Oman will start as the red hot favourites when they meet Maldives in the ACC Western Region T20 match. Oman who has reached some great heights in recent times played brilliantly in the opening match against Bahrain thrashing them by 8 wickets. Maldives is a relatively inexperienced team and is yet to win any match in the competition so far. Hence Oman will be beaming with confidence and will look to brush aside Maldives.
Oman has some exciting talents in their ranks and it has been evident from their performances in recent times. On the contrary, Maldives is yet to realize their potential at the highest level and will have their work cut out when they meet Oman tomorrow. However, there is no denying the fact that Maldives has some impact players in their ranks and will harbor hopes of upstaging a major upset.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
The surface at the Ministry Turf 1 has predominantly helped the fast bowlers. However, the batsmen also relish the conditions here. The team batting first should look to score above 160 to give them a chance of defending the score. In all likelihood, the team winning the toss will be tempted to field given the history of this ground.
Probable Playing XI’s
Khawar Ali (C), Jatinder Singh, Suraj Kumar (WK), Zeeshan Maqsood, Mohammad Sanuth, Sandeep Goud, Mohammad Nadeem, Naseem Khushi, Aamir Kaleem, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan.
Umar Adam, Mohamed Rishwan, Nilantha Cooray, Tharaka Ruwan, Hassan Rasheed (C), Mohamed Azzam (WK), Ibrahim Hassan, Ahmed Ameel Mauroof, Nazwan Ismail, Ibrahim Rizan, Leem Shafeeq.
ACC Western Region T20 2020
Match 10: Oman vs Maldives
Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1)
Date and Time: 25th February, 11:00 AM IST
5 must-have players in the dream XI team
Khanwar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Nilantha Cooray, Bilal Khan, Zeeshan Maqsood
OMN vs MLD Dream11
Dream XI wicket-keepers
Hasan Rasheed will be the wicket-keeper in our dream XI team. He has been a good batsman for Maldives but his record isn’t consistent enough. He scored 20 and 16 respectively in his previous matches in the tournament. He will be a vital player in the dream XI team.
Dream XI Batsmen
Mohamed Rishwan, Jatinder Singh and Tharaka Ruwan will be the three batsmen in our dream XI team. Jatinder Singh has been the most consistent run-scorer for Oman and has been their leading run-getter in the last year. His form will be very important for Oman.
On the other hand, Mohamed Rishwan and Tharaka Ruwan will also look to chip in with some vital performances. Maldives has hardly played any top-notch cricket but in consideration with other players, these two seem to be better.
Dream XI All-rounders
Zeeshan Maqsood will be the first all-rounders of the dream XI team. Maqsood smashed a century and bagged 2 wickets against USA not long ago and is a very important player.
Nilantha Cooray and Khanwar Ali will be the next two all-rounders in the dream XI team. Cooray has been a good run-scoring form for Maldives and has also bagged some important wickets. He has scored 167 runs in 6 matches besides bagging 8 wickets as well.
On the other hand, Khanwar Ali is an important player for Oman. Ali bagged 6 wickets in the last two matches against Qatar and Bahrain ad also chipped in with knocks of 38 on both occasions.
Our last all rounder pick is H Ibrahim from Maldives, He took 2 wickets in his last match.
Dream XI Bowlers
A Kaleem, Mohammad Nadeem and Bilal Khan will be the three bowlers in our dream XI team.Kaleem has been impressive in the two matches he has played so far.
On the other hand, Mohammad Nadeem has done a good job with the ball in the past. In 27 matches, he has picked up 25 wickets so far and will look to add a few more to his tally tomorrow.
Meanwhile, Bilal Khan has been a wicket-taking option for Oman. In 39 matches, he has bagged 55 wickets at an exceptional average of 17. He will look to make a mark against Maldives tomorrow.
Captain and Vice-captain
Aqib Illyas will be the captain of the day while Khanwar Ali will be the vice-captain.
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match 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.