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Papua New Guinea Squad T20 WC 2024, Playing 11 and Team Combination

By Akanksha - May 19, 2024 - Last updated on May 19, 2024 04:01 PM
 Papua New Guinea Squad T20 WC 2024, Playing 11 and Team Combination

Papua New Guinea (PNG) revealed their 15-man team on Wednesday, May 8, for the 2024 T20 World Cup, which the USA and the West Indies will co-host.

Papua New Guinea qualified for the T20 World Cup 2024 without losing, thanks to an undefeated record in the East Asia-Pacific regional championship.

The Barramundis dominated their area and cemented their status as one of the top developing cricketing nations with victories against Japan, Vanuatu, and the Philippines.

Papua New Guinea Squad T20 World Cup 2024

On June 2, PNG will play their opening match in the tournament against the hosts, the West Indies. On June 5, PNG will play Uganda. They will also play competitors from the East Asia-Pacific region, New Zealand, and Afghanistan to round up their group stage. PNG will want to win their first-ever T20 World Cup and get to the knockout rounds with a well-rounded team.

Player Name Role
Assadollah Vala (c) Batsman
CJ Amini (vc) Allrounder
Alei Nao Bowler
Chad Soper Bowler
Hila Vare Wk Batsman
Hiri Hiri Batsman
Jack Gardner Batsman
John Kariko Bowler
Kabua Vagi Morea Bowler
Kipling Doriga Wk Batsman
Lega Siaka Batsman
Norman Vanua Bowler
Semo Kamea Bowler
Sese Bau Bowler
Tony Ura Batsman

Papua New Guinea’s T20 Captain 2024: Assadollah Vala

Assadollah Vala

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In the T20 World Cup 2024, Assadollah Vala, the captain of Papua New Guinea, will still be in charge of the Barramundis. Vala, an accomplished player who led PNG in their last T20 World Cup appearance, is well-known for his dependable all-around performance. He has also played a key role in leading the side through the regional qualifiers. As PNG's skipper for 54 T20Is, he has a wealth of experience, having won 31, lost 21, and one match with no outcome. Vala intends to confidently guide PNG and make an impression on the competition.

Papua New Guinea’s Coach: Tatenda Taibu

Tatenda Taibu, a former wicketkeeper-batter and cricketer from Zimbabwe, is the head coach of the Papua New Guinea cricket team. Before his retirement in 2012 at the age of 29, Taibu captained Zimbabwe. Before becoming the head coach of PNG, he had development positions in Zimbabwe and England. He replaced Nathan Reardon, a former Australian international who is still employed as an assistant coach. Since taking over as head coach, Taibu has introduced a methodical and strategic approach to PNG's preparation to assist the team in becoming a worldwide force.

Papua New Guinea Cricket Match Schedule

Date Location Match Time
Sun, 02 Jun '24 Providence West Indies vs Papua New Guinea 8:00 PM
Thu, 06 Jun '24 Providence Papua New Guinea vs Uganda 5:00 AM
Fri, 14 Jun '24 Tarouba Afghanistan vs Papua New Guinea 6:00 AM
Mon, 17 Jun '24 Tarouba New Zealand vs Papua New Guinea 8:00 PM

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