T20 World Cup 2024: Match 39, NZ vs PNG Match Prediction – Who will win today’s T20 WC match?


New Zealand (NZ) confront Papua New Guinea (PNG) during an inconsequential encounter in the T20 World Cup 2024 at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, Trinidad on Monday June 17.

New Zealand finally secured their first victory of the campaign against Uganda in their final match. However, their defeats against Afghanistan and the West Indies had already hurt their chances of reaching the Super Eight stage. The victory against Uganda was only a consolation for the Blackcaps. Already eliminated, Kane Williamson's men would like to bow out with a victory on Monday.

Meanwhile, Papua New Guinea failed to build on their promise against the West Indies, where they forced the two-time champions to fight for both points. Assad Vala's men suffered defeats in their next two matches against Uganda and Afghanistan and crashed out of the competition. They would have their work cut out for them against a strong New Zealand team.

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Match details:

Match New Zealand against Papua New Guinea, Match 39
Place Brian Lara Stadium, Trinidad
Date and hour Monday, June 17, 8:00 p.m. IST
Live broadcast and streaming Star Sports Network, Disney+Hotstar app and website

Brian Lara Stadium Presentation Report

Trent Boult and Tim Southee got prodigious swing with the new ball in the match against Uganda. They hope to pull off a similar move and trouble the Papua New Guinea batters on Monday. The wicket is quite slow and scoring is not easy at all. The average first innings score in seven T20Is is 146. Four matches were won by batting first, while three were won by chasing.

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New Zealand vs PNG Head to Head

New Zealand and Papua New Guinea will face each other for the first time in international cricket.

NZ vs PNG Probably Play 11

New Zealand:

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson (c), Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Philips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson.

Papua New Guinea:

Tony Ura, Assad Vala (C), Lega Siaka, Sese Bau, Hiri Hiri, Chad Soper, Kiplin Doriga (WK), Norman Vanua, Alei Nao, John Kariko, Semo Kamea.

Probable best players of the match

Likely best hitter of the game: Devon Conway

Devon Conway hasn't been in great form lately in T20Is. However, he scored an unbeaten 22 off 15 balls against Uganda, hitting four boundaries. There is no doubt about how good Conway is with the bat. He looked good in the last game and would like to build on that against Papua New Guinea.

Probable best bowler of the match: Trent Boult

Trent Boult is all set to play his final match in the T20 World Cup. He had an excellent spell against Uganda, finishing with figures of 2/7 in his four overs. The left-arm seamer can cause a lot of problems for Papua New Guinea batters with the new ball. He would love to end his T20 World Cup career on a memorable note on Monday.

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Today's match prediction: New Zealand wins the match

Scenario 1

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl first.

PP score: 20-30


New Zealand wins the match.

Scenario 2

Papua New Guinea wins the toss and chooses to bowl first.

PP score: 50-60

New Zealand: 180-190

New Zealand wins the match.

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Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the author's understanding, analysis and instinct. While making your prediction, consider the mentioned points and make your own decision.

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