How will the match between Oman vs. Sri Lanka in the 2nd T201 turn out?

Oman will face Sri Lanka at home on 9th October 2021. The match will be played at the Al Amerat Ground. This game will mark their second T201 in Sri Lanka’s tour of Oman. In 2020, Oman played three T20 matches while Sri Lanka played 5. In 2021, the Lankans have played over 12 games until now, but the host team Oman didn’t play any T20 matches in 2021. Therefore, the experience and touch of the past matches can help Sri Lanka in the series. How will the Oman vs. Sri Lanka 2nd T201 match turn out? Let’s find out more with information on the predicted players and pitch information, along with the past results.

Here is the match information

Match Oman vs. SL, 2nd  T20I, Sri Lanka tour of Oman, 2021
Date Saturday, October 9, 2021 
Time 3 pm
Venue Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat

 

The Playing Squad of Oman vs. Sri Lanka

Here is the list of the expected playing 11 in the Sri Lanka vs. Oman 2nd T201 match.

Sri Lanka’ Predicted Playing 11

Pathum Nisanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Parera, Dasun Shanaka, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Kumara, Charith Asalanka, D.de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep.

Oman’ Predicted Playing 11

Sandeep Gid, Ayan Khan, Shoaib Khan, M. Nadeem, Kumar Harishnhani, Neestor Dhamba, Naseem Khan, Sufyan Mahmood, Jatinder Singh and Zeeshan Maksood.

Pitch Report

The Al Amerat Cricket ground has a dependable pitch for both batters and bowlers. This is one of those grounds where going all out and trying to score those extra runs, as well as striking the wickets, can become highly likely. In 2020, Oman had won all the matches that were played against them in their home ground. What will be their destiny this time around? Will the pitch support the players in winning the game? Will Oman shine after their hiatus since 2020?

Here is the information of the total matches that have been played on this ground and the results.

Total Match Played 22
Batting First Won 6
Batting-second 15
Tie 1
Highest Score Ireland (208/5)
Lowest Score Nepal (64/10)
Average Score 147

 

T20 Match Results of Oman (in 2020)

Date Oman Vs. (Against) Ground Results
23/02/2020 Bahrain Al Amerat Cricket Ground Ministry Turf 1 Oman won by 8 wickets
24/02/2020 Qatar Al Amerat Cricket Ground Ministry Turf 2 Qatar won by 34 runs
25/02/2020 Maldives Al Amerat Cricket Ground Ministry Turf 1 Oman won by 10 wickets

 

Out of the three matches played, Oman has won 2 games. All the matches were played on the same ground where this match will be played.

T20 Match Results of Sri Lanka (in 2020)

Date Sri Lanka Vs. (Against) Ground Results
5/1/2020 India Barsapara Cricket Stadium No Result
7/1/2020 India Holkar Cricket Stadium India won by 7 wickets
10/1/2020 India Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium India won by 78 runs
4/3/2020 West Indies Pallekele International Cricket Stadium West Indies won by 25 runs
6/3/2020 West Indies Pallekele International Cricket Stadium West Indies won by 7 wickets

 

In 2020, Sri Lanka played five matches, out of which they lost four, and there was no result for one game.

Judging by these results, Oman seems to have the edge over Sri Lanka. However, the fact that Oman hasn’t played any T20 matches this year so far while Sri Lanka has played quite a few may also be a factor in this Oman vs. Sri Lanka 2nd T201 match. 

Reference Links: 

  1. http://www.howstat.com/cricket/Statistics/Matches/MatchListCountry_T20.asp 
  2. http://sportsf1.com/cricket-pitch-report/al-amerat-cricket-ground-oman-cricket
  3. https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-venues/549/al-amerat-cricket-ground-ministry-turf-1
  4. https://www.cricketworld.com/cricket/oman-vs-sri-lanka/match/live/50341
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