Oman and Scotland qualified for the T20 World Cup with wins on Wednesday. With the confidence of making it to the World Cup, they face one another in the fifth-place play-off on Thursday. Both teams came into this tournament as ones to watch out for but had to take a longer route with wins against Hong Kong and UAE. While Oman will enter this game as the favourites, Scotland is capable of upstaging the Gulf nation with the likes of Kyle Coetzer and Josh Davey in their ranks. All in all, an entertaining game is on the cards in this fifth place playoff between the two sides.
Oman vs Scotland
October 31st 2019, 3:40 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
The Dubai International Cricket Stadium is a high-scoring venue with teams preferring to bat first and defend totals. The pacers will get some help from the conditions at the venue with the pitch slowing down as the game progresses.
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 shouldn’t be making any changes to side unless they decide to rotate their side for this game. Jatinder Singh and Aqib Ilyas have been the shining lights with consistent performances in the batting unit in spite of Khawar Ali and Zeeshan Maqsood’s lack of form. Their depth in batting bodes well with Naseem Khushi providing the impetus against Hong Kong. Bilal Khan and Fayyaz Butt are key in the bowling department with Aamir Kaleem also being one to watch out for.
Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood, Suraj Kumar, Mehran Khan, Naseem Khushi, Bilal Khan, Aamir Kaleem, Mohammad Nadeem and Fayyaz Butt
With a couple of injury concerns, Scotland should field the same side with the form of Richie Berrington and Calum MacLeod being key to their fortunes. Their bowling unit has been their stronger suit with the trio of Ally Evans, Josh Davey and Safyaan Sharif. George Munsey finally struck some form against Hong Kong and will be expected to back that performance with another good knock on Friday.
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer, Calum McLeod, Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Michael Leask, Mark Watt, Tom Sole, Alasdair Evans, Josh Daley, Safyaan Sharif
The must-have players for this game is the duo of Kyle Coetzer and Jatinder Singh, who has scored runs consistently at the top of the order. Along with them, Khawar Ali, who has eleven wickets to his name, is also a worth-while option who doubles up as a batsman as well. The likes of Richie Berrington, Mark Watt and Bilal Khan are also viable candidates for a Dream11 contest while Josh Davey is one to watch out for with the new ball.
1. Jatinder Singh
2. Kyle Coetzer
3. Bilal Khan
Richie Berrington, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
Suraj Kumar, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
Jatinder Singh, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
Mark Watt, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
Aqib Ilyas, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Jatinder Singh, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
Khawar Ali, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Ally Evans, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
Bilal Khan, Points: 55-57, Grade: A
Josh Davey, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
Aamir Kaleem, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
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