WI vs OMA – ICC World Cup Qualifiers Prediction 05 Jul 2023
ICC World Cup Qualifiers
- Date: 2023-07-04
- Start Time: 09:00
- Location: Harare Sports Club, Harare
- Tournament: ICC World Cup
- Format: One Day International
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
Both West Indies and Oman had disappointing finishes in the tournament as neither team had the opportunity to secure a top-two position.
- Now, in the Super Six stage of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers, these two teams will face each other.
- West Indies’ hopes of qualifying for the World Cup were nearly dashed when they suffered defeats in both of their matches in the Super Six stage.
- Similarly, Oman has also faced a similar outcome in their campaign.
WI vs OMA – WC Qualifiers – Venue Details
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date: July 5th 2023
Time: 9:00 (local)
WI vs OMA – WC Qualifiers – Team Previews
In the previous match, West Indies faced challenges in terms of coordination, resulting in their dismissal for a total of 181 runs. While Shai Hope is a talented batsman, questions have been raised about his leadership since the team’s disqualification from the ICC World Cup in 2023.
Nicholas Pooran has been the top scorer for the West Indies team, impressing with two centuries in this competition. The bowling unit, consisting of Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, and Alzarri Joseph, will be heavily relied upon to deliver crucial breakthroughs.
However, the West Indian bowlers have faced significant pressure in this tournament, particularly following the Netherlands’ victory in the super over. Alzarri Joseph has been the most consistent wicket-taker for the team, while the other bowlers possess skills but have struggled to exploit their strengths on the Zimbabwean surfaces.
In the batting department, the team will rely on captain Aqib Ilyas, Kashyap Prajapati, Ayaan Khan, Jatinder Singh, and Mohammad Nadeem to shoulder the responsibility of scoring the majority of runs. Ayaan Khan displayed an outstanding performance in the previous game, smashing an unbeaten century off 92 deliveries, which included eleven fours and two sixes.
Kashyap Prajpati has been the second-best batsman for the team, consistently scoring the highest number of runs. Shoaib Khan also contributed with 46 runs off 61 balls, accompanied by five boundaries in partnership with Ayaan Khan. The team will look to their bowlers Bilal Khan, Mohammad Nadeem, Kaleemullah, and Fayyaz Butt to provide crucial breakthroughs.
In the previous game, Bilal Khan, the main bowler for Oman, claimed figures of 3 for 75 in the allotted overs. However, the pace bowlers have struggled with their economy rates despite taking wickets in recent matches. Bilal Khan and Fayyaz Butt, who have been the team’s top wicket-takers, have conceded runs at a rate exceeding 7 runs per over.
WI vs OMA – WC Qualifiers – Probable Playing XI’s
Oman: K Prajapati, Jatinder Singh, A Ilyas (Cap), S Goud, Shoaib Khan, S Kumar (wk), Ayaan Khan, Mohd Nadeem, Fayyaz Butt, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan
West Indies: B King, J Charles, S Brooks, S Hope (Cap & wk), Nich Pooran, K Mayers, Kevin Sinclair, J Holder, R Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, A Joseph
WI vs OMA – WC Qualifiers – Pitch Report and Toss Prediction
The Harare Sports Club features a batting-friendly surface, where the batters can relish playing their shots right from the beginning. This venue is known for providing a good batting track, allowing the batsmen to express themselves with freedom. Historically, teams batting first have had a higher success rate in matches played at this ground.
WI vs OMA – WC Qualifiers – Win Prediction
West Indies are clear favourites and would want to bow out on a high.