Vanuatu vs Japan: Japan is currently 2nd in the table and will be facing the last team in the table Vanuatu on the 28th of July. Vanuatu have lost every game they played in this tournament and they are struggling to find their first win. Japan is doing quite decent in the tournament, they have lost only one match in the tournament against the group leaders Papua New Guinea. Japan will be confident after they defeated the Philippines in their last game. Vanuatu lost their previous game against Papua New Guinea and will need an extraordinary performance to defeat Japan.
The 9th T20 between Vanuatu vs Japan will take place on July 28th, 2023 at Amini Park, Papua New Guinea.
Match Details to Note
Match: Vanuatu vs Japan
Date: July 28, 2023 (Friday)
Time: 04:30 AM IST
Venue: Amini Park, Papua New Guinea.
After losing 4 games in a row Vanuatu has lost its chance to qualify for the ICC T20 World Cup. They showed poor performance with both bat and ball. In the last match, they lost by 39 runs to Papua New Guinea as their batting side collapsed. Now when they have nothing to lose we can expect that they will play fearlessly and might show their best performance against Japan. Nalin Nipiko and Clement Tommy failed to perform and their weak start led to the failure of the team’s batting order. Vanuatu will love to finish the tournament in a positive style and win the last game of their table.
Andrew Mansale, Trevor Langa, Simpson Hopeman Obed, Damian Smith, Lenica Natapei, Patrick, Matautaava, Kenny Tari, Jelany Chilia, Niko Georges Unavalu, Eddie Mansale, Jaxies Samuel, Nalin Nipiko, Johnniel Willy Ateou, Samson Kalworai, Shem SalaSteven, Mark Lynch, Ronald Tari, Joshua Rasu, McDonald Fred Obed
Players to watch out for:
Former national team captain and cricketer from Vanuatu, Andrew Mansale. He has since 2010 been a member of the Vanuatu national cricket team as an off-spin bowler and right-handed batter. Mansale is a gifted batsman who is renowned for his versatility in the field. He can also bowl vital overs in the middle of the innings as an effective off-spinner. Mansale is an essential member of the Vanuatu team and one of the most significant cricketers in the history of the nation.
A right-handed medium-fast bowler and right-handed batsman Joshua Rasu plays cricket for Vanuatu. He participated in both Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) and One Day Internationals (ODIs) after making his Vanuatu debut in 2018.