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Oman vs Papua New Guinea, ICCWCT20 2021, Today Match Prediction

Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amarat, Oman

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Toss Winner - Oman won the toss and chose to bowl first

Oman beat Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets

Oman, Papua New Guinea lock horns in the ICC T20 World Cup opener at Al-Amerat

  • Oman suffered a clean sweep at the hands of Sri Lanka in the T20I series played at home
  • Aqib Ilyas, Naseem Khushi and Fayyaz Butt delivered credible performances for Oman in the T20 series played against Sri Lanka.
  • Papua New Guinea lost their matches against Scotland and Namibia in the recently concluded UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021.

Expect Oman to start their World Cup campaign with a win over Papua New Guinea.

Tournament: ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amarat, Oman | Toss: To Bat

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Oman and Papua New Guinea will lock horns in the first match of the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup to be played at Al-Amerat Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Host Oman will be keen to kick-start their World Cup campaign on a positive note. Captain Zeeshan Maqsood will be hoping that the side can deliver a clinical performance in this opening fixture.

On the other hand, Papua New Guinea will be looking to turn their fortunes around in the T20 format. Captain Assad Vala will be hoping that the side can put on a decent show with bat and ball.

Oman Preview

The hosts are going to field their best playing combination for their opening game against Papua New Guinea.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Khawar Ali, Naseem Khushi, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas and Mohammad Nadeem to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since October 2018, Jatinder Singh has been a consistent performer with the bat for Oman. In 17 T20Is played, Jatinder Singh has accumulated 497 runs at an average of 35.50 with three half-centuries to his name.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Fayyaz Butt, Zeeshan Maqsood, Kaleemullah, Khawar Ali and Mohammad Nadeem to deliver timely breakthroughs.

Oman Predicted Playing XI:

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

Oman Actual Playing XI:

Khawar Ali, Bilal Khan, Sandeep Goud, Mohammad Nadeem, Ayan Khan, Kaleemullah, Naseem Khushi, Kashyap Harishabhai, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood

Papua New Guinea Preview

The side will see the pitch conditions and then select their playing XI for their game against Oman.

In the batting department, the onus will be on Assad Vala, Charles Amini, Tony Ura and Sese Bau to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since October 2018, opener Tony Ura has been a consistent performer for Papua New Guinea in the T20 format. In 19 matches, Tony Ura has accumulated 655 runs at an average of 46.78 with one century and five half-centuries to his name.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Sese Bau, Chad Soper, Nosaina Pokana and Charles Amini to deliver timely breakthroughs in this fixture.

Papua New Guinea Predicted Playing XI:

Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Norman Vanua, Jason Kila, Kabua Morea, Simon Atai , Tony Ura, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Nosaina Pokana, Chad Soper.

Papua New Guinea Actual Playing XI:

Norman Vanua, Nosaina Pokana, Kiplin Doriga, Lega Siaka, Sese Bau, Kabua Morea, Assad Vala, Simon Atai, Charles Amin, Tony Ura, Damien Ravu

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Weather Conditions

The wicket at Al-Amerat will provide an interesting contest between bat and ball. The weather forecast for Sunday game is going to be bright and sunny.

Venue Details

Al-Amerat Cricket Stadium in Al-Amerat, Oman will host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup opening game between Oman and Papua New Guinea.

Host Oman will take heart from the fact that they have won six T20I matches out of nine played at Al-Amerat.

Toss: To Bat

Both the sides will be keen to win the toss, bat first and post a score in excess of 140 runs. The previous two matches played at Oman

Based on current form, Oman will be favorites to win their game against Papua New Guinea because they are playing in their backyard. With likes of Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali and Bilal in decent form this season, Oman will be keen to produce their best cricket against Papua New Guinea.

Expect Oman to start their World Cup campaign with a win over Papua New Guinea.

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Author: Shoaib Z.