NAM vs OMN Dream11 : With a spot in the T20 World Cup awaiting, either side steps out with massive aspirations today.
Ever since September, if there has been one side amongst the pile of upcoming countries in the cricketing vicinity which has made our heads turn, it’s been Namibia. The side have been in pristine and exquisite touch ever since the course of the last two months, putting in flawless performances consistently, something they have resonated in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 as well.
What has been especially impressive from the side this edition of the qualifiers is the resolve and gutsiness they have displayed as a side. Despite not getting off to the best of starts with the side losing two straight matches, the unit ensured they didn’t crumble under the brute brunt of immense pressure as they registered four wins in succession to end up in third place in Group A.
Their previous 87 run win over Singapore is clearly indicative of the uprise the side are in at the moment, a result which was as comprehensive in nature as they get. Their batting and bowling stepped up to the platter in tandem with the bowlers complimenting the batters extremely well to bundle out Singapore for just 104 in reply to the 191 made by Namibia.
Elsewhere, their opponents of the day come into this contest having finished in second place in Group B with four wins from six matches, the same as Namibia. They were defeated by Jersey in their last outing in the group, a 14 run defeat as they fell apart to lose their way in their pursuit of 141, a performance Namibia will be looking to capitalise on come today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
An average score of 173 while batting first apprises us towards the batting conducive conditions prevelant on this surface for today’s encounter. This is a wicket where creaming the ball to the fence is an extremely easy task with the bowlers struggling to contain the batsmen.
The side winning the toss will be looking to bat first with the chasing side managing to win on just one of the five occasions over here.
Probable Playing 11
Stephan Baard, Niko Davin, JP Kotze, Craig Williams, Gerhard Erasmus (C), Smit, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green (WK), Christi Viljoen, Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo
Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, Amir Kaleem, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Suraj Kumar (WK), Sandeep Goud, Khurram Nawaz Khan, Mohammad Nadeem, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019
Match: Namibia Vs Oman
Date And Time: 29th October, Tuesday- 9:00pm IST
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3
- Stephan Baard, JP Kotze, Gerhard Erasmus, Ben Shikongo
- Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Zeeshan Maqsood, Fayyaz Butt
Top 4 Batting Order
- Stephan Baard, Niko Davin, JP Kotze, Craig Williams
- Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, Amir Kaleem
- Stephan Baard, Gerhard Erasmus
- Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali
Death Overs Bowlers
- Christi Viljoen, Bernard Scholtz
- Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan
NAM vs OMN Dream11 Team Picks
JP Kotze might not be keeping wickets for Namibia with the player has shone as a specialist batsman for the side this tournamnet. He scored 36 runs in the side’s previous win, an innings which justified the number 3 spot which has been handed over to him, making the player our first pick for today’s upcoming content.
With Namibia impressing so profusely off late, we had to include the batters from their side first into our Dream 11 side. We begin this docket by getting in captain Gerhard Erasmus from the outfit, a player whose 72 runs in 46 balls the last time around was a knock vindictive of the tenacious ability he bears as a bat.
He cleared apart Singapore’s bowling unit, piling the misery on them with some maverick shots as he found the way to the fence on 9 occasions, seeing him become our singular pick from the side. From Oman meanwhile we are getting in the two players in the form of opener Jatinder Singh who scored 29 the last time around and Aaqib Ilyas.
His 56 runs came at a time for his side when they were struggling, a performance which helped his side come close to Jersey’s target, seeing us make Zeeshan Maqsood our first name to be inducted in this facet. He got the one wicket as well in that match, putting on a display which emphasised the escalated role he’s been handed over by his side, making him the pinch perfect all-rounder to go in with for this encounter.
He has Khawar Ali come in as well from the side whilst from Namibia we have opted for a duo as well to be inducted in our setup in the form of Craig Williams and Christi Viljoen. While both are more than capable at coming out and wielding the bat, what really swung us their way were their showings with the ball with Viljoen snaring 3-14 against Singapore in the side’s foregone clash.
Someone who gave him pinch perfect company in that encounter was Jan Frylinck with his 4 wickets pummelling Singapore towards an atrocious display, seeing the new ball operator make a foray into the fray of our side. Bernard Scholtz has wrecked havoc with his left hand brand of offspin, making him a must have as well from the side whilst from the other end we have gone in with Bilal Khan to complete our Dream 11 side for this one.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Khawar is being made our captain for today while we are opting for Frylinck 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.