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SCO vs PNG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream 11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update- ICC T20 World Cup, 2021

SCO vs PNG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 5th match between Scotland and Papua New Guinea of  ICC T20 World Cup, 2021.

SCO vs PNG 5th T20I ICC T20 World Cup, 2021 Match Preview:

The 5th match, First Round Group B of the  ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, 2021, will be played between Scotland and Papua New Guinea at the venue of Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat on Tuesday.

Scotland met Bangladesh in their season opener at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. Having been put in to bat first, Scotland scored 140-9 in their allotted 20 overs courtesy of a brilliant knock by Chris Greaves. He amassed 45 runs off 28 balls at a strike rate of 160.71. Greaves’ knock included four boundaries and a couple of sixes.

In reply, the Tigers only managed to score 134-7 in 20 overs. In the end, they fell short by six runs. Bradley Wheal picked up three wickets for 24 runs while Chris Greaves had a couple of scalps to his name for 19 runs from his three-overs spell.

PNG, on the other hand, lost their previous game against Oman and will look to stun the Scottish side when they meet them on Tuesday. Batting first, PNG scored 129-9 courtesy of a half-century from skipper Assad Vala.

The total didn’t seem to be enough to restrict the co-hosts as they chased down the target without losing any wickets.

SCO vs PNG 5th T20I ICC T20 World Cup, 2021 Match Details:

Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat

Date & Time: 19th Oct, at 03:30 PM IST

Live Score:  CricketAddictor

SCO vs PNG 5th T20I ICC T20 World Cup, 2021 Match Pitch Report:

The Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Oman has hosted 24 T20 over the years, with the average first-innings score being 151. Teams batting first or chasing have tasted equal success at this venue. Thus, the toss might not play a key role in the outcome of this game.

SCO vs PNG 5th T20I ICC T20 World Cup, 2021 Match Probable Playing XIs:

SCO: Kyle Coetzer(c), George Munsey, Matthew Cross(wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Brad Wheal

PNG: Lega Siaka, Tony Ura, Assad Vala(c), Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Simon Atai, Norman Vanua, Kiplin Doriga(wk), Damien Ravu, Kabua Morea, Nosaina Pokana

Top Picks for SCO vs PNG Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

SCO

George Munsey has been in top form with the bat. The left-hander got a fine start in the last match as he scored 29 runs. he is a destructive player and will be the key for Scotland at the top of the order. Thus, he will be a good captaincy option.

Kyle Coetzer is the must-pick option among the batters as he has a brilliant record in the T20I. he scored 1411 runs at an average of 23.91with a strike rate of 120.39. he will be one to watch in this match.

Chris Greaves he did a brilliant all-rounder performance in the last match, as he scored 45 runs with the bat while also scalped 2 wickets with his quick spin.

Brad Wheal the right arm-pacer has scalped 3 wickets in the last match as he removed big batters like Liton Das, Mahmudullah, and Nurul Hasan.

PNG

Assad Vala He can make contributions with both bat and ball. He can score good runs, and can also be good with the bowl. In the last match, he scored a half-century.

Charles Amini is another good all-rounder option from PNG. In the last game, he contributed with 37 runs for his side. He has 419 runs in 25 matches and also has 21 wickets at an economy rate of 5.94.

Nosaina Pokana will be a key bowler for PNG in this match. He has picked 21 wickets in T20I cricket, while his economy rate is under 6 as well. He is also the most economical bowler in the last match.

Tony Ura in the last match, he was dismissed early without any score but he is the leading run-scorer for PNG in the T20I cricket. In 25 T20I matches, he has scored 754 runs at an average of 37.7. He will open for his side and can be an effective option.

SCO vs PNG Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:

Player Statistis (Last 5 matches) Dream11 Points
George Munsey  159 runs 15, 86, 75, 24, 55
Chris Greaves  45 runs + 3 wickets 35, 121
Brad Wheal  5 wickets 4, 86
Tony Ura   100 runs 20, 104, 2
Assad Vala   125 runs + 3 wickets 69, 75, 80
Charles Amini   110 runs + 3 wickets 48, 60, 47

SCO vs PNG Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain –  Charles Amini, Assad Vala

Vice-Captain –  Matthew Cross, Richie Berrington

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SCO vs PNG Dream11 Team:

Wicketkeeper- Matthew Cross(vc)

Batsmen- Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey, Sese Bau

All-Rounders-  Richie Berrington, Assad Vala, Charles Amini(c)

Bowlers-  Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal, Nosaina Pokana

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SCO vs PNG Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SCO vs PNG Dream11 Team:

Wicketkeeper- Matthew Cross

Batsmen- Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, Sese Bau

All-Rounders-  Richie Berrington(vc), Assad Vala(c), Charles Amini

Bowlers-  Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal, Nosaina Pokana

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SCO vs PNG Dream11 Prediction

SCO vs PNG 5th T20I ICC T20 World Cup, 2021 Match Probable Winner:

Scotland is expected to win this match.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

 

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OMN vs PNG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream 11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update- ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, 2021

OMN vs PNG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 1st match between Oman and Papua New Guinea of  ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

OMN vs PNG 1st T20I ICC T20 World Cup Match Preview:

The 1st match, First Round Group B of the  ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, 2021, will be played between Oman and Papua New Guinea at the venue of Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amarat on Sunday.

The Co-Host Oman will start their World Cup campaign against Papua New Guinea on 17th October with some quality matches against Sri Lanka. While Oman ended up losing those matches, where they will pose to all the other teams.

On the other hand, PNG may have qualified for the first stage of the T20 World Cup but even winning a single match for it in the super 12 stages is going to be very difficult. hey played two matches in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup 2021. One against Namibia and the other against Scotland, losing both of them quite convincingly.

OMN vs PNG 1st T20I ICC T20 World Cup Match Details:

Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amarat

Date & Time: 17th Oct, at 03:30 PM IST

Live Score:  CricketAddictor

OMN vs PNG 1st T20I ICC T20 World Cup Match Pitch Report:

The Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Oman has hosted 24 T20 over the years, with the average first-innings score being 151. Teams batting first or chasing have tasted equal success at this venue. Thus, the toss might not play a key role in the outcome of this game.

OMN vs PNG 1st T20I ICC T20 World Cup Match Probable Playing XIs:

OMN: Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Ayyan Khan, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Naseem Khushi(wk), Mohammad Nadeem, Sandeep Goud, Fayyaz Butt, Khawar Ali, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan.

PNG: Tony Ura, Assad Vala (C), Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Jason Kila, Norman Vanua, Simon Atai, Kiplin Dorgia (WK), Chad Soper, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana.

Top Picks for OMN vs PNG Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

OMN

Zeeshan Maqsood will be a good captaincy option in this match. he can contribute with both bat and bowl. In his 31 T20I matches career, he has scored 547 runs at an average of 24.86 and also scalped 18 wickets with the best figure of 4/7.

Aqib Ilyas the opening batsman is in decent form with the bat as he scored 170 runs in the last 4 innings and also picked 2 wickets. Overall in T20I, he has 408 runs to his name at an average of 22.66.

Khawar Ali The top-order batsman can be a good all-rounder pick in this match. he has scored 601 runs in his T20I career at an average of 20.72 while picked 35 wickets with the ball.

Bilal Khan will be a valuable pick for this match. The fast bowler has picked 51 T20I wickets at an economy rate of 6.78.

PNG

Tony Ura is the leading run-scorer for PNG in the T20I cricket. In 25 T20I matches, he has scored 754 runs at an average of 37.7. He will open for his side and can be an effective option.

Assad Vala He can make contributions with both bat and ball. He can score good runs, and can also bowl in the death overs. In his 28 T20I matches career, he mustered 516 runs at an average of 23.45 while picked 22 wickets with the ball.

Charles Amini is another good all-rounder option from PNG. He has 419 runs in 25 matches and also has 21 wickets at an economy rate of 5.94.

Nosaina Pokana will be a key bowler for PNG in this match. He has picked 21 wickets in T20I cricket, while his economy rate is under 6 as well.

OMN vs PNG Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:

Player Statistis (Last 5 matches) Dream11 Points
Zeeshan Maqsood   55 runs + 2 wickets 21, 49
Aqib Ilyas  171 runs + 2 wickets 7, 87
Khawar Ali   191 runs + 8 wickets 31
Tony Ura   103 runs 20, 104
Assad Vala   71 runs + 6 wickets 69, 75
Charles Amini   70 runs + 4 wickets 48, 60

OMN vs PNG Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain –  Assad Vala, Assad Vala

Vice-Captain –  Zeeshan Maqsood, Aqib Ilyas

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for OMN vs PNG Dream11 Team:

Wicketkeeper- Naseem Khushi

Batsmen- Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Sese Bau

All-Rounders-  Zeeshan Maqsood(vc), Khawar Ali, Assad Vala(c), Charles Amini

Bowlers- Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan, Chad Soper

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OMN vs PNG Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for OMN vs PNG Dream11 Team:

Wicketkeeper- Naseem Khushi

Batsmen- Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas(vc), Sese Bau

All-Rounders-  Zeeshan Maqsood, Khawar Ali, Assad Vala(c), Charles Amini

Bowlers- Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan, Chad Soper

 OMN vs PNG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream 11 Team, ICC Men's T20 World Cup, 2021
OMN vs PNG Dream11 Prediction

OMN vs PNG 1st T20I ICC T20 World Cup Match Probable Winner:

Oman is expected to win this match.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

 

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SL vs PNG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update- ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2021

SL vs PNG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, and Injury Update of 6th match between Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea of  ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Warm-up Matches.

SL vs PNG 6th ICC T20 World Cup Warm-up Match Preview:

In the sixth warm-up match of the  ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2021, Sri Lanka will lock horns with Papua New Guinea at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 2 in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

Sri Lanka are coming off a win in their previous game. They beat Bangladesh in their first warm-up match, and will look to continue their momentum. After being asked to bowl first, Sri Lanka’s bowlers were brilliant, as they restricted Bangladesh to 147. Dushmantha Chameera was the pick of the Lankan bowlers, picking up three wickets while giving away only 27 runs.

Sri Lanka didn’t have the best of starts in their chase, as they were reeling at 79-6 after 12 overs. But Avishka Fernando and Chamika Karunaratne stitched up an outstanding partnership of 69 runs to guide the team home.

Papua New Guinea, meanwhile, suffered a heavy loss against Ireland in their last match. Their batters failed miserably, as it turned out to be a cakewalk for the Irish side. Papua New Guinea will hope for a much-improved performance in their next outing.

Batting first, Papua New Guinea’s batters couldn’t adapt to the conditions, as they only managed to score 96 in their allotted 20 overs. Only three of their batters managed to get to double-digits. Their bowlers tried their best, but couldn’t prevent Ireland from romping home with 20 balls to spare.

SL vs PNG 6th ICC T20 World Cup Warm-up Match Details:

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 2, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: 14th Oct, at 11:30 AM IST

Live Score:  CricketAddictor

SL vs PNG 6th ICC T20 World Cup Warm-up Match Pitch Report:

The pitch could assist the slow bowlers. The batters will need to be patient while playing their strokes. They can hit through the line once they get their eyes in. The spinners should continue to make an impact in the upcoming games at this venue.

SL vs PNG 6th ICC T20 World Cup Warm-up Match Probable Playing XIs(11 Batting, 11 Fielding):

SL: Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Dushmantha Chameera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Kumara, Binura Fernando

PNG: Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Simon Atai, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga, Hiri Hiri, Jason Kila, Nosaina Pokana, Damien Ravu, Lega Siaka, Chad Soper, Gaudi Toka, Tony Ura, Kabua Morea, Norman Vanua, Jack Gardner

Note: All 15 players in the squad will get a chance to bat/bowl in warm-up matches.

Top Picks for SL vs PNG Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Avishka Fernando played a match-winning knock under pressure against Bangladesh in the warm-up game on Tuesday. He remained unbeaten on 62 runs from 42 deliveries and finished the game in style for his side.

Dushmantha Chameera bowled well against Bangladesh in the previous warm-up fixture. He went on to pick up 3 wickets by conceding just 27 runs.

Assad Vala is the lone warrior for PNG, and he was the top scorer for his side in the last game against Ireland, scoring 32 runs from 38 deliveries.

Charles Amini scored only 4 runs in the warm-up game against Ireland, but he also picked up the important wicket of Kevin O’Brien.

SL vs PNG Must Picks for Dream11 Team Prediction:

Player Statistis (Last 5 matches) Dream11 Points
Chamika Karunaratne 29 runs 31
Avishka Fernando 62 runs 72
Dushmantha Chameera  3 wickets 101
Assad Vala   32 runs 46
Charles Amini  4 runs + 1 wicket 37
 

SL vs PNG Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:

Captain –  Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka

Vice-Captain –  Assad Vala, Wanindu Hasaranga

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs PNG Dream11 Team:

Wicketkeeper- Dinesh Chandimal

Batsmen- Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando(c), Tony Ura

All-Rounders- Dasun Shanaka, Assad Vala(vc), Charles Amini

Bowlers- Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Chad Soper

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SL vs PNG Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SL vs PNG Dream11 Team:

Wicketkeeper- Kusal Perera

Batsmen- Charith Asalanka(c), Avishka Fernando, Lega Siaka

All-Rounders- Dhananjaya De Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga(vc), Assad Vala, Charles Amini

Bowlers- Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera, Nosaina Pokana

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SL vs PNG Dream11 Prediction

SL vs PNG 6th ICC T20 World Cup Warm-up Match Probable Winner:

Sri Lanka is expected to win this match.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

 

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule With PDF, Schedule India, India Squad, Team List, All Team Squad, Time Table, Tickets, And Venue
ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule With PDF, Schedule India, India Squad, Team List, All Team Squad, Time Table, Tickets, And Venue
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ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule With PDF, India Squad, Schedule India, Groups, Team List, All Team Squad, Time Table, Tickets, And Venue

In this article, we give you all the details of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule with PDF, India squad, schedule India, groups, team list, all team squad, timetable, tickets, and venue.

The cricket extravaganza is once again on its track after almost a couple of years’ stagnancy due to the COVID-19 outbreak across the globe. In the same regard, the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, which was slated to take place in 2020 is now being conducted in 2021 from October 17 to November 14 in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman.

The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 was originally scheduled to take place from October 18 to November 15, 2020. The International Cricket Council (ICC), in 2020, assured that the hosting rights of the T20 World Cup will remain with India only but due to the COVID-19 situation in the country, the tournament had to be officially shifted to UAE and Oman.

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T20 World Cup 2021 trophy
T20 World Cup 2021 trophy (Image Credit: Twitter)

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule With PDF

The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 schedule has officially been released by the International Cricket Council. The tournament is all set to begin with the qualifiers round from October 17 and will come to an end on October 22. From October 23, the Super12 round of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will commence and last until November 08.

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The knockout round of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will begin from November 10 as the first semi-final will take place in Abu Dhabi followed by the second semi-final and the final being played out at Dubai.

The tournament will be played in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) across four venues of Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. Only the qualifier matches will take place in Oman and the entire Super12 and the knockout round of the T20 World Cup 2021 will take place in the UAE.

Also Read: 3 Indian Players Who Are Neither On The England Tour Nor On The Sri Lanka Tour But Might Be In The Squad For T20 World Cup 2021

In total, 45 matches will be played in the tournament this year including the qualifier matches. The ICC had already divided the pre-qualified teams into four groups. The qualification was based on the ICC T20 Team Rankings dated March 20, 2021. Before we head towards the official schedule of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, let’s have a look at the four groups that the teams are placed in.

Group A Group B
Sri Lanka National Cricket Team Bangladesh National Cricket Team
Round 1 Ireland National Cricket Team Scotland National Cricket Team
The Netherlands National Cricket Team Papua New Guinea National Cricket Team
Nambia National Cricket Team Oman National Cricket Team

*Top two teams from each group advance to Super 12s

Group 1 Group 2
England National Cricket Team India National Cricket Team
Australia National Cricket Team New Zealand National Cricket Team
Super 12s South Africa National Cricket Team Pakistan National Cricket Team
West Indies National Cricket Team Afghanistan National Cricket Team
A1 A2
B2 B1

*The top two teams from each group advance to the semi-finals

Tournament T20 World Cup
Year 2021
Format Twenty- Twenty
Hosts UAE
Organizer ICC
Start Date 17-10-21
Final Date 14-11-21

Below is the complete ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule:

Match No Date Fixture Time (IST) Venue Stage
1 Oct-17 Oman vs Papua New Guinea 15:30 Al Almerat, Muscat Round 1
2 Oct-17 Bangladesh vs Scotland 19:30 Al Almerat, Muscat Round 1
3 Oct-18 Ireland vs the Netherlands 15:30 Abu Dhabi Round 1
4 Oct-18 Sri Lanka vs Namibia 19:30 Abu Dhabi Round 1
5 Oct-19 Scotland vs Papua New Guinea 15:30 Al Almerat, Muscat Round 1
6 Oct-19 Oman vs Bangladesh 19:30 Al Almerat, Muscat Round 1
7 Oct-20 Namibia vs the Netherlands 15:30 Abu Dhabi Round 1
8 Oct-20 Sri Lanka vs Ireland 19:30 Abu Dhabi Round 1
9 Oct-21 Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea 15:30 Al Almerat, Muscat Round 1
10 Oct-21 Oman vs Scotland 19:30 Al Almerat, Muscat Round 1
11 Oct-22 Namibia vs Ireland 15:30 Abu Dhabi Round 1
12 Oct-22 Sri Lanka vs the Netherlands 19:30 Abu Dhabi Round 1
13 Oct-23 Australia vs South Africa 15:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
14 Oct-23 England vs West Indies 19:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
15 Oct-24 A1 vs B2 15:30 Sharjah Super 12
16 Oct-24 India vs Pakistan 19:30 Dubai Super 12
17 Oct-25 Afghanistan vs B1 19:30 Sharjah Super 12
18 Oct-26 South Africa vs West Indies 15:30 Dubai Super 12
19 Oct-26 Pakistan vs New Zealand 19:30 Sharjah Super 12
20 Oct-27 England vs B2 15:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
21 Oct-27 B1 vs A2 19:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
22 Oct-28 Australia vs A1 19:30 Dubai Super 12
23 Oct-29 West Indies vs B2 15:30 Sharjah Super 12
24 Oct-29 Afghanistan vs Pakistan 19:30 Dubai Super 12
25 Oct-30 South Africa vs A1 15:30 Sharjah Super 12
26 Oct-30 England vs Australia 19:30 Dubai Super 12
27 Oct-31 Afghanistan vs A2 15:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
28 Oct-31 India vs New Zealand 19:30 Dubai Super 12
29 Nov-01 England vs A1 19:30 Sharjah Super 12
30 Nov-02 South Africa vs B2 15:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
31 Nov-02 Pakistan vs A2 19:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
32 Nov-03 New Zealand vs B1 15:30 Dubai Super 12
33 Nov-03 India vs Afghanistan 19:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
34 Nov-04 Australia vs B2 15:30 Dubai Super 12
35 Nov-04 West Indies vs A1 19:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
36 Nov-05 New Zealand vs A2 15:30 Sharjah Super 12
37 Nov-05 India vs B1 19:30 Dubai Super 12
38 Nov-06 Australia vs West Indies 15:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
39 Nov-06 England vs South Africa 19:30 Sharjah Super 12
40 Nov-07 New Zealand vs Afghanistan 15:30 Abu Dhabi Super 12
41 Nov-07 Pakistan vs B1 19:30 Sharjah Super 12
42 Nov-08 India vs A2 19:30 Dubai Super 12
43 Nov-10 Semi-Final 1 19:30 Abu Dhabi Playoff
44 Nov-11 Semi-Final 2 19:30 Dubai Playoff
45 Nov-14 Final 19:30 Dubai Final

To get the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule PDF, click here.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule India

The India National Cricket Team has already created a lot of buzz in the Global cricketing spectrum with their surreal squad depth ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup this year. They will surely be among the favorites to win the T20 World Cup title this year. In the last couple of years, team India has developed an insane bench strength, and looking at their probable squad, it is easy to comprehend why they are fan favorites.

India National Cricket Team
India National Cricket Team. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Thus, ever since the official schedule for the T20 World Cup 2021 has been released by the ICC, there is a lot of buzz around team India’s schedule in the tournament. The Men in Blue will be taking on arch-rivals Pakistan in their first Super 12 game of the tournament on October 24 in Dubai, which will also proceed the beginnings for Group 2 in the tournament.

After the blockbuster clash, team India will be taking on New Zealand on October 31 in Dubai. On November 03, India and Afghanistan will lock horns in a blockbuster clash in Abu Dhabi. After this game, the Indian Cricket Team will lock horns against the 1st qualifier from Group B on November 05 followed by the match against the 2nd qualifier of Group A on November 08. Both these matches will be played in Dubai.

Below is the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Schedule India:

Match No Date Fixture Time (IST) Venue Stage
1 24 October 2021 India vs Pakistan 19:30 Dubai Super12
2 31 October 2021 India vs New Zealand 19:30 Dubai Super12
3 03 November 2021 India vs Afghanistan 19:30 Abu Dhabi Super12
4 05 November 2021 India vs B1 19:30 Dubai Super12
5 08 November 2021 India vs A2 19:30 Dubai Super12

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 India Squad

The India National Cricket Team will be going into the T20 World Cup this year as the hot favorites to win the tournament. One of the major reasons behind this theory is the serious depth that team India has got in terms of their squad management.

A pool of 25 players is all ready to take on any challenge in the T20 World Cup this year. The BCCI, however, has not announced India’s final squad for the T20 World Cup 2021.

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India National Cricket Team. Image Credits: BCCI

Predicted India’s Squad For ICC T20 World Cup 2021: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, T Natarajan.

Also Read: T20 World Cup 2021: 3 Teams Which Will Benefit From The Tournament Shifting To The UAE

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Groups And Team List

A total of 12 teams will be competing in the Super12 round of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Out of these 12 teams, a total of 8 teams have already qualified for the Super12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2021. This qualification was based on the ICC T20 Team Rankings as of March 20, 2021.

These 8 teams will be accompanied by 4 more teams, dividing them into two groups each. These four teams will be selected on the basis of the Qualifier round of the T20 World Cup 2021 which will take place from October 17 to October 22. The teams that will be a part of the qualifier rounds have also been divided into two groups, Group A and Group B.

Group A consists of Sri Lanka, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Namibia. Group B consists of Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, and Oman. The 8 teams that have had a direct qualification in the tournament, have already been divided into two groups, Group 1 and Group 2, with 4 teams each being placed in each group.

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India vs Pakistan. Image Credits: Twitter

Group 1 consists of England, Australia, West Indies, and South Africa. These four sides will be accompanied by the first qualifier team of Group A and the second qualifier team of Group B. Group 2 consists of India, Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan and they will be accompanied by the second qualifier team of Group A and the first qualifier team of Group B.

Group A Group B
Sri Lanka National Cricket Team Bangladesh National Cricket Team
Round 1 Ireland National Cricket Team Scotland National Cricket Team
The Netherlands National Cricket Team Papua New Guinea National Cricket Team
Nambia National Cricket Team Oman National Cricket Team

*Top two teams from each group advance to Super 12s

Group 1 Group 2
England National Cricket Team India National Cricket Team
Australia National Cricket Team New Zealand National Cricket Team
Super 12s South Africa National Cricket Team Pakistan National Cricket Team
West Indies National Cricket Team Afghanistan National Cricket Team
A1 A2
B2 B1

*The top two teams from each group advance to the semi-finals

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 All Team Squad

So far, only the New Zealand National Cricket Team and the Australia National Cricket Team have announced their squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 this year. Both New Zealand and Australia have named a 15-men squad for the T20 World Cup this year. While Kane Williamson will be leading the BlackCaps in the tournament, Cricket Australia (CA) have reposed their faith in Aaron Finch for the tournament.

Australia Squad For ICC T20 World Cup 2021
Australia Squad For ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Image Credits: Twitter

New Zealand Squad for T20 World Cup 2021: Kane Williamson (c), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Kyle Jamieson, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.

Australia Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: Aaron Finch (C), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (VC), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa. Traveling reserves: Dan Christian, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Sams.

Apart from New Zealand and Australia, no other team has finalized its squad for the T20 World Cup. However, based on analysis, we will provide you the predicted 15-member squads of all the other 6 teams which have qualified for the Super12 of the T20 World Cup.

Predicted India Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy.

Predicted Pakistan Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Sharjeel Khan, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Arshad Iqbal.

Also Read: T20 World Cup 2021: 3 Players Who Can Replace Hardik Pandya In The Indian Team

Predicted England Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Reece Topley.

Predicted West Indies Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: Lendl Simmons, Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Kieron Pollard (c), Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Kevin Sinclair.

Predicted South Africa Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (c), JJ Smuts, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Anrich Nortje.

Predicted Afghanistan Squad For T20 World Cup 2021: Gulbadin Naib (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Time Table (All Times In IST)

Round 1 qualifiers

Oct. 17 — Oman v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (3:30 pm); Bangladesh v Scotland, Muscat (7:30 pm)

Oct. 18 –Ireland v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (3:30 pm); Sri Lanka v Namibia, Abu Dhabi (7:30 pm)

Oct. 19 –Scotland v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (3:30 pm); Oman v Bangladesh, Muscat (7:30 pm)

Oct. 20 –Namibia v Netherlands, Abu Dhabi (3:30 pm); Sri Lanka v Ireland, Abu Dhabi (7:30 pm)

Oct. 21 –Bangladesh v Papua New Guinea, Muscat (3:30 pm); Oman v Scotland, Muscat (7:30 pm)

Oct. 22 — Namibia v Ireland, Sharjah (3:30 pm); Sri Lanka v Netherlands, Sharjah (7:30 pm)

Super 12

Group 1 fixtures

Oct. 23 – Australia vs South Africa 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Oct. 23 – England vs West Indies 7:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 24 – A1 vs B2 3:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 26 – South Africa vs West Indies – 3:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 27 – England vs B2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Oct. 28 – Australia vs A1 – 7:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 29 – West Indies vs B2 – 3:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 30 – South Africa vs A1 – 3:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 30 – England vs Australia – 7:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 1 – England vs A1 – 7:30 pm Sharjah

Nov. 2 – South Africa vs B2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 4 – Australia vs B2 – 3:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 4 – West Indies vs A1 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 6 – Australia vs West Indies – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 6 – England vs South Africa – 7:30 pm Sharjah

Group 2 fixtures

Oct. 24 – India vs Pakistan 7:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 25 – Afghanistan vs B1 7:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 26 – Pakistan vs New Zealand 7:30 pm Sharjah

Oct. 27 – B1 vs A2 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Oct. 29 – Afghanistan vs Pakistan – 7:30 pm Dubai

Oct. 31 – Afghanistan vs A2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Oct. 31 – India vs New Zealand – 7:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 2 – Pakistan vs A2 – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 3 – New Zealand vs B1 – 3:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 3 – India vs Afghanistan – 7:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 5 – New Zealand vs A2 – 3:30 pm Sharjah

Nov. 5 – India vs B1 – 7:30 pm Dubai

Nov. 7 – New Zealand vs Afghanistan – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi

Nov. 7 – Pakistan vs B1 – 7:30 pm Sharjah

Nov. 8 – India vs A2 – 7:30 pm Dubai

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Tickets

As of now, there is no official confirmation from the ICC whether or not the spectators will be allowed in the stadiums for T20 World Cup 2021. Thus, the International Cricket Council has not put up tickets on sale. However, reports have emerged stating that the spectators will be allowed in the stadium in the latter stage of IPL 2021.

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Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. (Credits: Twitter)

All the matches of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will take place in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. The qualifier matches will be played in Oman while the entire Super12 and knockout stage will be played in the United Arab Emirates.

Also Read: ICC T20 World Cup 2021: ICC Allows Teams To Bring 15 Players, 8 Officials; Sept 10 Last Date To Announce Squads

In Oman, all the games will be played at the Al Almerat Stadium in Muscat while in the UAE, the three venues which have been finalized for the T20 World Cup are the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai and the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium in Sharjah.

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Netherlands' players with the 2019 ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifier trophy (Image Credit: ICC)
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Netherlands Win The 2019 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier After Beating PNG In The Final

The Netherlands won the 2019 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier after beating Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the final of the tournament on last Saturday (2nd November) night at Dubai. In that crucial final, the Netherlands won by seven wickets (with six balls remaining).

PNG captain Assad Vala decided to bat first after winning the toss. The Dutch bowlers dominated over the PNG batsmen as they were losing wickets in regular intervals. Only three PNG batsmen reached the double-digit marks. These batsmen were Lega Slaka (39), Sese Bau (29) and Jason Kila (27*). Kila scored 27 not out off just 11 balls (2 fours and 2 sixes). At the end of the 20 overs, PNG scored 128/8.

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Netherlands bowlers dominated (Image Credit: ICC)

Among the Dutch bowlers, the right-arm pacer Brandon Glover managed the bowling figures of 4-0-24-3. Also, Roelof van der Merwe (2/15) and Timm van der Gugten (2/18) picked up two wickets each.

The Netherlands chased down the target in 19 overs

In reply, the Netherlands reached the target in 19 overs after losing three wickets. Opener Ben Cooper (41 runs) provided the important start in that chasing. Later, Colin Ackermann and Ryan ten Doeschate safely guided the Netherlands to the victory. While Ackermann remained not out on 29 runs, Doeschate was not out on 34 runs.

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Ben Cooper (Image Credit: ICC)

Earlier on that day, Ireland claimed the third position in this tournament after beating Namibia by 27 runs. Ireland scored 135 (all-out) in 19.1 overs after winning the toss. Later, they bundled out Namibia for 108 runs (18.2 overs).

Apart from the Netherlands, PNG, Ireland and Namibia, Scotland and Oman have also qualified for the first round of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020.

PNG, Ireland and Oman will fight in the first round of the next year’s T20 World Cup along with Sri Lanka in the Group A. Meanwhile, in the same round, Bangladesh, Netherlands, Namibia and Scotland will fight in the Group B. At the end of this round, the top two teams from each group will qualify for the Super 12.

Group A Group B
Sri Lanka Bangladesh
Papua New Guinea Netherlands
Ireland Namibia
Oman Scotland

Australia will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 from 18th October to 15th November 2020. The first round of this tournament will run from 18th October to 23rd October. Later, the Super 12 stage will be played between 24th October and 8th November.

The two semi-finals of this tournament will be played on 11th and 12th November. In the end, both the winners from the semi-finals will face each other in the final on 15th November.

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Papua New Guinea Secure 2020 World T20 Berth

Papua New Guinea has secured its berth for the next 2020 World T20 in Australia. This would be the first time that the team will play in any major ICC tournament. PNG has topped Group A as they won five out of the six matches they played.

Papua New Guinea had defeated Kenya by 45 runs on Sunday, 27 October. Subsequently, the Netherlands could not defeat Scotland in 12.3 overs, which meant PNG booked their slot for the next T20I World Cup.

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Papua New Guinea (Photo Source: ESPNcricinfo)

This is huge for PNG.

In fact, PNG players were there in the stand watching the Netherlands and Scotland match. The Netherlands went on to win by four wickets but as the Dutch could not secure their win in 12.3, PNG players were seen on cloud nine. The Netherlands also secured five wins from six matches but PNG had better Net Run Rate.

Meanwhile, PNG had to toil hard for their place in the next World Cup. The team was reeling at 19-6 against Kenya and all but made a mess of their strong position in Group A. However, Norman Vanua was able to rescue his team out of troubled waters. He scored a fine knock of 54 runs off just 48 balls to help PNG post a fighting score of 118 runs in 19.3.

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Norman Vanua. Credits: Twitter.

On the other hand, Kenya also made a solid start as they were 40-1 in the first six overs after Irfan Karim scored 22-ball 29. However, Kenya went down like a pack of cards to skittle out at 73 runs in 18.4 overs.

Norman Vanua also shined with the ball as he took two wickets. Thus, the all-rounder was awarded the Man of the match. Meanwhile, Nosaina Pokana and Assad Vala scalped three wickets each to help PNG register a 45 runs win.

On the other side, Ireland is also on the cusp of qualifying for the T20 World Cup in Australia.

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Canada players (Image Credit: ICC)
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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019: Day 4 Round-Up

Monday (21st October) was the day four of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019.

In Group A, Scotland and Kenya beat Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Bermuda respectively.

Meanwhile, in Group B, the hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) defeated Hong Kong. Ireland and Canada also added two points in their account after beating Oman and Nigeria respectively.

(Group A)

Scotland ended Papua New Guinea’s 10-match winning streak with a thrilling victory

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Scotland opener and captain Kyle Coetzer (54 runs) and the middle-order wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Cross (40 not out) guided to the first innings total of 146/6 (20 overs).

In reply, Papua New Guinea (PNG) lost their wickets at regular intervals. While PNG were struggling, the lower middle-order batsman Norman Vanua played a great cameo which brought them closer to the victory.

In the final over of the match, PNG needed to score nine runs to win that match. Vanua (33 off 18 balls) lost his wicket in that over and PNG managed to score 142/9 (20 overs). Scotland won that match by just four runs.

Before this game, PNG managed to win 10 successive T20Is.

Among the Irish bowlers, left-arm spinner Hamza Tahir (3/24) managed to pick up three wickets.

Dhiren Gondaria and Collins Obuya guided Kenya to their first victory in this tournament

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Kenya vs Bermuda game had the low-scoring affair. Dhiren Gondaria’s brilliant 85 not out (67 balls) helped Kenya to manage the first innings total of 138/4 (20 overs). Apart from Gondaria, none of other Kenya batsmen reached the 20-run mark in that innings.

In reply, Bermuda were all-out on just 93 runs (18.5 overs). Only Delray Rawlins (37 runs) and Janeiro Tucker (22 runs) managed to score double-digit runs in that innings.

The 35-year-old leg-spinner Collins Obuya had the bowling figures of 3.5-0-27-4.

Kenya claimed their first victory in this tournament after beating Bermuda by 45 runs.

(Group B)

The hosts UAE clinched easy victory against Hong Kong

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The hosts UAE dominated in the Group B encounter against Hong Kong. UAE bowlers restricted Hong Kong to 116/7 (20 overs). Only the opener Nizakat Khan (31) and the no.3 batsman Kinchit Shah (30) reached the 20-run mark in that innings.

Among the hosts’ bowlers, Rohan Mustafa (2/17) and Waheed Ahmed (2/23) picked up two wickets each.

Opener Chirag Suri and the no.3 batsman Rameez Shahzad guided the team to the comfortable victory. While they had the 93 runs partnership for the second wicket, Suri scored 44 not out and Shahzad scored 54 runs. UAE chased down that target in 15.1 overs after losing two wickets. The hosts won the game by eight wickets (with 29 balls remaining).

Ireland finished Oman’s six-match winning streak in T20I

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Gareth Delaney (89*) and the opener Kevin O’Brien (41) inspired Ireland to set up the first innings total of 183/3 (20 overs). In that innings, Kevin equalled the most T20I sixes record (35) in a calendar year. While Kevin has hit 35 T20I sixes in 2019, New Zealand cricketer Colin Munro created that record (35 T20I sixes) in 2018.

In reply, Oman scored 148/9 in 20 overs as Ireland won that match by 35 runs. Only the opener Khawar Ali (50 runs) reached the 20-run mark in that innings.

After winning six consecutive T20Is, Oman finally suffered a T20I defeat.

Canada registered a big victory against Nigeria

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In another Group B game, Canada thrashed Nigeria by 50 runs. After winning the toss, Canada scored 159/7 in 20 overs. Nitish Kumar (57 not out) and wicketkeeper Hamza Tariq (33 runs) played important roles in that innings.

Later, Canada restricted Nigeria to just 109/8 (20 overs). Only Chimezie Onwuzulike (39 runs) and Sulaimon Runsewe (27 runs) provided some fights in that innings.

Canadian right-arm pacer Dillon Heyliger (3/16) scalped three wickets in that game.

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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019: Day 2 Round-Up

On day two (19th October) of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019, ten teams featured in five different matches.

In the Group A, Papua New Guinea thrashed Bermuda, while the Netherlands and Scotland claimed easy victories against Namibia and Kenya respectively.

Meanwhile, Jersey claimed a dominating victory in their Group B encounter against Nigeria. In the same group, the hosts UAE beat Ireland.

(Group A)

Norman Vanua’s hat-trick guided Papua Guinea to the 10-wicket victory against Bermuda

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Papua New Guinea (PNG) have started their campaign in this tournament in a dominating fashion. It was the match against Bermuda, who lost the toss and only managed to score 89 runs (17.2 overs) before getting all-out in the first innings. PNG pacer Norman Vanua created history after claiming a hat-trick in his first over of this game (third over of that innings). He dismissed Dion Stovell (1), Kamau Leverock (0) and Deunte Darrell (0) in three successive deliveries which put Bermuda in danger as they were battling on 11/5. In the end, only Delray Rawlins (25) reached the 20-run mark in that innings while Vanua had the best bowling figures of 2.2-1-14-3.

PNG chased down that small total easily in 10.2 overs without losing any wicket. Openers Tony Ura (33*) and captain Assad Vala (53*) guided the team to the comfortable victory.

The Netherlands bowlers snatched a victory against Namibia

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The Netherlands claimed their second straight victory in this tournament after beating Namibia by 44 runs. After winning the toss, the Netherlands managed the first innings total of 140/6 (20 overs). Middle-order batsman Ryan ten Doeschate (59 runs) played a very important role in that innings.

In reply, the Dutch bowlers bundled out Namibia for just 96 runs (19 overs). Paul van Meekeren (3/16) and Brandon Glover (3/15) both managed to pick up three wickets each. Only Craig Williams (27 runs), Zhivago Groenewald (13 runs) and opener Nikolaas Davin (12 runs) reached the double-digit scores in that innings.

Scotland claimed their first victory after beating Kenya

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After suffering a shocking defeat against Singapore in the tournament opener, Scotland claimed their first victory in this tournament after beating Kenya. Scotland scored 170/6 (20 overs) after deciding to bat first. In the last five overs, Scottish batters added 54 runs. Wicketkeeper Matthew Cross (24 off 14 balls) and Tom Sole (33 not out 18 balls) played great cameos in the end.

In reply, Kenya were restricted on 139/8 (20 overs) as Scotland won by 31 runs. Only the opener Irfan Karim (51) and the no.3-positioned batsman Dhiren Gondaria (26) reached the 20-run mark in that innings. Richie Berrington (3/17) bagged three wickets in that innings.

(Group B)

Jersey beat Nigeria by 69 runs after registering their record T20I total

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In their opening game of this tournament, Jersey managed their record T20I total and it led them to the big victory. After winning the toss, Jersey scored 184/4 (20 overs). Middle-order batsmen Jonty Jenner (57 not out) and Nick Greenwood (43 runs) played crucial roles in that innings. Their previous highest T20I total was 171/6 (20 overs) against Guernsey at Castel on 1st June 2019.

Chasing down that challenging total, Nigeria were restricted to 115/7 (20 overs). Only the opener Leke Oyede (39 runs) reached the 20-run mark in that innings.

Hosts UAE beat Ireland after Rohan Mustafa’s brilliant all-round performances

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Ireland suffered a five-wicket defeat (with 18 balls remaining) against the hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE). After winning the toss, UAE decided to field first. Only the opener Paul Stirling managed to reach the 20-run mark in Ireland’s innings as he scored 72 runs. At the end of 20 overs, Ireland scored 125 runs for the loss of ten wickets. UAE off-spinner Rohan Mustafa had the bowling figures of 4-0-18-4.

In reply, UAE chased down that target in 17 overs after losing five wickets. Once again the opener Rohan Mustafa provided a strong start for the hosts as he scored the highest runs in that innings of 39 runs.

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PNG cricketers after Norman Vanua completed the historic T20I hat-trick (Image Credit: ICC)
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Watch: Norman Vanua Creates History After Becoming First PNG Bowler To Claim International Hat-Trick

The 25-year-old Papua New Guinea (PNG) pacer Norman Vanua created history on Saturday (19th October) morning during their opening match of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019. Vanua became the first PNG player to claim an international hat-trick and 10th overall bowler to claim a T20I hat-trick. However, it was the 11th hat-trick in T20I history (Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga has claim two T20I hat-tricks).

It was the Group A match between Bermuda and PNG at ICCA Dubai. PNG decided to field first after winning the toss. Bermuda had already weak start in this game before Norman Vanua claimed his hat-trick.

Bermuda were struggling on 11/2 in two overs when Norman Vanua started his first over of that game. The right-arm medium pacer took three successive wickets on the fourth, fifth and sixth delivery of that over as Bermuda went down to 11/5 in three overs.

At first, Vanua bowled the opener and captain Dion Stovell (1) with a brilliant full-length delivery that uprooted the off-stump.

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Norman Vanua after dismissing Dion Stovell (Image Credit: ICC)

On the very next delivery, Kamau Leverock (0) lost his wicket through the caught behind after the left-handed batsman managed an inside edge that safely travelled to the wicketkeeper Kiplin Doriga’s hands. Kamau Leverock is the nephew of Dwayne Leverock, who became famous during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007.

Coming to the hat-trick, Vanua completed his historic T20I hat-trick after dismissing Deunte Darrell (0). This time Vanua delivered a toe-crusher yorker to the right-handed batsman Darrell and brilliantly trapped him for the lbw. After taking that wicket, Vanua and his teammates hugely celebrated for that historic achievement. 

Norman Vanua became the second bowler from the non-Test member to claim an international hat-trick.

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Norman Vanua (Image Credit: ICC)

It was the 11th T20I hat-trick, while Norman Vanua became the 10th bowler to claim a T20I hat-trick. He also became the first PNG bowler to register an international hat-trick.  

However, Norman Vanua is only the second bowler from the non-Test member (non-Full-member) to claim an international hat-trick. Just a few days ago, Oman leg-spinner Khawar Ali claimed a T20I hat-trick against the Netherlands. Khawar Ali was the first bowler from the non-Test member (non-Full-member) to claim an international hat-trick. 

PNG bundled out Bermuda for just 89 runs (17.2 overs). Norman Vanua had the bowling figures of 2.2-1-14-3 and it was the best bowling figures in that game.

In reply, PNG openers easily chased down that target in 10.2 overs without losing any wicket. PNG won this game by ten wickets with 58 balls remaining. Openers Tony Ura and the captain Assad Vala remained not out on 33 and 53 runs respectively. 

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Papua New Guinea Suspends Ten Under-19 Players For a Ban

The Papua New Guinea cricket board had decided to suspend ten of its Under 19 players for one year. The decision comes in the wake of an incident that brought disrespect to the cricket board’s name.

Papua New Guinea Under-19 team were recently touring in Japan. They were playing in the qualifying tournament for U-19 world cup in 2020. Meanwhile, they are considered as favorites to win the qualifying tournament.

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However, ten players missed the game against hosts Japan.

The team had to forfeit the game because they didn’t have enough players to field an XI. This is quite a rare instance in cricket as forfeiting a match is not heard of.

Cricket PNG decided to take strict action on the players. The board decided to suspend all the ten players who skipped the game.

Cricket PNG chief executive Greg Campbell said: “The behaviour of our players is not what we would expect from international cricketers of any age. The players have expressed sincere regret at their actions and in addition to their suspension from cricket, they will undertake a comprehensive rehabilitation programme over the next 12 months.”

On the other hand, ICC also thanked Cricket PNG for sending a clear message to players. It is a commendable job by Papua New Gunipea cricket to act swiftly before ICC.

ICC General Counsel and COO Iain Higgins added: “This has been a highly unusual incident by a group of young players and I would like to thank Cricket PNG for acting swiftly and decisively. It sends out a clear message that the sport will not tolerate this sort of behaviour at ICC events.

“We are obviously extremely disappointed with the behavior of the players, but we are satisfied that Cricket PNG has delivered a suitable and proportionate sanction and programme for rehabilitation. Therefore, the ICC will not take any further action against any of the players.”

On the other hand, Japan qualified for Under 19 world cup with PNG skipping the match.