NAM vs OMN, T20 World Cup 2024: Kensington Oval Pitch Report, Barbados Weather Forecast, T20 Stats & Records | Namibia vs Oman

Jun 2, 2024

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Namibia will face Oman in their opening fixture of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 on Sunday. Although they might not be favourites to reach the Super 8 stage, Namibia have the potential to spring a few surprises.

Led by Gerhard Erasmus, Namibia’s resurgence as a cricketing nation has been nothing short of inspirational. With outstanding performances, they topped the World Cup Africa region qualifiers by outplaying Zimbabwe and Uganda.

Conversely, Oman have experienced a significant leadership change, with Aqib Ilyas Sulehri taking over the reigns from Zeeshan Maqsood. The Middle Eastern nation boasts a competitive squad with several impactful players throughout the lineup.

T20I Stats and Records at Kensington Oval

Matches played: 42
Matches won batting first: 28
Matches won bowling first: 13
Average 1st innings score: 138
Average 2nd innings score: 124
Highest total recorded: 224/5 (20 Ov) by West Indies vs England
Lowest total recorded: 43/10 (16.2 Ov) by West Indies Women vs England Women
Highest score chased: 172/6 (18.1 Ov) by West Indies vs England
Lowest score defended: 106/8 (20 Ov) by Australia Women vs New Zealand Women

NAM vs OMN: Kensington Oval Pitch Report

Kensington Oval is regarded as one of the premier grounds in international cricket, featuring a well-balanced surface for T20I matches. Fast bowlers often benefit from good bounce, while batters are able to post substantial scores in the shortest format. Spinners may also find some assistance as the game progresses.

Also READ: T20 World Cup 2024 – Broadcast, Live Streaming details | Where to watch in India, Pakistan, USA, UK, Canada & other countries

NAM vs OMN: Barbados Weather Forecast

The weather forecast for Barbados indicates a 58% chance of rain. The skies will be cloudy, with temperatures hovering around 27 degrees Celsius and humidity levels reaching up to 93%. Additionally, wind speeds are expected to reach up to 27 km/h.

NAM vs OMN: Probable Playing XI

Namibia: JP Kotze, Malan Kruger, Jan Frylick, Gerhard Erasmus (c), David Wiese, Zane Green (wk), Dylan Leicher, Ruben Trumpelmann, Bernard Scholtz, Jack Brassell, Tangeni Lungameni

Oman: Kashyap Prajapati, Naseem Khushi (wk), Aqib Ilyas (c), Zeeshan Maqsood, Aayan Khan, Rafiullah, Mohammad Nadeem, Mehran Khan, Fayyaz Butt, Samay Shrivastava, Bilal Khan

Also READ: 5 players to feature in T20 World Cup for two different teams ft. Corey Anderson


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