Date & Time: Friday, October 25, 21:00 IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Canada top order is in focus against Oman strong bowling line up
Oman and Canada are crushing their way in Group A with being placed at one and two respectively in the table. Canada was unbeaten until last night when Hong Kong came up with an inspiring performance to stay alive in the tournament. The top order which has been prolific so far for Canada as stumbled and that’s where the core strength of the side lies for them. On the other hand, Oman has been dominant as they stunned oppositions with cleaning the batting order, but the only time they had failed to do so they lost to Ireland.
Both sides are likely to stick with the same playing XI of the previous match.
The surface in Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi has played its tricks with slowing down in the afternoon games and picking pace in night games where the batsmen have found it slightly easier. So expect a similar surface for tonight’s game as well.
The Canada opener is amongst the top run-getters of the season. Apart from last night’s match, he has come up with a pretty good start for the side which is one of the reasons for the side’s prolific run. He has a PPM of 61 and an MDTA of 1.33 on the tour.
The batting all-rounder is the most consistent performer of the side in the tournament where he came up with a couple of match-defining performances. He has an impressive PPM of 87 and an MDTA of 1 on the tour.
He is the top point scorer for Oman in the tournament where he has a PPM of 76 in the 4 matches played. He has not only scored some big knocks but also proved to be effective with the ball.
It’s very rare for a bowler to be this consistent as Kaleem. In the tournament, he was the top wicket-taker in one match and in another he failed to pick any. But to compensate, he scored handy runs. He has a PPM of 70 and an MDTA of 1.33 on the tour.
He is the most consistent bowler for Oman in the tournament. He is amongst the top wicket takers for the side and also the most economical bowler of the side. He has a PPM of 54 and an MDTA of 1.33 on the tour.