The wait for cricket fans is finally over as the big cricketing action is going to start when the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will kick off on 17 Oct. Oman vs Papua New Guinea will clash in the first match of the T20 World Cup. The match will start at 3:30 PM IST and will be played at Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat.
Oman and Papua New Guinea have recently played few ODI matches against each other in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers. These matches were played on Sep 26, Sun and Oct 01, Fri. Oman outplayed Papua New Guinea on both occasions. Oman won the first match by 110 runs and won the second match by 3 wickets while chasing a target of 151 runs.
As these teams played recently against each other, so they have quite a good idea about the strength and weaknesses of each other. But Oman proved to be on top in these matches and is looking for a complete unit in itself.
Papua New Guinea was not able to give a tough fight to Oman in these recent matches so Oman will have a lot of confidence for this first match of the T20 World Cup. Oman’s batsmen and bowlers laid the foundation for easy wins in these matches with excellent performances.
Papua New Guinea will also look to give a better performance in this new format i.e T20s and we are expecting a close fight between the two teams.
Oman vs Papua New Guinea Match Details
- Match – Oman vs PNG 1st T20, ICC T20 World Cup
- Venue – Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat
- Date & Time – Oct 17, 3:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL
We will now analyze Oman vs Papua New Guinea, 1st Match in detail with the preview and prediction.
Oman vs Papua New Guinea 1st T20 match will be played at Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat. A lot of ODI matches were played at this ground during ICC Cricket World Cup League Two. A two-match T20 Series between Oman and Sri Lanka also played at this ground just a few days ago. By having a deep analysis of these matches, one thing is clear that this pitch is going to be tough for batsmen. Both fast, as well as spin bowlers, will get big assistance from this pitch. Scoring will not be easy here and the team batting first will find it tough to make a total of around 150.
OMAN vs PNG Toss Prediction
In the T20 series between Oman vs Sri Lanka team batting first won both the matches and the chasing was looking a bit difficult. So the team who will win the toss in the match between Oman and PNG would like to choose to bat first.
OMAN vs PNG Weather Prediction
The temperature at Al Amerat usually remains around 30-32 degrees with hot conditions. The weather is expected to be clear during this first match of the T20 World Cup 2021.
Oman vs Papua New Guinea 1st T20 Match Live Streaming
Oman vs PNG 1st T20 match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021, can be watched live on Star Sports TV Network.
The match can be live streaming on Disney+Hotstar App.
Oman Team Preview
There is great depth in the batting and bowler department of Oman. Oman has a complete team that has batsmen who can attack from the start and has bowlers who have a lot of pace in their bowling.
Oman Team News
So far there is no official news about the injury of any player in the Oman squad. The Oman team has a totally clean bill of health and they will play against Papua New Guinea in the first match with their full strength.
Oman Key Players
Aqib Ilyas batted brilliantly in the 2 matches that the team played with Papua New Guinea in the last few months. He was in the attacking mood and would like to continue his golden form in this first match of the T20 World Cup. A big score will be expected from him and his recent form indicates that he is capable of doing this. He is likely to bat at number three and can attack opposition bowlers from the first ball.
Opener Jatinder Singh has also made the opposition bowlers struggle against him in the recent ICC Cricket World Cup League Two matches. He produced some good innings with the bat and played shots all over the ground. It will be difficult for the Papua New Guinea bowlers to get ahead of him. His presence in the team makes Oman a much stronger side than Papua New Guinea.
Captain Zeeshan Maqsood has plenty of talent in his bowling and he displayed it very well in the World Cup League Two. He regularly bowled very well in the last few matches and we can see the same performance from him in this match with PNG. If he will be truly up to the mark with his bowling then the Oman team can very well execute their plans against PNG.
Oman Team Form
Oman has played quite a lot of ODI cricket in recent times. They played ODI matches in ICC Cricket World Cup League Two and out of the last 5 games they won 3, lost 1 and one match produced No Result due to rain. They played two T20 series with Sri Lanka which they lost
Papua New Guinea Team Preview
Papua New Guinea was not good at all in the matches played against Oman in World Cup League Two. Although there were some decent batting and bowling performances from few batsmen overall they were below par.
Papua New Guinea Team News
Papua New Guinea squad is also looking completely fit till this point in time and the management will try to get into the ground with the best possible combination.
Papua New Guinea Key Players
Captain Assad Vala shown some moments of brilliance with his batting in the matches played against Oman. Although these were not match-winning innings and he was not able to produce a favorable result for this team, but still he will be the prime batsmen for the PNG team in this first match of the ICC T20 World Cup.
Wicket-keeper batsmen Tony Ura who usually opens the innings for the team was not in good touch in recent matches. But he will always eye on scoring big runs. The team needs some special innings from him at the top and he is definitely going to play a massive role with his batting in the 1st T20 match against Oman.
Kabua Morea was exceptionally well with his bowling in the ODI matches against Oman. He had a 5 wicket haul against Oman in the last played match between these two teams. He will be flying high with that performance and if he is able to repeat that kind of performance then PNG can fancy their chances against Oman in this T20 match.
Papua New Guinea Team Form
Papua New Guinea recently played in UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021 and they had a completely poor show in that tournament as they were not able to win only a single match out of two matches. So their bad form also continued in T20 after the ODIs.
Oman vs PNG Head to Head Stats in T20
So far no T20 match has been played between Oman vs PNG.
Oman vs Papua New Guinea Playing XI
Oman Playing XI
Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Suraj Kumar, Naseem Khushi (WK), Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Khawar Ali, Ayaan Khan, Sandeep Goud, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan, Kashyap Kumar Harishbhai
Papua New Guinea Playing XI
Assad Vala (C), Lega Siaka, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga (WK), Gaudi Toka, Hiri Hiri, Jason Kila, Damien Ravu, Norman Vanua, Chad Soper, Kabua Morea
OMAN vs Papua New Guinea Prediction
The recent encounters between Oman and PNG, and the very poor form of PNG clear is a sign that this match is in favor of Oman. Papua New Guinea is struggling to find the form and it will be interesting to see if they can make a change in their approach. But for this match, we will predict that Oman are favorites to win
Oman are favorites to win 1st T20 match of ICC T20 World Cup against Prediction