T20 World Cup 2021 Match 1 Oman and Papua New Guinea: Preview, Predicted XI, Fantasy tips

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Published on: Oct 17, 2021

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The T20 World Cup 2021 is all set to get underway tomorrow. The first match would take place between Oman and Papua New Guinea. This will be the first qualifier match of the 2021 T20 World Cup in Group B

The match will take place at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground. Both sides will be keen to begin their T20 World Cup campaign on a winning note. Oman and Papua New Guinea played a couple of warm-up matches heading into the mega ICC event.

Oman played their first match against Namibia and won easily. They took on Netherlands in their second warm-up match. The Dutch put up 165 for 4 in their 20 overs. Oman managed to reach 161 in response as Aqib Ilyas scored 78. The others could not contribute much as Oman went down in the game.

Papua New Guinea have lost both their warm-up ties so far. They managed only 96 for 8 and lost to Ireland by eight wickets. Against Sri Lanka as well, they went down by 39 runs. Set to chase 163, they could only manage 123 for 7.

The pitch for the match on Saturday is likely to aid spinners. However, the batters too can score runs if they get their eye in. The game will begin at 03:30 PM IST and 02:00 PM Local Time.

Oman Predicted XI: Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Ayaan Khan, Naseem Khushi (wk), Sandeep Goud, Mohammad Nadeem, Fayyaz Butt, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan

Papua New Guinea Predicted XI: S Atai, Tony Ura, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Sese Bau, Norman Vanua, Jason Kila, Chad Soper, Nosaina Pokana, Damien Ravu

Top Fantasy picks for Oman and Papua New Guinea clash: Aqib Ilyas, Jatinder Singh, Assad Vala, Bilal Khan, Nosaina Pokana, S Atai

--Renin Wilben Albert

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