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West Indies vs Papua New Guinea Preview, Kick-off Time

June 2, 2024
West Indies vs Papua New Guinea T20 Match
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The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 kicks off today with a second clash between co-hosts West Indies and Papua New Guinea. The Windies are in red-hot form, fresh off a massive 257-run victory against Australia in a warm-up game.

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Johnson Charles’ rediscovered form and Nicholas Pooran’s destructive run have instilled fear in opposition bowling attacks. Skipper Rovman Powell, despite recent struggles, also found his touch with a half-century in the warm-up. Add to that the explosive talents of Brandon King, Shimron Hetmyer, and Sherfane Rutherford, and the Windies batting looks formidable.

West Indies vs Papua New Guinea Match Details:

  • Teams: West Indies vs Papua New Guinea
  • Tournament: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024
  • Match Number: 2
  • Venue: Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
  • Date: Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
  • Time: 8:15 PM Nepal Time

Andre Russell, fresh off his Indian T20 League triumph, provides a crucial all-round dimension. His bowling prowess, alongside his explosive batting, makes him a major threat. Roston Chase’s experience and spin bowling expertise will be invaluable, while Gudakesh Motie and Akeal Hosein offer additional spin options. In pace, Shamar Joseph and Alzarri Joseph will aim to unsettle batters with their speed, while Obed McCoy’s variations could prove effective.

Despite losing their warm-up games, Papua New Guinea shouldn’t be underestimated. They boast an impressive recent record, winning 14 out of their last 20 matches. Led by the dynamic Assad Vala, PNG is aiming to create an upset in their second T20 World Cup appearance.

Charles Amini, along with Vala, provides all-round strength, while the middle-order of Sese Bau and Norman Vanua offers batting and bowling contributions. PNG’s squad is packed with all-rounders, giving them adaptability to varying match situations. Kabua Morea and Alei Nao impressed in their practice game and will be crucial with the ball.

Will the Match Be Televised?

Yes, the match between West Indies and Papua New Guinea will be televised live across India and the Indian subcontinent. Here’s how you can catch the action:

  • TV Channels: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, and Star Sports 1 (English) in India and the Indian Sub-continent including Nepal.
  • Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar app and icc.tv

West Indies the Favorites, But Can PNG Cause an Upset?

The Windies are clear favorites on paper, but cricket thrives on surprises. Will the Windies cruise to victory, or can Papua New Guinea pull off a historic upset? Tune in to find out!sharemore_vert

Yukesh Chaudhary

Yukesh Chaudhary is the CEO and Founder of Niriv, The parent company of The Ditible. He writes on sports news and trends, He has been writing sports news from 2021 and has been writing here.

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