SL vs OM – ICC World Cup Qualifiers Prediction 23 Jun 2023
Sri Lanka and Oman will play against each other in the 11th match of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023 at Queens Sports Club.
- This match will mark their first ODI encounter, as they had only played one T20 match in 2021, which Sri Lanka won by 19 runs.
- Sri Lanka is aiming to recover from their unsatisfactory performance in the Super League, where they ranked 12th on the points table and missed out on direct entry to the World Cup.
- On the other hand, Oman is looking to cause some surprises in the tournament and challenge higher-ranked teams.
SL vs OM – WC Qualifiers – Venue Details
Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
Date: June 23rd 2023
Time: 9:00 (local)
SL vs OM – WC Qualifiers – Team Previews
Sri Lanka has been facing inconsistency and lack of experience in their recent performances, leading to losses against Bangladesh, England, and South Africa. Despite this, Sri Lanka still has a few talented players who can make a difference in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023, including Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, and Wanindu Hasaranga.
Sri Lanka’s previous experiences playing in Zimbabwe will also be an advantage for them in the tournament. Given their strong batting and bowling capabilities, familiarity with the conditions, home advantage, and their recent success against Oman, it is clear that Sri Lanka are the favourites to win the upcoming match between the two teams.
Oman, an associate nation with a good T20 record, is participating in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2023 with the hope of upsetting higher-ranked teams. They have performed well in the T20 format, qualifying for the T20 World Cup 2021 and registering victories against Ireland and Papua New Guinea in the group stage.
In the ODI format, Oman has won six out of their eight matches in the Cricket World Cup League Two 2019-22, indicating their potential to perform well in this tournament. With experienced players like Zeeshan Maqsood, Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, and Bilal Khan, Oman has a balanced squad.
Additionally, playing at a neutral venue will be advantageous for them, giving them an opportunity to quickly adapt to the conditions. However, to challenge Sri Lanka and emerge victorious, Oman will need to put up an exceptional performance and hope for some luck to go their way.
SL vs OM – WC Qualifiers – Probable Playing XI’s
Sri Lanka: C Asalanka, D Karunaratne, P Nissanka, Dashun Shanaka (Cap), De Silva, W Hasaranga, K Mendis (wk), S Samarawickrama, K Rajitha, Mahesh Theekshana
Oman: Jatinder Singh, Kashyap Prajapati, Shoaib Khan, Ayaan Khan, Z Maqsood (Cap), Aqib Ilyas, Mohd Nadeem, Naseem Khushi(wk), Bilal Khan, F Butt, Jay Odedra
SL vs OM – WC Qualifiers – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The Bulawayo ground is hosting a cricket match where the batting conditions are highly favorable. The pitch is even and hard, and the fast bowlers are unlikely to find much swing. However, spinners may have an opportunity to gain some assistance from the pitch as the game progresses. The team that gets to bat first will strive to score approximately 300 runs.
SL vs OM – WC Qualifiers – Win Prediction
Sri Lanka is expected to comfortably win this match and kick-start their campaign on a positive note.