ZIM vs OMA Match Preview
The Zimbabwean outfit was placed in the top position in the Group A rankings for the ICC World Cup Qualifiers. They won all four games they played in the competition and ended up with 8 points. Sean Williams was the leading run-getter for Zimbabwe scoring 390 runs with a strike rate of 152. He has hit 9 sixes and as many as 46 boundaries during his efforts. Another crucial batter for Zimbabwe is Craig Ervine. He has also scored 218 runs with a good strike rate of 93. The top bowler for Zimbabwe has been Richard Ngarava. He has collected a haul of 10 wickets while bowling at an economy rate of 4.16 and an average of 13.
Oman ended their group stage competition in 3rd position in the Group B points table. During the league stages, they recorded 2 victories and 2 losses from their 4 games in the Group Stages. They ended the league stage with 4 points to their kitty. The leading run-getter for Oman has been Aqib Ilyas with 142 runs at a strike rate of 81. Mohammad Nadeem has also scored 111 runs for the Zim with a strike rate of 75. The top bowler for Oman has been Bilal Khan. He has picked up 9 scalps while bowling at an average of twenty-one. He was a bit expensive though going for 5.62 runs per over.
The Zimbabwe top-order batting will be in the hands of the likes of Innocent Kaia and Tadiwanashe Marumani. The Zim middle order will be in the hands of players such as the skipper Craig Ervine, Ryan Burl, the wicketkeeper-batsman Joylord Gumbie, and Sean Williams. The bowling attack will be manned by the likes of Tendai Chatara, Wellington Masakadza, Blessing Muzarabani, and Richard Ngarava. There are some high-quality all-rounders on the side such as Sikandar Raza, Brad Evans, Luke Jongwe, and Wessly Madhevere.
The Oman top-order batting will be in the hands of Zeeshan Maqsood the skipper, Aqib Ilyas, and Kashyap Prajapati. The Omani middle order will be in the hands of batters such as Shoaib Khan and Jatinder Singh. The bowling attack for Oman will be in the hands of the likes of Bilal Khan, Fayyaz Butt, and Kaleemullah. There are some high-quality all-rounders on the side such as Ayaan Khan, Jay Odedra, and Sandeep Goud. The wicketkeeping gloves will be donned by Naseem Khushi in all probability.
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.
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.
Sean Williams has an unbelievable strike rate and average combination.
In his last 6 appearances for Zimbabwe, Sean Williams has scored 510 runs with an average of 102 and a strike rate of 133.85.
Richard Ngarava has a great economy rate for Zimbabwe with the ball.
Richard Ngarava has picked up 15 wickets from 9 games with a strike rate of 26.80 and he is bowling with an economy rate of 4.34.
There aren’t any injury updates available for the contest. So, you can assume that the entire team will be up for selection.
ZIM vs OMA Probable 11
ZIM Playing 11
- Craig Ervine (C)
- Luke Jongwe
- Joylord Gumbie (Wk)
- Wessly Madhevere
- Sean Williams
- Sikandar Raza
- Ryan Burl
- Wellington Masakadza
- Richard Ngarava
- Tendai Chatara
- Blessing Muzarabani
OMA Playing 11
- Zeeshan Maqsood (C)
- Kashyap Prajapati
- Jatinder Singh
- Aqib Ilyas
- Mohammad Nadeem
- Shoaib Khan
- Ayaan Khan
- Naseem Khushi (Wk)
- Bilal Khan
- Jay Odedra
- Fayyaz Butt
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 they begin as strong favorites to win this game.
Sean Williams: This Zimbabwean batsman has been in the form of his life. In his last 6 appearances for Zim, he has put together 510 runs with an average of 102 and a strike rate of 133.85.
Craig Ervine: In his last 8 games for Zimbabwe, Craig Ervine has scored 354 runs with an excellent strike rate of 89.16 and an average of 59.
Richard Ngarava: Richard Ngarava has picked up 15 scalps from 9 matches while bowling at an economy rate of 4.34 and a strike rate of 26.80.
Bilal Khan: Bilal Khan has easily been the most successful bowler for Oman in the competition. He has picked up 21 wickets for Oman with a strike rate of 23.76.
ZIM vs OMA Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: J Gumbie , M Naseem Khushi
Batters: C Ervine, W Madhevere, K Prajapati
All-rounders: S Williams (VC), S Raza (C), A Khan
Bowlers: Bilal Khan, R Ngarava, F Butt