HK vs OMN Dream11 : Final spot for the T20 World Cup up for grasps when the two sides step out in the middle today.
For both of our opponents of the day, all their preparations and hectic and congested brand of cricket they have indulged in over the course of 2019 boils down to this moment. Today’s match is the biggest either have played across the last year, a fixture which will see the winners seal their berth to next year’s ICC T20 World Cup 2019.
On the berth of reaching the annuls of ther cricketing sojourns, both the sides know they can’t afford even the slightest of slipups when they clash heads against each other today. Both the sides are familiar faces as well, meeting each other previously in Group of the tournamnet, a match where Hong Kong were defeated by 7 wickets.
However, Hong Kong did well to ensure that the result didn’t deter them massively in their quest of making it this far with the side making a neat comeback to tally up enough points to throw their cap in the reckoning for a spot in the main tournamnet. They come into today’s encounter having put down Nigeria by 5 wickets in their last outing, a match where they managed to successfully chase down the 82 run target laid infront of them.
Elsewhere, ther opponents were thwarted in their efforts of topping the group with the side being obliterated by Namibia in their final group stage encounter. Heading out to chase 161, the side never managed to settle into the run chase, one where they were torn apart and ripped into by Namibia who sent them packing for a mere 107 to condemn them to a massive 54 run defeat.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
We should be in for good batting conditions in today’s encounter with the batmen being able to strike the ball in the middle and pile on the runs. The pitch has shown that it tends to act sluggishly as the match runs its course though which should lead the side winning the toss opting to bat first.
Probable Playing 11
Nizakat Khan, Aizaz Khan (C), Kinchit Shah, Waqas Barkat, Simandeep Singh, Scott McKenchie (WK), Haroon Arshad, Nasrulla Rana, Kyle Christie, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar
Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Aamir Kaleem, Suraj Kumar (WK), Khurram Nawaz, Sandeep Goud, Mohammad Nadeem, Bilal Khan, Fayyaz Butt
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019
Match: Hong Kong Vs Oman
Date And Time: 30th October, Wednesday- 9:00pm IST
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3
- Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Simandeep Singh, Kyle Christie
- Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Zeeshan Maqsood, Fayyaz Butt
Top 4 Batting Order
- Nizakat Khan, Aizaz Khan, Kinchit Shah, Waqas Barkat
- Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood
- Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah
- Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh
Death Overs Bowlers
- Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar
- Mohammad Nadeem, Bilal Khan
HK vs OMN Dream11 Prediction
There wasn’t much to choose between the wicket-keepers of either side but what edged us towards opting for Scott McKenzie from Hong Kong was the paper thin nature of their batting order. This is a side all too prone to collapsing, something which should see the side’s wicket-keeper get ample overs to come out and bat in.
We begin by getting in Oman’s opener Jitender Singh for this encounter with number 3 bat, Aaqib Ilyas following him up for this fixture. This is a surface which will play out in favour of the top-order batters and this is a duo which has consistently made the most of the powerplay overs to see the side pile on some healthy totals.
Elsewhere we have the lone pick of opener Nizakat Khan come into our side from Hong Kong with the player’s 9 ball 21 run innings in the previous contest a gentle reminder of the expansive strokeplay he possesses in his kitty.
If Hong Kong are going to have any chance of emerging from this encounter unscratched and salvaging a win in their favour, the side are going to need the imperious Kinchit Shah to be at his best today. The all-rounder has been the watchdog of his side all across the tournamnet, encapsulating his skill set with both the bat and ball to deliver some match winning performances.
He scored 25 runs in the previous match to climb into third place in the pile of highest run getters for his side, seeing him become an instant pick for us from the side along with Aizaz Khan, whilst from the opposition we begin by getting in Khawar Ali. The opener scored 41 runs in 25 balls in the side’s last outing, an innings which gave the side the perfect foundation to bring from and his ascertained four overs with the ball make him a must have player for today’s match.
Aamir Kaleem comes bearing with him a role akin to Ali, seeing us pick him up as well due to his dual nature as a performer.
After picking up 4-19 in the side’s last match, a spell which blew apart Namibia to refrain them from piling on a huge score, Bilal Khan was always going to find a place in our Dream 11 side for this one. Mohammad Nadeem comes in from the side as well for us while from Hong Kong we are snaring their new ball operator, Kylie Christie for today’s clash.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Khawar Ali will be our side’s captain for the match with Shah being chosen as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.