PNG Lewas embracing favourites tag cricket meet

first_imgUp for grabs is a berth in the final qualifying tournament for next year’s World T20 Championships in the West Indies.The PNG Lewas are strong favourites after winning last year’s 50 over regional qualifier in Apia.They’re up against Vanuatu in today’s opening round in Sano and assistant coach Arua Dikana backed them to do well.”The last couple of months we’ve been training well in PNG,” he said.”We are really good at the moment and we have some players who can win matches and cricket is a funny game where we expect anything.”We have prepared for this tournament as favourites so we are looking forward to the first game.”Vanuatu did not take part in the the 50 over qualifying tournament for East Asia Pacific but coach Eddie Mansale believed they could produce an upset.”Everyone knows we’re underdogs here – we rank last in the tournament,” he said.”But we still feel the team had a good year last year. All year as preparation we’re doing skills work a lot and yeah we’re ready.””None of these team here are going to look up to Vanuatu in a way,” said Mansale.”We are well prepared and we’re looking to do a lot of damage in this tournament – we’re going to upset some big names around here.”last_img

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