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Oman vs Papua New Guinea Predictions & Tips - Ilyas tipped to help Oman to opening T20 World Cup win

  • Oman vs Papua New Guinea predictions for Sunday’s T20 World Cup match
  • Fixture will be played in Al Amerat at 11:00 BST
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  • Aqib Ilyas scored 78 runs in his last match
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Aqib Ilyas comes into the World Cup in good form (Getty Images)
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Ralph Staniforth 16 Oct 2021
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Oman vs Papua New Guinea Predictions


At home Oman are clear favourites so the value will be in the run scoring markets. Aqib Ilyas is the form player for Oman coming into the tournament, so I am backing him to score over 22.5 runs as the best bet.
  • Oman vs Papua New Guinea Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Oman Form
  • Oman Injuries & Team News
  • Papua New Guinea Form
  • Papua New Guinea Injuries & Team News
  • Oman vs Papua New Guinea Live Stream FAQ

  • Oman’s Aqib Ilyas has been the team top run scorer in their last 2 matches.
  • Oman’s Aqib Ilyas has scored 30 & 78 runs in his last 2 matches.
  • Papua New Guinea’s Assad Vala has scored 50+ runs in 3 of his last 5 matches.

Head to Head


Oman and Papua New Guinea have never previously faced each other.

Oman Form


Oman are reasonably new to the world on international cricket. They played their first ever T20 international back in 2015 and have since played 40 matches.

Oman lost their most recent warm-up match by four runs against the Netherlands in Dubai. Netherlands scored 165 runs batting first as the bowlers struggled on a flat pitch.

Aqib Ilyas smashed 78 runs off just 48 balls in the chase but there was little support for the opener. They could only reach 161 runs in a nail biting finish.

Oman Injuries & Team News


Like most sub-continent sides, Oman have some decent spin bowlers. If conditions are in their favour, they will cause Papua New Guinea problems. As will batsmen Jatinder Singh and Zeeshan Maqsood.

Papua New Guinea Form


Not much is expected of Papua New Guinea but there is plenty of excitement around them. They have lost both of their warm-up matches to Scotland and Namibia but there has been some very fine performances.

In their last match against Namibia, Papua New Guinea bowled first. Namibia went on to score 174 runs in Dubai with Assad Vala taking 2-10 in two overs.

Tony Ura batted superbly in the chase, scoring 69 off 43 balls. There wasn’t enough support around him but Papua New Guinea managed to get to 160 runs. 

Papua New Guinea Injuries & Team News


Opening batsman Tony Ura and Assad Vala, who also captains the side, are important to the teams’ chances. They both come into the tournament with a bit of form as well.

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Verdict

Oman's Aqib Ilyas has performed well in the recent warm-up matches. He is backed to score over 22.5 runs and top score for the hosts.

Assad Vala has scored 50+ runs in three of his last five matches. He can once again top score for Papua New Guinea.

Best Bet: Ilyas Over 22.5 Runs Over/Under Runs $183.00 at Ladbrokes Australia - 3 Units
Best Papua New Guinea Batsman Tip: Assad Vala Best Papua New Guinea Batsman $3.50 at Neds - 1 Unit
Best Oman Batsman Tip: Aqib Ilyas Best Oman Batsman $4.50 at Bookmaker - 1 Unit

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