Date & Time: Wednesday, October 30, 21:00 IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A must-win game for both sides
Hong Kong and Oman clash off for the second time in the tournament as they fight for the one unfilled spot in the top 6. Both sides may be separated by only a win in the league phase but the standings don’t tell the correct story. Oman has been a superior side as they restricted oppositions for low totals on most occasions but in the last two games, their slim batting credentials were exposed which put them in this must-win situation. On the other side, Hong Kong’s tournament came into life at the very back end with victories against the sides which have finished lower than them in the Group stage. Now, the past results have very little significance as it is a must-win game for both sides.
Both sides are likely to stick with the same playing XI of their respective last matches.
The surface in Dubai has been proved good for batting tham most of the venues in the tournament where the average score batting first is around 160. In the playoff 4, it is expected to be the same unless teams don’t use the conditions well.
He is the most consistent performer for Hong Kong in the tournament. He may not have been at his bes runt in the first half but in the second he has risen to the occasion with much-needed performances. He has a PPM of 66 and an MDTA of 1 on the tour which makes him a compulsory choice in the fantasy cricket team.
He is amongst the top 5 point scorers of the tournament with an impressive PPM of 67 and MDTA of 1.17. He has either chipped in with a wicket or provided the team with a quick start at the top of the order. His consistency makes make him the most sought after player in the Dream11 cricket team.
The leading wicket-taker of Oman is a must-have in the fantasy cricket team. His four-fer may not have proved to be game-changing for Oman in the last game but he has proved to be an exceptional choice. He has a PPM of 53 and an MDTA of 1.4 on the tour.
He definitely hasn’t been rewarded for his performance in the tournament. He has been the one among the top 10 economical bowlers on the tour. Apart from a match, he has picked at least a wicket in each match that he has played. He has a PPM of 30 and an MDTA of 1.5 on the tour.