ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019: Match 38, Group B, Papua New Guinea vs Kenya – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019: Match 38, Group B, Papua New Guinea vs Kenya – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Papua New Guinea might test their bench as it is their last match of the league stage.

Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The match 38 of the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 between Papua New Guinea and Kenya will be hosted by Dubai International cricket stadium in Dubai.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (11:30 IST). This match will be live on Star Sports 3. Live Streaming is available on Hotstar.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

The dark horses of ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 PNG are playing a positive brand of cricket and it has captured the imagination of cricket fans. Top-order batting and solid middle-order are the reasons PNG are winning their games consistently. Assad Vala, Tony Ura, Charles Amini have taken responsibility of batting duties and has done wonders for PNG.

Charles Amini, Sese Bua have handled middle-order duties to perfection and these two players can chip in with some wickets as well. Damien Ravu, Norman Vanua and Nosaina Pokana have chipped in with important wickets whenever the team needed and expect them to deliver once again against Kenya.

With 2 wins out of 5 matches, Kenya needs to win this match to have a chance to qualify for playoffs. After winning the game against Singapore, they fluffed a chance to win against Namibia which makes this game very much important for them. Much Depends upon Collins Obuya, Irfan Karim, Aman Gandhi and Kenya needs them to perform once again to have a chance against PNG.

Weather Report

It will be bright and sunny in Dubai on Sunday. There is no chance of rain whatsoever and expect the temperature to hover around 29-32 Degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.


Pitch Report

The pitches at the Dubai international stadium are still good for batting as the tournament has just shifted to this venue. Having said that, the teams batting first are only enjoying. Chasing has been tough here usually and the trend is set to continue.

First innings average score: 176 (Day T20I matches since 2017 before today)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 4

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy

Papua New Guinea

Tony Ura, Assad Vala (C), Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga (WK), Norman Vanua, Riley Hekure, Jason Kila, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana.

Bench – Chad Soper, Hiri Hiri, John Reva, Simon Atai

Kenya

Irfan Karim (WK), Aman Gandhi, Dhiren Gondaria, Collins Obuya, Rakep Patel, Shem Ngoche (C), Nelson Odiambho, Sachin Bhudia, Jasraj Kundi, Lucas Oluoch, Elijah Otieno.

Bench – Alex Obanda, Emmanuel Bundi, Rushab Patel, Pushpak Kerai


Top Picks

Assad Vala seems to have found another gear to his batting and captaincy seems to have elevated his game. He chips in wickets with the ball as well. Tony Ura is a flamboyant player and gives quick starts to PNG. He opens the batting and can take advantage of the powerplay.

Irfan Karim has peaked at the Right time and scored magnificent 71 against Singapore. Aman Gandhi has 50 to his name against Singapore and he can take advantage of the powerplay as well. Collins Obuya, the stalwart and most experienced of Kenyan team is in good form in this tournament. He bats in the middle order and can chip in with few wickets which makes him a must-have player in your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Assad Vala, Charles Amini, Sese Bau

Vice-Captain Options: Tony Ura, Lega Siaka, Damien Ravu, Collins Obuya

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Irfan Karim

Batsmen – Tony Ura, Sese Bua, Rakep Patel

All-Rounders – Assad Vala (C), Charles Amini, Collins Obuya (VC), Shem Ngoche

Bowlers – Damien Ravu, Jason Kila, Elijah Otieno

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:

Keeper – Irfan Karim

Batsmen – Sese Bau (VC), Lega Siaka, Dhiren Gondaria

All-Rounders – Assad Vala, Charles Amini, Collins Obuya (C), Shem Ngoche

Bowlers – Norman Vanua, N Pokana, L Ndandason


Expert Advice

Papua New Guinea might test their bench as it is their last match of the league stage. They are on top of the table and a win will confirm their berth in the ICC T20 World Cup next year in Australia. Pick your Dream11 Fantasy team after playing XI is announced.

Probable Winners

Papua New Guinea are expected to win this match.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.