Oman team un­changed for Nepal ODI tri-se­ries

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Oman chief coach Duleep Mendis has re­posed faith in the same group of play­ers that took part in the tri-se­ries at home re­cently as they head to Kath­mandu, Nepal, for an­other tri-se­ries in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League (WCL) 2. The tri-se­ries in­volves hosts Nepal, US and Oman, and will be played from Fe­bru­ary 5-12.

Six of the seven teams have played eight matches so far. US leads the ta­ble with 12 points. They are fol­lowed by Scot­land (9), Namibia (8) and Oman (8). Namibia is third on the ba­sis of bet­ter net run-rate (NRR). UAE have seven while Pa­pua New

Guinea have yet to open its ac­count. Nepal will be­gin its cam­paign at home in the forth­com­ing se­ries.

The tour­na­ment is the Road to In­dia 2023 with the path­way to the ICC Cricket World Cup. It in­volves seven teams, 21 se­ries, 126 ODIs over a pe­riod of two and half years, and be­gan in Scot­land in Au­gust 2019.

Each team will play a to­tal of 36 ODIs with the three top teams con­firm­ing their place in the World Cup Qual­i­fier 2022.

The bot­tom four teams will drop into the Cricket World Cup Qual­i­fier Play­off 2022 - which is a repechage event to the global Qual­i­fier- and will be joined by the win­ner of Chal­lenge League A and B. The top two teams from the play­off will keep their hopes alive of par­tic­i­pat­ing in In­dia 2023, by qual­i­fy­ing for the World Cup Qual­i­fier 2022.

Nepal sched­ule: Fe­bru­ary 5: Nepal vs Oman, Feb 6: Oman vs US, Feb 8: Nepal vs US, Feb 9: Nepal vs Oman, Feb 11: Oman vs US, Feb 12: Nepal vs US.

Oman squad: Zee­shan Maq­sood (cap­tain), Aqib Ilyas (vice-capt), Jatin­der Singh, Khawar Ali, Sanuth Ebrahim, Su­raj Kumar, Naseem Khushi, San­deep Goud, Mo­ham­mad Nadeem, Jay Od­e­dra, Badal Singh, Fayyaz Butt, Kaleemul­lah, Bi­lal Khan. Of­fi­cials: Chief coach: Duleep Mendis, as­sis­tant coach: Mazhar Saleem Khan, trainer: Ever­hardus Laub­scher, video an­a­lyst: Zee­shan Sid­diqui, physio: Sean Nowak, man­ager: Madhu Jes­rani, chef de mis­sion: Pankaj Khimji.

Oman crick­eters dur­ing a train­ing ses­sion at Amerat ahead of their visit to Nepal next month

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