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New Zealand to Face Papua New Guinea in Farewell Match

Today in the T20 World Cup 2024, the New Zealand team will face each other against Papua New Guinea in their last match at the Brian Lara Stadium. Both the teams are out of the race for Super-8. New Zealand had won against Uganda by 9 wickets in the last match. Whereas Papua New Guinea […]

Today in the T20 World Cup 2024, the New Zealand team will face each other against Papua New Guinea in their last match at the Brian Lara Stadium. Both the teams are out of the race for Super-8. New Zealand had won against Uganda by 9 wickets in the last match. Whereas Papua New Guinea had to face defeat by 7 wickets against Afghanistan in the last match. This World Cup has been no less than a nightmare for New Zealand, which was out of the semi-final race for the first time in the last 10 years.

Batting has been tough in this World Cup on the pitch of Brian Lara Stadium. The New Zealand team could not even achieve the target of 150 runs against the West Indies. Apart from this, in two other matches the team playing first could not even reach 100 runs. PNG bats in this match. So it is going to be a challenge for them to score big. In the last match on this ground, New Zealand had all-out Uganda for 40. On the special program of India News presented by 1xbat, former Indian cricketer Noel David said “This match has become important for the New Zealand team.” Because its fast bowler Trent Boult has confirmed that this will be his last match in the T20 World Cup. In such a situation, the team led by Kane Williamson would like to bid farewell to its fast bowler with victory. The Papua New Guinea team has lost all three of its matches so far and if its team presents even a little challenge to New Zealand, it will mean a lot for it.

Sunil Yash Kalra is a women’s cricket historian and founder of Indian Sports Fans.

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