The 5th game of the 2020 Oman Tri-Nation ODI Series part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 will be played between Oman and the United Arab Emirates at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1).
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (6:00 AM GMT) (11:30 AM IST).
Oman has won four out of their last six games and they are currently ranked fourth in the points table. They have a good chance to outclass UAE in the next game in order to grab two important points. It will certainly improve their position in the tournament log. In batting, they have Aquib Ilyas, who is playing in extremely good form for his side in the ongoing tournament.
He has scored 308 runs in six games with three half-centuries. In bowling, Zeeshan Maqsood has displayed some brilliant performance with the ball. So far in six games, he has scalped 12 wickets with one-four wicket haul. The United Arab Emirates have to buck up as they are currently ranked fifth in the six-team tournament.
However, they won their previous game by a big margin of eight wickets. They will have to replicate the same performance in the next game against Oman. Muhammad Usman is the leading run-scorer for UAE and he has muscled 200 runs in his six outings with two half-centuries. UAE will certainly bank on the form of Usman in the next crucial match.
During the day time, there are no chances of rain and the wind is expected to blow at a rate of 22 km/hr. Also, the temperature is expected to deviate between 17 and 27 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The track at Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket is expected to go in favour of the bowlers. So far in the tournament, only one team has managed to go past 300 runs while in other games it was the bowling unit that turned the phase of the match on the back of their brilliant show with the ball. Moreover, the side winning the toss will look to the field as the teams have found it relatively easier to chase on this ground.
Average first innings score: 203 (Games played in this tournament in the year 2020)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Sanuth Ebrahim, Aqib Ilyas, Muhammed Naseem, Muhammed Nadeem, Suraj Kumar, Sandeep Goud, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan.
Bench – Baadal Singh, Ahmed Fayyaz Butt, Jay Odedra.
Chirag Suri, Vriitya Aravind, Darius D’Silva, Figy John, Muhammad Usman, Rohan Mustafa, Basil Hameed, Waheed Ahmed, Ahmed Raza (c), Karthik Palaniapan, Junaid Siddique.
Bench – Chundangapoyil Rizwan, Zawar Farid, Mohammed Ayaz.
Muhammad Usman will be an obvious pick for any fantasy side. He has mustered 200 runs in his six outings with two half-centuries. Aqib Ilyas is another important batsman to watch out in the game between Oman and UAE. He is currently the leading scorer for his side in the ongoing tournament. Zeeshan Maqsood is an important player with the ball looking forward to his form in ICC Men’s World Cup League 2.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Aqib Ilyas, Darius D’Silva, Zeeshan Maqsood
Vice-Captain –Muhammad Usman, Rohan Mustafa, Khawar Ali
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper –Vriitya Aravind
Batters – Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas (VC), Chirag Suri, Darius D’Silva (C), Muhammad Usman
All-Rounders – Basil Hameed, Zeeshan Maqsood
Bowlers – Bilal Khan, Junaid Siddique, Ahmed Raza
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper –Vriitya Aravind, Suraj Kumar
Batters – Jatinder Singh, Darius D’Silva, Muhammad Usman (VC)
All-Rounders – Khawar Ali, Zeeshan Maqsood, Rohan Mustafa (C)
Bowlers – Bilal Khan, Karthik Palaniappan, Ahmed Raza
Try to pick in-form batting line up of Oman, who are in impressive form with the bat and they are consistently scoring runs for their side. From UAE, only Muhammad Usman has managed to click good knocks with the bat.
Oman is expected to win against UAE.
*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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