A very important clash is set to take place between the hosts Oman and Scotland, this Thursday, as a win here for the Scottish here could see them make a direct entry into the Super 12 irrespective of their net rate. While for the hosts, a win here means that they would be on par with the group favorites Bangladesh, and given they hold an edge in the net rate, the hosts might just sneak past the Tigers.
Scotland will be bolstering with confidence as they are yet to taste defeat this campaign and they will be hoping they can score a hat-trick of wins and advance to the Super 12s where they will lock horns with the big guns.
For Oman, a win here by a decent margin would mean a dream run as they would find themselves among the big names and it could also mean that they eliminate the hot group favorites early in the competition.
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Can the Scotland team continue their merry run? Or can the hosts spring a huge upset in Group B? Who are you backing?
Match Toss Time:17:30 Local (19:00 IST)
Match Start Time:18:00 Local (19:30 IST)
Match Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat
Head to Head
Matches played: 3, Oman: 0, Scotland: 3
Weather conditions and pitch
Neither of the teams have reported any injuries and they seem all set to feature their best playing combinations. The hosts did a wonderful job to restrict Bangladesh to a modest total of 153 but their middle-order failed miserably during the chase.
Naseem Khushi has been struggling to make an impact and for that reason, we might see Suraj Kumar make it to playing Xl. Scotland will be more than happy to feature the same Xl that have helped them stay undefeated.
Probable Playing Xl
Oman (OM): Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Kashyap Prajapati, Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Mohammad Nadeem, Ayaan Khan, Sandeep Goud, Naseem Khushi (wk), Kaleemullah, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan
Scotland (SCO): George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Bradley Wheal, Alasdair Evans
There is no doubt over having the in-form Scottish all-rounder Richie Berrington and tournament's second-highest run-getter Jatinder Singh in your side.
𝐁𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐲- 𝐠𝐮𝐧 !🔥— Oman Cricket (@TheOmanCricket) October 20, 2021
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Scotland wicket-keeper Matthew Cross and Omani skipper Zeeshan Maqsood are our remaining two must-picks for this all-important clash. Keep an eye on the Omani skipper as he can boost your fantasy team with points in both departments.
OMAN vs SCO fantasy team
Captain and vice-captain picks
The Scotland side looks unbeatable and it would require an extraordinary performance from the hosts in order to come out on top.
Scotland's bowlers have been on point and combined with their batting depth definitely make them the favorites here. While the hosts do have a great opening pair, their middle-order seems to be struggling and that very reason could be once again the letdown.
Cricwizz predicts Scotland to win the match and top the Group B table.
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