Semo Kamea.

AFG vs PNG Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bat first. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the Brian Lara Stadium usually favors the batsmen. The average first-inning score in 4 T20I played here is around 185, thanks to the good bounce and pace. However, as the match progresses, the surface dries out and slows down, helping the spinners.

The weather will be humid with temperatures of under 30 degrees. 


AFG vs PNG Betting Tips

We are backing Afghanistan to win this match. They have been excelling in all departments this season and as they face a much weaker team on paper, they are unlikely to face any problems in earning 2 more points.

Bet on Afghanistan to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Rahmanullah Gurbaz to be the top batsman for Afghanistan



Gurbaz has batted well in this tournament, scoring half-centuries in both his matches. He was the top batsman for the team in both matches and with the kind of odds being offered, backing him makes complete sense.

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    Rashid Khan to be the top bowler for Afghanistan



The pitch at the Brian Lara Stadium is on the dry side and offers plenty of help to the spinners. Rashid Khan is one of the best spinners in the shortest format of the game and his recent performances have been excellent as well, picking up 14 wickets in his last 5 outings. He is therefore likely to bowl a good spell in this match.

Today Match Prediction

Afghanistan To Win the Match, 1.05

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Who will win AFG vs PNG

Afghanistan 56.25% (9)
Papua New Guinea 43.75% (7)
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