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PNG vs UGA: Match Preview, Pitch Report and Dream 11 Prediction for Match 9 of T20 World Cup 2024

As we move to match no. 9 of WT20 2024, Uganda will take on Papua New Guinea at Providence Stadium, Guyana. Uganda is coming from a horror show in which they got bundled for just 58 against Afghanistan. PNG, on the other hand, is coming from a good match vs. the Windies. PNG and Uganda have met each other once in T20is, in which Uganda came over top by 4 runs. Uganda will look to fight back hard, and PNG will also look to climb up the points table.

Team Previews

Papua New Guinea

When they came into the tournament, PNG was seen as an underprepared or underconfident team, but when they played their first game against the Windies in Guyana, they surprised many out here as they brought the Windies close in the game.

As PNG made an average total batting first, people thought it would be a cakewalk for the West Indies, but things changed, and PNG dragged it till the 18th over, so much so that the required run rate reached over 12. Hopefully, they will display the same skill set again.

Captain Assad Vala will hope that his side takes positives from their last match and comes back hard for this encounter.


Uganda, as expected, started the tournament as a comparatively weak side, but the expectations were that at least they would give some fight to Afghanistan. Instead, they suffered a big blow to their net run rate by getting 58 all out in the second innings, chasing a big total, and losing the game by 125 runs.

Brian Masaba and the team looked out of sorts in the game, failing in both the batting and bowling departments. Hopefully, they will give some fight, and in T20 cricket, we all know anything can happen, so they might also hope for a win. Fielding will be the key here, as both teams have average fielding units as per the international standards, but the one who converts half chances will be better placed.

Pitch Report

  • Total Matches – 31
  • Matches won batting first – 14
  • Matches won bowling first – 13
  • Average 1st innings Score – 126
  • Average 2nd innings Score – 98

The Providence pitch has a massive advantage for teams chasing. If a similar Wicket is made for the upcoming match, Accumulating runs will not be easy. The weather will be good throughout the game, with sunny conditions and fewer rain chances.

Probable Playing XI

Papua New Guinea: Lega Siaka, Assad Vala (c), Tony Ura, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Charles Amini, Kabua Morea, Alei Nao, Hiri Hiri, Chad Soper, John Kariko

Uganda: Ronank Patel, Simon Ssezi (wk), Roger Mukusa, Riazkat Ali, Robinson Obuya, Alpesh Ramjani, Cosmos Kyewata, Brian Masaba (c), Dinesh Nakrani, Bilal Hassan, Henry Ssenyoda.

Players To Watch Out For

Sese Bau: Bau was the best performer with the bat for PNG. He has a good temperament for survival and scoring runs. Bau has scored nearly 1000 runs in T20is and has four T20I 50s.

Assad Vala: The most crucial figure in the history of PNG cricket, Assad Vala is one of the best local talents from Papua New Guinea. Skillful with the bat and handy with the ball, Assad Vala has 8 T20i 50s and 33 wickets.

Simon Ssesazi: Simon has been a stylish batter for Uganda cricket. Being a lefty in the team gives them a left and right combination at the top. He has also been a decent wicketkeeper for them. Ssesazi has scored the most runs for Uganda in T20 international history, averaging over 30 with 16 50s in T20is. As always, he will be the key to Uganda.

PNG vs UGA Dream11 Team for Match 9 of T20 WC 2024

Wicket Keepers: Kiplin Dorgia, Simon Ssesazi

Batters: Riazat Ali Shah, Lega Siaka, Tony Ura

All-Rounders: Assad Vala (c), Brian Masaba, Sese Bau (vc), Alpesh Ramjani, Dinesh Nakrani

Bowlers: Alei Nao

Note: This is not our final Dream11 Team as we are not aware of the Toss Result and Final Playing XI at this moment.

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Arjun Gurudwan
Arjun Gurudwan
Arjun is a cricket enthusiast , student in high school , student of life

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