USA vs PNG vs Namibia ODI: Match 6, NAM vs PNG, Dream11 Fantasy

United States Tri-Nation ODI Series, 2019: Match 6, Namibia vs Papua New Guinea – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Assad Vala continues to be a safe option as a multiplier.

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

Match Details:

The 6th game of the 2019 United States Tri-Nation Series is played between Namibia and Papua New Guinea (P.N.G) will be hosted by the Central Broward Regional Park (CBRP) Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill, Florida.

The match starts at 9:45 AM local time (1:45 PM GMT) (7:15 PM IST).

This game will be streamed live on YouTube by USA Cricket.

Preview:

Namibia began the Tri-series with biggest of defeats but soon bounced back to return the favour to the United States of America. JP Kotze scored 136 to become Namibia’s first ODI centurion on Friday as they handed the hosts a huge 139-run defeat. They continued their winning momentum with a convincing win over Papua New Guinea on Sunday. Both Namibia and PNG will once again face off on Monday.

Despite no player scoring a fifty, PNG posted 219/8 in their 50 overs. Namibia started the chase slowly and lost a couple of wickets. But skipper Gerhard Erasmus (100-ball 88) and the last match centurion JP Kotze (43) added 124 runs for the 3rd wicket in only 23 overs to ease the chase. The PNG will continue looking for their first win of the ICC Cricket World Cup League Two 2019-2022 having lost all the seven thus far.


Weather Condition/Report:

Lauderhill is expected to be under clouds throughout Monday but the chances of rain are not that high. The highest chance is after 4 PM by which the match might finish.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The game on Sunday was decent one as Namibia chased down 220 successfully. The change in pitch behaviour could be due to the usage of a different pitch. We could see a slower track on Monday.

Average first innings score: 212 (ODI matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3

Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Papua New Guinea (P.N.G):

Tony Ura, Gaudi Toka, Assad Vala (C), Charles Amini, Chad Soper, Lega Siaka, Kiplin Doriga (WK), Hiri Hiri, Norman Vanua, Jason Kila, Nosaina Pokana.

Bench – Alei Nao, Riley Hekure, Simon Atai.

Namibia:

Steven Baard, Karl Birkenstock, JP Kotze, Gerhard Erasmus (C), Craig Williams, JJ Smith, Zane Green (WK), Zhivago Groenewald, Helao Ya France, Jan Frylinck, Bernard Scholtz.

Bench – Tangeni Lungameni, Christi Viljoen, Ben Shikongo.


Top Picks:

Zhivago Groenewald has taken 11 wickets in three matches with two 3-wicket hauls and a 5-fer. Nosaina Pokana has 8 wickets to his name for the PNG team. Jan Frylinck scored a fifty against the USA and took two wickets in the last match. In the three matches, Assad Vala scored at least 38 runs and also bowls a decent number of overs.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Assad Vala, JP Kotze, Charles Amini, Zhivago Groenewald

Vice-Captain – Gerhard Erasmus, Karl Birkenstock, Chad Soper, Tony Ura

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kiplin Doriga

Batters – Lega Siaka, Karl Birkenstock, JP Kotze

All-Rounders – Assad Vala (C), Charles Amini, Gerhard Erasmus (VC), Helao Ya France

Bowlers – Jan Frylinck, Nosaina Pokana, Zhivago Groenewald

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Zane Green

Batters – JP Kotze, Karl Birkenstock, Tony Ura

All-Rounders – Assad Vala (VC), Charles Amini, Chad Soper, Gerhard Erasmus

Bowlers – Nosaina Pokana, Norman Vanua, Zhivago Groenewald (C)


Expert Advice:

JJ Smith has failed to step up for Namibia in this tournament thus far which makes him a risky pick. He is in all-rounders category and picking him will block the inclusion of a player who has been consistent.

Probable Winners:

Namibia is expected to finish with their 3rd straight win.

*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.