The match 23 of the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 between Oman and Nigeria will be hosted by Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1, Abu Dhabi.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (11:30 AM IST) (6:00 AM GMT).
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
Oman suffered its first defeat of the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 against Ireland. As they look to bounce back into winning ways, Oman faces Nigeria in Match 23 in what looks to be a potential mismatch. While Oman has won two games in the tournament, Nigeria is at the bottom of Group B with no wins in two attempts.
Oman is expected to make light work of the African side with the likes of Khawar Ali and Aamir Kaleem in fine form with both bat and ball. In addition, Aqib Ilyas’ form with the bat also bodes well for the Omanis. Nevertheless, Nigeria also has a couple of talented individuals who are capable of giving them a scare while making a mark on the tournament in the process.
Another hot day is on the forecast with the temperature being in excess of 30 degrees Celsius throughout the duration of the match. There will be a breeze from one end of the ground. As the evening progresses, the humidity levels will increase.
Although the Irish did post 183 at this very venue on Monday, the pitch does offer some help for the pacers as well. The spin should also come into play as the game progresses with teams preferring to defend scores rather than chase them in the tournament.
Average first innings score: 180 (Two ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 games)
Record of chasing team: Won – 0, Lost – 2
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy
Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, Amir Kaleem, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Khurram Nawaz Khan, Suraj Kumar (WK), Mohammad Nadeem, Sandeep Goud, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan.
Bench: Jay Odedara, Kaleemullah, Mehran Khan, Sufyan Mahmood, Naseem Khushi.
Daniel Ajekun, Leke Oyede, Sulaimon Runsewe, Chimezie Onwuzulike, Ademola Onikoyi (C&WK), Isaac Okpe, Joseph Adedeji, Daniel Gim, Sylvester Okpe, Chima Akachukwu, Abiodun Abioye
Bench: Vincent Adewoye, Codi Yusuf, Segun Ogundipe, Mohammed Taiwo
Khawar Ali is Oman’s best bet with bat and ball. With a fifty in his previous game against Ireland, Ali has picked five wickets in three games and looks good for more. Similarly, Aqib Ilyas is Oman’s top run-scorer in the tournament with 90 runs and should make merry against a weak Nigeria bowling unit. From the Nigerian roster, Daniel Ajekun is a viable candidate with his ability with bat and ball being crucial to their fortunes. These players should be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, Bilal Khan
Vice-Captain – Aamir Kaleem, Daniel Ajekun, Jatinder Singh
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:
Keeper – Ademola Onikoyi
Batsmen – Daniel Ajekun, Aqib Ilyas, Jatinder Singh
All-Rounders – Khawar Ali (C), Aamir Kaleem (VC), Adeleke Oyede, Zeeshan Maqsood
Bowlers – Bilal Khan, Fayyaz Butt, Abiodun Abioye
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues for Dream11 Fantasy:
Keeper – Sulaimon Runsewe
Batsmen – Aqib Ilyas, Daniel Ajekun (VC), Sandeep Goud
All-Rounders – Khawar Ali, Aamir Kaleem, Isaac Okpe, Zeeshan Maqsood
Bowlers – Bilal Khan (C), Sylvester Okpe, Fayyaz Butt
If Nigeria was to bat first, Omani top-order batsmen and bowlers are a must in the Dream11 Fantasy team. Khawar Ali, who is available for 9.5 credits, opens the batting and also bowls leg-spin. He is a definite pick in the side.
With none of the Nigerian players showing consistency with bat or ball, Daniel Ajekun is a dependable pick with the Nigerian opener able to contribute in either department and earn points.
Oman is expected to win the encounter.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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