Papua New Guinea announces Squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Papua New Guinea announces Squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2024

On May 08, 2024, Papua New Guinea announces squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2024 co-hosted by the West Indies and USA. PNG board announced that Assad Vala, batting all-rounder will lead the team in T20 World Cup 2024.  Assad Vala will be captain of PNG for the second time in the T20 World Cup. CJ Amini, leg-spinner all-rounder will be vice-captain of this team.

Ready for their second appearance at the ICC T20 World Cup, PNG has named their 15-member squad. PNG qualified for the 2024 T20 World Cup after winning the East Asia Pacific Regional final in July 2023.

PNG selects the 10 players from the 2021 World Cup and one reserve member (Jack Gardner) of that competition has also been selected for this 9th edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

Assad Vala, the skipper, admits that the side for this event is more prepared than the 2021 T20 WC. In the T20 World Cup 2021, PNG faced many complications but in 2024, there is high hope in the Caribbean for his team.

Assad Vala also highlights that, “The team has a high energy level this time, and some players from the previous edition are working hard in the training. They have faced many difficulties in the 2021 edition due to COVID-19 and preparation was not up to the mark. Now, all focus on this event and I believe that we are going to do well in this upcoming event.”

14 members are selected in the PNG squad of the qualifying group, with T20 WC 2021 player Chad Soper back in the PNG squad after impressing in recent matches, particularly on tours to Oman and Malaysia. Young John Kariko – a left-arm orthodox spinner, is the youngest player in the PNG squad, and he has experience in Caribbean conditions through Papua New Guinea’s appearance at the 2022 U-19 World Cup where he took a 5-wicket haul against Uganda U19.

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Squad: Assadollah Vala (Captain), CJ Amini (VC), Chad Soper, Alei Nao, Hila Vare, Jack Gardner, Hiri Hiri, John Kariko, Kipling Doriga, Kabua Vagi Morea, Lega Siaka, Sema Kamea, Sese Bau, Norman Vanua and Tony Ura

No reserve player in the PNG Squad.

Papua New Guinea announces Squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2024
Papua New Guinea announces Squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) Fixtures in T20 World Cup 2024

Papua New Guinea in Group C alongside Co-Hosts West Indies, New Zealand, Afghanistan, and Uganda. Papua New Guinea will begin their journey on Sunday, June 02, 2024, against the Co-Hosts West Indies. Papua New Guinea’s fixtures for the Group Stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 are as follows:

June 02, 2024PNG v West IndiesProvidence Stadium, Guyana
June 05, 2024PNG v UgandaProvidence Stadium, Guyana
June 13, 2024PNG v AfghanistanTarouba, Trinidad & Tobago
June 17, 2024PNG v New ZealandTarouba, Trinidad & Tobago

The ICC Men’s T20 WC 2024 is set to be played in the West Indies and United States from 1st June 2024 to 29th June 2024. Papua New Guinea is looking forward to make a strong statement in the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

Cricket authorities can alter their primary squad by May 25, 2024, without getting permission from the International Cricket Council (ICC). After May 25, 2024, boards will need permission from ICC’s Technical Committee for any change in the squad due to injuries or any unexpected event.

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

When Papua New Guinea announces Squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2024?

On May 8th, 2024 Papua New Guinea (PNG) announced the squad for T20 World Cup.

Who will be the Captain of the Papua New Guinea team in the coming World Cup?

Assad Vala will lead the Papua New Guinea team in this coming World Cup.

How many reserve players are there in the PNG Squad for T20 WC?

There are no reserve players in the PNG Squad of T20 WC 2024

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