After a week of intense battle, we are almost at the business end of the ICC World T20 Qualifiers and it will be Oman who will lock horns against Jersey in the 40th match of the tournament. Things are pretty clear in Group A and as of now, Oman needs to win their last game of the group stage against Jersey to progress through to the playoffs.
On the other hand, Jersey has just managed to win just 2 out of the 3 matches they have played so far. In order to progress through to the playoffs, Jersey needs a huge victory. After consistent performances from Oman, it will require a humungous task for Jersey to make it through to the last stage.
Venue- Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi
Date- 27th October 2019
Oman has performed quite brilliantly in the tournament so far and there is no doubt about the fact that they are one of the teams to beat in the competition so far. The likes of Jatiner Singh, Aqib Ilyas and Khanwar Ali have performed for them quite consistently in the tournament. The bowling department has done a pretty impressive job as well. There has been no update of an injury or unavailability of any players.
Predicted Playing XI
Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Aamir Kaleem, Suraj Kumar (WK), Khurram Nawaz, Sandeep Goud, Mohammad Nadeem, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan.
For Jersey, the tournament has been a topsy turvy one and they need to win their final group match to harbour of hopes of playing the T20 World Cup next year in Australia. The likes of Jonty Jenner, Benjamin Ward and the skipper Charles Perchard has done a good job for them. As of now no update on injury or unavailability of any player has been reported.
Predicted Playing XI
Harrison Carlyon, Nick Greenwood, Ben Stevens, Jonty Jenner, Jake Dunford (WK), Benjamin Ward, Dominic Blampied, Corey Bisson, Anthony Hawkins-Kay, Charles Perchard (C), Elliot Miles.
Oman has done a great job in the competition so far and sits pretty at the top of the points table. They have won 4 out of the 5 matches in the tournament and will look to finish of the group stage with a crushing victory. On the other hand, it will be a must-win clash for Jersey. As of now, they have managed to win 2 out of the 5 matches they have played so far.
Oman vs Jersey Dream 11 Team Combination
Batsmen- Jonty Jenner, Aaqib Ilyas, Jatinder Singh, Nick Greenwood
All-rounders- Zeeshan Maqsood, Khanwar Ali, Dominic Blampied
Bowlers- Charles Perchard, Anthony Hawkins, Bilal-Khan
Khanwar Ali- He has done a terrific job for Oman all through the tournament so far. Especially with the ball, Khanwar Ali has managed to scalp out 8 wickets and has also contributed with the bat. He scored a half-century against Ireland and bagged two crucial wickets in the last match. He could be a good option for the captain’s slot.
Aaqib Ilyas- He has been another player who has looked in great touch with the bat for Oman. He scored a brilliant 60 in the last match against Canada. He also started of the tournament with knocks of 45 and 37 against UAE and Hong Kong respectively. He can also roll his arms over and is a good captain option.