The 9th place playoff between HK and PNG will be played tomorrow (March 17) at Old Hararians Sports Club, Harare. The match will begin at 09:30 AM Local or 01:00 PM IST.
HK- L, W, L, L, L
PNG- L, L, L, L, L
There’s no official announcement of any change from both the squads. Also, no injuries were reported. Most probably, both the teams are expected to field the last playing 11.
Babar Hayat (c), Nadeem Ahmed, Simandeep Singh, Aizaz Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Nizakat Khan, Christopher Carter (wk), Kinchit Shah, Tanwir Afzal, Anshuman Rath, Ehsan Khan
Assad Vala (c), Sese Bau, Norman Vanua, Alei Nao, Tony Ura, Kiplin Doriga (wk), John Reva, Jason Kila, Mahuru Dai, Chad Soper, Charles Amini
Hong Kong would be once again looking at skipper Babar Hayat and Anshuman Rath for scoring runs while Ehsan Khan and Nadeem Ahmed have to take the charge with the ball. Anshuman Rath and Babar Hayat are the top scorers for HK.
For PNG, Tony Ura and M Dai have shown some resistance against the opposition bowlers and have scored runs at an average of 30+ throughout the tournament. PNG will like them to play a special knock tomorrow while Norman Vanua and Alei Nao provide the breakthroughs.
Both the teams have performed like an underdog. While HK has managed to secure at least one win in 5 matches so far, PNG has lost all its encounter in the tournament. The 9th place playoff is expected to be a low- score affair after none of the PNG players succeeded in crossing the 20-run mark against Nepal. In tomorrow’s clash, HK is expected to enter the ground as favorite and turn out as the winner.
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