“Very disappointing… we felt like we had a pretty good score. Like I said, 280 in a one-day game is pretty good. They were hard to bowl to at times. We felt right in the game. Oman’s win didn’t take us by surprise… it’s a long tournament. We need to get back into it pretty quickly. Ben did a pretty good job. He will get better.”
“It’s an honour [to beat Ireland in the first ODI between them]. Definitely [a special day in Oman cricket]. If we continue like this, some more results will be in our favour. It was a collective and combined performance, which we need to beat a good side. We came here to go there (to India) and play.”
Zeeshan Maqsood is the Player of the Match:
“Credit goes to team-mates, organisers, coach and families. It was painful to get out. Whatever comes, I take it. It was [a big score], but the wicket played very well in the second half. I am in good form, and just want to carry that.”
Ireland vs Oman Highlights today, Monday 19-6-2023. 4th Match, Group B, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Qualifier, Bulawayo Athletic Club.
Toss: Oman chose to field.
Ireland team: Andy McBrine, Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie (c), Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker †, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Mark Adair, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Ben White.
Oman team: Kashyap Prajapati, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Mohammad Nadeem, Shoaib Khan, Ayaan Khan, Naseem Khushi †, Jay Odedra, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan.
Head to Head In ODI’s: 0
Ireland Won: 0
Oman Won: 0
Ireland ODI Rankings: 12th
Oman ODI Rankings: 18th
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
Match Timings: 7:00 AM GMT | 9:00 AM Local
Umpires – Aleem Dar, Iknow Chabi
TV Umpire – Alex Wharf
Match Referee – Shaid Wadvalla
Reserve Umpire – Leslie Reifer
Match number – ODI no. 4588