WI vs PNG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 02, 2024

The West Indies and Papua New Guinea will play the second match of the 2024 T20 World Cup. This will be a key group C clash between the two-time tournament winners and relative newcomers. Let's see how they could fare against each other.

There will be plenty to bet on before and during this match. Our experts have followed the T20 World Cup betting trends and are here to give you great advice about what the best cricket betting sites have to offer. Consider the competitive markets and interesting betting odds.

West Indies vs Papua New Guinea head-to-head record

This will be the first time the West Indies and PNG have met in T20I cricket. It will be an historic occasion, indeed, to start their burgeoning head-to-head record.

West Indies vs Papua New Guinea live streaming and broadcast

You can watch this match and the rest of this year's T20 World Cup on the Disney+ Hotstar app in India. This is a great way to live stream international cricket matches online from India. The tournament is also being broadcast on the Star Sports Network in India.

Use and enjoy these trustworthy cricket betting tips for the T20 World Cup match between the West Indies and Papua New Guinea in Providence on Sunday, 2 June 2024.

WI vs PNG Team Previews

West Indies

The West Indies currently occupy sixth position in the International Cricket Council's rankings for men's T20I teams. They are 14 positions higher than 20th-placed Papua New Guinea. We could be in for a complete mismatch, but you never know in major ICC tournaments.

The Windies will go into this match on the back of a three-nil T20I series win over South Africa. They did that without a few stars who were involved in the Indian Premier League at the time. Andre Russell, Rovman Powell and others are back for this tournament opener. Russell recently won the IPL title with the Kolkata Knight Riders.

The tournament co-hosts lost Jason Holder to injury recently. He is a world-class all-rounder and his absence is a blow to the team's ambition with the bat and ball. Obed McCoy has replaced Holder in the squad. Shimron Hetmeyer is an interesting prospect. He has proven himself among the best finishers in T20 cricket across the globe.

West Indies Playing 11

Nicholas Pooran, Johnson Charles, Rovman Powell, Brandon King, Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Roston Chase, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie.

Papua New Guinea

This is not PNG's first time at a T20 World Cup. They were in the tournament in 2021, but lost all three of their matches. This time, they can take the lessons from them and deploy improvement three years down the line. Regardless, they're probably in for an uphill battle, starting with this fixture against the Windies.

Wisely, they've employed Phil Simmons as a specialist coach. Simmons can take all his experience from playing for and coaching the Windies into the PNG set-up. Meanwhile, Assad Vala is still captain. He was their leader in the 2021 T20 World Cup, too. This continuity should help Papua New Guinea's 2024 campaign.

Bowling-wise, Kabua Morea and Alei Nao will be motivated after claiming two wickets each in a recent warm-up match against Oman. PNG lost the fixture, but the experience and understanding of conditions should help their progress. Morea could feature as one of the best left-arm seamers, among the mnnow nations, at the tournament.

Papua New Guinea Playing 11

Kiplin Doriga, Lega Siaka, Hiri Hiri, Tony Ura, Assad Vala, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, John Kariko, Alei Nao, Kabua Morea, Chad Soper.

WI vs PNG Toss Prediction

This match will be played at Providence Stadium in Guyana. The last three tosses in T20I cricket at this venue have brought decisions to bat first.

It's probable the team to win the toss this time will take their cue from that record and choose to bat first as well.

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

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch should be relatively fresh - and a first-innings total of 170-plus could be competitive. The last three first-innings scores in T20I competition at this ground have been 163, 159 and 152. 

Both teams will probably select two specialist spinners in conditions expected to take turn, especially in the second innings. Rain is forecast in Guyana on matchday. We might be in for a limited fixture.


WI vs PNG Betting Tips

The West Indies have far more going for them than PNG, including homeground advantage, a string of IPL stars and two T20 World Cup titles.

The Windies' batting, bowling and fielding should be entirely superior to PNG's.

Bet on 1.06 favourites West Indies to beat 9.00 underdogs Papua New Guinea.

Bonus Cricket Bets

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    The West Indies to win the toss



Bet on the home team to win the toss. There is a 50 percent chance of this happening. If the Windies win the toss, they will probably choose to bat first.

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    Andre Russell to be top batter in the match



Russell was one of KKR's top performers during their title-winning IPL campaign in May 2024. As a world-class all-rounder, he offers value with the bat and ball. His success with the bat could be heightened against PNG, especially if he gets to the crease earlier than usual.

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    Obed McCoy to be top bowler in the match



McCoy was a late addition to the squad and will likely be in the matchday XI, too. He has taken five wickets in his last three T20Is and is in good form.

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    Assad Vala to be top Papua New Guinea batter



This will be Vala's 60th T20I. He is highly experienced by PNG's standards. Vala's role as captain empowers his ambition with the bat.

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    Kabua Morea to be top Papua New Guinea bowler



Morea has already taken one five-wicket haul and two four-fors in T20I cricket. He was impressive against Oman recently. Anticipate another big spell from the PNG left-armer.

Today Match Prediction

West Indies To Win the Match, 1.06

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Who will win WI vs PNG

West Indies 77.78% (49)
Papua New Guinea 22.22% (14)
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