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ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019: Day 6, Group B – Match Prediction – Weather Report, Pitch Conditions, Playing XIs and Live Streaming Details

Can Nigeria and Hong Kong open their account in the tournament?

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In Group B, Oman and Nigeria will be crossing swords in the first match of the sixth day in the T20 World Cup qualifiers. Oman brushed aside hosts UAE and then decimated Hong Kong, but tasted their first defeat at the hands. Their next match is versus Nigeria, who lost their two matches versus Jersey and Canada. In the second game, Canada and Ireland are scheduled to face each other.

Both teams have started with two victories in their first three encounters and have been tough to beat. Hence, the contest is expected to be a thriller. Jersey and Hong Kong will be a part of the last game of the day. Jersey must be brimming with confidence following their triumph over the UAE. On the other hand, Hong Kong, have looked clueless thus far, losing all their first three encounters.

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Pitch Report

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Seven matches have been played at the venue so far out of which, the team, batting second have come out trumps five times. The pitch has been decent for batting, but scoring regular boundaries can be tough due to the dimensions of the field. Spinners will have their say on the strip.

Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 1, Abu Dhabi

The track at the venue has helped the team, batting first as all three matches went in its favour. Batting second can be a tad tricky. Also, barring one match, the chasing sides have found it tough to play in the early morning games. As the day progresses, chasing becomes an easier task.

Weather Report

The weather in Abu Dhabi will be warm with the temperature around the 34 degrees Celsius mark. There are no chances of rain with the humidity in the 40s and 50s. In the night game, there might be a bit of dew, thereby making it tough for the bowlers.

Match 23, Oman vs Nigeria, Group B

Oman

Oman has put forth a team effort and that has paid dividends. In the batting department, Aqib Ilyas has an average of 90, having scored 90 runs. Khawar Ali and Zeeshan Maqsood have delivered with the bat as well. Khawar is also their joint-leading wicket-taker with five scalps at an economy of 6.09. Fayyaz Butt also has five wickets. Bilal Khan and Amir Kaleem have been amongst the wickets.

Probable XI

Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood (C), Suraj Kumar (wk), Aamir Kaleem , Sandeep Goud, Khurram Nawaz, Mohammad Nadeem, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan

Nigeria

Nigeria’s batting has lacked in firepower, which is pretty much evident from their strike-rate. Only Chimezie Onwuzulike have scored at a rate of 123.52. He also got 39 against Canada. Opener Leke Oyede scored 39 versus Jersey, but failed last time around. Abiodun Abioye is the leading wicket-taker with three scalps. Ajekun and Akachukwu have a couple of wickets each.

Probable XI

Daniel Ajekun, Leke Oyede, Sulaimon Runsewe, Chimezie Onwuzulike, Ademola Onikoyi (C & WK), Isaac Okpe, Joseph Adedeji, Daniel Gim, Sylvester Okpe, Chima Akachukwu, Abiodun Abioye

Probable Top performers

Khawar Ali – Oman |  Leke Oyede – Nigeria

Broadcast Details

No live telecast

Match Timings – 11:30 IST and 10:00 local.

The prediction is for Oman to win the match.

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Match 25, Ireland vs Canada, Group B

Ireland

Ireland’s batting has been exceptional. Paul Stirling scored big in the first two matches. In the third game, Gareth Delany turned up with a brilliant 89* against Oman. Even Andy Balbirnie has 81 runs under his belt. Kevin O’Brien also found his form back with 41 in the last encounter. In bowling, Mark Adair has picked up five wickets. Gareth and David Delany have two wickets each.

Probable XI

Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Mark Adair, Gary Wilson (C), Lorcan Tucker, George Dockrell, David Delany, Boyd Rankin, Stuart Thompson

Canada

Probable XI

Rodrigo Thomas, Navneet Dhaliwal (C), Nitish Kumar, Nicholas Kirton, Abraash Khan, Ravinderpal Singh, Saad Bin Zafar, Hamza Tariq (wk), Dillon Heyliger, Nikhil Dutta, Jeremy Gordon

Probable Top performers

Paul Stirling – Ireland |  Nitish Kumar– Canada

Broadcast Details

TV– Star Sports 3

Online– Hotstar

Match Timings – 15:40 IST and 14:10 local.

The prediction is for Ireland to win the match.

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Match 26, Hong Kong vs Jersey, Group B

Hong Kong

Kinchit Shah, Hong Kong’s best batter thus far, got 79 in the first game and has looked out of sorts afterwards. The rest of the batting has been absolutely dismal. The next best score is Nizakat Khan’s 31. The middle-order has run out of steam in crunch moments. Even in bowling, Kyle Christie, their fast bowler, has two wickets. Apart from him, no other bowler has looked threatening.

Probable XI

Nizakat Khan, Ahsan Abbasi, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan (C), Waqas Barkat, Simandeep Singh, Haroon Arshad, Scott McKenchie (wk), Ehsan Khan, Raag Kapur, Kyle Christie

Jersey

Jersey has been very consistent in the batting area. Jonty Jenner is the leading run-scorer with 133 runs at an average of 66.50. Brendan Ward and Nick Greenwood have scores in the 40s and have looked good. Ben Stevens has only 44 runs at 14.66, but has four wickets to his name. Skipper Perchard, Ward and Harrison Carylon have been amongst the wickets as well.

Probable XI

Nick Ferraby, Harrison Carylon, Ben Stevens, Jonty Jenner, Nick Greenwood, Benjamin Ward, Corey Bisson, Dominic Blampied, Anthony Hawkins-Kay, Jake Dunford (wk), Charles Perchard (C)

Probable Top performers

Aizaz Khan – Hong Kong |  Ben Stevens– Jersey

Broadcast Details

TV– Star Sports 3

Online– Hotstar

Match Timings – 21:00 IST and 19:30 local.

The prediction is for Jersey to win the match.

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