Oman Tri-Nation ODI Series, 2020: Match 1, Oman vs United Arab Emirates – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Mohammad Usman had scores of 56*, 0 and 36* during the UAE tri-series last month.
Published - Jan 4, 2020 10:19 pm | Updated - Jan 4, 2020 11:04 pm
The 1st game of the 2020 Oman Tri-Nation ODI Series part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 will be played between Oman and the United Arab Emirates at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1).
The match starts at 9:30 AM local time (5:30 AM GMT) (11:00 PM IST).
Oman will be hosting the 4th Tri-series of the ICC Men’s CWC League 2 starting on Sunday which features the United Arab Emirates and Namibia as the other two teams. Oman, who were part of the Tri-series in Scotland, won their first three matches before losing the 4th game. They sealed a place in the Men’s T20 CWC to be played in Australia this year. On the other hand, the UAE team managed to win only one game during the home Tri-series held in December. They will be looking to improve their position in the points table.
No threat from rain is expected for the opening match of the Tri-series to be played on Sunday.
The Ministry Turf 1 was on the slower side during the recent CWC Challenge. Scores around 220 were quite common in that tournament and the chasing side were benefited by low targets. Six of the seven completed matches in the competition were won by the chasing teams only.
Average first innings score: 190 (Completed Matches in CWC Challenge)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 1
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
United Arab Emirates:
Chirag Suri, Rohan Mustafa, Darius D’Silva, Vriitya Aravind (WK), Basil Hameed, Mohammad Usman, Junaid Siddique, Zawar Farid, Ahmed Raza (C), Waheed Ahmed, Zahoor Khan.
Bench – Jonathan Figy, CP Rizwan, Karthik Meiyappan.
Jatinder Singh, Sandeep Goud, Khawar Ali, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Aqib Ilyas, Suraj Kumar, Muhammed Nadeem, Jay Odedra, Ahmed Fayyaz Butt, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan.
Bench – Baadal Singh, Muhammed Naseem, Sanuth Ebrahim.
Zeeshan Maqsood has amassed 425 runs in List A cricket for Oman at an average of 32.69 and picked up 18 wickets across 17 matches played. Khawar Ali, on the other hand, scored 474 runs in 22 innings at an average of 24.94 and also bagged 27 wickets. Mohammad Usman had scores of 56*, 0 and 36* during the UAE tri-series last month and will be team’s reliable batsman. Junaid Siddique bagged 8 wickets in that Tri-series across three matches including two 3-wicket hauls.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Mohammad Usman, Khawar Ali, Zeeshan Maqsood.
Vice-Captain – Rohan Mustafa, Junaid Siddique, Jatinder Singh.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Suraj Kumar
Batters – Chirag Suri, Mohammad Usman, Jatinder Singh, Sandeep Goud
All-Rounders – Rohan Mustafa, Basil Hameed, Zeeshan Maqsood (C)
Bowlers – Ahmed Raza, Junaid Siddique (VC), Bilal Khan
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Vriitya Aravind
Batters – Mohammad Usman (C), Darius D’Silva, Aqib Ilyas
All-Rounders – Rohan Mustafa, Khawar Ali (VC), Zeeshan Maqsood
Bowlers – Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan
Both Oman and UAE have retained the squads from the previous Tri-series in the ICC CWC League. Oman were quite successful in their last tournament and are likely to continue the same XI. UAE won only one match in the home Tri-series but are likely to not make any big changes unless fitness issues.
UAE is expected to win the tournament opener against Oman.
*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.