Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: World Cup League 2 - Oman vs Scotland- Match 45
The 45th ODI of the ICC Men’s World Cup League 2 will take place between Oman and Scotland at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Muscat, Oman.
Current Form Oman:
Oman have won their last match against PNG by a huge margin of 110 runs.
PNG won the toss and asked Oman to have a bat first. PNG bowlers were successful in providing the early blow in the form of Jatinder Singh. However, they could not chip in with more wickets to peg Oman back. Oman middle order contributed in decent numbers and laid the platform for a bigger total. Suraj Kumar played a fantastic knock of 62 in 70 balls to take Oman to a total of 250 for 7 in their 50 overs.
Chasing 250, PNG lost the opener Gaudi Toka early on. Lega Siaka showed some promise with his knock of 22 but his stay was cut short by Zeeshan Maqsood who cleaned him up in the 9th over. Apart from the lower order batter Jason Kila, who made 36 off 50 balls, no other batter showed any resistance against the Oman bowling attack. In the end, PNG were bowled out for 140 as they lost the match by 110 runs. Oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood picked up 4 important wickets in the match.
Current Form Scotland:
Scotland won their last encounter against PNG by 6 wickets.
Scotland won the toss and elected to field.
The start for PNG was fabulous as Lega Siaka and captain Assad Vala continued to find the gaps and boundaries despite of an early fall of first wicket. Once Siaka was adjudged LBW, the run rate slowed down. At one point, PNG were 125 for 8, but Chad Soper and Damien Ravu played brilliantly to ensure PNG crossed the 180+ mark. In the end, PNG got to a respectable total of 197.
In reply, Scotland got off to a fantastic start as the opening pair got involved in a partnership of 78 runs for the first wicket. Matthew Cross was brilliant and he scored 70 off 75 balls. In the end, Scotland chased the total quite comfortably with 6 wickets in hand.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Oman: Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Aqib Ilyas, Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Mohammad Nadeem, Ayaan Khan, Suraj Kumar, Sandeep Goud, Nester Dhamba, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan, Naseem Khushi, Sufyan Mehmood, Fayyaz Butt, Khurram Khan
Scotland - Kyle Coetzer (c), Richard Berrington (vc), Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Chris Greaves, Oli Hairs, Michael Leask, Calum Macleod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace (wk), Mark Watt, Brad Wheal
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Oman
Who will win? Oman
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – George Munsey (Scotland), Zeeshan Maqsood (Oman)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Safyan Sharif (Scotland), Bilal Khan (Oman)
Most Sixes – George Munsey (Scotland), Zeeshan Maqsood (Oman)
Player of the Match- Zeeshan Maqsood (Oman)
Team Scores Batting first – Oman 240+, Scotland 220+
Match Handicap: Oman
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*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, so stay tuned.
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