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Oman vs Sri Lanka, ST20 2021, Today Match Prediction

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

143/8 in 20.0

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162/4 in 20.0

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

Sri Lanka beat Oman by 19 runs

ICC T20 World Cup preparations: Sri Lanka, Oman face off in two-match series

  • Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh and Bilal Khan have been bankable performers for Oman in the T20 format
  • Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Perera and Dushmantha Chameera have been consistent performers for Sri lanka in the T20 format.
  • Oman and Sri Lanka have yet to face each other in the T20 format.

Therefore, the prediction is for the Islanders to win the contest comfortably.

Tournament: UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amarat, Oman | Toss: To Bat

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Sri Lanka will face Oman in the first of two-match T20I series, starting from Thursday at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket.

The series is a part of the preparation for both teams for the upcoming International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup.

Both teams are scheduled to play in the qualifiers for the competition which will start from October 17.

Therefore, the managements will be hoping to see the players start producing consistent performances which would help them eventually once the mega-event will start in less than two weeks’ time.

Both teams have never faced off in the history of T20 cricket and therefore, the series is of historic importance as well.

Oman Preview

Oman will be coming in the series in high spirits, not because they are going up against a team who is at par with them but because of their impressive form while playing the T20Is at home where they’ve just suffered a solitary defeat in seven outings in the last two years.

Therefore, the management will be hoping for good things from the players in the matches against the Islanders.

In the batting department, the home team will be relying on the likes of captain Zeeshan Maqsood, young Aqib Ilyas, Jatinder Singh, opener Khawar Ali, Khurram Nawaz and wicketkeeper Naseem Khushi to score bulk of the runs and give the bowlers something to bowl with.

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Bilal Khan, Fayyaz Butt, Kaleemullah, Mohammad Nadeem and Sandeep Goud to produce timely breakthroughs.

Oman Predicted Playing XI:

Zeeshan Maqsood (captain), Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Aamir Kaleem, Suraj Kumar (wk), Sandeep Goud, Khurram Nawaz, Naseem Khushi, Mohammad Naseem, Bilal Khan, Kaleemullah.

Oman Actual Playing XI:

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

Sri Lanka Preview

Despite coming in the series as a firm favorite to emerge victorious, Sri Lanka will be vary of their opponents because of their recent form.

In the 24 months, the Islanders have had a horrid time in the 20-over format where they’ve just managed to win on six occasions in 23 outings which included 16 defeats whereas one match ended without result.

Those numbers do not make a good reading for the coaching staff, for someone like head coach Mickey Arthur who was appointed after producing the goods with Pakistan in the white-ball cricket, which included an unprecedented triumph in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017.

In the batting department, Sri Lanka will be relying on the likes of captain Dasun Shanaka, experienced wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando, explosive Kusal Perera and all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva to score bulk of the runs and put the opposition under pressure.

On the bowling front, the onus will be like on the likes of pacers Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Wanindu Hasaranga and Chamika Karunaratne to produce timely breakthroughs.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI:

Dasun Shanaka (captain), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama

Sri Lanka Actual Playing XI:

Kamindu Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Maheesh Theekshana, Pathum Nissanka, Akila Dananjaya, Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Dasun Shanaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwan Pradeep, Chamika Karunaratne

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Weather Conditions

The weather forecast for the game is going to be bright and sunny. The wicket prepared for the game is going to be decent for batting.

Venue Details

Al-Amerat Cricket Ground in Al-Amerat is going to host the opening T20I game between Oman and Sri Lanka. Oman will take heart from the fact that they have won all their T20I games played at this venue.

Toss: To Bat

The side that wins the toss, would be keen to bat first  and post a decent total on the board.The first innings score at the Al-Amerat is around 140 to 150 runs

Both teams will be coming into the series with the mindset of preparing for the mega-event which is why the results are like unlikely to matter in the greater scheme of things.

On paper at least, there is no competition between where Sri Lanka is a far solid unit compared to the home team who are still very new at the international level.

Therefore, the prediction is for the Islanders to win the contest comfortably.

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Author: Shoaib Z.