OMN vs PNG Dream11 : PNG look to get their first win of the series today as the first of 21 series across the expansive league draws to a culmination today
When the International Cricket Council had envisaged the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2, the enthralling competition between countries ranked 14-20 in the cricketing fraternity is what the governing council had looked to bring our way. And the first series of the two year long program has been a testament to that idea with Scotland, PNG and Oman serving our way some delightful clashes.
While Scotland looked to have all but edged their way infront of Oman after defeating PNG yesterday by 38 runs, for Oman, today’s encounter still brings with it two crucial points. Placed in second, after winning two matches from three clashes, the side will be looking to take six points from the culminating series as they look to make it to the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in 2022.
On the other hand, for PNG their first set of 36 matches have seen the side massively fail to impress. Waning in form at the wrong time, the outfit are winless in the three matches they have contested till now, not just losing their contests but being trashed in them by harrowing scorelines. It leaves them as the only side to yet record a single point on the scoreboard, an impasse they’ll be looking to break free of come today.
Although PNG went down by 38 runs against Scotland yesterday, the side will be buoyed by the fact that it was the closest they had managed to come to a win till now. Chasing the 243 run target set by Scotland, PNG ultimately ended up faltering at 204, wavering towards the closing stages as they went on a downward spiral. However, they’ll be looking to take heart from a decent batting display as they play the final match of the series today with aspirations of picking up their first 2 points.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With the matches coming in thick on this surface, rendering the ground team with next to no time to work on an already antibatting surface, expect this to be a surface which immensely favours the spinners. Whatever little is there for the batsmen will be available in the first part of the innings, seeing the spinners come into full effect as the match runs its course.
It’s a narrative which will see the side winning the toss choosing to bat first over here.
Probable Playing 11
Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood(c), Ajay Lalcheta, Suraj Kumar(w), Sandeep Goud, Ahmed Fayyaz Butt, Aamir Kaleem, Khurram Nawaz, Bilal Khan
Tony Ura, Gaudi Toka, Assad Vala(c), Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga(w), Chad Soper, Norman Vanua, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2
Match: Oman Vs PNG
Date And Time: 21st August, Wednesday- 3:30pm IST
Venue: Mannofield CC, Aberdeen
Top 4 Batting Order
- Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Sandeep Goud
- Tony Ura, Gaudi Toka, Assad Vala, Lega Siaka
- Khawar Ali, Sandeep Goud
- Tony Ura, Charles Amini
Death Overs Bowlers
- Khurram Nawaz, Bilal Khan
- Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana
OMN vs PNG Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
We have picked out Suraj Kumar over here only due to his role behind the wickets. PNG are a tepid batting unit, one which can be ousted at ease, something which will increase Suraj’s involvement when it comes to catches and stumpings.
OMN vs PNG Dream11 Batsmen
One of his side’s best batsmen, Assad Vala is our first pick from PNG today. He’s scored over 100 runs till now along with an innings of 36 and can be utilised as a spinner as well, seeing him come into our side after holding an ideal role as a player.
He might have failed yesterday but had gotten over 100 runs in two matches prior to his dismal showing against Scotland, making Tony Ura our second pick from the side. Elsewhere from the opposition we have chosen Khawar Ali to come into our side with him having scored 93 runs in 3 matches along with 79 runs against a formidable Scotland bowling unit.
OMN vs PNG Dream11 All-Rounders
The 99 runs with a score of 67 against PNG make Sandeep Goud come into our side from Oman as we begin compensating our unit for batters from the side. Left arm spinner Zeeshan Maqsood is bound to snare wickets today owing to the nature of the wicket and with his offspin leaving the right handers, making it a cumbersome task to play him.
The 147 runs in 3 encounters see him emerge as his side’ highest run scorer and with three wickets in addition to those, Aaqib Ilyas completes our set of picks from the side in this facet while our only selection from PNG is of Charles Amini.
OMN vs PNG Dream11 Bowling Order
With figures of 3-25 against Scotland and a sold haul of wickets yesterday as well, left arm pacer Nosaina Pokana comes into our side from PNG. The 8 wickets in 3 matches see him become his side’s most successful bowler till now and a pacer who has been able to wreck havoc on a wicket where the spinners have conventionally bowled with conviction.
We are choosing Gaudi Toka from the side as well while from the opposition, Ahmed Fayyaz Butt closes out our Dream 11 side for this prevelant match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Ilyas is our captain for this one while Khawar is being chosen as our 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.