PNG vs USA Match Preview

The Papua New Guinea side is currently lying at the bottom of the points table with just a couple of wins and 22 losses from 25 games. One of their games ended with no result. Team USA on the other hand has done a great job in the competition and is currently placed in 3rd position with 14 wins and 16 losses from 33 matches. They were involved in three games that did not have any results. The Papua New Guinea side is going into this game with 3 consecutive losses but their last victory was against the USA outfit.

The last match between these two sides was played at Port Moresby on 13th September 2022 and PNG managed to register a win in this game by 26 runs. Batting first the PNG side scored 211 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. The USA side could just muster 185 runs all out from 47.2 overs in their reply. Assad Vala was the pick of the bowlers for the PNG team as he picked up 3 wickets for 17 runs. Another bowler who also picked up 3 wickets for PNG was Charles Amini. He bowled a spell of 10-1-32-3 in this match. 

Assad Vala also scored 64 runs in the match from 89 deliveries as Papua New Guinea reached a decent total of 211 runs batting first. He hit 5 fours and one six during his effort. Lega Siaka provided a brusque start to the PNG innings with a whirlwind 35 from 31 balls with 3 fours and one six. Steven Taylor was the top bowler for team USA with 3 wickets from his quota of 10 overs for 34 runs. He was well-supported by Cameron Stevenson picked up 2 wickets for 23 runs in the game. All the USA top-order batters got a start but failed to continue and make a big score.

Weather Report

The weather forecast for tomorrow’s game between PNG and USA is for a hot day with a lot of sunshine. There is a likelihood of dehydration during the match and some players might even get a heat stroke if they are to get involved in strenuous activities. You can expect winds of close to 11 km/hr and there are no chances of rain coming down during the match. The highest temperature during the match will reach the 33 degrees figure.

Pitch Report

The pitch on offer at this venue will aid both departments of the game. Faster bowlers will get some assistance initially while the spinners will come in handy in the middle overs. But the teams batting second have a better record on this ground. It is also a high-scoring track that will help the batters for the most part. 

Notable stats

Aaron Jones has done a terrific job with the bat for the USA.

Aaron Jones has scored 481 runs in his last 10 matches with an average of 53.44 and a strike rate of 80.84. He has easily been the most consistent batter for Team USA.

USA leads the head-to-head with PNG in their last 5 matches.

USA leads the head-to-head between these two sides 3-1 in their last 5 games. One of the games ended with no result.

Team News

There aren’t any injury worries reported from either of the team management. So, the entire sides will be available for selection.

PNG vs USA Probable 11

PNG Playing 11

  • Lega Siaka
  • Sese Bau
  • Hiri Hiri
  • Simon Atai (Wk)
  • Charles Amini
  • Assad Vala (C)
  • Norman Vanua
  • Tony Ura
  • Chad Soper
  • Nosaina Pokana
  • KV Morea

USA Playing 11

  • Aaron Jones
  • CAH Stevenson
  • G Singh
  • Jaskaran Malhotra (Wk)
  • SR Taylor
  • NK Patel
  • IG Holland
  • MD Patel
  • Rahul Jariwala
  • SN Netravalkar (C)
  • NP Kenjige
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Both these teams were having a rough time in the ICC CWC League 2 tournament until the USA outfit managed to pull off an unlikely win in their last game against Namibia. This would have made the side confident of winning another game and improve their position in the points tally. PNG will also be looking to improve its position in the points table with a win. But we will bet with the USA to win this game.

Top Picks

Assad Vala: Assad Vala has performed exceptionally well for PNG in this tournament. He is the leading run-getter for them in the competition. From the 25 games he has played in the tournament, he has scored 911 runs. He has also contributed with the ball picking up 19 wickets for his side.

Aaron Jones: Aaron Jones has been in terrific form with the bat for the USA outfit during the last few months. He has hit 1099 runs in 28 matches he has played in the competition.

Gajanand Singh: Gajanand Singh is gradually coming into his own in the competition and might be a good pick for this match. In this edition of the tournament, he has put together 513 runs from 17 games at an average of 39.

Charles Amini: Charles Amini is one of the talented all-rounders for Papua New Guinea and is doing a good job for his team. He has amassed 555 runs and has also picked up 16 wickets from his 23 games.

PNG vs USA Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: M. Patel

Batters: L. Siaka, S. Bau, G. Singh, A. Jones

All-rounders: C. Amini, C. Soper (VC), A. Vala

Bowlers: I. Holland, N. Vanua, S. Netravalkar (C)

PNG vs USA Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction