Oman and Nepal, in their bid to finish at the top of the points table, will be taking on each other in this tenth and final fixture of the Oman pentangular T20 international series. The match is scheduled to be played on October 10 at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1) in Al Amarat. Live telecast will begin at 2 PM local time.
OMAN vs NEP, 10th T20: Where to watch/Live streaming
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Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Oman vs Nepal, 10th T20...
Oman Team News & Playing 11
Oman have a pretty good batting line-up with the likes of Zeeshan Maqsood, Jatinder Singh and Khawar Ali as the key figures. Zeeshan Maqsood has scored the most runs for the team in the game's twenty-over format and the skipper will be expected to lead from the front and play a big knock in this match. Jatinder Singh also has a decent batting record in T20Is and the onus will be on this opening batsman to build a strong platform.
Oman will be counting on Bilal Khan, Mohammad Nadeem and Aamir Kaleem to deliver the goods when it comes to bowling. Bilal Khan is the team's most successful bowler in the format and the pacer will look to dent Nepal's innings in the powerplay. Mohammad Nadeem is one of the leading wicket-takers in this series. He has not conceded too many runs either and the team will want him to keep things tight again.
Nepal have had a good series with the bat, and once again, they will look to their key batsmen in Paras Khadka, Binod Bhandari and Dipendra Singh Airee to perform well on Thursday. Skipper Paras Khadka is the team's leading run-getter in T20 internationals and one can expect him to make a major contribution in this match. Nepal's middle-order batting depends mainly on their wicketkeeper Binod Bhandari who has looked their best batsman in this series.
In terms of bowling, Nepal has a few good options in Sandeep Lamichhane, KC Karan and Abinash Bohara. KC Karan has taken the most wickets for the team in T20Is and he will look to create pressure on Oman in the middle overs. Sandeep Lamichhane, however, will be the biggest threat. The leg-spinner has been doing a fabulous job for his side and is coming on the back of a good performance against Ireland, returning figures of 4-0-21-2.
Oman have never played a T20 international against Nepal. The two countries will be facing each other for the very first time in the shortest format of the game.
Oman vs Nepal Prediction
Oman and Nepal have both been impressive in this series. The former have the home advantage on their side while the latter are looking in good form. The hosts do have a pretty decent team but they seem to be over-dependent on some of their players to score runs and pick wickets for them. Nepal, on the other hand, are a better balanced team and they have performed collectively as a unit in this series. They even have a stronger bowling group which is another reason why we are backing them to emerge victorious in this encounter.
Final Verdict: Back Nepal to beat Oman.
OMAN vs NEP Dream11 Prediction
Our Dream11 team has more players from Nepal (7) than Oman (4) since we feel Nepal has a better chance of winning this match.
We have picked Nepal's Binod Bhandari as the wicketkeeper in our Dream11 team for Thursday's match. He is likely to bat at a higher position than Oman's Suraj Kumar and therefore will have more time to score his runs. Bhandari is a little on the expensive side at 9.5 credits.
Our Dream11 team has four batsmen and three of them are from Nepal - Paras Khadka, Aarif Sheikh and Dipendra Singh Airee. Paras Khadka is likely to make a big contribution with the bat in this game and is worth picking even though he has been priced at 10 credits. Aarif Sheikh and Dipendra Singh are available for 8.5 and 9. Oman's Jatinder Singh can be picked for 9 credits.
Khawar Ali opens the batting for Oman and has a good record in T20Is. He is also a wicket-taker with the ball which is why we have included him in our team at 9 credits. We have also included a couple more allrounders - Sompal Kami and KC Karan who are available for 8.5 and 10 credits.
Mohammad Nadeem, Fayyaz Butt and Sandeep Lamichhane are the three bowlers that we have chosen for our Dream11 team. Lamichhane is a big threat with the ball and is likely to pick up wickets in this match. The Nepalese leg-spinner is available for 9.5 credits. Mohammad Nadeem and Fayyaz Butt can both be picked at 8.5 credits.
We have picked Paras Khadka as the captain of our Dream11 team.
We have picked KC Karan as the vice-captain of our Dream11 team.