OMN vs SCO Dream11 : Scotland look to win their first match of their first home round as one of the strongest teams in the league get their campaign underway today
Six teams, 21 ODI tri-series and a gigantic 36 matches for each. The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 is not just an incredible opportunity for teams ranked 14-20 to get a chance to showcase their skill set infront of millions of ardent viewers but also a fantastic chance to make it to the ICC 2020 World Cup Qualifiers.
With the top 3 ranked teams from the expansive league making in through the qualifiers, the competition for places promises to be an enthralling. And with the first set of fixtures announced in the league with 8 of the 21 series announced, the league has gotten underway with Scotland, Oman and PNG contesting in the first series, a home round being contested in Scotland.
The format of the series will see each team play the other two teams twice with a win accounting for two points, all of which will be added to the overall points tally of that side. Oman and PNG began the series yesterday with a win that saw Oman win by 4 wickets as they chased down PNG’s target of 230 with 5 balls to spare.
Playing in their first of three home series, Scotland begin their sojourn in the league today by squaring off against yesterday’s winners Oman. Touted as one of the firm favourites to seal their berth in the qualification process from this league, Scotland will be looking to stamp their credentials today and show why they come bearing into this league such a staunch stature.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Yesterday’s surface showed us that this is going to be a nice track to come out and bat on. The pitch played out nicely in the batsmen’s favour with the ball falling onto the sweet spot nicely, allowing batsmen to cream it to the fence with will.
The pitch promises to remain the same across the encounter, meaning the side winning the toss will look to field first and extract whatever purchase there is for the pacers in the early exchanges.
Probable Playing 11
MH Cross, KJ Coetzer, CS MacLeod, RD Berrington, HG Munsey, MRJ Watt, CD Wallace, AC Evans, Adrian, SM Sharif, MA Leask
Bilal Khan, Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas,Maqsood (c), Mohammad Nadeem, Khurram Nawaz, Ahmed Fayyaz Butt, Kaleemullah, Suraj Kumar, Sandeep Goud
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2
Match: Scotland Vs Oman
Date And Time: 15th August, Wednesday- 3:30pm IST
Venue: Mannofield CC, Aberdeen
Wicket-Keeper for OMN vs SCO Dream11
Scotland’s Matthew Cross is our pick in this department with the wicket-keeper having revelled us in some incredible displays recently. He’s a consistent and bankable bat, someone who will come up with important runs for the side along with contributing massively with the gloves as well given his side’s affinity to pick up wickets at crucial junctures.
Batsmen for OMN vs SCO Dream11
Having played in the Vitality Blast ever so recently, Scotland’s Kyle Coetzer was the first player on our mind when we started crafting out this segment of our Dream 11 side. Scotland’s highest run getter till now with 2,082 runs in 50 matches, Coetzer has been massively responsible for his side’s ascendancy and could easily emulate his incredible form in this series as well.
He’s accompanied by another instrumental player in the form of Calum Macleod, someone who has given him the perfect assistance to form a dauntless partnership alongside Kyle. His 1,954 runs in 57 matches are a testament to his sensational skill set with bat, one that have seen him plunder bowlers for runs across the course of the last year.
We are also getting in George Munsey despite him having an average outing in the Vitality Blast while from the other side we have decided to pick up Khawar Ali as the only selection for the side.
All-Rounders for OMN vs SCO Dream11
We continue with the selections from Oman with Zeeshan Maqsood and Sandeep Goud coming into our side. They gave some good performances yesterday against PNG and if the side are to have any chance of winning this match, these two players will need to perform again.
With us accorded only one pick from Scotland given the composition of the side, we were left pondering who to pick out between Richie Berrington and Michael Leask. We have decided to go ahead with Berrington in the end owing to his ability to hit the ball cleanly to the fence, something which sees us occupy a batting position which can be altered as per the circumstances of the encounter.
Bowling Order for OMN vs SCO Dream11
With 56 wickets in 38 matches, Scotland’s highest wicket taker in the current squad, Safyaan Sharif is our pick over here. He ended up snaring three wickets the last time these two sides met, seeing Scotland make it 3-1 in 4 encounters between the two sides and we see him resonating the same rousing showing today as well.
He’s going to be paired up by fellow new ball pacer Alasdair Evans while our lone selection from Oman is of Ahmed Fayyaz Butt.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Kyle is our captain for this match while Calum is selected 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, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, 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 who are expected to dole out the maximum points.