Scotland ODI Tri-Series, 2019: Match 4, Scotland vs Oman: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Scotland ODI Tri-Series, 2019: Match 4, Scotland vs Oman: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Kyle Coetzer (152) has scored 50 runs more than any other player in this tournament thus far.

Kyle Coetzer
Kyle Coetzer of Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 4th game of the 2019 Scotland ODI Tri-Series is played between Scotland and Oman 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).

This match will be live on Scotland Cricket’s YouTube channel.

Preview:

The home team Scotland got their first win of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 when they defeated Papua New Guinea by three wickets on Saturday. This was also their first ODI win since beating the No.1 ranked England at home in 2018. They will face Oman on Sunday to whom they lost by 8 wickets earlier in the tournament. Oman won both the matches they played in this competition thus far.

Left-arm spinner Hazma Tahir on his ODI debut bagged a 4-wicket haul on Saturday against PNG. The off-spinner Michael Leask also took three wickets to restrict PNG to 205/9 from 63/0 in 13 overs. Kyle Coezter held the chase with a 123-ball 96. His knock included nine fours and two sixes. The hosts lost couple of more wickets after the dismissal of their skipper but reached the target in the 49th over.


Weather Condition/Report:

The forecast suggested dry conditions in Aberdeen on Sunday. There is a little chance of rain as the weather forecast points out 10% rain chances around 3 PM local time.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Mannofield Park in Aberdeen has been favourable for the spinners. The left-arm spinners especially accounted for most wickets. In all three matches, the first batting side had 60+ opening partnerships. However, collapses followed and no game witnessed even once 240 score. The team winning the toss will look to bowl first or as it is a safe option rather than scoring big in tricky conditions and post a big total with extra effort.

Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)


Probable Playing XIs:

Scotland:

Kyle Coetzer (C), Matthew Cross (WK), Calum MacLeod, Craig Wallace, Richie Berrington, George Munsey, Michael Leask, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Hamza Tahir, Alasdair Evans.

Bench – Gavin Main, Tom Sole, Adrian Neill.

Oman:

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

Bench – Ajay Lalcheta, Jay Odedra, Bilal Khan.


Top Picks:

Aqib Ilyas scored 40+ runs in both the matches and also took a wicket each in those two games. Michael Leask didn’t get a chance to play in the first match but took three wickets and scored 19 runs against PNG on Saturday.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Zeeshan Maqsood, Kyle Coetzer, Aqib Ilyas, Calum MacLeod

Vice-Captain – Khawar Ali, Matthew Cross, Mohammad Nadeem, Michael Leask

Given the way Kyle Coetzer is batting, there is no need to overlook him as one of captain or vice-captain. The role of vice-captain in fantasy team suits Coetzer due to his consistency in producing 40+ scores in this format.


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Matthew Cross

Batters – Kyle Coetzer (C), Khawar Ali (VC), Calum MacLeod

All-Rounders – Zeeshan Maqsood, Aqib Ilyas, Sandeep Goud, Michael Leask

Bowlers – Hamza Tahir, Matt Watt, Mohammad Nadeem

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Suraj Kumar

Batters – Calum MacLeod (C), Khawar Ali, Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey

All-Rounders – Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Aqib Ilyas, Michael Leask, Richie Berrington

Bowlers – Matt Watt, Mohammad Nadeem, Fayyaz Butt


Expert Advice:

Zeeshan Maqsood, Aqib Ilyas and Michael Leask become a must as the three all-rounders suit to the pitch conditions. All three players have had one big game of over 45 points thus far.

Probable Winners:

Scotland is expected to register their 2nd consecutive win of the tournament.

*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.