PNG Flag

PNG

78
NZ Flag

NZ

(12.2/20 ov, T:79) 79/3

New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 46 balls remaining)

PNG Flag

PNG

95
AFG Flag

AFG

(15.1/20 ov, T:96) 101/3

Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)

PNG Flag

PNG

77
UGA Flag

UGA

(18.2/20 ov, T:78) 78/7

Uganda won by 3 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

PNG Flag

PNG

136/8
WI Flag

WI

(19/20 ov, T:137) 137/5

West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

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PNG

109/7
NAM Flag

NAM

(16.5/16.5 ov, T:91) 93/6

Namibia won by 3 runs (DLS method)

PNG Flag

PNG

137/9
OMA Flag

OMA

(19.1/20 ov, T:138) 141/7

Oman won by 3 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

MAS Flag

MAS

161/4
PNG Flag

PNG

(17/20 ov, T:162) 98

Malaysia won by 63 runs

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PNG

171/8
NEP Flag

NEP

(16.3/20 ov, T:172) 85

P.N.G. won by 86 runs

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HKG

121
PNG Flag

PNG

(12.4/20 ov, T:122) 124/0

P.N.G. won by 10 wickets (with 44 balls remaining)

Papua New Guinea Cricket Team

Captain: Assad Vala
Coaches: Tatenda Taibu (head coach)
First international match: 1972
Cricket board: Cricket PNG

Papua New Guinea Men's Cricket Team History


Cricket was introduced to the country in the late 19th century by Christian missionaries, and played widely, if loosely, locally. The first recorded match by a representative Papua New Guinea team was played in 1972, against a touring Australia XI at Amini Park in Port Moresby, the country's capital. A year later PNG were formally admitted as an Associate member of the ICC.

A dominant force in the East Asia-Pacific region, especially in the shortest format, they gained ODI status - and by extension T20I status - at the 2014 World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand. Later that year, they became the first team to win their first two one-day internationals after gaining status. They were briefly relegated in 2018 after a defeat to Nepal, but reclaimed ODI status after a top-four finish in the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two.

Having been a part of every World Cup qualifier since 2013, PNG finished at the top in 2019, which earned them a place at the T20 World Cup for the first time, in 2021, though they bowed out winless after the first round.

They missed out on qualification in 2022, but topped the table in the 2024 East Asia-Pacific region qualifiers, making it to their second T20 World Cup in 2024.

Papua New Guinea Men's Cricket Team Current Ranking


T20Is: 20

Papua New Guinea Men's Cricket Team Records



Papua New Guinea Men's Cricket Team Trophies and Milestones


1973: Elected to ICC as Associate Member

2014: First ODI win and series win, Townsville




fan-ratings
Team Fan Ratings
T20Is
OTHERT20s
1.
John Kariko
Runs: 16Wkts: 26
6.4
2.
Alei Nao
Runs: 76Wkts: 19
5.8
3.
Chad Soper
Runs: 155Wkts: 34
4.8

Top Run Scorers

In last one year
Assad Vala
PNG,  Lhb
435
Innings: 19Average: 27.18
Tony Ura
PNG,  Rhb
432
Innings: 21Average: 21.60
Charles Amini
PNG,  Lhb
347
Innings: 16Average: 31.54

Top Wicket Takers

In last one year
John Kariko
PNG,  Sla
26
Innings: 19Average: 12.88
Norman Vanua
PNG,  Rm
19
Innings: 16Average: 17.84
Charles Amini
PNG,  Lb
18
Innings: 15Average: 10.61