Date: 21st October 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Muscat, Oman
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Oman and Scotland are set to face each other in their last game of Round 1 fixtures of the World T20 Cup on 21st October 2021. Both the teams have been the top-performing sides of their group, however are on the contrasting end of the results spectrum in their last games. While Scotland outplayed Papua New Guinea to register their second consecutive win, Oman collapsed against Bangladesh with the latter making a comeback.
This game stands to be a crucial one for both sides as a win here will guarantee a top-2 finish for both Scotland and Oman, implying a spot in the Super 12.
Scotland look confident and will aim to keep their momentum going and dominate in their third game as well, in order to finish at the top. George Munsey and Matthew Cross are the top batting pick from the side, with the latter being a dependable vice-captain choice. Additionally, last game’s top-performer Richie Berrington looks in great form and is an excellent captain choice for one’s fantasy.
Having suffered a recent defeat against Bangladesh, it’ll be interesting to see how the hosts make a comeback in their upcoming game. Oman’s key batsman Jatinder Singh is the top pick from the side and can be banked upon to score runs from one end from Oman. Besides Zeeshan Maqsood and Aqib Ilyas’ contribution will also be crucial for the must-win match. Lastly, Bilal Khan and Fayyzan Butt can fetch some points from the bowling department.
Probable Playing XI
Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Kashyap Prajapati, Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Mohammad Nadeem, Ayaan Khan, Sandeep Goud, Naseem Khushi (wk), Kaleemullah, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Bradley Wheal, Alasdair Evans
Wicketkeepers: Matthew Cross
Batters: George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer, Jatinder Singh, Kashyap Prajapati
All-rounders: Richi Berrington, Chris Greaves, Zeeshan Maqsood, Aqib Ilyas
Bowlers: Brad Wheal, Mark Watt, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan, Fayyaz Butt
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