T20 World Cup 2024: Match 2, WI vs PNG Match Prediction – Who will win today’s T20 WC match? – CricTracker

Wes Indies and Papua New Guinea are set to lock horns in the second match of T20 World Cup 2024 on Sunday, June 2.

By CricTracker Staff

Published – 01 Jun 2024, 19:55 IST | Updated – 01 Jun 2024, 20:44 IST

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The coveted ICC T20I World Cup 2024 is set to be a thrilling spectacle, with 20 teams battling it out in the USA and the West Indies. Two-time champions West Indies (WI) are aiming to reclaim their former glory after a period of inconsistency. Meanwhile, Papua New Guinea (PNG) enter their second T20I World Cup eager to secure their first win after three losses in 2021. 

However, their batting form has been worrying after failing to surpass 140 runs in practice matches. Their challenge doesn’t get any easier as they face the formidable Caribbean side known for their explosive batting prowess. The hosts are high on confidence as they outclassed Australia in the practice game amassing 257 runs batting first and restricting Aussies to 222.

Match Details:

Match West Indies vs Papua New Guinea, 2nd match
Venue Providence Stadium, Guyana
Date & Time Sunday, June 02, 8:00 PM IST
Live Broadcast and Streaming Star Sports Network, Disney+Hotstar App and Website

Providence Stadium, Guyana Pitch Report

At Providence, the pitch is likely to be slow with some early moisture aiding the bowlers’ movement. Expect average scores ranging from 160 to 180 runs, given the Windies’ power batting lineup those stats might disappear. Guyana’s climate will be hot and humid, with a touch of dew later on. Teams may opt to bowl first, aiming to limit the opposition to a below-average total.

WI vs PNG Head-to-Head Record

Tomorrow’s fixture will be the first face-off between these two teams. They have never faced each other in T20Is before. 

WI vs PNG Playing XIs:

West Indies: 

Rovman Powell (c), Brandon King, John Charles, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Obed McCoy, Alzarri Joseph, Romario Shepherd, Gudakesh Motie

Papua New Guinea:

Lega Siaka, Assad Vala (c), Tony Ura, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga, Charles Amini, Kabue Moria, Alei Neo, Sema Kamau, Chad Soper, John Kariko

WI vs PNG Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter: Nicholas Pooran

Nicholas Pooran has been in fine touch coming out of the IPL 2024. Playing for Lucknow Super Giants he was entrusted with late onslaught as he batted majorly at death. He has a knack for targeting the particular bowler and straining him till the last drop of runs. Having played a substantial amount of cricket in Guyana, he will be the batter to watch out for.

Probable Best Bowler: Andre Russell

It is imperative to call Russell a first-hand bowler after his exploits in IPL 2024 for Kolkata Knight Riders. The all-rounder picked 19 wickets purely on his variations and slower ones. At times, he hits the deck hard and extracts that surprising bounce baffling the batter. West Indies decks are tailor-made for a bowler like him and he can make a difference.

                                        Today’s Match Prediction: WI to win the match

Scenario 1

West Indies win the toss and opt to bowl first.

Power Play Score: 35-45

First Innings Score: 130-140

WI win the match

Scenario 2

Papua New Guinea win the toss and opt to bowl first.

Power Play score: 60-70

First Innings Score: 190-210

WI win the match

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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