23 Jan 2014

Sport: PNG cricketers look to keep World Cup hopes alive

11:55 am on 23 January 2014

Papua New Guinea can confirm their place in the Super Six stage of the Cricket World Cup qualifying tournament, with a win over Namibia in Mount Maunganui on Thursday.

The Barramundi's have mixed wins over Kenya and Uganda with a heavy defeat to the Netherlands so far at the tournament.

Namibia are unbeaten at the tournament and a win for PNG will see them join the African side in the next round.

PNG will also advance if the Netherlands defeat Kenya and can even progress if Kenya win, provided they maintain a superior net run rate.

Head coach Peter Anderson says it's good to have their fate in their own hands.

"We've just got to really focus on what we're doing, doing the basics - partnerships and bowling in pairs and just doing all those usual things we talk about all the time. Again, we respect every team and we're going to go out there and put our best foot forward. You know there's not many cliches you can change or say - we've just got to front up on the day and play our cricket, which we know we can".