Oman (OMN) will take on Ireland (IRE) in the 4th game of the Quadrangular T20I Series in Oman, 2022 at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Oman.
Oman have played 1 match in the series and they are currently ranked second on the points table, Ireland are playing their first game of this season. In their last 5 games, Ireland have won 2 games and lost 3.
Both teams last played against each other in the Match 16 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier, 2019 where Khawar Ali scored the highest fantasy points for Oman with 99 match fantasy points while Gareth Delany topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Ireland with 166 match fantasy points.
In the last match played by Oman against Nepal, Nepal beat Oman by 6 wickets. The top fantasy player for Oman was Zeeshan Maqsood who scored 59 fantasy points.
OMAN TEAM NEWS
Over the past 2-3 years, Oman cricket has shown noticeable improvement, playing more mature and professional cricket. Oman has faced Ireland in many international and bilateral tournaments before and would be expecting a decent game of cricket between the two. In their previous game against Nepal, Oman got defeated by only a run. However, they played a competitive and appealing brand of cricket. Oman would be coming out confidently against Ireland, depending upon Zeeshan Maqsood, Mohammad Nadeem, and Jatinder Singh. Their combined effort got Oman so close to a significant victory, but it wasn’t enough in the end. If Oman aims to win their upcoming game against in form Ireland, they have to score big runs and bowl on decent lengths, restricting Ireland to a low and getable score.
IRELAND TEAM NEWS
Like every team, Ireland would be hoping to start their campaign with a victory against Oman, the hosts. Ireland is entering as the favorites of the tournament, which is played between associated nation’s teams. Ireland’s in-form opener and senior most player, Paul Stirling, would be flying to Oman from a successful Pakistan Super League debut for Islamabad United. Stirling would be determined to carry his recent form and score big runs for his national team. Ireland players and coaching staff and confident about their preparations and strategies for the ongoing Quadrangular series. Ireland is definitely the favorite of winning the upcoming game, playing with their regular full-strength squad.
OMAN VS IRELAND, PITCH REPORT AND CONDITIONS
The pitch at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Oman is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches is 151 runs.
The pacers have earned 68% of the total bowling fantasy points at this venue. Hence picking up pacers for your fantasy team should be a good idea.
OMAN VS IRELAND, HEAD TO HEAD
In the 4 matches played between these 2 teams, Ireland have won 2 matches and Oman have won 2 matches. Of both teams have earned the most fantasy points for their respective teams so far.
Oman have just arrived at the big stage and facing a team like Ireland first up will be quite a big challenge. The Irish have already made their impact on world cricket by beating top-ranked teams like England in major ICC fixtures. With seasoned campaigners like Porterfield, Stirling and O’Brien in the side, defeating Ireland would be too much of an ask from the young boys from Oman. Unless Ireland don’t crumble under pressure, they will remain the favorites to win the match.