ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019: Day 13, 5th Place Play-off – Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details
The average score at the venue is around 136 in the tournament.
Published - Oct 31, 2019 12:47 am | Updated - Oct 31, 2019 12:47 am
Scotland and Oman are scheduled to take part in the fifth-place playoff in the World T20 Qualifiers. The Scots, led by Kyle Coetzer, were a tad inconsistent in the group. They lost three matches at the hands of Singapore, Namibia and Netherlands. However, in their play-off 3 match versus hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE), they won by a resounding 90 runs at the Dubai International Stadium.
Oman, on the other hand, were more clinical in the league stage, staying on top of the table for quite some time before Ireland toppled them. But the defeat at the hands of Namibia in the second play-off would’ve jolted their confidence to a large extent. However, After defeating Hong Kong in the second attempt, the Zeeshan Maqsood-led unit managed to qualify for the T20 World Cup.
ICC Academy, Dubai
The venue will be hosting a game after a week. Out of the 10 matches played at the ICC Academy, only three matches were won by the chasing teams. The average score at the venue is around 136 and the chasing record says that it gets tough to bat on the strip. Runs will be on offer though.
The atmosphere will be taxing for the players. The temperature will be around the 35 degrees Celsius. There won’t be any cloud whatsoever with no chances of rain. The humidity will be in the 30s and 40s. The cricketers will need to stay hydrated throughout the duration of the match.
Scotland vs Oman
Scotland decided to demote Calum MacLeod and the movie paid dividends. Richie Berrington scored 48 off 18 and showed his class with the bat. Coming at five, MacLeod turned up with 25 off 12. George Munsey also wielded the bat to good with a 45-ball 56 in the previous encounter. In the bowling department, Safyaan Sharif and Mark Watt was the standouts with three wickets each.
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (C), Michael Leask, Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Tom Sole, Matthew Cross (wk), Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans
Khawar Ali hasn’t delivered with the bat, but he has been absolutely fantastic with the ball in hand. Jatinder Singh, his opening partner, is in red-hot form after his match-winning knock versus Hong Kong. It’s time for the rest of the batting, especially the middle order to step up. Bilal Khan has been able to swing the ball around, getting wickets. He will need support from Nadeem, Butt and Kaleem.
Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Mohammad Nadeem, Suraj Kumar (wk), Mehran Khan, Aamir Kaleem, Naseem Khushi, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan
Probable Top performers
George Munsey – Scotland | Khawar Ali – Oman
No Live telecast
Match Timings – 15:40 IST and 14:10 local
The prediction is for the team, batting first to win the match.
Scotland win the toss, opt to bat
Scotland win the match.
Oman win the toss, opt to bowl
Oman win the match.