PNG vs NAM: Papua New Guinea won five of their six group matches to unexpectedly top Group A and book their World Cup spot. Those five wins included a dominant early victory against Namibia, in which Tony Ura and Assad Vala starred.
Namibia bounced back from that defeat by winning five games in a row, however – storming into the play-offs and then into the World Cup. The bowlers have been especially key, with Bernard Scholtz – who took three in the play-off win against Oman – taking 14 in seven matches in total.
Papua New Guinea vs Namibia Playing 11
Tony Ura, Assad Vala (C), Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga (WK), Norman Vanua, Riley Hekure, Jason Kila, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana.
NAM Playing 11
Stephan Baard, Niko Davin, JP Kotze, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (C), JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green (WK), Christi Viljoen, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo.
Papua New Guinea vs Namibia Squads:
Papua New Guinea Squad:
Tony Ura, Assad Vala(c), Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Riley Hekure, Kiplin Doriga(w), Norman Vanua, Jason Kila, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana, John Reva, Simon Atai, Hiri Hiri, Chad Soper.
Stephan Baard, Niko Davin, JP Kotze, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus(c), Zane Green(w), JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Christi Viljoen, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, Karl Birkenstock, Tangeni Lungameni, Zhivago Groenewald, Pikky Ya France