ZIM vs OMA Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 29, 2023
In the first Super Six match of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers, Zimbabwe will be keen to continue their stronghold over other teams. Zimbabwe will be looking to take on Oman tomorrow at Queens Sports Club in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe has managed to win all their game so far in the group stages and their batters are in great form at the moment. Oman on the other hand is going into this game with a defeat against Scotland. They need to win this game to remain in the reckoning for a place in the World Cup main draw.
Unlike Zimbabwe who had a terrific league stage tournament, Oman has not managed to take any points during the Group stage of the competition. They are heading into this game with a couple of consecutive losses. Oman is currently lying near the bottom of the points table. A loss in this game will end their hopes completely. So, Oman will be desperate for a win. Zimbabwe on the other hand is in the middle of a terrific run of victories and they also have a minimum of 3 experienced batters in good nick. It is going to take a monumental effort from Oman to beat the rampaging Zimbabweans.
Zimbabwe vs Oman Head-To-Head
This is the first time Oman and Zimbabwe are playing against each other in the one-day format. So, there is no head-to-head record available for this game. However, the two teams met each other in a warm-up game on 13th June at Takashing Sports Club. Zimbabwe promptly won that match as well. Batting first Zimbabwe scored 367 runs for the loss of 6 wickets from their 50 overs. Oman made a game effort to reach the target but fell short by 28 runs as they were bowled out for 339 from 49.4 overs.
Zimbabwe vs Oman Live Streaming and Broadcast
Indian cricket fans can watch this game between Zimbabwe and Oman live on TV on Star Sports Network. The live streaming of these World Cup 2023 Qualifiers will be available on the Disney+Hotstar website and app in India.
ZIM vs OMA Team Previews
The Zimbabwe team has done a fabulous job in the competition. It has won all their 4 contests in the league stages and they are going into this match with a huge 304-run victory against the United States of America. The Zimbabweans will be keen to keep their winning momentum going to extend their record in the competition. One advantage for the team is that they are playing at home and the skipper Craig Ervine will be looking to take advantage of knowing the conditions. The Zimbabwe team played their last game against the USA.
Batting first, the Zimbabwe batters went on a rampage and destroyed the USA bowling attack to score 408 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. This score was made possible thanks to a fabulous innings of Sean Williams who hammered 174 runs from 101 balls for Zimbabwe. To make matters worse for the USA team, the Zimbabwe bowlers were right on the money, bowling out the opposition for a poor score of 104 runs. Zimbabwe ended up winning the game by a massive margin of 304 runs.
Apart from Williams, some other batters also contributed to the Zimbabwe total. Joylord Gumbie scored 78 runs while Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl also contributed 48 and 47 runs respectively. These batters took the Zimbabwe score past the 400-run mark. The USA team was never allowed to settle down and all the Zimbabwean bowlers were among wickets. Richard Ngarava and Sikandar Raza picked up 2 wickets each. Abhishek Paradkar was the top run-getter for USA with 24 runs and Jessy Singh scored 21 runs. These were the only notable contributions from USA batters.
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The Oman team played their last match against Scotland. In the 16th game of the competition, the Scotland team batted first, scoring 320 runs from their quota of 50 overs. The Oman outfit in their reply managed a score of 244 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their quota of overs. Brandon McMullen from Scotland was named player of the match for his hundred. He scored 136 runs from 121 balls and also was among wickets picking up one wicket for 15 runs. He picked up a couple of catches as well. Bilal Khan was the pick of the bowlers for Oman picking up a fifer for 55 runs from his ten overs.
Fayyaz Butt also picked up a couple of wickets for 68 runs from his quota of 10 overs. The only other successful bowler for Oman was Jay Odedra who picked up a solitary wicket from his 5 overs. Many Oman batsmen got a start during their reply. But none of them could take the starts forward and convert it into a big score. The top run-getter for Oman was Naseem Khushi. The wicketkeeper-batsman hit an excellent 69 from 53 balls with 3 sixes and 7 fours. The only partnership of substance came in for the seventh wicket from Naseem Khushi and Shoaib Khan who contributed 36 runs.
The Oman innings ran into troubled waters right from the start. They were quickly in trouble during their chase and were down to 4 for 72. This loss of regular wickets continued as they were further reduced to 120 for 6 before the first real bit of resistance came in from the Oman batters. But it was already too late for them. The Oman bowlers will have to be on their toes in this game, as the Zimbabwean team is in terrific form with the bat. Their frontline bowlers Fayyaz Butt and Bilal Khan will need to strike early.
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ZIM vs OMA Toss Prediction
We have seen different teams winning their games with big margins on this track while batting first. The surface is batting-friendly in the beginning and as the game progresses this track will slow down in the second half of the contest. So, the skipper winning the toss would be keen to take advantage of the prevailing conditions by batting initially.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The surface as described earlier is a batting paradise at the venue of Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. All the batters can play their shots freely and you can expect some high-scoring matches here. The pitch will not have anything in it for the speedsters but the spinners have performed better on the track. They can get the ball to turn sharply and the deliveries can stop on the batters many times. Any score above 300 runs can be considered to be at par on this track.
It is expected that the skies presiding over this encounter in Bulawayo will be clear during the game. We are likely to get partially sunny and pleasant conditions for this game. There are some chances of getting a cloud cover during this match and strong winds are also expected. However, there are no chances of getting any showers during this game.
ZIM vs OMA Betting Tips
The Zimbabwe side is going into this game on the back of a streak of victories in their last few games. Oman is facing an uphill task in this contest. If Oman loses this game, they are out of the reckoning for the World Cup main draw. Their batters did not do well in their last couple of encounters. Zimbabwe are also playing at home so the Zim begin as strong favorites to win this game.
Bonus Cricket Bets
The Zimbabwe top-order batting is in great form at the moment. They are pretty likely to put together 52 runs in the first 10 overs.
Sean Williams was in devastating form in their last game for Zimbabwe. You can bet on him to score more than 33 runs in this game as well.
Ngarava bowled well in the last game and was among the wickets. You can bet on him to become a leading bowler for Zimbabwe in this contest as well.