Oman vs Jersey, Match 40
October 27th 2019, 3:40 AM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Group B favourites, Oman looks to solidify its position as the top seed as they face Jersey in their final league game in Abu Dhabi. Oman has lost only one game and come into this one on the back of a stunning victory over Canada. Jatinder Singh paved the way for a crucial win with a quick 68 at the top of the order. Their opponents, Jersey has also pulled off a couple of wins with UAE already falling prey to them. With the presence of Dom Blampied and Ben Stevens in their side, Jersey is a side to reckon. While Oman is one again expected to come out victorious, it should be a good game of cricket between the two sides in the spotlight.
A good batting track awaits both sides although the bowlers will get some help. 150 is a competitive score on this surface with the pitch slowing down as the game progresses. There is some swing on offer as well which provides some help to the pacers as well.
The weather is clear for the game with there being no chance of any rain. The temperature is expected to be over 30 degrees Celsius for the entire duration of the game with humid conditions also on the cards.
Injuries: No injuries are reported from either side
Probable Playing XI
Oman will field the same side once again with a direct route to the semi-final on offer. Although Khawar Ali has done much with the bat, his leg-spin has been effective. Nevertheless, the form of Jatinder Singh and Aqib Ilyas bodes well for the side with both individuals scoring fifties against Canada. Their bowling unit has a lot of variety as well with Bilal Khan leading the attack with his left arm pace.
Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood, Suraj Kumar, Khurram Nawaz, Sandeep Goud, Bilal Khan, Aamir Kaleem, Mohammad Nadeem and Fayyaz Butt
Jersey shouldn’t be making many changes themselves after a tough loss to Ireland. Although Ben Stevens and Ben Ward are in decent form, much is expected from Jonty Jenner, who has faded of late. Their bowling unit looks well settled with captain, Charles Perchard in decent form while Elliot Miles is one to watch out for in this game.
Harrison Carlyon, Nick Greenwood, Ben Stevens, Jonty Jenner, Jake Dunford, Ben Ward, Dom Blampied, Corey Bisson, Anthony Hawkins-Kay, Charles Perchard and Elliot Miles.
Jatinder Singh and Khawar Ali are must haves in the side considering their form with bat and ball respectively. Along with them, the duo of Zeeshan Maqsood and Aqib Ilyas are also worth-while options. While Ilyas has scored 152 runs, Zeeshan Maqsood has filled the fifth bowler’s slot with perfection. From the Jersey roster, Ben Stevens and Ben Ward are viable candidates while Jonty Jenner, who has scored 160 runs in the tournament, is also a useful option. To round the team off, Charles Perchard and Bilal Khan should suffice.
1. Khawar Ali
2. Zeeshan Maqsood
3. Ben Stevens
Zeeshan Maqsood, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
Jonty Jenner, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
Ben Stevens, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
Jake Dunford, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
Aqib Ilyas, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Khawar Ali, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
Jatinder Singh, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Ben Ward, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
Charles Perchard, Points: 55-57, Grade: A
Bilal Khan, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
Fayyaz Butt, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
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