Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction Oman Quadrangular series- Oman v Scotland
The last time Oman and Scotland faced each other was in the Desert T20 Challenge in 2017 in Dubai.
Scotland easily won that match by seven wickets and would have happy memories from the game. On paper as well, Scotland are a much better side then Oman but given that the match will be played at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Oman would try to leverage the home conditions.
Jatinder Singh has been the most consistent batsman for Oman and has been firing on a regular basis. However, the team would expect a bit more from Khawar Ali who has been their most successful T20I batsman but has managed to score just seven runs in the series till now. Aamir Kaleem and Khurram Nawaz are the other leading batsmen for the side.
As far as the bowlers are concerned, Fayyaz Butt and Bilal Khan would be the men in charge. Bilal Khan will take the new ball and the onus will be on him to take a couple of early Scottish wickets which would be essential if Oman have to run Scotland close in this match.
Scotland's batting who depend on George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross and Calum MacLeod. Among the four, MacLeod remains the best bet as he scored a half-century against Netherlands.
Cross also played a 47-run knock against Oman in the last encounter between the two teams and has since established his position in the batting order. The bowling comprises pacers Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans and left-arm spinner Mark Watt.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams.
Oman- Khawar Ali, Jatinder Singh, Aamir Kaleem, Khurram Nawaz, Mohammad Nadeem, Ajay Lalcheta (c), Sandeep Goud, Naseem Khushi (wk), Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan, Jay Odedra
Scotland- George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Craig Wallace, Michael Leask, Hamza Tahir, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans, Mark Watt
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Scotland
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –Jatinder Singh (Oman), Calum MacLeod (Scotland)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Bilal Khan (Oman), Safyaan Sharif (Scotland)
Most Sixes – Jatinder Singh (Oman), Calum MacLeod (Scotland)
Team Scores Batting First – Oman 145+, Scotland 160+
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.
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