ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019: Group B, Match 16, Ireland vs Oman – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Paul Stirling was the lone warrior for Ireland in the last game and scored 72 runs. Before that, he mustered 62 runs against Hong Kong.

Ireland and Hong Kong
Ireland (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 16th game of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers 2019 in Group B will be played between Ireland and Oman at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1 in Abu Dhabi.

The match starts at 2:10 PM local time (10:10 AM GMT) (3:40 PM IST). There will be no live telecast of this match.



Thus far in two games, Ireland won one and lost the other. While they are in a decent position as of now, there are still concerns with regards to their batting. The team seems to be over-reliant on Paul Stirling who scored half-centuries in both the games. In the last match, the other batsmen completely gave up and failed to even get mediocre scores. Ireland has got a day’s time to reflect upon this performance against the UAE.

On Monday, they will be back on the field for the 16th game of the tournament which they will play against Oman. Oman might seem to be one of the relatively weaker teams. But the way they broke the back of UAE in their first game proved that they can stun a few teams as well. The Irishmen should be on the top of their game if they are to get back on track to the winning ways.

Weather Report

While it is predicted to be hot in the afternoon, there will be a gentle breeze that will be blowing. As the evening progresses, the humidity levels will increase.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Just one game was played at the venue in this tournament and the pitch seemed to be a decent one to bat on. There was also something on offer for the fast bowlers.

Average first innings score: 176 (Only game played at the venue in this tournament)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1, Tied – 0

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:


Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Gary Wilson (c &wk), George Dockrell, Gareth Delany, Mark Adair, Shane Getkate, David Delany, Boyd Rankin

Bench: Lorcan Tucker, Stuart Thompson, Craig Young, Simi Singh


Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, Amir Kaleem, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Khurram Nawaz Khan, Suraj Kumar (WK), Mohammad Nadeem, Sandeep Goud, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan.

Bench – Jay Odedara, Kaleemullah, Mehran Khan, Sufyan Mahmood, Naseem Khushi.

Top Picks:

Paul Stirling has been fabulous so far in the tournament. He played a great knock in the last game and should be in your Dream11 Fantasy team. Andy Balbirnie, Khawar Ali, Mark Adair and Fayyaz Butt are the other top picks for your Dream11 Fantasy side.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie, Zeeshan Maqsood

Vice-Captain Options – Khawar Ali, Gareth Delany, Kevin O’Brien

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Suraj Kumar

Batters – Andy Balbirnie, Paul Stirling (C), Aqib Ilyas

All-Rounders – Gareth Delany, Zeeshan Maqsood, Khawar Ali (VC)

Bowlers – Boyd Rankin, Mark Adair, Bilal Khan, Fayyaz Butt

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Suraj Kumar

Batters – Andy Balbirnie, Kevin O’Brien, Paul Stirling (VC), Aqib Ilyas (C)

All-Rounders – Gareth Delany, Khawar Ali

Bowlers – Boyd Rankin, Mark Adair, Bilal Khan, Fayyaz Butt

Expert Advice:

Both Gary Wilson and Suraj Kumar bat lower down the batting order. Performances wise, there hasn’t been much to differentiate between the two so far. Since Suraj takes only 8.5 credits, he is the better fit for your Dream11 Fantasy team keeping the other players in mind.

Probable Winners:

Ireland is expected to bounce back and win this game.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.