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Barramundis Focus On Own Game

Barramundis Focus On Own Game
Defending champions Papua New Guinea cricket team on August 22, 2018. Photo: Karalaini Tavi
August 23
11:00 2018

The Hebou PNG Barra­mundis is focused on perfecting their own game as they 2018 ICC World Twenty20 East Asia Pacific Sub Regional Qualifier on Saturday at Albert Park in Suva.

PNG coach Joe Dawes said the team arrived early on Tuesday to get accustomed to the weather.

“We are not worry about other countries; we are more worried about our own game,” Dawes said.

“Coming in a few days early to prepare and get the team acclimatize with two days to go.”

Dawes added Samoa will be a tough team to beat since they are coming with many overseas players.

“It is Twenty20 Cricket and everyone can have a day out and the shorter the game the closer it will be,” Dawes said.

“I know Samoa has got some players in from Australia and also have some first class players but we are more wor­ried about what we do.

“Out of the 14 member squad we have 13 players liv­ing in Port Moresby and it is great to see local cricketers striving in the Pacific

PNG is similar to Fiji.”

Meanwhile, Dawes said things are going well.

“Our first training session was in good spirits and of a high quality. The team can’t wait to crack on with the qualifiers,” Dawes said.

The Barramundis kick things off with a dou­ble header on Saturday against Samoa before they play hosts Fiji in the second game of the day.


August: 25: Fiji-Vanuatu; PNG-Sa¬moa; Fiji-PNG; Va­nuatu-Samoa;

August 26: Fiji-Samoa, PNG-Vanu¬atu;

August 28: Samoa-PNG; Fiji-Vanua¬tu, Samoa- Vanuatu, Fiji-PNG;

August 29: PNG-Vanuatu, Samoa-Fiji.


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