Oman and Nepal team will lock horns once again in the Match 5 of the CWC League 2 One Day tournament. Oman tops the league standing of the ongoing tournament, winning ten out of twelve games played so far. Jatinder Singh scored a blistering century against Nepal a couple of games ago. Oman do seem to bat deep and are having no trouble at the moment. On the other hand, Nepal is slowly cruising up the ladder. In seven games, Nepal has managed four wins and faced three defeats. Aasif Sheikh and Gyanendra Malla have been quite good in recent times but the rest of the batting unit crumbled around them whenever they looked good for a big target. They’ll need to sort out those woes in the middle order and come good in this contest.
Oman will be looking to take on the challenge of Nepal for the second time in the CWC League-2 one-Day. Oman are currently on a six-match winning streak in ODI cricket. Meanwhile, Nepal have blown hot and cold throughout this league. They have three wins and four losses so far. They lost their last encounter against USA. Both the teams have played three matches against each other in this format so far where Oman won all the matches against Nepal.
Oman are doing really well in the Super League in terms of getting through to the group stages of the World Cup as they are growing from strength to strength. They are at the top of the league table with 10 wins off the 12 games they’ve played. As things stand, Nepal will have to really play out of their skin to beat a strong Oman side. They need to do well in all departments to topple a side like Oman.
Fixture Name: Match 5
Competition: CWC League 2 One Day
Date: 19 September
Time: 4:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
OMN(recent last): W W W
NEP(recent last): L L W
Ground: Al Amerat Cricket Ground
The match between Oman and Nepal will be played in Al Amerat Cricket Ground ground. This ground provides a balanced wicket where both the departments are expected to receive a decent amount of help from the surface. Spinners can come lethal in the middle overs while pacers will be in the game from start to end.
The players like Gyanendra Malla, Jatinder Singh and Kushal Bhurtel will be vital picks due to their form and track-record. While, Zeeshan Maqsood, Khawar-Ali, Aaqib Ilyas and Kushal Malla will be the key all-rounders in this clash. The bowlers like Bilal-Khan, Karan KC and Sandeep Lamichhane are quite experienced.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Binod Bhandari
BATSMEN: Gyanendra Malla, Jatinder Singh, Kushal Bhurtel
ALL-ROUNDERS: Zeeshan Maqsood, Khawar-Ali, Aaqib Ilyas, Kushal Malla
BOWLERS: Bilal-Khan, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane
The hosts Oman, being the home side, know the conditions well and clearly look like the team that’s going to run Nepal over as they’ve had players stepping up on every occasion and taking their team over the line. In this contest too they’ll be looking to improve on things that they lack. Nepal are desperately looking to win this game to keep their hopes up for qualifying but it’s not going to be easy against a team like Oman.
Oman have come out with wins against Nepal in recent times. Oman look very strong on their home ground. Naseem Khushi, Kaleemullah, Sandeep Goud, Bilal Khan, and Mohammad Nadeem are some of the crucial players from them.
The Oman all-rounder will be vital for his side in this clash. He has scored 621 runs from 11 ODI matches. He has also picked up 16 wickets.
He is another big shot in the Oman team. Both with bat and ball, he can be effective. has chipped in 253 runs from 11 ODIs. The Oman all-rounder has also scalped 20 wickets.
The Oman team are on a winning run at the moment and are not likely to make any changes for this fixture, and will play with an unchanged 11.
OMN Playing 11 (likely)
The Nepal team are playing well in sessions. Gyanandra Malla hasn’t been able to get the big scores but he has been getting decent starts. He has amassed 172 runs in seven innings in this league. Sandeep Lamichhane has had a couple of quiet games, but has the quality to shine.
In the bowling department, the Nepal team will rely on him for his wicket taking capabilites. He scored 56 runs in the seven matches and took 12 wickets.
He has provided the team a boost to post a strong total on the board and can be a good pick. Against USA, Sandeep bowled a terrific spell. He has got 12 wickets from seven games.
They are expected to keep the same team that they fielded against USA in their last match. But the need to sort out the woes in the middle order and come good in this contest.
NEP Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Oman vs Nepal CWC League 2 One Day Live score and streaming on Fancode. There is no doubt that this will be a wonderful experience to view the exciting cricketing action in the OMN vs NEP clash.
The match between the Oman and Nepal of CWC League 2 One Day tournament will not be broadcasted on the television in India. The television broadcasting rights was not available for this series.
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