OMN Playing 11: In the Match 1 of the T20 World Cup, Oman will face off against the Papua New Guinea team. The Oman team played 2 warmup matches ahead of the T20 World Cup opener, and had a 50% win ratio.
In their last warmup match, the bowlers were average to give away 165 runs in 20 overs, with the best performer being Zeeshan Maqsood taking a wicket with an economy of 5. Then the only saving grace for the team was Aqib Ilyas, who scored 78 off 48 balls. The other batters could not do enough and the team fell short by 5 runs.
The Oman team will be reeling with confidence after fine performances in the warmup matches and would look to start off with a win. Their batting performances have been impressive, but the bowlers will need to be clinical in their performances.
The openers, Jatinder Singh and Aqib Ilyas have a good track record and talent to give it all for the team, with the latter one being the best batter in the warmups. While, Zeeshan Maqsood will look to provide contribution in the middle overs. In the bowling unit, Kaleemullah and Bilal Khan have the capability to contain runs and take wickets.
OMN Playing 11 (likely)
10. Fayyaz Butt
11. Bilal Khan
Oman Squad: Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Aqib Ilyas, Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Mohammad Nadeem, Ayaan Khan, Suraj Kumar, Sandeep Goud, Nester Dhamba, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan, Naseem Khushi, Sufyan Mehmood, Fayyaz Butt, Khurram Khan
WATCH OMN vs PNG LIVE on Star Sports TV Network channels like Star Sports 1 English, and match can be streamed live on the Disney+ Hotstar app as well. The various cellular networks like Vodafone Idea, Airtel, and Jio are offering lucrative offers for the people to watch the OMN vs PNG T20 World Cup Live on Disney+ Hotstar. This fixture will start off a T20 World Cup 2021 campaign, which got postponed due to the covid concerns in Australia, and the India was already the host nation for T20 World Cup 2021. The tournament will be hosted at UAE with the collaboration of BCCI and United Arab Emirates Board.
1. Aqib Ilyas
The opener and captain of Oman team will be the best pick for your team due to his current form. Aqib scored the most runs for Oman team in the warmup matches, with 108 runs at an average of 52. He provided a brilliant start to the team, and need to maintain the same consistency in the T20 World Cup 2021.
2. Zeeshan Maqsood
Zeeshan is an excellent performer in the shorter formats like T20 and T10 cricket. He has a fine ball striking capabilities and can accelerate the innings, when the team needs it. In 35 T20 matches, Zeeshan has scored 842 runs and also has 28 wickets to his name.
3. Khawar Ali
Khawar Ali will look to be a support to the team in providing valuable contributions in the middle order, and taking wickets with his variations. In the warmup matches, he took 2 wickets in one of the matches, and would look to contribute with the bat as well.
4. Bilal Khan
Bilal has been one of the stalwarts of the Oman cricket and has been one of the reasons for the team qualifying for the T20 World Cup 2021. He has the record of most consecutive four wickets in an innings in the T20 Internationals, and will look to be proficient in this fixture.
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