Oman (OMN) will square off against Nepal (NEP) in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 2019-2023 at Moosa Cricket Stadium in Pearland on Thursday, June 8. The match will start at 9:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

Zeeshan Maqsood’s Oman lead the points table with 40 points, having registered 19 wins and 12 losses in 33 matches. OMN are coming off a 114-run loss to the USA in their previous fixture, which was also the first game of the 2022 United States Tri-Nation Series involving Oman, Nepal and USA.

Oman are well on course to be one of the top three teams from League 2 to advance to the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament in 2023, but they will need to avoid defeats in the matches of the forthcoming round if they are to maintain their top-of-the-table status.

On the other hand, Nepal are second from bottom with six wins and six defeats in 12 games. A three-wicket loss to Papua New Guinea in their last outing meant Sandeep Lamichhane and Co. have just won two of their six ODI matches in 2022.

OMN vs NEP Dream11 prediction

Oman have a dominant head-to-head record against Nepal, with three wins in four previous meetings.

The last time the two teams met, Nepal secured a seven-wicket victory. Oman’s position on the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 points table and superiority in head-to-head record makes them overwhelming favourites against Nepal on Wednesday.

OMN vs NEP Dream11 team tips for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 2019-2023

Top Tip: Best batter

Oman’s Jatinder Singh has been the leading run scorer in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2. The 33-year-old has amassed 997 runs in 33 matches at an average of 32.16. With a total of 1325 fantasy points under his name, Jatinder Singh is a proven match-winner and comes at a cost of 9 credits.

Top Tip: Best bowler

The experienced Sandeep Lamichhane will hope to turn the tide of the OMN vs NEP contest in Nepal’s favour. The spinner has picked 23 wickets in 12 matches and has accrued 890 fantasy points so far for his performances in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2.

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

As far as all-rounders are concerned, one must pick Oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood in the fantasy cricket team for this clash. The 34-year-old all-rounder has scored 778 runs and claimed 40 wickets in 31 matches that he has played so far. Maqsood, with 2012 fantasy points, can be a valuable asset. He is available for 9.5 credits.

For the wicket-keeper spot, Mohammed Naseem Khushi is rated higher than Binod Bhandari of Nepal. Besides hitting 303 runs in 26 matches, Naseem Khushi has registered 19 dismissals (17 caught, 2 stumpings) and will be a key player behind the stumps for OMN.

OMN vs NEP playing XI (probable)

OMN playing XI (probable): Kashyap Prajapati, Jatinder Singh, Shoaib Khan, Zeeshan Maqsood (captain), Ayaan Khan, Khawar Ali, Mohammad Nadeem, Naseem Khushi (wicket-keeper), Fayyaz Butt, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan

NEP playing XI (probable): Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Rohit Paudel, Bhim Sharki, Pawan Sarraf, Binod Bhandari (wicket-keeper), Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane (captain)

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