Uganda Under 19 and Papua New Guinea Under 19 will be locking horns against each other for the 13th place playoff of the ICC Under 19 World Cup 2021-22. The UGA-U19 vs PNG-U19 contest will be held at Diego Martin Sporting Complex, Diego Martin on Friday 28th January. UGA-U19 lost a low-scoring contest against UAE-U19 in the Plate Quarter-Final 1 by one wicket. The Uganda bowlers bowled really well to take the game that far, however, they were unlucky in the end. If they want to win this game, they need to have a better batting effort.
PNG-U19, on the other hand, were dominated by the WI-U19 in the Plate Quarter-Final 4 by 169 runs to secure their spot in the Plate Semi-Finals. Boio Ray bowled well in the previous game as he picked up 3 wickets for 43 runs. Overall, they have been poor throughout the tournament.
Time: 6:30 PM IST & 9:00 AM Local Time
Venue: Diego Martin Sporting Complex, Diego Martin
Where to watch: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
The pitch here at Diego Martin Sporting Complex is likely to remain balanced throughout the game. Both the batters and the bowlers are likely to receive the same amount of opportunities. The team batting first has a 100% winning record at this venue in this tournament so far. Therefore, the team winning the toss would like to bat first.
Conditions will be mostly sunny and pleasant in the UGA-U19 vs PNG-U19 contest. The temperature will be hovering around 28-32 degrees Celsius. There will be no interruptions in the game by rain as the weather will remain clear.
UGA-U19 vs PNG-U19: Dream 11 Top Picks
Pascal Murungi has made 126 runs in four matches at an average of 31.50 and a strike rate of 72. In addition to this, he has taken eight wickets at an average of 10.37, an economy of 3.77, and a strike rate of 16.5.
Joseph Baguma has picked six wickets in four matches at an average of 27.33, an economy of 4.31, and a strike rate of 38.
Rasan Kevau has picked seven wickets in four matches at an average of 22.42, an economy of 5.23, and a strike rate of 25.7.
Aue Oru has made 57 runs in four matches at an average of 19 and a strike rate of 51.81.
Dream 11 Fantasy Team 1 For UGA-U19 vs PNG-U19
Batters – Boio Ray, Patrick Nou, Ronald Opio, Ronald Lutaaya
Bowlers – Rasan Kevau (vc), Matthew Musinguzi, Edwin Nuwagaba
All-rounders – Barnabas Maha, Joseph Baguma (c)
Wicket-Keeper –Peter Karoho, Cyrus Kakuru
Dream 11 Fantasy Team 2 For UGA-U19 vs PNG-U19
Batters – Boio Ray, Katenalaki Singi, Isaac Ategeka
Bowlers – Rasan Kevau, Juma Miyagi (vc), Matthew Musinguzi
All-rounders – Joseph Baguma, Pascal Murungi (c), Barnabas Maha, Aue Oru
Wicket-Keeper – Cyrus Kakuru
Probable XI for UGA-U19 vs PNG-U19
UGA-U19: Cyrus Kakuru (wk), Brian Asaba, Pascal Murungi (c), Ronald Lutaaya, Joseph Baguma, Ronald Opio, Yunusu Sowobi, Matthew Musinguzi, Fahad Mutagana, Pius Oloka, Edwin Nuwagaba
PNG-U19: oio Ray, Christopher Kilapat, Peter Karoho (wk), Barnabas Maha (c), Patrick Nou, Aue Oru, Katenalaki Singi, Junior Morea, Ryan Ani, Rasan Kevau, John Kariko
Who will Win- Match Prediction
Both the teams have struggled throughout the competition. However, looking at the current form and team combination, UGA-U19 is expected to win this game and secure the 13th position in this tournament.
Disclaimer: The team is built upon the author’s understanding, analysis, and instincts. You can choose your team by considering the points above and making your own decision accordingly.