Papua New Guinea (PNG) have announced their squad for their first-ever appearance in an ICC event which will be the T20 World Cup 2021 which is scheduled to be played from October 17 in UAE and Oman with the final scheduled in Dubai on November 14.
The tournament will kick start with the Round 1, Group B encounter between co-hosts Oman and Papua New Guinea on October 17. The Papua New Guinea team will fancy their chances in Group B of the first round, where they will lock horns with Oman, Scotland, and full member Bangladesh.
Scotland was the only team to beat Papua New Guinea in the group stage of the qualifier. The team will require a good start against the co-host Oman to progress to the Super 12 stage.
To Qualify In The World Cup Is A Dream Come True: PNG Skipper Assad Vala
Captain of Papua New Guinea Assad Vala said that he will be captaining a well-disciplined and well-drilled team into the ICC T20 World Cup. He also specified that the side counts on playing their respective roles and completing their skills to the best of their skills.
Vala further said playing in the T20 World Cup 2021 was a dream come true moment for all of the members of the team and understood the significance of playing in the mega event for the first time.
“There are no superstars in our 11 or 15. We are a well-drilled team, well-disciplined. We just rely on playing our roles and executing our skills to the best of our abilities. To be able to finally qualify for one and participate in one of the World Cups is a dream come true for me, and speaking on behalf of all my teammates, it will be an honor for us. It’s the pinnacle of cricket, being able to play against the best in the world.” Vala had said as reported by India Tv.
Here is the squad of Papua New Guinea for the T20 World Cup 2021:
Assad Vala (Captain), Charles Amini, Hiri Hiri, Norman Vanua, Tony Ura, J. Gardner, J. Kila, k.Vagi Morea, Chad Soper, Lega Siaka, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana, Gaudi Toka, Kiplin Doriga(Wicket-Keeper), Sese Bau, Simon Atai
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