Must win the match for the Bangladesh team, otherwise, they will out of the tournament. Another team Papua New Guinea lost their first two matches, they also have to prove their skills. They got their last chance today. The Bangladesh team played two matches and got one victory. If Oman wins over Scotland today! Also, it’s important, if Bangladesh won this match by a good margin then they will Qualify otherwise they will be knocked out.
BD vs PNG Highlights Today Thursday, 21-10-2021. 9th Match, First Round Group B Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea, ICC Twenty/20 World Cup from Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1).
Toss: Bangladesh, elected to bat first.
Mahmudullah says his team hasn’t played their A-game yet: Looks like a good wicket to bat on so Bangladesh wants to put on a good total. They are playing the same XI.
Asad Vala says: “Exciting times for us. Nothing to lose, as usual.” Two changes. PNG were also looking to bat, Vala says. Hiri Hiri is coming in, Tony Ura is out and so is Nosaina Pakana. Will bring you confirmation soon about who the other player to come in is. Edit: It’s Damien Ravu.
Bangladesh team: 1 Mohammad Naim, 2 Liton Das, 3 Shakib Al Hasan, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim, 5 Mahmudullah (capt), 6 Afif Hossain, 7 Nurul Hasan (wk), 8 Mahedi Hasan, 9 Mohammad Saifuddin, 10 Taskin Ahmed, 11 Mustafizur Rahman.
Papua New Guinea team: 1 Lega Siaka, 2 Assad Vala (capt), 3 Charles Amini, 4 Sese Bau, 5 Simon Atai, 6 Hiri Hiri 7 Norman Vanua, 8 Kiplin Doriga (wk), 9 Chad Soper, 10 Damien Ravu, 11 Kabua Morea.
Match Timings: 10:00 GMT | 14:00 Local
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpire – Chris Gaffaney
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Ahsan Raza
Match number – T20I no. 1334 – ICC T20 World Cup 2021 9th Match
Post Match Presentation.
Shakib is the Player of the Match: “Every game we’re playing gets us into more confidence. Obviously, it was a setback, the first game, but in the T20 format, the team that is better on the day wins. But now the pressure is off and we can play expressively. It’s not an easy format to get back into form, but luckily I’m getting more chance to bat up the order. A little tired, I’ve been playing non-stop cricket for the last five-six months, it’s been a long season for me. But hopefully, I can pull this tournament off.”
Assad Vala: “Towards the end, they got the momentum, but I thought we started really well. 1 for 40 or something in the powerplay. We pulled them back really well, but we just couldn’t execute our death bowling under pressure. I think losing wickets in the powerplay has been costing us. We’ve not found a really good way to play. Against a really good team, you need to be up for it. We can take back executing our skills under pressure, we weren’t good enough. We know we could’ve done well. So next time if we get the opportunity, we’ll try to change it.”
Mahmudullah: I think it was much needed. The way that we wanted to play, the intent was there from the batters. Having said that I think the wicket was better in comparison, so the batters did well to get 180. I think the two things we’ve been concerned about are the first six overs with bat and ball. If we get a good start, we can capitalise, so I think we need to improve on that. I’ve said it before – we’re much more skilled hitters than big hitters. So we need to find the bowlers we can take on on that particular day and we need to figure that out and communicate with the others as experienced batters.