PNG Barramundis

Barras end T20 WC winless but praised

The PNG Barramundis played their final match of the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup today at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad against New Zealand.

New Zealand won 79/3 (12.2 overs) and PNG 78 (19.4 overs). For the Barramundis, this match was always going to be a huge challenge, going up against a team that previously made it to the semi-final stage of the last three T20 global events.

Barras impressed despite World Cup loses

The Afghans continued to assault their opposition’s top order. Following the run out of Assadollah Vala, Fazalhaq Farooqi struck twice in two balls to remove both Lega Siaka and Sese Bau, caught behind for first-ball ducks. Naveen-Ul-Haq then bowled Hiri Hiri to see the Barras in trouble at 4 wickets down for just 17 runs one ball into the third over.

Barras meets Afghanistan in the World Cup

The PNG Barramundis were impressive in their last two matches although they finished on the wrong side of the scoreboard with narrow loses. They lost to the host West Indies by 5 Wickets and to Uganda by 3 Wickets with 10 balls remaining.

They have been competitive so far in the tournament and have a chance to record their first win in the World Cup when they take on Afghanistan on Friday, 14 June.

The path to T20 second round

As the countdown to another dose of T20 International action, here are the standings for the respective Groups:

Group A, India (4 points), United States (4), Canada (2), Pakistan (0) and Ireland (0).

Barras lose to Uganda in ICC T20

Both teams took the pitch in the hope to register their first ever win in the T20 Cricket World Cup, Uganda came out winner – courtesy to their bowlers.

Earlier in the match, Papua New Guinea posted a well below par total and only three batters crossed the single-digit mark, putting them under pump.  

Barramundis put up strong fight

Under a packed Guyana Stadium in Guyana, PNG took on a fighting spirit to show the heavyweight they were a team that would not easily be beaten in the second match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

The scores were PNG 136/8 (20.) and West Indies 137/5 (19.0), West Indies won the toss and bowled first.

Bowler to miss opener against West Indies

The Barramundis team management said that Gardner broke a finger during a practice catching session at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad over the weekend.

Team Doctor, Najeebullah Soomro, confirmed the fracture after x-rays were taken and advised that Gardner will be unable to play for the first match against West Indies on June 2nd in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at Guyana National Stadium, Guyana.

Barras go down against Oman

Oman beat PNG by 3 wickets, Oman 7/141 (19.1) and PNG 9/139 (20 overs).

The Barras set a target of 137 off their 20 overs on the back of a solid start at 1 for 45 in the 6th over, led by an innings of 28 off 20 balls from Lega Siaka, who ended up top-scoring.

Specialist coach boosts Barras outfit

Barramundis head coach Tatenda Taibu confirmed yesterday that additional practice matches are scheduled throughout the week against Canada and Namibia. 

Conditions in the Caribbean are extremely hot and humid with a rain squall causing a small delay in the first match.

Barras steps up to challenge

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup co-hosted by West Indies and USA has attracted 20 countries. Forty-one matches will be played in the Caribbean across six different islands, with the semi-finals in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana and the title decider scheduled to be played in Barbados on 30 June.