| On Oct 25, 2021 4:29 PM IST

OMN vs PNG Dream11 Team, T20 World Cup Today’s Match Prediction: Who will win?

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OMN vs PNG Dream11 Today Match Prediction: After years of wait, the ICC T20 World Cup is back. The carnival of the shortest format will begin on the 17th of October with the clash between the co-host Oman and the newbies in the cricket world, Papua New Guinea.  Both teams are in Group B and will have a tough time qualifying for the Super 12 as the other two teams in the mix are Bangladesh and Scotland. And hence the importance of this match grows in stature, to be an ideal game for both these teams to secure their first two points to get a head start in Group-B.

OMN vs PNG T20 World Cup Dream11 Prediction

Oman

  • Oman won 1 out of the 2 warm-up games that they played ahead of the T20 World Cup.
  • Kaleemullah has been impressive in the warm-ups wherein he picked up 5 wickets from 3 matches.
  • Aqib Ilyas scored a well-made 78(48) in the last warm-up match against the Netherlands.

Papua New Guinea

  • Papua New Guinea lost both the warm-up matches (against Sri Lanka and Ireland) that they played ahead of the T20 World Cup.
  • Kabua Morea starred with the ball in the warm-up match against Sri Lanka. He finished with figures of 4-25 from 4 overs in that match.
  • Captain Assad Vala scored 51(44) against Sri Lanka in the warm-up match and is in good nick.

OMN vs PNG Today Match Prediction

Both teams have got enough match practice coming into this tournament. Oman played a bilateral series against Sri Lanka just before the warm-ups and played 2 warm-up matches against Netherlands and Namibia respectively. Papua New Guinea on the other hand played 2 warm-up matches against Ireland and Sri Lanka respectively. Even though they lost both, it might be enough for them to acquire enough match practice to face against the co-hosts Oman. The inaugural match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is going to be evenly poised with a slight advantage turning in favour of Oman.

OMN vs PNG Winning Chances

Both teams are coming off after enough match practice in the warm-up matches. Considering the form that they showed in the warm-up games and taking into account the condition and playing XIs of both teams, Oman starts as favourites for this encounter. They even beat Namibia in the warm-ups and came close against the Netherlands. Hence they are high on confidence and are likely to defeat Papua New Guinea. Even the popular betting sites are also predicting the same.

Betway- OMN- 1.18, PNG- 4.50

Playing 11 For Today’s Match

Both teams have tested their bench strength to the fullest in the warm-up matches and have got a fair idea of how each player is performing in the current scenario and conditions. These warm-up matches would have been enough for them to find and field their best possible eleven for the ultimate clash.

OMN Playing 11

Jatinder Singh
Aqib Ilyas
Ayan Khan
Zeeshan Maqsood (c)
Mohammad Nadeem
Suraj Kumar
Sandeep Goud
Naseem Khushi (wk)
Kaleemullah
Kashyap Prajapati
Khawar Ali

Zeeshan Maqsood

He is a T20 legend for the Oman cricket team and can be trusted with both bat and ball in hand.

Matches Runs/Wickets Average
38 739/28 27.16/ 21.57

Aqib Ilyas

The Oman opener is in fine form. He scored a well-made 78 in the last match.

Matches Runs Average
19 435 27.19

PNG Playing 11

1. Assad Vala (c)
2. Simon Atai
3. Tony Ura
4. Charles Amini
5. Sese Bau
6. Kiplin Doriga (wk)
7. Nosaina Pokana
8. Damien Ravu
9. Chad Soper
10. Norman Vanua
11. Kabua Morea

Assad Vala

The captain of the Papua New Guinea team is a legend. His all-around capabilities are good enough to take PNG home against Oman.

Matches Runs/Wickets Average
51 959/31 21.80/16.73

Charles Amini

The veteran is their prime bowler and is vital to their chances against Oman.

Matches Wickets Average
41 36 20.28

For more Today Match Predictions, click here.

Midhun M Menon

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards and beyond.

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