ICC T20 World cup 2021: Match 1, Oman vs Papua New Guinea

The Mega event, the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021, will launch with Oman taking on Papua New Guinea in an attempt to secure their spot in the Super 12 stage. PNG (Papua New Guinea) is positioned 15th in the ICC Ranking, higher than the Oman team, placed in the eighteenth spot. Nonetheless, this figure can be somewhat deceptive since Oman will benefit from playing at home and has exhibited better form. Now you can use the Cricbro free cricket match tips to win big!

Date and Time: October 17th, 2021, Sunday, 3:30 PM IST

Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Oman 

Pitch Report

There is a coating of grass in the pitch, implying that there will be help for fast bowlers. An early spell of fast bowling can especially prove troublesome in this stadium. The average score of the two matches played at this pitch during the practice series was 156 showing the run-scoring potential. Despite a pacer compatible pitch, the one can't side-line the contributions of spinners who play a significant role in the format. Cricbro match predictions today suggest that more vital bowling order will rule the game.

Weather Report:

Open Skies and warm temperature is expected to greet both teams at Al Amerat tomorrow. The average temperature Forcast in Al Amerat is going to range between 25-32 degrees Celsius.

Oman Predicted XI: 

Jatinder Singh, Kashyap Prajapati, Aqib Ilyas, Ayaan Khan, Mohammad Nadeem, Sandeep Goud, Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Naseem Khushi (wk), Khawar Ali, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan

Papua New Guinea Predicted XI: 

Hiri Hiri, Lega Siaka, Sese Bau, Tony Ura, Assad Vala(c), Charles Amini, Gaudi Toka, Kiplin Doriga, Chad Soper, Jason Kila Nosaina Pokana.


Oman has lost three of the four T20 matches the group has played in the current month. Two of those matches were played against Sri Lanka at Al Amerat Stadium, the home ground of Oman. The hitters made an excellent showing in the two games and got to 143 runs and 159 runs, albeit the bowling order couldn't support them.

If the team could reach such good scores with Sri Lankan's tested and strong bowling order, their chances against a much thinner PNG Team were much higher. During the Warm-up match, the team had performed exceptionally well, scoring 161 runs against Netherlands and 152 against Namibia. However, the team seems to be heavily dependent on the performance of Aqib Ilyas, who is the highest scorer for the team in the last 4 matches scoring 170 runs with an average of 42.5. Will the over-dependence of Oman in a single-player cost them the game? Well, cricbro t20 world cup cricket analysis suggests a good probability for this.

PNG is out of form, vulnerable to breakdowns, and can wear out whether batting first or second. The team has lost all their three warm-up matches and showed that it would probably keep going out long against quality bowling order. The group is captained by Assad Vala, who can have an effect with both bat and ball. 

Papua New Guinea can break an opening against Oman, where most players battle for structure. Nonetheless, warm-up games can be deceiving and dangerous like Jatinder Singh can detonate whenever, so the group can't feel that the warm-up matches and the practice series against Sri Lanka essentially mirror the form of the players. PNG will have tough times in the World Cup if this form persists.

The ultimate cricbro today t20 match prediction of who will win suggests that Oman is more likely to win this game for two simple reasons, the team is playing at home, and the team showed zeal while playing a more formidable team in Sri Lanka. Papua New Guinea is defenceless to breakdowns, and the Oman players will feel more confident against the team's bowling.

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