OMN vs SL Dream11 Prediction: The second and final T20I match between Oman and the Sri Lankan team is scheduled to be played on 9 October (Saturday) at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Oman. It will be a great opportunity for both these teams to get some important bit of preparation before the start of Round 1 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
The visiting Sri Lankan team started off their overseas tour in an impressive manner as they registered a brilliant 19-run win against Oman in the first T20I. It was a big moment for Oman when they got the better of Mumbai in the previous three-match T20I series played earlier this year. On the other hand, Sri Lanka suffered a disappointing T20I series loss at the hands of South Africa at home. However, the Lankan team did went on to register their first-ever T20I series win against India earlier this year.
This is the only second time when Oman and Sri Lanka will be crossing the swords in a T20I match. Sri Lanka are placed at the 10th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 229 rating and 5048 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: 2nd T20I, Oman vs Sri Lanka
Competition: Oman vs Sri Lanka T20I
Date: 9 October
Time: 8 PM IST
Ground: Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Oman
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 a mixed combination of both Oman and Sri Lanka players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is an afternoon game, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and bowlers to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Avishka Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Jatinder Singh and Zeeshan Maqsood remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Dinesh Chandimal
BATSMEN: Avishka Fernando, Jatinder Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
ALL-ROUNDERS: Dasun Shanaka, Zeeshan Maqsood, Khawar Ali, Chamika Karunaratne
BOWLERS: Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Pradeep, Fayyaz Ahmed
Sri Lanka will start as the overwhelming favourites to win this second T20I due to their experience of the playing international cricket. Also, the Lankan side will have that boosted confidence before the all-important ICC T20 World Cup 2021 set to be played in similar conditions. On the other hand, Oman also have the ability to surprise their opponents and put up an impressive show. It is expected to be an exciting T20I contest.
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 Khurram Nawaz 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 Khawar Ali 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 42 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 28 wickets at an economy of less than 7.
For Oman, opening batter Aaqib Ilyas is coming into this second T20I match against Sri Lanka on the back of a fine form shown in the last few matches across formats. He has scored a total of 125 runs in the last five matches that includes a brilliant half-century as well. While talking about his T20 career so far, he has smashed 408 runs in 22 matches at a strike-rate of 114.60.
OMN Playing 11 (likely)
Things have not turned out that well in the batting department for the Sri Lankan team during the recent home T20I series against South Africa. The hosts would want the likes of Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka and Dinesh Chandimal to take the responsibility in this game. On the other hand, Akila Dananjaya, Maheesh Theekshana and Chamika Karunaratne will play an important role with the ball.
For Sri Lanka, experienced swashbuckling batsman Kusal Perera got a crucial start of 30 runs off 25 balls on his return to the national team against South Africa. The left-hander will be a key player to watch out for in this important series before the all-important ICC T20 World Cup. Kusal has already featured in a total of 51 T20I matches for Sri Lanka scoring more than 1400 runs.
Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka has sensational capabilities to contribute well both in the batting as well as bowling departments. The power hitting all-rounder has scored more than 2500 runs in the shortest format of the game so far at a phenomenal strike-rate of 145. He has also taken as many as 34 wickets at an economy of 8.64. Dasun Shanaka has also been an important performer for Sri Lanka in limited-overs cricket.
SL Playing 11 (likely)
Dhananjaya de Silva
Watch Oman vs Sri Lanka T20I Live score and streaming on the Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV app. All the players stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on Sony LIV app. There will a great experience of entertainment as both these international teams, Sri Lanka and Oman have some exciting players in their respective line-ups who will been keen to do well this final match of the series.
The Oman vs Sri Lanka series will be broadcasted on the Sony Ten 2 channel on the television from 8 PM IST. The SONY Sports Network are the official television rights holder for this Sri Lanka Tour of Oman 2021 that consists of two white-ball matches. The viewers will get to listen to expert comments and detailed pitch report alongwith live ball-to-ball commentary on the Sony Ten 2 channel for the exciting Oman vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I match.
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