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WI vs PNG: Match Preview, Pitch Report and Dream 11 Prediction for Match 2 of T20 World Cup 2024

The ninth edition of the T20 World Cup begins on June 1st. The first match will be played in the United States of America, and the Caribbean leg will begin with the clash of two island nations.

The Host Nation, West Indies, will begin its campaign against Papua New Guinea, the 20th-ranked nation in the world.

West Indies are two-time champions of the T20 World Cup, whereas Papua New Guinea will make its second appearance in this edition.

Team Previews

West Indies

Many experts consider West Indies the favorites to win the tournament. Since taking charge, the captain-coach duo of Rovman Powell and Darren Sammy has done wonders for the team. WI won a series against England, India, and South Africa in their path to World Cup preparation.

Batting will depend highly on the likes of Nicholas Pooran, Rovam Powell, Brandon King and Shai Hope.

Alzarri Joseph will lead the pace attack, and Gudakesh Motie will handle the spinning duties with either Akeal Hosein/Roston Chase. WI’s backbone would be their All Rounders.

Papua New Guinea

The only country from the Oceania Region apart from Powerhouse Australia and New Zealand appearing in his second world would be keen to mark themselves in the cricketing world.

Phil Simons, the former Caribbean, has also joined the PNG squad as an assistant coach for this edition of the World Cup. With his experience, PNG would look to do some miracle in the World Cup and get their first-ever win of the tournament.

Probable Playing XI

West Indies: Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shai Hope, Rovam Powell (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie, Obed Mccoy

PNG: Tony Ura, Sese Bau, Charles Amini, Asad Vala (c), Hiri Hiri, Hila George, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Norman Vanua, Nosaina Pokana, Jack Gardener, John Kariko

Pitch Report

The pitch of Guyana has always been on the bowler’s side, and we have seen this trend continue from a few CPLs. However, given the quality and inexperience of PNG’s bowling, it is expected to be a high-scoring match if West Indies bat first.

Players To Watch Out For

Nicholas Pooran

The main pinnacle of the WI batting lineup has continued his form from the IPL into the warmup games, scoring a 28-ball 75, including 8 sixes, against a 9-man Australian team. West Indies’ success story will be highly dependent on Pooran’s personal glory.

Tony Ura

Tony Ura has been seen following Rohit Sharma’s approach of intent, striking from the very first ball of the innings; his explosive starts can set the tone for over PNG batters to bat sensibly in the later part of the innings and post a decent total.

WI vs PNG Dream11 Team for Match 2 of T20 WC 2024

Wicket Keepers: Nicholas Pooran, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope

Batters: Brandon King (vc), Lega Siaka, Tony Ura

All-Rounders: Andre Russell, Roston Chase

Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph (c), Akeal Hosein, Gudakesh Motie, Obed McCoy

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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