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Afghanistan vs Papua New Guinea, T20 World Cup 2024 Comprehensive Match Preview and Fantasy Cricket Tips

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Afghanistan (AFG) is set to face Papua New Guinea (PNG) in Match 29 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup2024. The match will be held at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba, on June 14 at 06:00 AM IST. With a win, Afghanistan can secure their place in the Super 8 stage. This article provides a detailed preview of the match, including pitch and weather conditions, fantasy picks, and head-to-head statistics.

Match Information

  • Match: Afghanistan vs Papua New Guinea, Match 29
  • Date: June 14, 2024
  • Time: 06:00 AM IST
  • Venue: Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy is balanced, favoring both batsmen and bowlers. The average first-innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 118 runs. Historically, teams batting first have won 35% of the matches here. Expect the team winning the toss to opt for bowling first to exploit early conditions in T20 World Cup2024.

Weather Conditions

The temperature is expected to be around 24.73°C with a humidity level of 88%. Winds are expected at 2.68 m/s, and cloud cover might assist the pace bowlers with some movement in the air.

Head-to-Head

In their last encounter during the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in 2015, Afghanistan emerged victorious. Nawroz Mangal was the top fantasy scorer for Afghanistan with 93 points, while Charles Amini led for PNG with 98 points.

Top Fantasy Picks

Captain and Vice-Captain Choices

  • Alei Nao (PNG): A right-arm medium bowler with an average of 88 fantasy points in the last 10 games. In the last five matches, he has taken eight wickets.
  • Assad Vala (PNG): An all-rounder with an average of 73 fantasy points in the last 10 games. He has scored 47 runs and taken five wickets in his last three matches.

Other Key Players

  • Ibrahim Zadran (AFG): A top-order, right-handed batsman with an average of 67 fantasy points in the last 10 games. He has scored 149 runs in the recent five matches.
  • Karim Janat (AFG): A versatile player who has scored 111 runs and taken six wickets in recent matches. He averages 65 fantasy points in the last 10 games.
  • Rashid Khan (AFG): A consistent performer with an average of 61 fantasy points in the last 10 games. He has taken nine wickets in the recently played five matches.
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi (AFG): A left-arm fast-medium bowler with 10 wickets in the last five matches, averaging 60 fantasy points in the last 10 games.
  • Hiri Hiri (PNG): A top-order, right-handed batter with an average of 57 fantasy points in the last 10 games. He has scored 44 runs in the recently played five matches.

Dream11 Team Picks

Wicket-Keeper

  • Kiplin Doriga (PNG)

Batters

  • Gulbadin Naib (AFG)
  • Tony Ura (PNG)

All-Rounders

  • Assad Vala (PNG)
  • Sese Bau (PNG)
  • Karim Janat (AFG)
  • Azmatullah Omarzai (AFG)

Bowlers

  • Alei Nao (PNG)
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi (AFG)
  • Rashid Khan (AFG)
  • Naveen-ul-Haq (AFG)

Captain and Vice-Captain

  • Captain: Tony Ura (PNG)
  • Vice-Captain: Rashid Khan (AFG)

Team Squads

Afghanistan (AFG)

  • Rashid Khan (captain)
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicketkeeper)
  • Ibrahim Zadran
  • Najibullah Zadran
  • Mohammed Ishaq (wicketkeeper)
  • Azmatullah Omarzai
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Gulbadin Naib
  • Karim Janat
  • Nangyal Kharoti
  • Mujeeb ur Rahman
  • Noor Ahmad
  • Naveen ul Haq
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi
  • Fareed Ahmad Malik

Papua New Guinea (PNG)

  • Assadollah Vala (captain)
  • Alei Nao
  • Chad Soper
  • CJ Amini
  • Hila Vare
  • Hiri Hiri
  • Jack Gardner
  • John Kariko
  • Kabua Vagi Morea
  • Kipling Doriga
  • Lega Siaka
  • Norman Vanua
  • Sema Kamea
  • Sese Bau
  • Tony Ura

The clash between Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea is set to be an exciting encounter with both teams eager to secure crucial points in T20 World Cup2024. With a balanced pitch and favorable weather conditions, both teams will need to strategize effectively to gain an advantage. The fantasy picks and detailed analysis provided should help fans and fantasy players make informed decisions.