- Match- Oman vs Nepal
- Date- 24th February 2022
- Match Format- T20
- Venue- Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 2), Al Amerat
- Time- 3:30 PM IST
- Weather Forecast- Clear, 19-26 ° C
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OMN vs NEP, 3rd Place Play-off, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A, 24th February 2022
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Nepal will lock horns with Oman n the third-place playoff of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier A 2022 on Thursday, February 24. Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 2) will host this fixture. Nepal had a stellar run in the group stages. They finished at the top of Group A with three wins. However, they faced defeat against United Arab Emirates in the Semi-Final 1 by 68 runs.
Batting first, United Arab Emirates put up a challenging total of 175/7. Jitendra Mukhiya and Abinash Bohara picked up three wickets each for Nepal. Dipendra Singh Airee (38) and Gyanendra Malla (20) were the only significant scorers as Nepal was knocked over at a mere total of 107.
Top Batsmen for Nepal
- Dipendra Singh Airee– 159 Runs in 4 Matches, 118.65 Strike Rate
- Kushal Bhurtel– 150 Runs in 4 Matches, 131.57 Strike Rate
Top Bowlers for Nepal
- Sandeep Lamichhane- 9 Wickets in 4 Matches, 4.06 Economy
- Abinash Bohara- 7 Wickets in 4 Matches, 6.53 Economy
Oman, on the other hand, finished second in Group A with two wins from three games to qualify for the semifinals. However, they lost to Ireland by 56 runs in the 2nd Semi-Final. Batting first, Ireland posted 165/7. Bilal Khan picked up three wickets Kaleemullah bagged two scalps but leaked plenty of runs at the same time.
Chasing 166 for the win, they were bowled out for 109. Shoaib Khan top-scored with 30 runs while Zeeshan Maqsood scored 28 off 25. Rest wickets kept falling at regular intervals. Oman faltered to the brilliant bowling attack by Ireland spinners.
Top Batsmen for Oman
- Zeeshan Maqsood- 106 runs in 4 Matches, 137.66 Strike Rate
- Kashyap Prajapati- 85 runs in 4 Matches, 121.42 Strike Rate
Top Bowlers for Oman
- Khawar Ali- 8 Wickets in 4 Matches, 5.47 Economy
- Fayyaz Butt– 6 Wickets in 4 Matches, 6.91 Economy
Clear skies will greet both the teams as they come to meet on Thursday in Al Amerat. The temperature will hover around 19-26 °C and there are no chances of a downpour.
- Precipitation: 0%
- Humidity: 57%
- Wind: 16 km/h
STATS – T20
|Matches won batting first||14|
|Matches won bowling first||16|
|Average 1st Inns scores||150|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||127|
|Highest total recorded||210/4 (20 Ov) by KUW vs BHR|
|Lowest total recorded||64/10 (11 Ov) by NEP vs OMAN|
|Highest score chased||183/9 (20 Ov) by IRE vs NED|
|Lowest score defended||140/9 (20 Ov) by SCO vs BAN|
The pitch at Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1) is a great track to bat on. The ball comes nicely onto the bat and the batters can hit through the line. Expect the surface to stay the same throughout the course of the match. Some assistance will also be there for the spinners as the track gets a bit slower in the later stages.
OMN vs NEP Probable Playing 11
Oman Playing 11
Jatinder Singh, Kashyap Prajapati, Shoaib Khan, Zeeshan Maqsood, Khawar Ali, Aamir Kaleem, Khurram Khan, Kaleemullah, Naseem Khushi, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan.
WK- Naseem Khushi
BAT- Kashyap Prajapati, Jatinder Singh, Shoaib Khan, Khurram Khan
AR- Zeeshan Maqsood, Aamir Kaleem
BOW- Khawar Ali, Bilal Khan, Kaleemullah, Fayyaz Butt
Nepal Playing 11
Kushal Bhurtel, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gyanendra Malla, Lokesh Bam, Aasif Sheikh, Abinash Bohara, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jitendra Mukhiya, Kamal Singh Airee, Bibek Yadav.
WK- Aasif Sheikh
BAT- Kushal Bhurtel, Aarif Sheikh, Gyanendra Malla, Lokesh Bam
AR- Dipendra Singh Airee, Bibek Kumar Yadav
BOW- Abinash Bohara, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jitendra Mukhiya, Kamal Singh Airee
OMN vs NEP Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction
Nepal is expected to win against Oman.
Nepal has shown perseverance in the group stages winning all their matches. However, they were steamrolled under UAE which was already a stronger side than them. Headling their batting unit is the likes of Dipendra Airee and Kushal Bhurtel, whose effort secured them a place in the Semifinals.
On the other hand, Oman is already a stronger side and are an immaculately balanced team that has all their bases covered, be it batting or bowling. Leading their batting department are the likes of Zeeshan Maqsood and Kashyap Prajapati who are top performers in the league.
Popular Betting Odds For OMN vs NEP, Today Match Prediction, Cricket Betting Tips
Top Batsman for Oman- Zeeshan Maqsood
Zeeshan Maqsood has been a key player in guiding Oman to consecutive wins in the tournament. He is the leading run-scorer for them, having mustered 106 in 4 matches including a high score of 76* that came against Canada. He returned with 1/18 in the last encounter against Nepal, and is expected to repeat the same performance in this fixture.
Top Batsman for Nepal- Dipendra Singh Airee
Airee has been in splendid form in the past matches of the tournament. He played a crucial role with the ball bagging two scalps against Oman in their previous encounter. His recent form in the past three games has been 38, 27, 83. He is most expected to go for a demolishing knock against Oman.
Top Bowler for Oman- Khawar Ali
In the same series, Khawar Ali was even in great form and bagged nine wickets in four innings and mustered 61 runs in four innings. Ali produced 4/11 in a match against the Philippines and returned with 1/13 in the last match against Ireland. In the last encounter against Nepal in the group stages, he bagged three scalps while giving away 30 runs.
Top Bowler for Nepal- Sandeep Lamichhane
Sandeep Lamichhane is the backbone of Nepal’s bowling. The 21-year-old has bagged 9 scalps in 4 matches with an excellent economy of 4.06. In the last encounter against Oman, he returned with 2/20 and also scored unbeaten 16 runs.