The Oman side lost its former match against The Netherlands in a humdinger of a contest. Traipsing first, the Netherlands side scored165/4 in 20 overs. In reply, Oman could only muster an aggregate of161/8 in their share. Papua New Guinea will also enter this match on the reverse of a loss against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka scored162/7 in their 20 overs, and in reply, the PNG side could only manage an aggregate of123/7.
Oman has a pack of crucial players in their side who’ll be eyeing to fancy their chances of making it to the Super 12 round. On the other hand, Papua New Guinea will have to calculate youthful ordnance to make a name for itself. Assad Vala is the commander of the Papua New Guinea side and he’ll lead his side into their first-ever ICC World Cup event appearance. Zeeshan Maqsood will continue leading the Oman side in this event as well.
Aqib Ilyas has been comprising 40 for the Oman side in the last 4 games and the platoon will bank on him formerly again for a decent launch. Bowling is an area of concern for them. For Papua New Guinea, the effects haven’t been going well for a while. Whether it’s about their fur collapses or life-less bowling attack, they’ve looked like a deficient platoon coupled with the lack of intent.
Their commander Assad Vala is the only player that has delivered a bit of thickness in his performances.
In what pledges to be a suchlike-for-suchlike clash, both the brigades will be in their full swing to give their opponents a tough time in the first game of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Match – Oman vs Papua New Guinea – Match 1
Venue – Al Amerat Cricket Ground
Time – 03:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network
The pitch will surely keep the baits interested. Still, if the batters can show tolerance on this gate, they will also be awarded.
Average First Innings score: 155
Record of Chasing teams: Won – 19, Lost – 9, Tied – 0
The temperature is anticipated to hang around 31 °C on the matchday with 50 moisture and 16 km/ hr wind speed. There are no chances of rush during the game.
Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Ayaan Khan, Naseem Khushi (wk), Sandeep Goud, Mohammad Nadeem, Fayyaz Butt, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan
Lega Siaka, Tony Ura, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Sese Bau, Norman Vanua, Jason Kila, Chad Soper, Nosaina Pokana, Damien Ravu/Kabua Morea
Aqib Ilyas -Oman
Aqib Ilyas despoiled a 48-ball 78 for the Oman side in their match against The Netherlands outfit. Ilyas has despoiled 408 runs in his T20I career and has scored his runs at a normal of22.66.
Chad Soper -Papua New Guinea
Chad Soper is the leading gate-taker for the Papua New Guinea side in T20I justice. The right arm leader has beheaded 38 lattices in his career and has picked his lattices at a normal of25.34.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Today’s match prediction Oman to win the match