ZIM vs OMA – ICC World Cup Qualifiers Prediction 29 Jun 2023
On June 29, Zimbabwe will kick off the Super Six phase of the ICC World Cup Qualifier by facing Oman at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.
- Zimbabwe enters this match with four points from the group stage, winning three consecutive games.
- In contrast, Oman has not yet secured any points as they finished third in Group B, winning two matches and losing two.
- Being the home team, Zimbabwe will have the advantage of being more acquainted with the conditions in Bulawayo.
ZIM vs OMA – WC Qualifiers – Venue Details
Venue: Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
Date: June 29th 2023
Time: 9:00 (local)
ZIM vs OMA – WC Qualifiers – Team Previews
Zimbabwe’s dominant performance in the ICC World Cup Qualifier continues as they head into the Super Six phase. With an undefeated record in the league stages, including a resounding 304-run victory against the United States of America, Zimbabwe has showcased their strength and prowess.
Led by the exceptional batting display of Sean Williams, who scored an impressive 174 runs from just 101 balls, Zimbabwe posted a formidable total of 408 runs. The Zimbabwe bowlers were equally impressive, restricting the USA team to a meagre score of 104 runs. With players like Williams, Raza, and Ervine delivering consistent performances, Zimbabwe has emerged as one of the heavy favourites to secure their spot in the upcoming World Cup in India.
In their previous match against Scotland, the Oman cricket team struggled to chase down a target of 320 runs. Despite some promising starts, none of the Oman batsmen were able to convert them into big scores.
The team found themselves in trouble early on, losing wickets regularly and eventually ending with a total of 244 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. However, Oman will look to bounce back in their upcoming match relying on key players like Kashyap Prajapati and Aqib Ilyas to perform well at the top of the batting order.
Their bowler Bilal Khan will also need support from his teammates to have a chance at causing an upset. Oman has had success while chasing in their recent matches, winning two out of their last five games. Consequently, it is likely that the captain who wins the toss will choose to field first.
ZIM vs OMA – WC Qualifiers – Probable Playing XI’s
Zimbabwe: Joylord Gumbie, C Ervine, W Madhevere, S Williams, S Raza, R Burl, W Masakadza, Luke Jongwe, R Ngarava, T Chatara, B Muzarabani.
Oman: K Prajapati, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Z Maqsood, Mohd Nadeem, Ayaan Khan, Shoaib Khan, Mohd Khushi, F Butt, B Khan, Kaleemullah.
ZIM vs OMA – WC Qualifiers – Pitch Reports and Toss Prediction
The Queens Sports Clu has a batting-friendly surface offering the batters a chance to showcase their skills. Expect to witness high-scoring matches at this venue, where the pitch favours the batsmen and allows them to play their shots with freedom. However, the speedsters might find it challenging to extract much assistance from the track, while the spinners have historically thrived on this surface.
ZIM vs OMA – WC Qualifiers – Win Prediction
Zimbabwe are the overwhelming favourites in this game and should easily defeat Oman.