Zimbabwe U19 are set to take on Papua New Guinea U19 (ZIM-U19 vs PNG-U19) in the sixth match of the ICC Men’s U19 World Cup 2022. Both the teams meet in a Group C match. The game will be played at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, in Trinidad.
Zimbabwe U19 started off their first warm-up game of the U19 World Cup with a win over Canada U19. It was a low scoring contest but their bowlers did well to defend the total of 208, winning by 26 runs. However, they lost their next game by 155 runs against defending champions Bangladesh U19.
On the other hand, Papua New Guinea U19 suffered massive defeats in both their warm-up matches. First up, they were beaten by UAE U19 by 232 runs. In the next game, England U19 trashed them by 281 runs. They conceded totals in excess of 300 in both games and have been bowled out under 100 twice. Quite clearly, their morale will be down after such heavy defeats twice in a row.
It will be vital for both teams to start well in the first game of the U19 World Cup 2022. That will help them gain early and much-needed momentum going ahead in the tournament.
Match: Zimbabwe U19 vs Papua New Guinea U19, Match 6
Date and Time: January 15, Saturday, 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
ZIM-U19 vs PNG-U19 Predicted Playing XI
Rogan Wolhuter (C), S Saul, Emmanuel Bawa, Brian Bennett, David Bennet, Victor Chirwa, McGini Dube, Alex Falao, Tendekai Mataranyika, Connor Mitchell, Tashinga Makoni.
Papua New Guinea U19
Boio Ray (C), Peter Karoho, Malcolm Aporo, Ryan Ani, Barnabas Maha, Christopher Kilapat, Patrick Nou, Sigo Kelly, Aue Oru, John Kariko, Karoho Kevau.
The wicket at Queen’s Park Oval is neutral in nature. Teams batting first and batting second have won almost the same number of games at this venue. It is a decent scoring ground. However, batters should look to take their time at the crease if they want to put up a good total on the board. Spinners will have to play their part in the middle overs, which will be crucial for the bowling sides. Whichever team wins the toss should look to bowl first and chase the target later on at this venue.
ZIM-U19 vs PNG-U19 Match Prediction
Zimbabwe U19 have had issues with their batting in the both the warm-up clashes. Their batters failed to score enough batting first as well as while chasing. Although, their bowlers did well to defend a low score, which gives them a certain edge in this match. On the other hand, Papua New Guinea U19 have got nothing right so far. Their bowlers have conceded runs in plenty. The batters have struggled to score. It can easily be said that Zimbabwe U19 are most likely to win this match.
ZIM-U19 vs PNG-U19 Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: Rogan Wolhuter, S Saul, Emmanuel Bawa, Barnabas Maha, Tashinga Makoni, Brian Bennett, Ryan Ani, Christopher Kilapat, Tendekai Mataranyika, Karoho Kevau, Victor Chirwa.
Captain: Emmanuel Bawa, Vice-captain: Christopher Kilapat
Fantasy Team #2: Rogan Wolhuter, S Saul, Emmanuel Bawa, Barnabas Maha, Tashinga Makoni, Sigo Kelly, Ryan Ani, Christopher Kilapat, Tendekai Mataranyika, Karoho Kevau, Victor Chirwa.
Captain: Sigo Kelly, Vice-captain: S Saul