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Oman surprised everyone by giving an amazing performance against the Ireland side, who are one of the top contenders to reach the main event of the World Cup in India. Oman fought all the way to win the match against them by 5 wickets, and the player of the match was given to the captain of the UAE, Zeeshan Masqsood, for his amazing performance with bat and ball.
Zeeshan Maqsood showed every captain what it meant to lead from the front, which he did after scoring an important knock of 59 runs and taking 1 wicket in his 10-over spell. It will not be easy for them to play against their neighboring team, the United Arab Emirates, in the 2nd match, as in the last encounter recently, they lost the match against them.
The United Arab Emirates lost their last match against Sri Lanka by 175, which was a huge margin loss for any team. UAE is not the team who is that bad, but still, they did not perform in any department as while bowling, they gave away too many runs, which made their opponent post a total of 355/6 in 50 overs, and they all out on just 180 runs.
The UAE team needs to pull itself together as one if they want to have a chance in their next match against Oman, who are high in confidence and will be waiting for their revenge as recently, in the ACC tournament semi-final, they defeated the Oman team.
The captain of the UAE team Muhammad Waseem was not happy with his team’s performance as he thought they got a good start, but later on, they could not keep that performance and gave away the match quite easily.
It will be an exciting match between two Arabic countries playing against each other in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers.
Oman vs United Arab Emirates: Head-to-Head ODI Record
Oman and the United Arab Emirates played 7 matches against each other, winning 3 matches each and one match tied.
The last match they played against each other was the Semi Final of the Asia Cup Qualifier, which was won by the United Arab Emirates by 2 runs under the DLS Method due to rain interruption.
Pitch Report of Bulawayo Athletic Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe for ICC World Cup Qualifiers Match between Oman vs United Arab Emirates on June 21, 2023
|Match Played||6 matches|
|Batting first won||2 matches won|
|Batting second won||3 matches won|
|Average 1st innings scores||220 runs|
|Highest Team innings total||285/5 by Oman|
|Lowest Team innings total||91/10 by Hong Kong|
Bulawayo Athletic Club pitch differs from other pitches in Zimbabwe because this pitch does support spinners more than pace bowlers, which has been seen in the past.
In the last match between Ireland and Oman, the pitch was neutral as in the starting over, the swing bowlers did get some movement from the ball, and later on, some spinners got some turn from the pitch, but at the end of the game, the batters find easier to bat on which was a quite interesting factor.
Team Preview of Oman
The Oman team played quality all-round cricket in the last match against Ireland, winning the match by 5 wickets in their first ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023. They will be confident to play their next match against the well-known opponents they faced recently in the Asian Qualifier in which they suffered the loss by 2 runs, and now they will be looking to take revenge.
Oman’s team needs to be confident and not over-excited after their first win against Ireland because that can hurt them to lose the match if they lose the grip of the form they are in the tournament.
Important players for the Oman Team in the match against the United Arab Emirates
1- Mohammad Nadeem also played an important inning in the last match against Ireland as he scored an unbeaten 46 and bowled an economical bowling giving just 18 runs in 5 overs. He scored 574 runs and took 17 wickets in 28 ODI matches which is quite nice.
2- Zeeshan Maqsood is one of the top-quality spinners on the Oman side, as he took 16 wickets in his last 10 matches, and the economy of his bowling figure is just 4.34, which is one of the most amazing things. He is also a good batter who can score quite runs. He scored 1080 runs in 38 matches with an average of 35.90, making him a great all-rounder. He took 54 wickets in 38 ODI matches; his best figure is 4/15. In the last match, he played one of the important innings of 59 and also took one wicket to help his team win.
3- Bilal Khan has been amazing for Oman in the league stage 2 of the qualifiers. He took 27 wickets in his last 11 matches, which is quite impressive for any bowler. He is a top-quality pace bowler who can swing the bowl in the opening spell and also can use slower ones. He played 39 ODI matches in which he took 83 wickets, and his best bowling figure is 5/31.
Team Preview of United Arab Emirates
The United Arab Emirates was thrashed in the last match against the Sri Lanka side as they lost the match by 175 runs. The bowlers were not able to pose any threat to the Sri Lankan batter, and the top 5 batters scored 308 runs together, which clearly shows how badly the bowlers performed.
Ali Naseer and Aayan Khan were the only bowlers who bowled quite well. Other bowlers gave away 7+ runs in an over, which is quite high on the pitch like that, which helps spinners more.
The batters gave away their wickets to Wanindu Hasaranga as he took 6 wickets. It was quite clear that UAE batsmen were not able to pick the wrong ones, which is why most of them got bowled or lbw. However, their next match is against Oman bowlers, who are not going to be that high quality like Sri Lanka, but still, they have the skill to get out of anyone.
Important Players of the United Arab Emirates against Oman
1- Rohan Mustafa will be important in the next match against Oman as he is the top-order batsman and also one of the main bowlers. The only concern is his fitness because he is 40 years old guy who has been playing for the UAE for a long time, and in his 28 ODI matches, he scored 574 runs and took 17 wickets.
2- Vritya Aravind is UAE’s best batter, as he has an average of 47 in his last 10 matches, in which he scored 431 runs with a strike rate of 75.48.
3- Ali Naseer is one of the youngest all-rounders from the UAE side who performed best in the last match against the Sri Lanka side as he took 2 wickets and also scored 34 runs. In his 4 ODI matches, he scored 162 runs and took 4 wickets which is a great way to start his career. He will be crucial in the next match against the Oman team because their batters will not be as skilled as Sri Lankan.
Oman vs United Arab Emirates: Probable Playing 11 of Oman
Kashyap Prajapati, Jatinder Singh, Shoaib Khan, Zeeshan Maqsood(c), Mohammad Nadeem, Ayaan Khan, Naseem Khushi(w), Bilal Khan, Jay Odedra, Fayyaz Butt, Aqib Ilyas
Oman vs United Arab Emirates: Probable Playing 11 of United Arab Emirates
Muhammad Waseem(c), Ali Naseer, Vriitya Aravind(w), Rohan Mustafa, Basil Hameed, Asif Khan, Rameez Shahzad, Aayan Afzal Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Zahoor Khan, Muhammad Jawadullah