SL vs OMA Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 23, 2023
Oman will be looking to continue with its incredible run in the ongoing ODI World Cup Qualifiers as they take on the mighty Sri Lankans at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Friday.
Sri Lanka vs Oman head-to-head record
This is the first time that both teams will be facing each other in an ODI.
Sri Lanka vs Oman Live-streaming and Broadcast
This match can be live-streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar App or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network.
SL vs OMA Team Previews
The Sri Lankans will be pretty delighted with their performance in the opening match. They not only defeated the UAE but did so in a convincing fashion. The win gave them 2 points and also gave an immense boost to their NRR.<br /> The top order of the team is in brilliant form and will be hoping to continue building up on that.
Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, and Sadeera Samarawickrama all scored individual half-centuries to propel Sri Lanka to a massive total of 355. Charith Aslanka played an excellent cameo toward the end and was well supported by Wanindu Hasaranga, who put up a scintillating all-round performance Hasaranga scored 23 runs and picked up 6 wickets for just 24 runs which is the best bowling figures for him in an ODI.
Sri Lanka has two quality seamers in the form of Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara, who will be looking to strike early blows to the Oman batting. Helping Hasaranga in the seam department will be Maheesh Theekshana and all-rounders Dasun Shanaka and Dhananjaya de Silva.
Sri Lanka Playing 11
Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanidu Hasaranga, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara.
Not many have Oman a chance at the start of the Qualifiers. They are the least experienced side playing in the tournament and also have the highest average in terms of player age. However, the team overcame all odds to register 2 wins in 2 matches and is currently leading Group B and are almost certain to move into the Super Sixes.
Kashyap Prajapati and Jatinder Singh will be looking to give the team a good start here. While Kashyap did score a half-century in the opening match, Jatinder Singh hasn’t been able to get going yet and will be hoping to score some runs here. Aqib Ilyas has shown excellent form, scoring half-centuries in both matches so far.
He was well supported by Shoaib Khan in the last game and together, the duo make up for a strong middle order. All-rounders Mohammad Nadeem, Aayan Khan, and Zeeshan Maqsood add depth to the batting. Bilal Khan and Fayyaz Butt have bowled well in tandem with the new ball and have picked up 4 wickets each.
Jay Odedra is a quality spinner on the team while the all-rounders will once again play a supplement role with the ball.<br />
Oman Playing 11
Kashyap Prajapati, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Shoaib Khan, Zeeshan Maqsood, Ayaan Khan, Mohammad Nadeem, Mohammed Naseem Khushi, Bilal Khan, Jay Odedra, Fayyaz Butt.
SL vs OMA Toss Prediction
The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here.
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Pitch and Conditions
The pitch at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo is excellent to bat on. The surface is dry and flat and there will be little movement off the seam for the quicker bowlers. Although, the spinners might be able to get some turn as the match progresses. The team batting first will look to get close to 300 runs on the board.
The skies are expected to remain clear with temperatures of around 20 degrees Celsius.
SL vs OMA Betting Tips
While Oman has played some excellent cricket in this tournament, it will be too big of an ask for them to challenge a strong opponent like Sri Lanka, especially when the batsmen from the latter team are firing on all cylinders.
Bet on Sri Lanka to win.
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Aqib Ilyas is in excellent form at the moment. He has scored 2 half-centuries and a century in his last 4 One Day outings. As he plays on an excellent batting track, we are backing him to play another good inning here.
Most of the Sri Lankan batsmen have shown excellent form in the first match. As they take on a relatively mediocre bowling line-up of Oman, we can expect a couple of them to go on and make a big score.
Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne put up a 95-run partnership for the 1st wicket and scored individual half-centuries. Looking at their form, we expect the duo to put up another solid partnership here.