Papua New Guinea vs Uganda Preview & Prediction | 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup | Group Stage

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Papua New Guinea vs Uganda Preview & Prediction | 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup | Group Stage


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Both Papua New Guinea and Uganda are still searching for their first points of the ICC T20 World Cup after each tasted defeat last time out against West Indies and Afghanistan respectively.

DATE & TIME: Wednesday 5th June, 2024: USA (EST) – 19:30 / USA (WST) – 16:30 / USA (CST) – 18:30 / Thursday 6th June, 2024: UK – 00:30 / India – 05:00 / South Africa – 01:30 / Pakistan – 05:00 / Papua New Guinea – 09:30 / Bangladesh – 05:30 / Australia – 09:30

VENUE: Guyana National Stadium, Providence, Guyana, West Indies

WEATHER: Hot conditions but a chance of thundery showers during the scheduled hours play.

HOW TO WATCH ON TV: USA – Willow TV / West Indies – ESPN Caribbean / UK – Sky Sports / South Africa – SuperSport / Pakistan – PTV Sports & TEN Sports / Papua New Guinea – Star Sports / Bangladesh – Disney Star

HOW TO WATCH ONLINE: USA – Willow TV website / West Indies – ESPN Play Caribbean app / UK – Sky Go / South Africa – SuperSport app / Pakistan – Myco & Tamasha / Papua New Guinea – Disney+Hotstar / Bangladesh – Disney+Hotstar / Australia – Amazon Prime Video

PAPUA NEW GUINEA FORM: POSITIVES TO BE TAKEN FROM PUSHING WINDIES HARD

Papua New Guinea gave tournament joint-hosts West Indies a serious run for their money in their opening game of the competition, setting a victory target of 138 and making the Windies work for it. Although they lost wickets, West Indies eventually got home with an over to spare, extending Papua New Guinea’s recent losing streak in T20 cricket to three.

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UGANDA FORM: PLAYERS MUST PICK THEMSELVES UP FOLLOWING AFGHANISTAN THRASHING

It was total domination from Afghanistan against Uganda in Guyana, the latter conceding 183/5 after winning the toss and opting to bowl first. Such a target was always likely to be beyond them when taking into account the quality of Afghanistan’s bowling attack, which proved to be the case, Uganda eventually losing by a whopping 125 runs.

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA BETTING ANALYSIS

When taking into account how poor Uganda’s batting looked in their last game and how comprehensively they were skittled out, bettors would be wise to invest in Papua New Guinea’s bowling unit. The likes of John Kariko and Assad Vala stand out, the latter taking two wickets against West Indies. Back the pair to each take over 1.5 match wickets on this occasion.

With the bat, Sese Bau hugely impressed with a half-century on Sunday. Batting at number five, Bau played a conservative but smart knock, which included six match fours. Backing him to record over 1.5 match fours on this occasion is worth consideration, as it for him to score 20+ runs.

UGANDA BETTING ANALYSIS

Uganda must improve batting-wise, but ultimately it would be no surprise if they were to struggle again on this occasion. The opening partnership of Ronak Patel and Simon Ssesazi added just four wins for the first wicket against Afghanistan with the former dismissed off the second ball of their innings. Backing Uganda’s first wicket partnership to record under 17.5 runs has to be favoured.

Cosmas Kyewuta can certainly hold his head up high with an excellent spell of bowling, taking two wickets and conceding just 25 runs from his allocated four overs. If he can replicate those skills here then Kyewuta will cause the Papua New Guinea batters serious problems, so bettors should explore backing him to pick up another 2+ wickets.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA VS UGANDA EXPERT PREDICTION

An exciting encounter appears to be on the cards, another involving Papua New Guinea at this ICC T20 World Cup. But coming out the wrong end of a heavy defeat against Afghanistan will have really stung Uganda and psychologically, such a loss can be damaging as the after-effects could carry into the next game. Papua New Guinea are in a position to potentially capitalise if this turns out to be the case.

When taking into account how well Papua New Guinea asserted themselves against the West Indies, there’s no reason to believe they can’t kick on as a unit and get themselves into the winning column. Back them to beat Uganda and pick up what would be a precious two points.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA VS UGANDA TOP TIP: PAPUA NEW GUINEA TO WIN