Oman and Papua New Guinea will start the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 schedule. The match will be played at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat. The match will start at 3:30 PM (IST), and the live streaming of the match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.
Both the teams are placed in Group B along with Scotland and Bangladesh. The top two teams from this group will qualify for the Super 12 stage. The top team will go into the Group 2 to play against India, Pakistan, New Zealand, and Afghanistan. The second team will go in Group 1 to play against England, Australia, South Africa, and West Indies.
Oman last played a T20I series against Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka won the series by the two-match series by a 2-0 margin. Papua New Guinea last played series in September against Nepal and the United States of America. PNG lost both the series by a 2-0 margin. We have included probable playing 11 today, today pitch report, today weather report, match prediction today, and fantasy cricket team.
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
Papua New Guinea Squad
Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Lega Siaka, Norman Vanua, Nosaina Pokana, Kipling Dorigo, Tony Ura, Hiri Hiri, Gaudi Toka, Sese Bau, Damien Ravu, Kabua Vagi-Morea, Simon Atai, Jason Kila, Chad Soper, Jack Gardner.
Oman and Papua New Guinea have not featured in a T20I game. It will be the first match for both teams. Both teams have played four ODIs against each other. Oman has won all these four games. Oman has dominated the Papua New Guinea vs Oman head-to-head battle in ODIs.
Oman's Khawar Ali holds the record for having the best bowling figure in ODIs. His 5 for 15 games against Papua New Guinea only on 1st October 2021 during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 match.
Oman Playing 11
Naseem Khushi (wk), Aqib Ilyas, Jatinder Singh, Khurram Khan, Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Khawar Ali, Ayaan Khan, Bilal Khan, Kaleemullah, Mohammad Nadeem, Sufyan Mehmood
Papua New Guinea Playing 11
Simon Atai (wk), Tony Ura, Lega Siaka, Sese Bau, Hiri Hiri, Charles Amini, Assad Vala (c), Nosaina Pokana, Chad Soper, Damien Ravu, Kabua Vagi-Morea
This section contains a fantasy team for the Oman vs Papua New Guinea game.
You can pick Tony Ura or Aqib Ilyas as the captain of your fantasy team. You can pick Naseem Khushi or Zeeshan Maqsood as the vice-captain for the today T20 match.
1. Aqib Ilyas
In the first practice match against Namibia, Ilyas made 30 runs off 20 balls while opening the innings. He hit one four and one six during his innings. He also picked two wickets in two overs and gave away just 13 runs.
2. Zeeshan Maqsood
Zeeshan Maqsood is the captain of Oman’s cricket team. In the match against Namibia, he made 29 runs off 26 deliveries. He hit one four and two sixes during the game. He was one of the economical bowlers in the lineup as he gave just 13 runs in two overs.
Papua New Guinea
1. Assad Vala
Assad Vala is the captain of the Papua New Guinea cricket team. In the practice match against Ireland, he was the highest run-scorer for his team. He made 32 runs off 38 balls and hit four boundaries.
2. Sese Bau
Sese Bau was the most economical bowler for PNG in the game against Ireland. He bowled two overs and gave away just five runs. Although he didn’t pick a wicket; however, his bowling did create some pressure on the opponent.
The Oman vs Papua New Guinea match will be played at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat. The ground has hosted a total of 22 T20Is. The team batting first has won six games, while the team batting second has won 15 games. The average score on this ground while batting first is 147 runs.
The match will be starting at 2:00 PM local time. The temperature during the game is likely to remain over 35°C. The atmosphere is likely to remain sunny and hot.
Our prediction is Oman might win this game. It was our Oman vs Papua New Guinea match prediction article. Fantasy Power 11 is a new fantasy cricket app. Follow our social media handles to remain updated with the latest fantasy news and articles.