The United States vs Papua New Guinea in Oman 2021 going to start from 6 September and play until 9 September 2021. Check out United States vs PNG Schedule 2021, Live Telecast, Squads, Predictions and more.
There is plenty of incentive to perform well in what are important One Day Internationals for us in the context of Cricket World Cup League 2.” These words by the director of USA Cricket Operations Richard Done sums up the importance of this ODI series against Papua New Guinea for USA cricket. On the other hand, Papua New Guinea will also be looking at these series to get their house in order, especially after losing all 8 games so far in Cricket World Cup League 2.
For the USA this will be the first series since the pandemic took over the world and they will be looking to get going from the onset. While the Papua New Guinea team will also play a series with Nepal around the same time. There will be back-to-back matches for Papua New Guinea against Nepal and the USA. Thus, we can expect both teams to come out all guns blazing and provide cricket lovers with some quality and exciting cricket.
Let’s look at the Schedule, team squads, Prediction for the game, and where to watch live coverage of the game.
United States vs PNG Schedule 2021
First ODI – September 06 at 11 am IST at Al – Amerat Cricket Ground, Muscat, Oman.
Second ODI – September 09 at 4 Pm IST at Al – Amerat Cricket Ground, Muscat, Oman.
The first ODI is scheduled for September 6th which is a day game starting at 11 am while the second ODI will take place on September 9th which will be a day-night match.
Venue – Both the games will be played on the same ground- The Al -Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Muscat, Oman. The venue is set to host a lot of matches in the next two months including the World Cup League 2 and T20 WorldCup matches in October. The Stadium has been recently accredited to host Test matches, apart from ODIs and T20Is.
Pitch Report – The pitch promises to be a sporting one where both batters and bowlers will be in the game if both use their skills to good effect. So far there have been 4 ODIs here before and the team batting first and second have won two matches each.
Average 1st Innings Score – 202
Average Second Innings Score – 188
Highest Score – 324/7 Namibia vs Oman
Lowest Score – 94/10 Namibia vs UAE
Saurabh Netravalkar ( C), Aaron Jones (VC), Abhishek Pharadkar, Dominique Rikhi, Elmore Hutchinson, Gajanand Singh, Jasdeep Singh, Jaskaran Malhotra, Karima Gore, Monank Patel, Nisarg Patel, Noshtush Kenjige, Steven Taylor, Sushant Modani, Kyle Philip ( Travelling Reserve).
Papua New Guinea Squad
Asad Vala ( C ), Hiri Hiri, Sese Bau, Charles Amini, Gaudi Toka, Kiplin Doriga, Simon Atai (W ), Tony Ura (W ), Chad Soper, Damien Ravu, Jason Kila, Kabua Morea, Norman Vanua, Nosaina Pokana, Lega Siaka.
Probable Playing 11
USA:- Monank Patel, Aaron Jones, Steven Taylor, Dominique Rikhi, Jaskaran Malhotra, Nisarg Patel, Gajanand Singh, Elmore Hutchinson, Saurabh Netravalkar, Noshtush Kenjige, Jasdeep Singh.
Papua New Guinea:-Tony Ura, Simon Atai, Assad Vala ( C ), Lega Siaka, Kiplin Doriga (Wk ) , Charles Amini, Hiri Hiri, Jason Kila, Gaudi Toka, Nosaina Pokana, Norman Vanua.
The revamped USA side has named four uncapped players in their side after the previous disastrous tour and they will be looking to make a fresh start with a bang in this series. This will also be the first tour of J Arun Kumar the newly appointed head coach of the team. The PNG team has more settled and experienced players in their lineup with the likes of Assad Vala, Pokana, Charles Amini, and batters like Lega Siaka in their lineup.
But they will be looking to put more consistent performances as they are languishing at the bottom of the World Cup League 2 points table. Thus both teams possess firepower in their batting lineup along with some skillful bowlers, it may finally come to who will play more consistent cricket on that particular day. Though both the matches of the series are expected to be a close affair, as USA players have played some competitive domestic games in the recent period they are expected to have a slight edge over PNG.
Where to Watch Live Coverage of USA vs PNG Match?
People in India can watch the match live on Fan Code App. Cricket lovers who want to enjoy the match can download Fan Code App from Play Store.
Final Prediction – the USA is expected to win this series
Head to Head – USA 3 – 2 PNG
USA and PNG have played 5 times in an ODI against each other. The USA has won 3 of those matches while Papua New Guinea has won 2 matches.