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.
Papua New Guinea
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.
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
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.
Zeeshan Maqsood (c)
Naseem Khushi (wk)
He is a T20 legend for the Oman cricket team and can be trusted with both bat and ball in hand.
The Oman opener is in fine form. He scored a well-made 78 in the last match.
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
The captain of the Papua New Guinea team is a legend. His all-around capabilities are good enough to take PNG home against Oman.
The veteran is their prime bowler and is vital to their chances against Oman.
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