Last Updated on October 10, 2021 by Umar Khan
Match predictions between Oman and PNG. The prediction of winning the first match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Both the teams will try to win their first outing and make their way easy to the second round.
The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will start on 17th October which is just a few days away from now. Both the teams are completely prepared to take on each other. The match of the mega event will be played between Co-hosts Oman and a relatively new team to the arena PNG. Both the teams are not the full member ICC. This might be a nail-biting contest between the two teams. Let’s some of the strengths and weaknesses of both the teams.
Strength of Oman
Oman has got a powerful batting lineup. The team has powerful hitters in the top-order and lower-order. There is a player who can consolidate in the middle so that the batter at the tail-end could smash the ball out of the Park.
Aaqib Ilyas is the top scorer of the Oman team. He has played only 15 matches. He has made 744 runs in his 14 outings with a healthy batting average of 62 runs. His Highest T20 Score is 109 Runs. The other important batter for the team is the skipper. He has played 19 matches, His highest score in this format is 109 with an average of 29.40.
Khawar Ali is another good prospect. He is one of the best all-rounders on the side. In his 16 outings, he has made 259 runs averaging 23.54 though his strike rate is not perfect for a shorter format. Jatinder Singh has played 19 matches for his side 434 runs with 107 highest runs in an inning. He is averaging 24.11.
The team has got a tight bowling attack. It has both the resources, outstanding fast bowling squad along deadly spinner who make life tough on such turning wickets.
The only thing Oman is lacking in is the Strike of the players. Most of them are below 100. This is a concerning factor for the Co-host Oman.
On the other PNG is relatively new to the Cricket Arena. Beating any team in their group will be a huge bonus for the team. Assad Vala, Tony Ura.
The teaming is having some good all-round players. A good bowling attack with a decent batting PNG can give Oman a tough time.