UAE vs PNG Fantasy Preview: ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-off



  • UAE will take on PNG in game number 2 at the Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
  •  PNG has won 4 out of the last 5 UAE vs PNG games
  • The top two sides in this tournament will qualify for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe, which will be played in July


United Arab Emirates

Muhammad Waseem (c), Aayan Khan, Ansh Tandon, Aryan Lakra, Asif Khan, Aryansh Sharma, Junaid Siddique, Karthik Meiyappan, Matiullah, Rameez Shahzad, Rohan Mustafa, Sanchit Sharma, Vriitya Aravind, Zahoor Khan

Papua New Guinea

Assad Vala (c), Kipling Doriga, Charles Amini, Alei Nao, Sese Bau, Tony Ura, Hiri Hiri, Riley Hekure, Norman Vanua, Sema Kamea, Kabua Vagi-Morea, Chad Soper, Gaudi Toka, Hila Vare, John Kariko

Teams H2H (Last 10 games)

Matches Played 10
UAE Won 5
PNG Won 5

Venue: Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek (Last 10 Games)

Matches Played12
Bat 1st Won5
Bat 2nd Won4

Avg. 1st inning score: 218

Pace vs Spin

PaceOvers- 406Wkts- 76SR- 32.1
SpinOvers- 270Wkts- 39SR- 41.6

Top Picks

Muhammad Waseem

  • Experienced batter and will open the innings for his team
  • Scored a century in last H2H game
  • Good form in recent IL T20
    Inn- 11 | Runs- 367 | Avg- 33.36 | 50- 3

Rohan Mustafa

  • Experienced all-rounder
  • Aggressive batter & bowls his full quota of overs
  • Record at Venue ( 50 Over games ):
    Bat: Inn- 5 | Runs- 258 | Avg- 64.5 | 50- 3
    Bowl: Inn- 5 | Wkts- 11 | Avg- 13.5 | SR- 23.8

Assad Vala

  • Record at Venue ( 50 Over games ):
    Bat: Inn- 4 | Runs- 226 | Avg- 56.5 | 50- 2
  • Experienced all-rounder

    Charles Amini
  • Stalwart of PNG Cricket
  • Will bat at no.4/5 position
  • Very handy with his LAO bowling

Differential Picks

Vriitya Aravind

  • Scored 94(138) in his last one day game
  • Rising middle order batter from UAE

Chad Soper

  • Went wicketless in last 2 games but has a decent H2H record
    Inn- 8 | Wkts- 15 | Avg- 17.7 | SR- 24.3

Safe Captaincy Picks

Rohan Mustafa

Muhammad Waseem

Differential Captaincy Picks

Asad Vala

Aryan Lakra

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