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Assad Vala

Team flagPNG36 yrs
batting styleleft handed Batter
#50 Batter in ODI
#67 Bowler in ODI
#4 All Rounder in ODI
#44 All Rounder in T20I
[Watch] Ramjani Does A Jadeja Traps Vala In Front Of The Stumps In The First Over

Probuddha Bhattacharjee ∙ 6 June 2024

[Watch] Ramjani Does A Jadeja Traps Vala In Front Of The Stumps In The First Over

Alpesh Ramjani picked up the wicket of Assad Vala in the first over of the match. Here is a look at the delivery.

[Watch] PNG Players Get Emotional At National Anthem While Beginning T20 WC Campaign

Nikhil Sebastian ∙ 2 June 2024

[Watch] PNG Players Get Emotional At National Anthem While Beginning T20 WC Campaign

Papua New Guinea has started their second T20 World Cup campaign following their unsuccessful 2021 attempt. Papua New Guinea faced West Indies in the first group game of T20 World Cup 2024.

[Watch] PNG Fangirl Dances Her Heart Out As Rutherford Plays Reckless Shot In Critical State

Arjun Bhalla ∙ 2 June 2024

[Watch] PNG Fangirl Dances Her Heart Out As Rutherford Plays Reckless Shot In Critical State

After losing the top and middle order in a tricky chase, PNG skipper Assad Vala conquered the battle against Sherfane Rutherford, who played a careless stroke in a crucial juncture of the 137-run chase.

[Watch] PNG Skipper Smashes A Yuvraj-Esque Six Over Extra Cover Vs WI In T20 World Cup 2024

Rajgeeta ∙ 2 June 2024

[Watch] PNG Skipper Smashes A Yuvraj-Esque Six Over Extra Cover Vs WI In T20 World Cup 2024

Papua New Guinea's captain, Assad Vala, lit up the match against West Indies with a stunning six over extra cover, reminiscent of India's legend Yuvraj Singh's best in the second match of the T20 world Cup 2024.

[Watch] Roston Chase Does A Jadeja; Plucks A Screamer To Leave PNG Skipper In Disbelief

Rajgeeta ∙ 2 June 2024

[Watch] Roston Chase Does A Jadeja; Plucks A Screamer To Leave PNG Skipper In Disbelief

Alzarri Joseph had a strong start in the T20 World Cup 2024 opener against Papua New Guinea at the Providence Stadium on Sunday (June 2). The West Indies pacer made an immediate impact by striking in his first over and removing PNG captain Assad Vala.

T20 World Cup 2024, Match 2 WI Vs PNG Live Score: Match Updates, Highlights & Live Streaming

Ritam ∙ 2 June 2024

T20 World Cup 2024, Match 2 WI Vs PNG Live Score: Match Updates, Highlights & Live Streaming

WI vs PNG Highlights: Roston Chase's unbeaten 27-ball 42 helped West Indies register a five-wicket win over Papua New Guinea in Match 2 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

T20 World Cup 2024 Match 2, WI Vs PNG | Playing 11 Prediction, Cricket Tips, Preview & Live Streaming

Ritam ∙ 1 June 2024

T20 World Cup 2024 Match 2, WI Vs PNG | Playing 11 Prediction, Cricket Tips, Preview & Live Streaming

West Indies vs Papua New Guinea Preview: Take a look at the team preview, Pitch Report, probable 11, Match Details and Predicted Winners for the 2nd match of the T20 World Cup 2024 @OneCricket

T20 World Cup 2024 - 3 Papua New Guinea Players You Must Pick In Your Dream11 Teams

Probuddha Bhattacharjee ∙ 1 June 2024

T20 World Cup 2024 - 3 Papua New Guinea Players You Must Pick In Your Dream11 Teams

PNG will be starting their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign against West Indies on June 2. Here is a look at three players who could be important from the fantasy point of view.

Fresh from historic win, Scotland eye big gains against PNG to confirm Super 12 entry

Abhishek Singh ∙ 18 Oct 2021

Fresh from historic win, Scotland eye big gains against PNG to confirm Super 12 entry

Scotland achieved a historic feat against Bangladesh in their first game after they defeated them by six runs and gained precious two points, That was the big game for the Scots as they would now have comparatively easier games against Papua New Guinea and Oman. The first of those games happen to take place on October 19. PNG looking to get past opening match horror While Scotland started with a win, PNG had a horrible showing in their maiden T20 World Cup appearance as they were thrashed by 10 wickets by hosts Oman. The entire batting order of the Barramundis fell like a deck of cards except for their skipper Assad Vala, who hit a historic maiden World cup fifty and all-rounder Charles Amini, who looked in good nick but got run out, unfortunately. The bowling of the PNG team was equally bad, as they were unable to pick a wicket. However, what disappointed me most was the fielding especially the catching by the players from the Pacific nation. While that might have been the big stage fright and hence when they face Scotland next, they might just be ready for the ultimate clash against a team which they have not beaten in their previous two T20I meetings. Scotland look to sharpen batting skills Scotland on the other hand also have a lot to change as far as their batting is concerned. The likes of skipper Coetzer, Richie Berrington, George Munsey and Callum McLeod would look to get back to form after being muddled by the spin of the Bangladeshi bowlers. The bowling of PNG will also be relatively better to face for the Scots who like pace on the ball. The match being a day game also help their cause. Scotland vs Papua New Guinea: Match Details Match Number- 05 Date and Time: October 19, 2021, 03:30 pm IST, 02:00 pm Local, 10:00 am GMT Venue: Oman Cricket Academy Ground, Al Amerat, Oman Broadcast and Livestream: Star Sports Network and Hotstar Pitch Report As far as the evidence from the first day of the tournament is concerned, the wicket at Oman Cricket Academy had no demons in it whatsoever. Oman’s Jatinder Singh and Aqib Ilyas showed that in the first game. In the second game too, it was disciplined bowling rather than the wicket that resulted in 140 being defended. Weather Forecast With plenty of sunshine and no chances of rain or any other disturbance in the offing, this day game wouldn’t have anything depending on the weather. Probable XI Scotland George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal PNG Tony Ura, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Lega Siaka, Norman Vanua, Sese Bau, Simon Atai, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Nosaina Pokana, Damien Ravu, Kabua Morea CE XI Fantasy team Wicketkeeper Matthew Cross Batters Sese Bau, George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer All-rounders Assad Vala, Charles Amini, Richie Berrington Bowlers Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Bradley Wheal, Damien Ravu Vice-Captain Assad Vala Captain Richie Berrington

World T20 2021 | Jatinder-Maqsood lead Oman to thumping 10-wicket win in tournament opener against PNG

Abhishek Singh ∙ 17 Oct 2021

World T20 2021 | Jatinder-Maqsood lead Oman to thumping 10-wicket win in tournament opener against PNG

It was a historic game for both Oman and Papua New Guinea as they opened up the extravaganza called T20 World Cup 2021. Oman’s Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas and Zeeshan Maqsood made sure that it remained one for them as they thrashed the pacific nation by 10 wickets with 38 balls to spare. This huge victory will not only boost their confidence but also come in handy if it comes down to net run rate later in the tournament. The target of 130 set up by PNG never seemed to be a problem for the Omani opening pair of Singh and Ilyas, who were batting together for the very first time as openers. The fact that there were three dropped catches, one catch falling short of the wicketkeeper, one caught off the no-ball and some very average fielding by the PNG team, but that does not take away the fact that Singh and Ilyas batted brilliantly. The 131 runs unbeaten stand between the two openers is also the second-highest partnership for any wicket for Oman, missing the highest score by just one run. While Jatinder made an unbeaten 73 off 42 balls, even as he started slowly in the powerplay, Ilyas on the other end was unbeaten on 50 off 43 balls. The fifties by both these batters were the first and second respectively by any Omani batter in a T20 World Cup. Earlier in the day, after winning the toss, Oman invited PNG to bat first and used the opportunity to pick two quick wickets courtesy of Bilal Khan and Kaleemullah. However, instead of falling, the Barramundis skipper Assad Vala and all-rounder Charles Amini picked up the fight and had a great 81 run stand for the third wicket. But as soon as Amini was run out and Vala perished after completing his fifty, the first for a PNG batter in a World Cup, the team fell like a pack of cards. Zeeshan Maqsood, the Omani skipper was the wrecker in chief, picking three wickets in one over to destroy the lower order of the island nation’s batting lineup. Although PNG did not get bowled out and finished 129-9, Maqsood finished with figures of 4-20 in his four overs, the best ever for an Oman bowler in T20 World Cup. After this win, Oman would now face Bangladesh, who would be playing their first-ever game in the T20 World Cup 2021 later tonight. PNG, who have been thrashed in their debut World Cup game will face Scotland. Both the games will take place on October 19 at the same venue- Al Amerat at Muscat.

World T20 2021 | Skipper Assad Vala leads PNG comeback with first-ever fifty in World Cup history

Abhishek Singh ∙ 17 Oct 2021

World T20 2021 | Skipper Assad Vala leads PNG comeback with first-ever fifty in World Cup history

Papua New Guinea captain Assad Vala lead the comeback of his team with a historic fifty in the opening match of the T20 World Cup 2021 against hosts Oman. After being reduced to 0-2 and playing 10 dot balls in a row at the start of the innings, Vala developed a fine partnership with Charles Amini as the duo added 81 for the third wicket. Unfortunately, Amini was run out by Mohammed Nadeem of his own bowling after the PNG man wanted to snick in a cheeky single. Post the Amini dismissal, Vala continued his good run with the bat and hit two boundaries ( a four and a six) in a row against his Omani counterpart Zeeshan Maqsood to get to his third T20I fifty. Vala, who got injured after falling down with a knock from Maqsood while standing at the non-striker’s end, finally got out for 56 off the bowling of Kaleemullah, trying to hit one out of the ground, but skying it instead, which was caught by Jatinder Singh. The fifty by Vala is only the second instance of an Associate member captain hitting fifty on his T20 World Cup debut, the first one being achieved by Asghar Afghan of Afghanistan in 2016 against Scotland. At the time of writing this, PNG were once again struggling at 112-5 at the end of 15 overs with two newer men at the crease.