Date: 19th October 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat
Preview: High on confidence Oman are set to face Bangladesh in their second match of Round 1 of T20 World Cup 2021. While Oman are coming on the back of a 10-wicket win over Papua new Guinea, Bangladesh were handed a shock defeat by Scotland. The Scottish Saltires inched past the Tigers by 6 runs in a closely-fought contest.
Head to head:
Pitch Report: The surface of Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1) seems to be a bowling track. One needs to spend some time at the middle to get used to the pitch which for sure is not a batting paradise and assists bowlers to a fair extent. Winning the toss and bowling first looks like a better option as the second half of the game might see the introduction of dew which will help batting.
Oman: A good team effort from the side helped them bag the first match against PNG that too in the best way possible. Given that Oman didn't lose any wicket in the match, their middle and lower order is yet to be tested and who knows if Bangladesh can give them a reality check in the upcoming game only.
Bangladesh: The Tigers bowled pretty well in the first game, however, it was their batting that let them down. Their openers - Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar - failed miserably and most of the other batters from the side just followed their footsteps. Performance of Mahedi Hasan was the silver lining for the side as he returned figures of 3/19 and also showed good intent with the bat towards the end of the game. Shakib's form with the ball is just another good news for the side, however, his contribution with the bat needs to be improved.
Oman: Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Kashyap Prajapati, Naseem Khushi (wk), Mohammad Nadeem, Ayan Khan, Sandeep Goud, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan, Khurram Nawaz, Fayyaz Butt, Suraj Kumar, Nestor Dhamba, Sufyan Mehmood
Bangladesh: Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammad Naim, Nasum Ahmed , Shoriful Islam, Shamim Hossain
Conclusion: Considering the team and experience that Bangladesh possess they are the clear favourities to win the game.
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