Oman and Nigeria have faced contrasting results hitherto in the qualifying campaign. The former have two wins under their belt and suffered their only defeat in the last game against a formidable Irish unit. On the other hand, Nigeria are at the basement of the points table and are yet to register a win in the qualifiers. Hence, Oman understandably enters the game as overwhelming favorites and will fancy their chances against a struggling Nigerian side.
ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier
Oman vs Nigeria
23rd October 2019
11:30 AM IST
Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1, Abu Dhabi
Sunny conditions with absolutely no chances of rain showers and temperature ranging around 31 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
The surface will offer enough assistance to the pacers as well as the spinners, who could have a major say on the eventual outcome of the game.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali and Aqib Ilyas form the core of the batting department whilst Amir Kaleem and Zeeshan Maqsood’s dual skills bring a fine balance to the side. Bilal Khan is one to watch out for in the bowling department.
Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, Amir Kaleem, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Khurram Nawaz Khan, Suraj Kumar (WK), Mohammad Nadeem, Sandeep Goud, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan
So far, results haven’t gone their way but they still possess a talented group of individuals that could help them seal their first victory in this campaign. Daniel Ajekun holds the key in the batting unit and the mantle of run-scoring will lie on his shoulders whilst Abiodun Abioye will have a huge role to play with the bowl in hand.
Daniel Ajekun, Leke Oyede, Sulaimon Runsewe, Chimezie Onwuzulike, Ademola Onikoyi (C&WK), Isaac Okpe, Joseph Adedeji, Daniel Gim, Sylvester Okpe, Chima Akachukwu, Abiodun Abioye
Khawar Ali is a must-have due to his ability to contribute heavily with both bat and bowl. In the last game, he notched a half-century and also bagged a wicket indicating his all-round prowess. Aqib Ilyas is Oman’s top run-getter with 90 runs to his name and should be backed to score big in this match. Daniel Ajekun and Aamir Khaleem are important players for their respective sides and thus warrant a place in the Dream11 Team.
1: Khawar Ali
2: Aqib Ilyas
3: Aamir Khaleem
S Runsewe, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
D Akeju, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
A Ilyas, Points: 76-78, Grade: A
C Onwuzulike, Points: 42-44, Grade: A
J Singh, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
K Ali, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
A Kaleem, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
Z Maqsood, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
A Butt, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
B Khan, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
A Abioye, Points: 58-60, Grade: A