The second match of the quadrangular T20I series will be played between the hosts Oman and Nepal on the opening day of the tournament itself. This is the first T20I Oman will be playing since the T20 World Cup, which they hosted alongside the UAE. Al Amerat Cricket Ground hosted six matches of the mega event last year.
Oman will be keen for a fresh start given that the World Cup in the shortest format is set to be played later this year in Australia as well. They will be looking to build a team for the event and it remains to be seen how they approach this series.As for the recent cricket played, Oman lost two ODIs to the UAE while the third match ended in a tie. Nevertheless, with this being a different format and being played at home, Oman will be looking forward to winning the series.Nepal, on the other hand, haven’t played much T20 cricket in the last six months or so. It is a fresh start for them too.
However, Nepal can take heart from the fact that they had beaten Oman at the very same venue in an ODI in September last year. It will be interesting to see how the team pulls up for this competition.Oman are placed at the top spot in the ICC Men’ Cricket World Cup League 2 points table with 14 wins and 7 losses from their 23 matches of the league. The team has 30 points.
Aqib Ilyas is the top run-scorer for Oman with 801 runs at a strike rate of 80. He has struck 77 fours and 8 sixes. Jatinder Singh has also made 594 runs at a strike rate of 79.ilal Khan has been the best bowler for Oman and has picked up 39 wickets while bowling at an average of 21 and an economy rate of 4.65.
Nepal are placed at the 6th spot in the ICC Men’ Cricket World Cup League 2 points table with 4 wins and 4 losses from their 8 matches of the league. The team has 8 points.G Malla is the top run-scorer for Nepal with 224 runs at a strike rate of 67. He has struck 19 fours and 4 sixes. B Bhandari has also made 173 runs at a strike rate of 72.
Sandeep Lamichhane has been the best bowler for Nepal and has picked up 16 wickets while bowling at an average of 15 and an economy rate of 3.82.
OMAN VS NEPAL MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Oman vs Nepal, Match 2
Date and Time: February 11, 2022; 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Al Amerat.
OMAN VS NEPAL WEATHER REPORT
The sun will be brimming during this match and expect it to be a hot afternoon. Temperatures will be in the mid-20s while rain is unlikely to hinder the action.
OMAN VS NEPAL PITCH REPORT
The pitch used for Match 1 between Ireland and the UAE will be used for this game as well. Spinners might come into action a little earlier and a score of around 140-150 could be par.
The team winning the toss should look to bowl first.
OMAN VS NEPAL MATCH PREDICTION
Oman are the home side and have at least played cricket at the highest level in recent times. Nepal, however, haven’t played for a long time and don’t have the likes of Sompal Kami either.
It will take some time for them to adjust to the conditions.
Prediction: Oman to win the Match.