T20 World Cup 2024 Match 29 Afghanistan vs Papua New Guinea Match Preview

T20 World Cup Match 29 Afghanistan vs Papua New Guinea Match Preview

Afghanistan is set to take on Papua New Guinea in the 29th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad & Tobago. Scheduled for Friday, June 14, at 6 AM IST, this Group C encounter is crucial for both teams.

Match Details

  • Date: June 14, 2024
  • Day: Friday
  • Venue: Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Time: 6 AM IST

Team Standings and Context

With 4 points, Afghanistan sits in second place in the ICC T20 World Cup Points standings, trailing only the co-host West Indies. Led by Rashid Khan, Afghanistan aims to secure a spot in the Super 8 with a win against Papua New Guinea. In their previous match, Afghanistan dominated New Zealand with an 84-run victory at Providence Stadium, showcasing their prowess.

Papua New Guinea, yet to secure a win in the tournament, faces an uphill battle with two remaining group stage matches against Afghanistan and New Zealand. Their chances of advancing are slim, making their clash with Afghanistan even more critical.

Head-to-Head Records

Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea have limited history in T20 internationals. They have faced each other only once, in 2015, where Afghanistan emerged victorious by 6 wickets.

MatchesAFG WonPNG WonTieNR

Brian Lara Cricket Academy T20 World Cup Stats and Records

The Brian Lara Cricket Academy, a prominent cricket ground in the West Indies, will host five matches in the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup, including four Group C games and the first semifinal.

Probable Playing 11s


Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan (c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Karim Janat

Papua New Guinea

Tony Ura, Lega Siaka, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Hiri Hiri, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Alei Nao, Norman Vanua, Chad Soper, Damien Ravu

Summary Table

DetailAfghanistanPapua New Guinea
Team Position2nd in Group CWinless
Previous MatchBeat New Zealand by 84 runsLost to Uganda
Key PlayersRahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq FarooqiHiri Hiri, Assad Vala, Alei Nao, Norman Vanua
VenueBrian Lara Cricket AcademyBrian Lara Cricket Academy
Pitch ConditionsBalanced pitchBalanced pitch

Stadium Stats

  • Total T20I Matches: 5
  • First Match: July 29, 2022
  • Last Match: June 13, 2024
  • Batting 1st Won: 4
  • Batting 2nd Won: 1
  • Matches Tied: 0
  • Matches N/R: 0
  • Highest Team Innings: 267/3 by ENG vs WI in 2023
  • Lowest Team Innings: 132 by ENG vs WI in 2023
  • Average Score: 140

Pitch Report

The pitch at Brian Lara Cricket Academy is balanced, supporting both batsmen and bowlers in T20 matches. The average first innings score is 140, which can go up to 160 or 180 in T20 cricket. Historically, teams batting first have a higher chance of winning at this venue.




  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz: Scored 86 runs in the last match, providing a solid start.
  • Ibrahim Zadran: Contributed 44 runs.
  • Rashid Khan: Took 4 wickets while conceding just 17 runs.
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi: Also took 4 wickets, playing a crucial role in the victory.

Papua New Guinea

  • Hiri Hiri: Scored 15 runs, showing resistance against Uganda.
  • Lega Siaka: Added 12 runs.
  • Assad Vala: Despite a duck, took a wicket in the second innings.
  • Alei Nao and Norman Vanua: Both took 2 wickets each, fighting hard in their last match.


Afghanistan aims to continue their winning streak to secure a place in the Super 8.

Papua New Guinea is fighting to stay alive in the tournament with two remaining group stage matches.

The Brian Lara Cricket Academy pitch favors teams batting first, with a higher chance of winning.

Stay tuned for this exciting encounter as Afghanistan and Papua New Guinea battle it out at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

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