T20 World Cup 2024 – Assad Vala to guide PNG, Charles Amini to be vice-captain

Batter Assad Vala will lead Papua New Guinea (PNG) on the upcoming T20 World Cup within the West Indies and USA. That is the second time Vala will probably be their captain on the competitors after additionally main them in 2021. Vala can have allrounder Charles Amini as his vice-captain.
Ten of the 15 gamers chosen for the 2024 occasion had been additionally a part of the squad in 2021, with Jack Gardner, who was a reserve three years in the past, now picked within the squad correct. Those that missed out had been Simon Atai, Jason Kila, Gaudi Toka, Nosaina Pokana and Damien Ravu, in whose place got here in Gardner, Alei Nao, Hila Vare, John Kariko and Sema Kamea.

In 2021, PNG had misplaced to Oman, Scotland and Bangladesh within the first spherical of the event, and did not make it to the Tremendous 12s.

“The vitality has been nice inside the workforce,” Vala stated. “For a number of the boys who went to the final T20 World Cup, it is a completely different feeling now with quite a lot of the coaching, as a result of the final time was throughout Covid and the preparation wasn’t nearly as good as what we’re going by now. I’m wanting ahead to this occasion as a result of I do know we’re going to do effectively.”

PNG certified for this yr’s T20 World Cup by topping the East Asia-Pacific Qualifier in 2023, the place they received all six of their matches in opposition to Japan, Vanuatu and Philippines. They enter the T20 World Cup on the again of a 2-0 collection win in opposition to Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, which got here instantly after they received a T20I tri-series additionally that includes Nepal and Hong Kong.

PNG begin their World Cup marketing campaign in opposition to co-hosts West Indies in Guyana on June 2. They’re a part of Group C, which additionally consists of Afghanistan, New Zealand and Uganda.

PNG squad for T20 World Cup

Assad Vala (capt), Charles Amini (vice-capt), Alei Nao, Chad Soper, Hila Vare, Hiri Hiri, Jack Gardner, John Kariko, Kabua Morea, Kipling Doriga, Lega Siaka, Norman Vanua, Sema Kamea, Sese Bau, Tony Ura

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