ICC World T20 Qualifier

PNG Barras set to play Afghanistan today

This is their final chance to qualify for the ICC World T20 in India next year.

Barras head coach Dipak Patel said the team has done aggressive training drills since Monday and are determined to produce a great result.

Patel said they’ve addressed some issues that have been identified and are now confident in giving the best of their abilities and skills in today’s match.

“We may look at changing the line- up but this is a great opportunity for us once again to overlook mistakes and finish on top.

Barras beat Kenya in worlds warmup

Kenya scored a healthy 141 runs in their 20 overs but PNG’s batsmen came out with guns blazing and scored 2/45 runs in the first 5 overs before the match was stopped due to rain.

On the Duckworth Lewis system PNG was required to score 35 runs in 5 overs as they lost two wickets but at (2/45) at the 5thover mark it meant PNG were ahead by 10 runs on the DL system and were awarded the game. 

Earlier, PNG Barramundis captain Jack Vare-Kevere won the toss and elected to bowl and restricted the Kenyans to a respectable target of 8/141 in their 20 overs.