CWC League-2 One-Day: Match 2, OMN vs USA – Dream11 Fantasy Tips

Nepal Tri-Nation ODI Series, 2020: Match 2, Oman vs United States of America – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Timil Patel picked up a 5-wicket haul in the warm-up match on Tuesday.

Steven Taylor
Steven Taylor. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 2nd game of the 2020 Nepal Tri-Nation ODI Series part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 will be played between Oman and United States of America (USA) at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (4:15 AM GMT) (9:45 AM IST).

This game can be viewed on Kantipur TV in Nepal. Live streaming available on Fan code website/app in India and on the Kantipur TV YouTube Channel in other countries.

Preview:

Oman started off the Tri-Nation ODI series in Nepal with a close 18-run and spoiled Nepal’s historic first home ODI match. Oman recovered from 57/5 to finish on 197/9 which was enough to win the game on a tricky batting track. Oman were good at taking wickets regularly despite the hosts tried to rebuild the chase. The Oman team will now face the United States of America who are placed on the top of the ICC Men’s CWC League 2. They won three out of the four matches played in the home Tri-series as well as the Tri-series hosted by UAE.


Weather Condition/Report:

The University Ground in Kirtipur is likely to be under the clouds on Thursday as well but no rain is predicted during the match.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Wednesday’s match was played on a surface which is quite different from what Nepal national side played previously here. Those game assisted the teams batting second but Nepal-Oman match was played on a pitch that was assisting the bowlers throughout the day.

Average first innings score: 197 (Unaffected List A matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1

Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Oman:

Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Aqib Ilyas, Muhammad Nadeem, Suraj Kumar (WK), Sanuth Ebrahim, Sandeep Goud, Muhammed Naseem, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan.

Bench – Baadal Singh, Jay Odedra, Ahmed Fayyaz Butt.

United States of America:

Ian Holland, Xavier Marshall, Steven Taylor, Aaron Jones, Monank Patel, Akshay Homraj (WK), Karima Gore, Saurabh Netravalkar (C), Timil Patel, Cameron Stevenson, Elmore Hutchinson/Rusty Theron.

Bench – Nosthush Kenjige, Nisarg Patel, Elmore Hutchinson/Rusty Theron.


Top Picks:

Muhammad Nadeem played a crucial knock with the bat when Oman were in trouble against Nepal. He scored an unbeaten 69 and also picked up a wicket. USA’s Timil Patel picked up a 5-wicket haul in the warm-up match on Tuesday and also played a decent hand with the bat down the order. Steven Taylor will be geared up to put on an all-round show having been stripped off vice-captaincy. He is likely to excel with the ball on a surface which is likely to be on the slower side. Oman’s Aqib Ilyas came into the tournament having scored 593 runs with help of four fifties and six wickets in 10 innings bowled across those 17 List A matches. In the first game, he got out scoring only 16 runs but ended up picking up a wicket.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Steven Taylor, Zeeshan Maqsood, Cameron Stevenson.

Vice-Captain – Aqib Ilyas, Muhammad Nadeem, Ian Holland.


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Akshay Homraj

Batters – Cameron Stevenson (VC), Steven Taylor, Zeeshan Maqsood (C)

All-Rounders – Ian Holland, Muhammad Nadeem, Aqib Ilyas, Khawar Ali

Bowlers – Aaron Jones, Saurabh Netravalkar, Bilal Khan

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Akshay Homraj

Batters – Cameron Stevenson, Steven Taylor (C), Zeeshan Maqsood, Timil Patel

All-Rounders – Ian Holland, Muhammad Nadeem (VC), Aqib Ilyas

Bowlers – Aaron Jones, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan


Expert Advice:

The classification of a couple of USA players is completely wrong in Dream11. The USA team’s most reliable batsman Aaron Jones is listed as a bowler while Timil Patel, a specialist bowler and a lower-order batsman, is present in the batters’ category.

Probable Winners:

The USA team will be a perfect competitor for the Oman team on the pitches in Nepal.

*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.