Oman faces off against the Netherlands in the eighth T20I of this series. The home side has won both of their opening two fixtures convincingly against Hong Kong and Ireland and sit at the apex of the leader-board. On the complete contrary, the Dutch are winless after defeats at the hands of Ireland and Nepal in their two matches and a game against the in-form hosts could only add to their misery.
Oman vs Netherlands
9th October 2019
3:30 PM IST
Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket(Ministry Turf 1), Al Amarat, Oman
Bright Sunny conditions with absolutely no chances of rain and temperature ranging around 33 degrees Celsius expected during the course of the game.
The surface will offer conducive batting conditions and one can expect plenty of runs on the scoreboard. Chasing would be preferable while a score in excess of 170 could prove to be a defendable total on this track if the bowlers maintain stringent line and length.
No notable injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
Khawar Ali is of paramount importance to the side given he can make a difference with both bat and bowl in equal measure. Amir Kaleem big-hitting talents make him a feared batsman in the middle order whereas Bilal Khan should lead the pace battery.
Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Amir Kaleem, Khurram Nawaz, Sandeep Goud, Suraj Kumar (wk), Mohammad Nadeem, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan
Max O’ Dowd would be key at the top of the order and the onus will lie on him to provide a bright start to the inning whilst Roelof van der Merwe and Scott Edwards will be expected to provide the final flurry lower down the order.
Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd, Antonius Staal, Colin Ackermann, Pieter Seelaar (C), Roelof van der Merwe, Scott Edwards (wk), Shane Snater, Fred Klaasen, Paul van Meekeren, Brandon Glover
Max O’ Dowd is a bankable customer considering his belligerent and expansive style of batting. Khawar Ali snared three wickets in the last game and also opens the batting, which should be music to the ears of every Dream11 team owner. Despite mediocre performances in the past couple of matches, Colin Ackerman is due for a big performance and should be added to your fantasy side. Aamir Kaleem played a brilliant knock of 46 from just 27 deliveries at a blazing strike rate of 170.37 against Ireland ensuring he can walk into every side based on his recent form.
1: Max O’ Dowd
2: Khawar Ali
3: Colin Ackermann
S Kumar, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
S Edwards, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
B Cooper, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
M O’ Dowd, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
J Singh, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
K Ali, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
R van der Merwe, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
C Ackermann, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
A Khaleem, Points: 66-68, Grade: A
M Nadeem, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
B Khan, Points: 58-60, Grade: A