Oman vs. Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Expected Playing XI, Pitch Report

The 1st T201 match will be on 7th October 2021. Sri Lanka will tour Oman for the series. The host team Oman and Sri Lanka will play the match at Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, owned by the Oman Cricket Board. Captain Dasun Shanaka would lead Sri Lanka under the guidance of Head Coach Mickey Arthur in the tournament. Oman’s team will play under the leadership of Zeeshan Maksood. Who will win the series between Sri Lanka vs. Oman? Which players will join the squad of their team in this match? Let’s find out.

Here is the match information:

Match Oman vs. SL, 1st T20I, Sri Lanka tour of Oman, 2021
Date Thursday, October 07, 2021
Time 7:30 pm
Venue Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat

 

The Playing Squad of Oman vs. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and Oman have both announced their players in the latter half of September 2021.

Sri Lanka 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 Playing 11

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

Oman commenced the campaign with a spectacular seven-wicket win over Hong Kong in the first match. The guests, who opted to bat first, could only score 96/9 in 20 overs, thanks to the hosts’ magnificent bowling and fielding performance.

Pitch Report

The Al Amerat Cricket ground was inaugurated in 2012. Since then, many national and international matches have been played on this ground. The Al Amerat Cricket Ground has proven to be a dependable pitch for both batsmen and bowlers, making it one of those grounds preferred by batsmen and bowlers equally. As per the records of the earlier matches that have been played on this pitch, the chasing team has defeated their opponents most of the time. Out of the 22 games that have played on this ground, the team that batted first has merely won 6 times, while on the other hand, the team that bowled first has won 15 times. There has been only a single tie on this ground.

Weather Report

The weather will be mostly sunny with a bit of cloud overhead. The minimum temperature will be 28 degrees Celsius, and the maximum will be 32 degrees Celsius during the day. The match will be played in the evening, making it a day and night match. 

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

 

The statistics depict that the team that bats second has better chances of winning. Going by this, we can assume that the toss will play a crucial role in this match as well. But Sri Lanka is the stronger team and is expected to win easily. But cricket is a funny game, as they say! Let’s see who wins the match between Oman vs. Sri Lanka? Will it be the guests, or will the hosts surprise the guests? We shall find out in due course! 

Reference Links:

  1. http://sportsf1.com/cricket-pitch-report/al-amerat-cricket-ground-oman-cricket
  2. https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-venues/549/al-amerat-cricket-ground-ministry-turf-1
  3. https://dailysportsupdates.com/al-amerat-cricket-stadium/
  4. https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/1369236
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