Oman and Papua New Guinea will lock horns in the Match 47 of CWC League 2 One Day on Friday afternoon. This is for the second time that these two sides are facing each other. The match is the fifth of the latest round of CWCL2 matches, which form part of the 2023 Cricket World Cup qualification process. Oman are in terrific form as they stand in first position having won twelve of their sixteen One-Day Internationals. However, they lost their most recent encounter against Scotland by 18 runs and will be aiming to get back on track with a win. Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, have struggled to get over the line as they stand in the last position without a single win. They will be looking forward to playing their best and registering their first win of the tournament.
No doubt that Papua New Guinea are a side that is on the rise but Oman will be benefited by the fact that the match will be played in home turf where they have recently played matches against USA and Nepal. But the fact that they won most of the matches against Nepal and USA. Oman were at their best in those matches. PNG failed to impact in that tournament and neither their batters nor bowlers made an impact in those matches thus Papua New Guinea will have to make a complete turnaround to beat Oman.
Oman are looking unstoppable at the moment and ruling the league table with 24 points in their bag in ICC Men’s CWC League 2. Oman have won 12 out of the 16 matches they have played and will look forward to carrying the same momentum in the upcoming fixture as well. Coming to Papua New Guinea, they haven’t had a good time so far in the tournament. They have lost all the matches that they have played and are rooted at the bottom of the points table. So, we can expect Scotland to have the upper hand in the upcoming match on Friday.
Fixture Name: Match 47
Competition: CWC League 2 One Day
Date: 1 October
Time: 4:00 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
OMN(recent last): W L W
PNG(recent last): L L L
The match between Papua New Guinea and Oman will be played in Al Amerat Cricket Ground ground situated in Al Amerat. This ground provides a neutral 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. Chasing will be a successful option on this wicket. So, toss can be a huge factor in this game.
The players like Jatinder Singh, Lega Siaka and Khawar Ali will be vital picks due to their form and track-record. While, Zeeshan Maqsood, Assad Vala and Charles Amini will be the top choices for all-rounders. The bowlers like Nosaina Pokana, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan and Chad Soper are quite experienced and can pick up vital wickets in tensed times.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Suraj Kumar
BATSMEN: Jatinder Singh, Lega Siaka, Khawar Ali
ALL-ROUNDERS: Zeeshan Maqsood, Assad Vala, Charles Amini
BOWLERS: Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan, Chad Soper
Oman, being the better side, have used the home conditions well, and there is no doubt that they are a balanced and experienced side which really makes them tough to beat. Looking at the current form the Oman side are expected to finish on top in this encounter. They would look to bowl and bat aggressively to get the positive result. Oman are stronger than Papua New Guinea by a huge distance. Barring a miracle, Oman should be able to ease past Papua New Guinea in the upcoming encounter.
Zeeshan Maqsood has been a star for Oman in the batting and bowling department. He’s been the nucleus of the team with the others playing around him. Mohammad Nadeem has been an effective all-rounder and he needs to step up and deliver. Bilal Khan is the genuine wicket-taker and has to be on top of his game.
The Oman player will be vital for his side in this clash. He has scored 292 runs from 13 games and has scalped 12 wickets as well. He has showed his class in the matches of this format.
Zeeshan is another big shot in the Oman team. Coming to the bowling department, he has been in sensational form. So far, he has scored 109 runs and has bagged 22 wickets for his side.
Though they have lost one recent match against Scotland, the Oman team is not likely to make any changes for this fixture, and will play with same 11 to continue on the winning track.
OMN Playing 11 (likely)
Assad Vala has been a stalwart for PNG in the batting and bowling department. He’s been the nucleus of the team with the others playing around him. Charles Amini has been an effective all-rounder and he needs to step up and deliver. Pokana is the genuine wicket-taker and has to be on top of his game.
The Papua New Guinea batsman will be vital for his side in this clash. He has notched 356 runs that he played at an average of well above 44. He has showed his class in the matches of this format.
Chad Soper is another big shot in the Papua New Guinea team. Coming to the bowling department, he has been in sensational form. He has scalped 8 wickets from eight games at an economy of 4.68.
Though they have lost their recent match, the PNG team is not likely to make any changes for this fixture, and will play with same 11 to get back on winning track against the Oman side.
PNG Playing 11 (likely)
Watch Oman vs Papua New Guinea 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 PNG clash.
The match between the Oman and Papua New Guinea 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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