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ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019: Day 12, Playoff 3 & 4 – Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details

Can Oman and UAE bounce back from their defeats in their first playoff matches?

Namibia. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The first day of the playoffs in the T20 World Cup qualifiers is done and dusted with. Netherlands and Namibia have earned themselves a tour to Australia next year. The Dutch, led Pieter Seelaar, defeated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by eight wickets after restricting the opposition to only 80. On other hand, Namibia handed Oman a defeat by 54 runs. Both games took place in Dubai.

Meanwhile, Oman and UAE will get another bite at the cherry in order to qualify for the T20 World Cup. UAE will get to face Scotland in the first of Wednesday’s doubleheader. Scotland have been a tad jittery and it’s a chance for the hosts to make amends. Oman, on the other hand will be up against Hong Kong, who also had to go through a rather tough time before finally making the playoffs.

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Pitch Report

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

The pitch has stayed fairly good for batting as scores of above 150 have come on a pretty consistent basis. Playing shots on the up hasn’t been all that difficult. There’s something for the bowlers as well. The leather has moved around a fair bit and the fast bowlers have a great chance of picking wickets upfront. If wickets don’t come early, then the batting team can run away with the match.

Weather Report

The playing conditions are something pleasant for the cricketers. The temperature can raise up to as high as 38 degrees Celsius. For the night game, the temperature will be in the low 30s. The humidity levels will go up as the day progresses. Needless to say, that there are no chances of a downpour.

Playoff 3, Scotland vs UAE

Scotland

Scotland’s batting hasn’t been awful by any means. But it has underperformed to a great extent. Calum MacLeod and George Munsey have scored the bulk of the runs. Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross and Richie Berrington have also gotten over 100 runs. In the bowling are, Sharif has been the standout with 10 wickets. Watt and Hamza Tahir have 15 wickets. Davey has picked nine wickets.

Probable XI

George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (C), Matthew Cross (wk), Calum Macleod, Richie Berrington, Michael Leask, Craig Wallace, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans

UAE

Muhammad Usman with 172 runs has been UAE’s standout batsman in the tournament. The others have chipped in from time to time. Chirag Suri, Zawar Farid and Rameez Shahzad have done their bit as well. Rohan Mustafa has put forth all-round shows, having scored 116 runs and picking up nine wickets. Waheed and Siddiqui have six wickets each. The spinners have also been hard to get away.

Probable XI

Rohan Mustafa, Zawar Farid, Rameez Shahzad, Muhammad Usman, Darius D’Silva, Waheed Ahmed, Mohammad Boota (wk), Ahmed Raza (C), Sultan Ahmed, Junaid Siddiqui, Zahoor Khan

Probable Top performers

Kyle Coetzer – Scotland |  Rohan Mustafa – UAE

Broadcast Details

TV– Star Sports 3

Online– Hotstar

Match Timings – 15:40 IST and 14:10 local

The prediction is for the UAE to win the match.

Prediction Scenarios

Scenario 1

Scotland win the toss, opt to field

140-160

UAE win the match

Scenario 2

UAE win the toss, opt to field

130-150

UAE win the match.


Playoff 4, Hong Kong vs Oman

Hong Kong

Hong Kong tend to depend a lot on Nizakat Khan and Kinchit Shah with 139 and 219 runs respectively. Scott McKenchie got an add 40* versus Jersey. Apart from that, the batting has tended to crumble a wee bit. The bowling has blown hot and cold as well. Kyle Christie and Aizaz Khan have five wickets each. Waqar Barkat has four wickets, and barring the trio there isn’t much to talk about.

Probable XI

Nizakat Khan, Aizaz Khan (C), Kinchit Shah, Haroon Arshad, Simandeep Singh, Waqas Barkat, Scott McKenchie (wk), Nasrullah Rana, Kyle Christie, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar

Oman

Oman’s batting has mostly been about Jatinder Singh and Aqib Ilyas, who has a combined tally of 367 runs at an average in the low 30s. Khawar Ali looked in great form last time and he can’t afford to lose momentum. Maqsood needs to up his game as well. Left-arm seamer Bilal Khan has 12 wickets in his kitty. He has gotten good support from Ali, Kaleem, Nadeem and Fayyaz Butt.

Probable XI

Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Aamir Kaleem, Surajh Kumar (wk), Sandeep Goud, Khurram Nawaz, Mohammad Nadeem, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan

Probable Top performers

Nizakat Khan – Hong Kong |  Khawar Ali – Oman

Broadcast Details

TV– Star Sports 3

Online– Hotstar

Match Timings – 21:00 IST and 19:30 local

The prediction is for Oman to win the match.

Prediction Scenarios

Scenario 1

Hong Kong win the toss, opt to bat

120-140

Oman win the match.

Scenario 2

Oman win the toss, opt to bat

140-160

Oman win the match.

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