2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup – Oman vs Papua New Guinea Preview & Prediction
When is Oman vs Papua New Guinea taking place? Oman vs Papua New Guinea will take place on Sunday 17thOctober, 2021 at 11:00 (UK)
Where is Oman vs Papua New Guinea taking place? Oman vs Papua New Guinea will take place at Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Turf 1) in Al Amarat
What is the expected weather for Oman vs Papua New Guinea? 31-33c, sunny with a gentle breeze
Where can I get tickets for Oman vs Papua New Guinea? Visit here for the latest ticket information for Oman vs Papua New Guinea
What TV channel is Oman vs Papua New Guinea on in the UK? Oman vs Papua New Guinea will be televised live on Sky Sports
Where can I stream Oman vs Papua New Guinea? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Oman vs Papua New Guinea live on Sky Go
THE TEAM NEWS
- Oman head into the T20 World Cup with reason to be optimistic following their comfortable win over Namibia and very narrow defeat against Netherlands in their two warm-up matches, which saw them impress with bat and ball.
- Captain Zeeshan Maqsood could bat either at the top or in the middle of the order and also provides a spin-bowling option, whilst Bilal Khan will spearhead Oman’s bowling attack with his left-arm pace.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
- Papua New Guinea are rank outsiders heading in the competitions, but this match gives them an opportunity to lay down a marker, however they will have to improve on their performances in the three 20 over aside fixtures they have already played this month, with all three ending in defeat.
- Opening partnership Tony Ura and captain Assad Vala combine power with style and have the ability to get PNG off to a good start during the powerplay, whilst left-arm fast bowler Nosaina Pokana represents a big danger to Oman with the ball.
These two have already faced off this month in a 50 over match with Oman emerging triumphant by three wickets, chasing down 151 runs to win. Regardless of the format, Papua New Guinea have really struggled and are currently on a losing run of 11 matches in all formats this calendar year. That isn’t likely to change here against an Omani unit boasting superior strength-in-depth within their batting line-up, a home crowd set to get firmly behind them and their players, who are highly experienced when it comes to conditions in Al Amarat. Back Oman to get the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup underway with a victory here.