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Fantasy Preview: West Indies vs Papua New Guinea, T20WC 2024, Match 2

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Fantasy Preview: West Indies vs Papua New Guinea, T20WC 2024, Match 2

Here are a few tips that could help you create your fantasy XI for Match 2 of the T20 World Cup 2024 between West Indies and Papua New Guinea

Recent Form (most recent games first)

West Indies - W W W W L

Papua New Guinea - L W W L W


The clash on June 2 (Sunday) will be the first ever H2H meeting between West Indies and Papua New Guinea

Venue Details 

Average first innings score: 155 (last five completed T20Is)

Bat first / Bat second split: Team chasing has won 4 of the last 5 completed T20Is at this venue

Highest second-innings scores at the venue (last five games):  169 (WI vs BAN), 164 (IND vs WI), 155 (WI vs IND)

Pace vs spin split: Average 29.6 vs 36.9, Economy 8.6 vs 7.3, Percentage of wickets 63.3% vs 36.7%

Weather conditions

Unfortunately, there is a good chance that this contest could get interrupted by rain. Showers and thunderstorms are predicted, especially early in the day. According to accuweather, there is a 76% chance of rain in Guyana on Sunday. It’s expected to be really cloudy otherwise as well.

Players to watch out for

Nicholas Pooran - In the form of his life. Pooran just had his best ever IPL season (499 runs at 62.38 / 178.2) and is fresh off a 25-ball 75 against Australia in the warm-up encounter in Port of Spain. Pooran’s last 4 T20 scores (warm-ups included): 75, 75, 61, 48*

Gudakesh Motie - The left-arm spinner has taken 11 wickets in his last 4 T20Is at an economy of 6.1. He has taken at least 2 wickets in each of his last four T20Is. His figures in these games read: 3/24, 3/25, 3/22, 2/21

Sese Bau - The all-rounder (left-hander) is PNG’s highest run-getter in 2024, with 195 runs at an average of 32.5 and SR of 126.6. On top of this, he’s taken 6 wickets at an E.R of 6.5 with his off-breaks. Bau top scored for PNG in their warm-up game against Namibia, which they lost by three runs. 

Charles Amini - PNG’s ‘I can do it all’ superman Charles Amini is the backbone of the side. This year, he’s scored 157 runs at 39.2 / 140.2 with the bat and has taken 4 wickets at an E.R of 5.3. In PNG’s penultimate T20I before this T20WC against Malaysia, he smashed 91 with the bat and took 3/18 with the ball with his leg-breaks. 

Key Battles

Gudakesh Motie vs PNG batters

In the 2021 T20WC, PNG lost the most wickets against left-arm spin (9) despite only playing three games. Both Zeeshan Maqsood and Shakib Al Hasan bagged 4-wkt hauls against them in that particular edition. Motie in WI conditions is arguably an upgrade on both the aforementioned names. With PNG’s core pretty much the same, this particular battle could decide their fortunes.’s suggest Fantasy XI

Probable playing XI

West Indies: Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shai Hope, Rovman Powell (capt), Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Gudakesh Motie, Alzarri Joseph, Shamar Joseph

Papua New Guinea: Assad Vala (c), Tony Ura, Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Hiri Hiri, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Chad Soper, Alei Nao, Kabua Morea, Semo Kamea

Streaming and Telecast details

The match will begin at 8PM IST and will be streamed and telecast on Disney+ Hotstar and Star Sports. 

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