OMN vs PNG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 match between Oman and Papua New Guinea. They will play against each other for the first time in this season of the ICC Men’s T20 World Series.
OMN vs PNG ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Match 1 Details:
The 1st match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup will see Oman facing off against Papua New Guinea on 17th October at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground.
This game is scheduled to start at 3:30 PM IST and the live-action can be viewed on Star Sports Network while the live scores can be tracked on the CricketAddictor website.
OMN vs PNG ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Match 1 Preview:
T20 World Cup 2021 kicks off from the 17th of October and the final will be played on the 14th November 2021. Originally the tournament was scheduled to take place in the year 2020 in India but due to the Covid-19 outbreak, things had to be postponed and venues changed. The entire tournament will be played at 4 different venues of the UAE and Oman, namely Al Amerat, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai.
The qualifier round of the T20 World Cup will take place from the 17th of October till the 22nd of the same month. From the 23rd of October, the Super 12 round will begin which will feature the big teams. A total of 45 games are scheduled to be played in this tournament. A total of 8 teams will play the group stage, out of which 4 will progress to the Super 12 stage.
In the inaugural game of the competition, Oman will square off against Papua New Guinea at Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1). Papua New Guinea played a couple of Warm-up games before this tournament, where they lost both of their games: first against Ireland and second against Sri Lanka. Oman, too, played a couple of warm-up games, where they secured a convincing win in the first match against Namibia while losing the second game to the Netherlands by a close margin.
Papua New Guinea is currently placed 15th on the ICC Men’s T20I rankings whereas the Oman side is placed 18th on the list. Although Oman lost to Sri Lanka 0-2 in the recent bilateral T20I series, they made sure that none of the two games go one-sided. Prior to the warm-up games, Papua New Guinea lost both of their games in the UAE Summer T20 Bash that featured 5 teams.
For these two teams, there are still a lot of boxes to tick before challenging the big teams. However, Oman would have a slighter advantage over Papua New Guinea going into this game, considering the home surface of Al Amerat.
Oman has a bundle of key players in their side who will be eyeing to fancy their chances of making it to the Super 12 round. On the other hand, Papua New Guinea will have to rely on young guns to make a name for itself. Assad Vala is the skipper of the Papua New Guinea side and he will lead his side into their first-ever ICC World Cup event appearance. Zeeshan Maqsood will continue leading the Oman side in this tournament as well.
Aqib Ilyas has been averaging 40+ for the Oman side in the last 4 games and the team will bank on him once again for a decent start. Bowling is an area of concern for them. For Papua New Guinea, things haven’t been going good for a while. Whether it’s about their batting collapses or life-less bowling attack, they have looked like an incomplete team coupled with the lack of intent. Their skipper Assad Vala is the only player that has delivered a bit of consistency in his performances.
In what promises to be a like-for-like clash, both the teams will be in their full swing to give their opponents a tough time in the first game of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
OMN vs PNG ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Match 1 Weather Report:
The temperature is expected to hover around 31°C on the matchday with 50 % humidity and 16 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.
OMN vs PNG ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Match 1 Pitch Report:
The Al Amerat Cricket Ground is a batting-friendly surface, and is expected to assist the batters once again here. Pacers might get some help towards the latter half of the match while spinners may come in handy in the middle overs.
Average 1st innings score:
The average first innings score on this wicket is 172.
Record of chasing teams:
The team batting second doesn’t enjoy good records here. They have a winning percentage of 40 on this track.
OMN vs PNG ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Match 1 Injury Update:
(Will be added when there is an update)
OMN vs PNG ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Match 1 Playing XI:
Oman: Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood ©, Ayaan Khan, Naseem Khushi (wk), Sandeep Goud, Mohammad Nadeem, Fayyaz Butt, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan
Bench: Nestor Dhamba, Suraj Kumar
Papua New Guinea: Simon Atai, Tony Ura, Assad Vala ©, Charles Amini, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Sese Bau, Norman Vanua, Jason Kila, Chad Soper, Nosaina Pokana, Damien RavuKabua Morea
Bench: Damien Ravu, Gaudi Toka
Top Picks For Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Aaqib Ilyas is a right-handed batsman from Oman who opens the innings for them. He has smashed 373 runs in his 17 matches T20I career so far.
Zeeshan Maqsood is a left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spinner from Oman. He has hammered 547 runs and took 18 wickets in his 30 matches T20I career so far.
Jatinder Singh is a right-handed opening batsman from Oman. He has stacked 697 runs in his 28 matches T20I career so far.
Assad Vala is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Papua New Guinea. He has piled 391 runs and grabbed 19 wickets in his 18 matches T20I career so far.
Tony Ura is a right-handed batsman from Papua New Guinea. He has marked 356 runs in his 15 matches T20I career so far.
OMN vs PNG ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Match 1 Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Aaqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood
Vice-Captain – Assad Vala, Jatinder Singh
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for OMN vs PNG Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Mohammed Naseem Kushi
Batsmen – Aaqib Ilyas (C), Tony Ura, Jatinder Singh
All-rounders – Zeeshan Maqsood, Charles Amini, Assad Vala (VC), Khawar-Ali
Bowlers – Bilal-Khan, Chad Soper, Kaleemullah
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for OMN vs PNG Dream11 Team:
Keeper – Mohammed Naseem Kushi, Kiplin Doriga
Batsmen – Aaqib Ilyas, Tony Ura, Jatinder Singh (VC)
All-rounders – Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Charles Amini, Assad Vala
Bowlers – Nosaina Pokana, Chad Soper, Kaleemullah
OMN vs PNG ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Match 1 Expert Advice:
Aaqib Ilyas will be a good multiplier choice for the small leagues. Nosaina Pokana and Kiplin Doriga are the punt-picks here. The best-suggested combination for this game is 1-3-4-3.
OMN vs PNG ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 Match 1 Probable Winner:
Oman is expected to win this match.