Oman Vs Papa New Guinea, Match Preview
The T20 World Cup begins with two sides who are hoping to make an impact in World Cricket. Papa New Guinea looks in good form and has done well in the qualifiers. They lost to Scotland but won most of their games and also managed to get past Netherlands. They have ODI status, and are making some movements in international Cricket.
Oman entered the 2019 World Cup qualifiers with intent and were favorites throughout the tournament. They are in good form as well, and have been making strong statements. They will be co-hosting the tournament, which is a big moment for the Oman Cricket Team.
Oman Vs Papa New Guinea, Team News
While the elevens are tough to predict there are some key players on both sides. Assad Vala, the PNG captain is a sure starter and can hit a long ball.
For Oman, the bowling looks good with Bilal Khan leading the attack, and there is some experience in the line-up.
Oman Vs Papa New Guinea, Predicted XIs
Oman: Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Naseem Khushi (wk), Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Mohammad Nadeem, Ayan Khan, Sandeep Goud, Kaleemullah, Kashyap Prajapati, Fayyaz Butt, Khawar Ali
PNG: Lega Siaka, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Assad Vala (c), Gaudi Toka, Sese Bau, Hiri Hiri, Jason Kila, Norman Vanua, Chad Soper, Damien Ravu, Kabua Morea
Oman Vs Papa New Guinea, Players to Watch out for
Khan is Oman’s leading wicket taker in T20 Cricket. He bowls at a decent pace, and can crank it up nicely. He had a fantastic spell against Hong Kong, and is key for Oman if they are to set the tone nicely.
PNG’s skipper is an all-rounder with handy skills in each department. He is aggressive with the bat, and scores consistently at the top of the order. He can also bowl his quota of overs with his off-spin, and is handy against left-handers.
Oman Vs Papa New Guinea, Pitch Report
The Al Amerat Cricket ground will be hosting a crucial fixture to start the World Cup. The type of surface is unknown, as there hasn’t been much Cricket on the ground. The pitch could be a little low and slow, so batting first is a better option.