Scotland ODI Tri-Series, 2019: Match 1, Oman vs PNG: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Scotland ODI Tri-Series, 2019: Match 1, Oman vs PNG: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Rain is expected to have a say in the tournament opener.

Oman Cricket
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Scotland will host Oman and Papua New Guinea (P.N.G) in a Triangular ODI series that starts on Wednesday and be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2. In the opening game of the tournament, the visiting teams will clash off at the Mannofield Park in Aberdeen. This very venue will host all the six matches to be played in this tournament that last till next Wednesday.

Oman, led by Zeeshan Maqsood, has featured in only one ODI match till date. It was against Namibia this year which they ended up losing by 145 runs. Interestingly, P.N.G defeated Oman a day before their ODI debut in April also by same winning margin of 145 runs. The P.N.G team is led by Assad Vala who himself is the opener and a crucial all-rounder for his team.

Match Details:

The 1st game of the 2019 Scotland ODI Tri-Series is played between Oman and Papua New Guinea (P.N.G) will be hosted by the Mannofield Park in Aberdeen.

The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (10:00 AM GMT) (3:30 PM IST).

Last five completed List A matches:

Oman: L, L, W, W, L.

Papua New Guinea: W, W, L, L, W.

Weather Condition/Report:

The Tri-Series could begin with a washout as the chances of rain keep increasing from 1 PM local. We might have a good 30-40 overs of the first innings completed by that time considering a clear forecast in the morning. The pitch might get slowdown in the 2nd half if the rain continues.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Mannofield Park in Aberdeen has a rich history but hasn’t hosted a professional match in the last five years. Considering the results of the games played till 2014, it is unlikely to witness big totals i.e. 300 and more.

Probable Playing XIs:


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

Bench – Aamir Kaleem, Ajay Lalcheta, Jay Odedra.

Papua New Guinea (P.N.G):

Tony Ura (WK), Assad Vala (C), Charles Amini, Chad Soper, Lega Siaka, Kiplin Doriga (WK), Sese Bau, Norman Vanua, Simon Atai, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana.

Bench – Riley Hekure, Hiri Hiri, Gaudi Toka.

Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Top Picks:

There are a lot of players on both the teams who can excel with both bat and ball in the same game. However, the captains of both sides Zeeshan Maqsood and Assad Vala will be the game changers going into the match.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Zeeshan Maqsood, Assad Vala, Charles Amini, Khawar Ali.

Vice-Captain – Tony Ura, Chad Soper, Mohammad Nadeem, Bilal Khan.

Charles Amini could well be the top performer from this game given his recent batting form and the added ability to chip in with wickets.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Suraj Kumar

Batters – Assad Vala (VC), Khawar Ali, Tony Ura

All-Rounders – Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Charles Amini, Chad Soper, Norman Vanua

Bowlers – Mohammad Nadeem, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kiplin Doriga

Batters – Khawar Ali, Assad Vala, Khurram Nawaz

All-Rounders – Charles Amini (C), Chad Soper, Norman Vanua, Zeeshan Maqsood

Bowlers – Mohammad Nadeem (VC), Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan

Expert Advice:

Zeeshan Maqsood, Charles Amini, Norman Vanua and Chad Soper are a must in the all-rounders category. This meant only one out of Kiplin Doriga and Suraj Kumar can be picked among the keepers’ list.

Probable Winners:

Oman might face it tough against P.N.G who are a bit more experienced.

*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.