Aberdeen, August 21 at 03:30 PM IST
The final match of the triangular series will see Oman colliding against Papua New Guinea at the Aberdeen. This match can be termed as a battle between two opposite polls as Oman have just lost a single game so far from 3 encounters, whereas, Papua New Guinea have lost 2 from 2.
Papua New Guinea are scheduled to play against Scotland in a match prior to this one, if they win against Scotland they will definitely possess a chance to finish at the top of the table.
The result of this game is definitely very important for Oman. If they win here with a good margin they will displace Scotland from the top spot and make it their own.
Oman- 234/6 beat PNG- 229/8 by 4 wickets.
The surface has been spin-friendly as most of the wickets taken here are by the spinners. The average 1st innings score here is 210 which means the team winning the toss will definitely look to bowl first.
Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan, Khawar Ali, Jay Odedra, Aqib Ilyas, Kaleemullah, Jatinder Singh, Sandeep Goud, Aamir Kaleem, Suraj Kumar, Khurram Nawaz, Mohammad Nadeem, Ajay Lalcheta.
Lega Siaka (C), Assad Vala, Charles Amini, Kiplin Doriga (WK), Riley Hekure, Hiri Hiri, Simon Atai, Chad Soper, Sese Bau, Norman Vanua, Nosaina Pokana, Tony Ura, Gaudi Toka, Damien Ravu.
Suraj Kumar, Jatinder Singh, Ajay Lalcheta, Khawar Ali, Zeeshan Maqsood, S Goud, A Ilyas, A Kaleem, Bilal Khan, Kaleemullah/J Odedra, AF Butt
Papua New Guinea-
K Doriga, T Ura, A Vala, S Bau, L Siaka, C Amini, C Soper, N Vanua, N Pokana, D Ravu/R Hekure, G Toka.
Fantasy picks from Oman-
Going by the fantasy points system, Zeeshan Maqsood and A Ilyas are the unmissable choices here.
Maqsood has 5 scalps to his name and with the bat and has scored 22 runs from 3 innings. Whereas, Aqib Ilyas has scored 147 runs from 3 innings at an average of 49.
Khawar Ali is the leading wicket-taker with 8 scalps to his name from 3 matches. 4 for 23 has been his best bowling figures. Even with the bat, he has been spitting fire scoring 93 runs from 3 innings.
Sandeep Goud is the second-highest run-getter for Oman with 99 runs from just 2 innings.
Fantasy picks from Papua New Guinea-
T Ura is the leading run-getter for PNG so far with 100 runs from 2 innings. He is averaging 50 right now.
A Vala and C Soper have been instrumental with both bat and ball. Vala has scored 60 runs from 2 innings and scalped 4 wickets, whereas, C Soper has scalped 2 and scored 35 runs from 2 innings.
N Pokana has scalped 4 wickets in the series so far.
Khawar Ali is not playing in this game. Opt fo J Singh in his place.
PNG have dropped G Toka. You can choose H Hiri in his place.