NZ vs PNG, T20 World Cup 2024: NZ vs PNG pitch report, head-to-head, playing 11 predictions, toss time

PNG vs NZ T20 World Cup 2024

New Zealand and Papua New Guinea Face Off in Emotional Final T20 World Cup Clash!

New Zealand vs Papua New Guinea T20 World Cup 2024

The stage is set for a bittersweet encounter between New Zealand and Papua New Guinea at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba. This match marks the final appearance for both teams in the 2024 T20 World Cup, tinged with disappointment for the Black Caps who were unexpectedly knocked out of the group stage for the first time since 2014.

NZ vs PNG T20 World Cup 2024

Adding to the emotional weight of the match, this will be New Zealand’s legendary left-arm pacer Trent Boult’s swansong in international cricket. Boult recently announced his retirement, making this a poignant farewell for fans and teammates alike.

New Zealand’s tournament started on a rough note, suffering a heavy 84-run defeat to Afghanistan in their opening match. Their struggles continued as they fell short by 13 runs against the host nation, West Indies.

NZ vs PNG, T20 World Cup 2024 Details

Their only solace came against Uganda, a significantly weaker opponent. New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl first, restricting Uganda to a paltry 40 runs. Tim Southee led the bowling attack with impressive figures of 3-4, while Boult, Ravindra, Santner, and Ferguson chipped in with wickets. Chasing a modest target, New Zealand wrapped up the win in just 5.2 overs, with Devon Conway anchoring the chase with an unbeaten 22.

PNG vs NZ T20 World Cup 2024

Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, haven’t been able to replicate their initial spark after giving West Indies a scare in their first game. They remain winless alongside Oman, and their most recent outing against Afghanistan saw another underwhelming performance. Only Kiplin Doriga offered any significant resistance with a 27-run knock.

Pitch Report and Head-to-Head

The Brian Lara Stadium pitch is known for offering a balanced contest between bat and ball. Historically, it has produced moderate scores, with the average T20 total hovering around 135 runs.

This match marks the first-ever international cricket encounter between Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.

The excitement doesn’t stop there! Catch the toss at 7:30 PM IST and the entire match starting at 8:00 PM IST on Star Sports Network or stream it live on Disney Plus Hotstar.

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