OMN vs NAM Dream11 Prediction: The third warm-up match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between Oman and Namibia at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai on 12 October. This will be the first warm-up games for both these teams and an important chance to prepare themselves and pick out the best possible permutations and combination before the Round 1 of the mega event.
Both these sides are coming into this game after facing quite contrasting results in their previous outings. The Oman side suffered a disappointing 0-2 T20I series whitewash at the hands of Sri Lanka at home recently losing both the matches by convincing margins. On the other hand, Namibia had an impressive performance in the recently concluded UAE Summer T20 Bash where they defeated the trio of UAE, Scotland and Papua New Guinea.
This will be a great opportunity for both these teams to prepare well for the T20 World Cup. Namibia are placed at the 19th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 163 rating and 2438 points. On the other hand, Oman occupies the 18th spot in the ICC Rankings with a total of 1732 points. Both these teams will also play the Round 1 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Fixture Name: Match 3, Oman vs Namibia
Competition: World T20 Warm-up Matches
Date: 12 October
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Ground: ICC Academy Ground, Dubai
Pitch Report: As seen in the first game on this venue, there was some swing on offer in the early part of the game but the conditions were perfect for the batsmen. Even though this will be a day-night fixture, the conditions are expected to be same but the spinners could get some purchase. The par score will remain around 160-170 with dew playing an important role. Therefore, it will be a good choice of decision to win the toss and opt to bowl first.
It will be a great move to pick more of Namibia players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams as they are the in-form team. Since it is the opening stage of the tournament, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and all-rounders to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of David Wiese, Jan Frylinck, Aaqib Ilyas and Zeeshan Maqsood remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Zane Green
BATSMEN: Aaqib Ilyas, Craig Williams, Stephan Baard
ALL-ROUNDERS: Zeeshan Maqsood, David Wiese, Jan Frylinck, JJ Smit
BOWLERS: Bilal Khan, Kaleemullah, Bernard Scholtz
Namibia will start as the overwhelming favourites to win this match due to their superb performance in the shorter format in the recent while. Both of their players in the batting as well as bowling departments have been in a good form. On the other hand, Oman will also be hoping to gain some important confidence before the start of the all-important Round 1 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
The Oman cricket team has performed well above their potential in the recent while both in the batting as well as bowling departments. The likes of Jatinder Singh, Aaqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood and Kashyap Prajapati will have to play a significant role in the batting department and all of them will want to be amongst the runs before the T20 World Cup. On the other hand, the trio of Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan and Fayyaz Butt will form part of the bowling attack.
Oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood has been really effective both with the bat and ball in the shortest format of the game. He has the ability contribute immensely well as an all-rounder having scored more than 800 runs while playing in a total of 44 T20 matches. Maqsood has also notched up as many as four half-century in his T20 career so far. The Oman skipper can deliver with the ball as well taking 29 wickets at an economy of less than 7.
For Oman, opening batter Aaqib Ilyas is coming into this T20 World Cup warm-up match on the back of a stunning knock of 60 runs off 38 balls that included 4 sixes and 3 fours against Sri Lanka in the second T20I. He has scored a total of 185 runs in the last five matches that includes two brilliant half-centuries as well. While talking about his T20 career so far, he has smashed 471 runs in 24 matches at a strike-rate of 114.60.
OMN Playing 11 (likely)
For Namibia, it will be really important to continue the winning momentum both in the batting as well as bowling departments from their previous T20 wins. The trio of Stephan Baard, Craig Williams and JJ Smit will have to take the responsibility in the batting department. On the other hand, Ben Shikongo, Bernard Scholtz and David Wiese will form part of the bowling attack and they will be looking to pick wickets on regular basis.
Namibia’s all-rounder David Wiese delivered remarkably well in the recently concluded edition of the Caribbean Premier League T20 2021. He had a brilliant domestic season and has been effective both with the bat and ball in the shortest format of the game. Wiese has smacked more than 2800 runs after playing 267 T20 matches so far that includes six fifties. The right-arm seam bowler has also taken 208 wickets.
For Namibia, JJ Smit smashed an impressive innings of 48 runs off 34 balls against Papua New Guinea in the UAE Summer T20 Bash. He has picked up nearly 50 wickets at an economy of 7.22. JJ Smit has also scored more than 500 runs while playing 52 T20 matches that includes a career-best of 59. He will surely be an important player for Namibia leading into the T20 World Cup.
NAM Playing 11 (likely)
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Watch Oman vs Namibia World T20 Warm-up match Live score and streaming on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. All the players stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on the Hotstar app. There will a great experience of entertainment as both these international teams, Namibia and Oman have some exciting players in their respective line-ups who will been keen to do well these warm-up matches before the start of the mega event.
The Oman vs Namibia World T20 Warm-up match will be broadcasted live on the Star Sports 3 channel from 7:30 PM IST. The Star Sports Network are the official television rights holder for this year’s ICC T20 World Cup. The viewers will get to listen to expert comments and detailed pitch report alongwith live ball-to-ball commentary on the Star Sports Network and the Hotstar app.
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