It will be JAP vs PHI for the 1st game of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup East Asia Pacific Qualifiers tomorrow at Papua New Guinea.
Moreover, looking back at their previous games, Japan participated in last year’s EAP Qualifier as well but was defeated by Indonesia in their last game.
Meanwhile, the Philippines participated in a one-off tournament wherein they were defeated by Cambodia in their last game.
Therefore, both these teams will be looking to start their campaign on a winning note.
Thus, we will get a good game between these two sides tomorrow.
Match: Japan vs Philippines, Match 1
Venue: Amini Park, Papua New Guinea
Date: 22nd July 2023
Time: 4:30 AM IST
The wicket at Papua New Guinea is a good one for batters to bat on. Moreover, there is very little assistance for bowlers at this venue. However, spinners will be able to do well as the balls turn sharply. Additionally, a score of 170 or more will be an ideal one to post and defend at this venue. Therefore, the team winning the toss should opt to bowl first.
Full Squads for JAP vs PHI, Match 1
Kendel Kadowaki-Fleming (c), Lachlan Yamamoto-Lake, Declan Mccomb, Ibrahim Takahashi, Reo Sakurano-Thomas, Sabaorish Ravichandran, Tsuyoshi Takada, Alex Patmore (wk), Supun Nawarathna (wk), Wataru Miyauchi (wk), Kohei Kubota, Makoto Taniyama, Mian Muneeb Siddique, Piyush Kumbhare, Ryan Drake
Francis Norman Walsh, Hern Isorena, Jordan Alegre, Kapil Kumar, Kulwinderjit Singh, Amanpreet Sirah, Daniel Smith (c), Gurbhupinder Chohan, Henry Tyler, Jean Podosky, Grant Russ (wk), Arshdeep Singh Samra, Huzaifa Mohammed, Josef Doctora, Kepler Lukies, Liam Myott, Surinder Singh
Probable Playing XI for JAP vs PHI, Match 1
Kendel Kadowaki-Fleming (c), Alexander Shirai-Patmore (wk), Lachlan Yamamoto-Lake, Makoto Taniyama, Ibrahim Takahashi, Sabaorish Ravichandran, Declan Mccomb, Reo Sakurano-Thomas, Piyush Kumbhare, Ryan Drake, Mian Muneeb Siddique
Daniel Smith (c), Jordan Alegre, Hernie Isorena, Amanpreet Sirah, Miguel Podosky, Grant Russ (wk), Liam Myott, Surinder Singh, Gurbhupinder Singh, Arshdeep Singh Samra, Kapil Kumar
Match Prediction for JAP vs PHI, Match 1
From the team combinations and previous results, we can say that it will be an even contest between these two sides.
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