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.
Published - Aug 14, 2019 4:30 am | Updated - Aug 14, 2019 3:19 pm
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 the 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.
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).
Oman won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Last five completed List A matches:
Oman: L, L, W, W, L.
Papua New Guinea: W, W, L, L, W.
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.
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.
Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Mohammad Nadeem, Suraj Kumar (WK), Sandeep Goud, Jay Odedra, Fayyaz Butt, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan.
Bench – Aamir Kaleem, Ajay Lalcheta, Khurram Nawaz.
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, Gaudi Toka, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana.
Bench – Riley Hekure, Hiri Hiri, Simon Atai.
Updated Playing XIs after the toss.
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, Jatinder Singh
All-Rounders – Charles Amini (C), Chad Soper, Norman Vanua, Zeeshan Maqsood
Bowlers – Mohammad Nadeem (VC), Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan
(Khurram Nawaz is not playing. Pick Jatinder Singh in the Suggested Playing XI No.2)
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.
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.