UAE vs Papua New Guinea ODI ICC World Cup Match Prediction

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United Arab Emirates


Papua New Guinea



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The United Arab Emirates is all set to take on Papua New Guinea in the 2nd game of the ICC Cricket World Cup qualifier playoffs at the Wanderers Sports Ground in Namibia.

Both the UAE and Papua New Guinea sit at the bottom of the ODI table ranked 19th and 20th respectively. The UAE and Papua New Guinea both last featured in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 from 2019-2023. Both these teams struggled in the competition finishing in 6th and 7th positions respectively. Both UAE and Papua New Guinea will look to find some form as being in the top 2 spots in the play-off qualifiers will enable them to go into the next stage of qualification where they would come up against the top 3 teams of League 2 and the bottom 5 teams of the Super League in a bid to qualify for the Cricket World Cup.


  • UAE finished 6th in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 having won 15, losing 18 and drawing 1 in the 36 games they played across 3 years.

  • The United Arab Emirates does not look to be in decent form as they have lost the last three games in a row.

  • Papua New Guinea’s Assad Vala ended just 8 runs behind top scorer Merwe Erasmus as he scored 1290 runs in the 36 games his side played. Vala will be a batsman to keep your eye on when he takes guard.

  • Vriitya Aravind ended up as a top-scorer for the United Arab Emirates scoring 1047 runs in 34 games with an average of 32.71. Aravind would be a pick to pick up some big runs against New Guinea.

  • Junaid Siddique picked up 43 wickets with an average of 25.44 in his last 28 ODI matches in the World Cup League 2 and we are backing Siddique to end up as the top wicket-getter for the UAE on 27th March.

  • Papua New Guinea finished World Cup League 2 as the worst side winning just 5 of the 36 games they played across 3 years and losing 30.

  • Papua New Guinea however defeated the UAE the last time they played.

Our Prediction

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Favorites to win:

United Arab Emirates
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UAE vs Papua New Guinea Chance of Winning

The United Arab Emirates comes into this tie as favourites to win. They finished 6th in the World Cup League 2 table only above Papua New Guinea. UAE mustered some good results in three years. 4 losses in their last 5 games sunk them deeper down the table. UAE was on course to finish higher in the table but 4 losses towards the end negated their chances. UAE have Vritya Aravind who was a powerhouse for them in their batting department and the likes of Junaid Siddique and Zahoor Khan who did quite well for them with the ball.

Papua New Guinea was however clearly the worst team in the tournament finishing rock bottom with just 5 wins from 36 games. They ended up losing 30 games in the whole tournament. Chad Sopper was decent enough for them with the ball scalping 37 wickets in 34 games. Papua New Guinea will have to do better with the bat if they want to have a chance of getting something from the game. CP Rizwan was PNG’s highest scorer in the tournament with just 639 runs from 31 games mustering an average of 27.78.

Our Prediction

Favourites to win – United Arab Emirates

Though Papua New Guinea beat the United Arab Emirates the last time they met in the World Cup League 2 qualifiers, it is hard to see how they could do it again. PNG struggled all across the tournament in all three aspects of the game winning just 5 games out of the 36 they played. CP Rizwan has been their best batsman but even he averaged just 27.78 runs a game in the tournament scoring just 639. UAE on the other hand can rely on the likes of Vritya Aravind, Junaid Siddique and Zahoor Khan to comfortably take them over the line on Monday.

Top Bets for UAE vs Papua New Guinea Match

  • Odds for the UAE – 1.40
  • Odds for Papua New Guinea – 2.90
  • Top batter bets for Assad Vala – 3.84
  • Top batter bets for Tony Ura – 4.8
  • Top batter bets for Vritya Aravaind – 4.90
  • Top bowler bets for Zahoor Khan – 3.24
  • Top bowler bets for Junaid Siddique – 4.6
  • Top bowler bets for Chad Soper – 4.20

UAE vs Papua New Guinea 1st ODI Prediction & Betting Tips

  • The United Arab Emirates failed to win one of their games against Papua New Guinea. This ODI tournament is both team’s only chance to qualify for the qualifier round of the World Cup 2023 and get them one step closer.
  • First innings score if UAE bats first will be above 240 runs.
  • FIrst innings score if PNG bats first will be around 180-200 runs.

UAE vs Papua New Guinea 2nd ODI Match Live Streaming

The 2nd ODI match between UAE and Papua New Guinea will not be telecasted by any channel or website. All cricket fans could follow live scores and analysis on various platforms like the ICC app and Cricbuzz.

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UAE vs Papua New Guinea Match Toss Prediction

The pitch at the Wanderers Cricket Ground in Windhoek has always favoured the team batting 2nd. The pitch has enough to favour the bowlers on both sides but bowling first is an advantage. Bowling first should be the preferred option if any captain wins the toss. The average first-inning score in the last three games at the Wanderers Stadium is 181 runs.

Weather Report

The weather report for Wanderers Cricket Ground predicts a maximum temperature of 34°c. The weather is expected to remain mostly cloudy, and the chances of precipitation are expected to be zero.

UAE Player List

Ansh Tandon, Asif Khan, Muhammad Waseem, Rameez Shahzad, Aayan Afzal Khan, Aryan Lakra, Rohan Mustafa, Sanchit Sharma, Aryansh Sharma, Vritya Aravind, Junaid Siddique, Palaniapan Meiyappan, Matiullah, Zahoor Khan

UAE predicted playing XI:

Player NameRole 
Muhammad Waseem Captain 
Vritya AravindWicket Keeper
Aryan LakhraBatting All-rounder
Aayan Afzal KhanBatsman
Rohan MustafaBowler All-rounder
Asif KhanBowling All-rounder
Junaid SiddiqueBowling All-rounder
Zahoor KhanBowler
Rameez ShahzadBatsman
Sanchit SharmaBowling All-rounder

UAE Team Form

Muhammad Waseem will be leading UAE against Papua New Guinea on Monday. UAE lost the ODI match they played against Papua New Guinea by 56 runs. Aravind has contributed many runs and was the 8th highest run-scorer for UAE in the World Cup League 2 2019-2023.

Papua New Guinea Player List

Hiri Hiri, Sese Bau, Tony Ura, Assad Vala, Charles Amini, Gaudi Toka, Norman Vanua, Hila Vare, Kiplin Doriga, Alei Nao, Chad Soper, John Kariko, Kabua Morea, Riley Hekure, Semo Kamea

Papua New Guinea predicted playing XI:

Player NameRole 
Assad ValaCaptain 
Kiplin DorigaWicket Keeper
Hiri HiriBatsman
Sese BauBatsman
Charles AminiBatsman
Gaudi TokaBatting All-rounder
Norman VanuaBatting All-rounder
Riley HekureBowler
Chad SoperBowler
Kabua MoreaBowler
John KarikoBowler

Papua New Guinea Team Form

PNG played 36 ODI matches in the World Cup League 2 and won just 5 matches in it. Assad Vala being the captain of PNG will give them some hope in the batting department as his form was outstanding in the World Cup League 2.

UAE vs Papua New Guinea Head-to-Head

UAE and PNG have played 10 matches against each other in ODIs.

  • Total ODI matches Played – 10 Matches
  • UAE Win – 5 Matches
  • PNG Win – 5 Matches

UAE vs Papua New Guinea Betting Odds

Both UAE and Papua New Guinea will be looking to start this game in the best possible way and win the first match of the series.

After assessing the team’s form and possible scenarios, the betting odds favour the United Arab Emirates. The odds that Papua New Guinea will win are 2.95 while the odds in favour of UAE are 1.40.

  • UAE Betting odds – 1.40
  • PNG Betting odds – 2.95

UAE vs PNG Top Team Batsmen

Vriitiya Aravaind has performed amazingly well for the UAE in the World Cup League 2 last year. He was in the form of his life piling up 1047 runs in the tournament. Vritiya Aravind is a safe bet from the UAE squad.

  • Top Batter Bets for Vritiya Aravind – 4.90

Papua New Guinea were the worst team in the World Cup League 2 tournament but it was captain Assad Vala who was the shining light in the team. Vala was the 2nd highest run-scorer with 1290 runs for PNG in that tournament. We expect Vala to score some runs in this game and see some fine shots.

  • Top Batter Bets for Assad Vala – 3.84.

UAE vs Papua New Guinea Top Team Bowlers

Junaid Sidique has shown that he has the ability for picking wickets and keeping the scorers in check. Siddique took a total of 43 wickets in 28 games for the UAE with an economy rate of 4.93

  • Top Bowlers Bets for Junaid Siddique – 4.60

We just cannot ignore Chad Soper who has been leading the bowling attack of PNG in ODIs. Soper was the leading wicket taker for PNG taking 37 wickets in 34 matches.

  • Top Bowlers Bets for Chad Soper – 4.20.

Prediction Author

Both teams will look to win and start the tournament on the best note possible by winning the first game. However, considering the odds and other factors, we are predicting that UAE will beat Papua New Guinea.

Our Verdict

Favorites to win:

United Arab Emirates

After every evaluation made it can be said that UAE is the favourite and has a much higher chance of beating Papua New Guinea.


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