The Scotland team played two matches before today’s match and won both of them. They showed their skills very beautifully and they have already Qualified to reach the next group. The other team Oman got one victory out of their two matches. The home team Oman will try their best to win this match for the Qualification, otherwise, they will be out of the tournament.
Oma vs Scot Highlights Today Thursday, 21-10-2021. 10th Match (N), First Round Group B Bangladesh vs Papua New Guinea, ICC Twenty/20 World Cup from Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1).
Oman win the toss and will bat first.
Zeeshan says: “We have to put up a good total and defend it. The pitch will play differently in the second innings, a bit of spin, give freedom to our players…” Two changes.
Kyle Coetzer: “We would have been happy either day. Comfortable chasing.” Alastair Evans misses out. “We’ve got a real belief and togetherness among our group, having to win three games to top the group, if that’s what we have to do, we are comfortable with that.”
Oman team: 1 Aqib Ilyas, 2 Jatinder Singh, 3 Khawar Ali, 4 Zeeshan Maqsood (capt), 5 Kashyap Prajapati, 6 Naseem Khushi, 7 Mohammad Nadeem, 8 Suraj Kumar (wk), 9 Fayyaz Butt, 10 Sandeep Goud, 11 Bilal Khan.
Scotland team: 1 Kyle Coetzer (capt), 2 George Munsey, 3 Matthew Cross (wk), 4 Richie Berrington, 5 Calum MacLeod, 6 Michael Leask, 7 Chris Greaves, 8 Mark Watt, 9 Josh Davey, 10 Safyaan Sharif 11 Brad Wheal.
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 18:00 Local
Umpires – Ahsan Raza, Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpire – Kumar Dharmasena
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Richard Kettleborough
Match number – T20I no. 1338 – ICC T20 World Cup 2021 10th Match
Safyaan Sharif: “The bowlers bowled pretty tight in the powerplay and in the end. Compared to the first game, it’s a much slower wicket. You just had to use all the variations at your disposal. It’s a batter’s game. I just enjoy trying to contribute as much as I can. I think it might be a little tricky, but I am backing my batters. 120 in a T20 chase is something I will take.”
Post Match Presentation.
Kyle Coetzer: “It’s a great feeling but congrats to Oman and Zeeshan for representing their game so well. But an opportunity for Scotland to test themselves against the best, the following back home is immense. A real togetherness among our squad, through thick and thin, just missed out on group stage last World Cup. The guys are in a great place and a well-established outfit with the bat, ball, and in the field. As far as I’m aware this group we were just in was a mighty tough group so the next one will be tougher. We will go into every game full of hope and belief that we can win more games. Look for matchwinning contributions, as well as significant contributions. We’ll find time to celebrate just a little bit…”
Zeeshan Maqsood: “It’s a chance that we have lost, but we will come back inshallah. We couldn’t bat very well, and it was a short total, difficult to defend, too many short balls, and not enough breakthroughs. Happy with the way the boys played but a few mistakes. Jatinder is in good nick and unfortunately, he got run out, so the pressure on the team. In the middle, the batsmen didn’t score enough runs which is where we fell short. I feel sorry we couldn’t deliver, but we are confident our moment will come.”