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Oman vs Ireland: Point Projections, Preview and Grades

Match Details

Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amarat, Oman
February 13, 2019
3:15 PM IST

Predicted XI

Ireland: Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Andy Balbirnie, Stuart Poynter, Kevin O’Brien, Simi Singh, Shane Getkate, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin, Peter Chase and Andy McBrine

Oman: Aamir Kaleem, Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Khurram Khan, Mehran Khan, Ajay Lalcheta, Sufyaan Mehmood, Naseem Khushi, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan, Jay Odreda

Here is the fantasy XI based on recent form, ground and opposition performance.

The points mentioned below are an average estimation based on the above factors and is not a reflection of the actual points he might earn. Use the points as an indicator to select the best XI.

Fantasy Team

Stuart Poynter, Points: 16-18, Grade: B

Khawar Ali, Points: 26-28, Grade: A

Paul Stirling, Points: 36-38, Grade: A+

Stuart Thompson, Points: 20-22, Grade: A

Jatinder Singh, Points: 18-20, Grade: B

Ajay Lalcheta, Points: 22-24, Grade

Kevin O’Brien, Points: 32-34, Grade: A+

Simi Singh, Points: 19-21, Grade: B

Boyd Rankin, Points: 19-21, Grade: B

Bilal Khan, Points: 18-20, Grade: B

Peter Chase, Points: 21-23, Grade: A


Stuart Poynter is a fine choice to fill in as wicket-keeper with the Irishman capable of clearing the ropes with relative ease when compared to his counterpart, Khushi.

Ireland captain, Paul Stirling and Stuart Thompson are must have players with both of them ranking among the highest run-scorers for the Ireland national side in recent years. Khawar Ali is the best Oman batsmen in the side and in the absence of regular captain, Zeeshan Maqsood, he should be picked without any hesitation.

With the pitch touted to be a high-scoring one, the likes of Simi Singh and Kevin O’Brien are crucial to the cause while Ajay Lalcheta’s all-round abilities should come good at his home ground. Bilal Khan is one to watch out for Oman along with Boyd Rankin and Peter Chase in the bowling department


Captaincy Options

Best bet: Paul Stirling and Kevin O’Brien

Alternate XI:

Khurram Khan (18-20 points) can be traded for Jatinder Singh

George Dockrell (19-21 points) in for Peter Chase is a viable option.

Simi Singh could be replaced with Andy Balbirnie (18-20 points) considering his explosiveness at the top of the order.

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