The first round of the ICC World T20 was expected to be as dull as watching paint dry, but it turned out to be quite the contrary. We’ve already seen several tantalising competitions, and another is on the way, with a super-twelve position on the line.
The match between Scotland and Oman is a virtual knockout match, with both teams having a chance to advance if Bangladesh fails to perform well against Papua New Guinea. Given how well Scotland and Oman have performed thus far, they will want to give it their all in this upcoming competition. The match between the two teams will take place on October 21, 2021, at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Muscat.
Match Details to Note
Match: Oman vs Scotland, 10th Match, Group B, ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021
Date: October 21, 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat
Oman vs Scotland Team Previews
Despite the fact that Oman did not able to win against Bangladesh, they are still in a strong position in terms of qualification. Unlike Scotland, who will qualify if they win their next match, Oman will qualify if they win this one. Their huge win over Papua New Guinea significantly improved their net run rate, which is proving to be the difference between the three teams.
The fact that Oman will be playing in familiar surroundings with home support will be a significant benefit. They also performed admirably against Bangladesh, so they cannot be dismissed. In terms of batting, we haven’t seen much of Oman’s middle-order, which might be a role in this forthcoming match.
Overall, Oman has performed admirably, and if they can improve their batting performance, which is also their weaker suit, they will be a difficult team to beat.
Oman T20 Squad
Aqib Ilyas, Jatinder Singh, Kashyap Prajapati, Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Ayaan Khan, Sandeep Goud, Naseem Khushi (wk), Kaleemullah, Mohammad Nadeem, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan, Sufyan Mehmood, Khawar Ali, Khurram Nawaz, Suraj Kumar, Nestor Dhamba
Predicted XI: Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Kashyap Prajapati, Mohammad Nadeem, Ayaan Khan, Sandeep Goud, Naseem Khushi (wk), Kaleemullah, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan
Scotland may have completed the most difficult assignment in their group by overcoming Bangladesh, the pre-tournament favourite, but they are still unsure of a place in the next round. This format and competition are very ruthless. Because they allowed Papua New Guinea to recover after having them reeling at 33 for 5, the three group contenders were practically evenly matched in terms of net run rate.
The team had hoped to build a huge lead on net run rate before their last encounter, but failing to do so could cost them a berth in the super-twelve. For them, the issue is straightforward: win the match and advance to the next round. A loss, on the other hand, will leave matters contingent on the net rate, as well as the outcome of the Bangladesh-Papua New Guinea encounter.
Scotland will be pleased with their performance, and aside from a few tiny faults, they have been excellent. Kyle Coetzer hasn’t been scoring well at the top of the order in a long time, and this upcoming match will be the perfect opportunity for him to redeem himself. Also, due to Safyaan Sharif’s injury, Alasdair Evans has been added to the Scotland squad, and we expect them to start Evans in this forthcoming match.
Overall, Scotland has done enough. They may not have been as clinical as they would have liked, but they have done enough. They have a lot of experience and class in their team, and beating them will be a huge struggle if they can play to their full capacity.
Scotland T20 Squad
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Bradley Wheal, Dylan Budge, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Safyaan Sharif
Predicted XI: Kyle Coetzer (c), George Munsey, Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Bradley Wheal, Alasdair Evans
Oman vs Scotland Toss Prediction
In three of the four games played at this location, the teams batting first have won. As the games have proceeded, the wicket has exhibited symptoms of slowing down, making run chases tough. On this wicket, the team that wins the toss is likely to bat first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The Al Amerat Cricket Ground has a flat base that is suitable for batting. The outfield is quick, allowing for easy scoring on the perimeter. Fast bowlers have struggled on this surface in the past. Spinners, on the other hand, thrive in these situations since the ball tends to turn sharply.
On October 21, clear skies are expected over Al Amerat, with a warm evening in the forecast. At this venue, batsmen must play to the merits of the ball because the wicket has been slow. In this game, the team batting first would be thrilled to score 170 runs or more.
Oman vs Scotland Match Prediction
Scotland has performed admirably throughout the competition, but a strong conclusion is essential. Oman, on the other hand, has a very good team, despite its flaws.
In a high-pressure game, Oman will have the support of the home fans, which can be a big advantage. Scotland, on the other hand, has appeared to be a more complete team and will be more confident coming into the match. For that reason, as well as the others outlined above, you should bet on Scotland to win.
Scotland is the favourite to beat Oman at the odds of 1.57.
- In this edition of the game, Oman has never beaten Scotland and has lost three times in the past.
- So far, Scotland has won both games, and batters Matthew Cross, Richie Berrington, and George Munsey have performed admirably.
- The middle and lower middle orders in Oman have been rough, which has caused problems for the side.
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