Afghanistan A vs Oman A match preview
In the 2nd match of the ACC Men’s Emerging Teams Asia tournament 2023, Afghanistan A will face off against Oman A at the Colombo Cricket Club Ground in Colombo. Both teams will be looking to start their campaign on a high note and showcase their skills in this highly anticipated encounter. Both teams will be focused on starting their campaign on a positive note, as a victory in this early stage can provide them with momentum and confidence going forward.
Match Details –
Match 2, ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup
Time: 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 13, 2023
AF-A vs OMN-A Probable Playing XI
Afghanistan A: Shahidullah Kamal(c), Ikram Alikhil(w), Noor Ali Zadran, Ihsanullah Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Zia-ur-Rehman, Wafadar Momand, Mohammad Ibrahim Abdulrahimzai, Baheer Shah, Riaz Hassan, Izharulhaq Naveed, Allah Noor, Bilal Sami, Zubaid Akbari, Ishaq Rahimi
Oman A: Aqib Ilyas(c), Suraj Kumar(w), Jatinder Singh, Ayaan Khan, Kaleemullah, Fayyaz Butt, Wasim Ali, Jay Odedra, Shoaib Khan, Kashyap Prajapati, Rafiullah, Samay Shrivastava, Muhammed Bilal, Shubo Pal, Abdul Rauf
Venue: Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo (List-A)
|Bat 1st Won||7|
|Bat 2nd Won||3|
|Pace or Spin||Inns||Overs||Wkts||Wkts/inns||Bowl SR|
Afghanistan A Batters
|Ikram Ali Khil||5||157||31.4||1||0|
|Noor Ali Zadran||4||153||38.25||0||1|
Afghanistan A Bowlers
Oman A Batters
|Kashyap Harishbhai Prajapati||9||324||36||1||1|
Oman A Bowlers
Noor Ali Zadran: Zadran is an exceptional opening batsman and a reliable team member, offering stability and consistency. This year, he has been in top form, scoring 153 runs at an average of 38.25 in 4 List-A matches.
Sharafuddin Ashraf: Ashraf is expected to provide good all-round value as he can contribute significantly with the ball and will bat in the lower order. In four List-A matches this year, he picked up nine wickets at a strike rate of 40 and scored 146 runs with an impressive average of 73.
Izharulhaq Naveed: Naveed’s experience playing in international tournaments sets him apart from others, giving him a competitive advantage. He excels as a leg-spinner and has the ability to bowl a full quota of overs, making him highly effective on the field.
Kashyap Prajapati: Prajapati is an exceptional opener, although he didn’t perform at his best in the recently concluded WTC tournament. However, he has the potential to excel against weaker teams in this series.
Ayaan Khan: Khan was the standout performer for Oman in the WTC Tournament. He will be the best option in this match as he can contribute with both bat and ball. Khan was the leading scorer for Oman in the recently concluded WTC tournament, amassing 345 runs at an average of 43.13. Additionally, he also picked up three wickets.
Aqib Ilyas: Ilyas showcased excellent form with the bat in the recently concluded WTC tournament. Additionally, he can also contribute with a few overs of bowling. He is determined to maintain this level of performance in the upcoming matches.
Fayyaz Butt: Butt will bowl with the new ball and at the death. He will be a dependable bowler for Oman. He was the leading wicket-taker for Oman in the recently concluded WTC tournament, taking 11 wickets at a strike rate of 27.8.
Muhammed Bilal: Bilal is an excellent bowler who can bowl with the new ball and at the death with equal ease. He is always willing to bowl his full quota of overs.
Kaleemullah will bowl his overs at the start of the innings, showcasing his ability to dismantle any batting lineup. Additionally, he will contribute as a hard-hitting batsman in the lower order.
Safi is expected to bowl a good number of overs, as he played for the main team of Afghanistan in the recently concluded series against Bangladesh.
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