The inaugural edition of the Oman D20 League has started on a bang. Match 3 of the tournament will see Amerat Royals lock horns with Khuwair Warriors on December 22 (Wednesday) at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1) in Muscat. Both teams will look to make a winning start to the competition.
The Royals will highly rely on Bilal Khan, who recently impressed in the T20 World Cup. The left-arm pacer has 56 wickets from 38 T20Is. All-rounder Mehran Khan has been among the runs, scoring 117 runs in 13 innings. He can be handy with the ball as well. The all-rounder already has 9 T20I wickets.
Khuwair Warriors, on the other hand, will depend heavily on Aamir Kaleem, who is arguably one of the best all-rounders among the associate nations. From 28 T20Is, he has scored 357 runs and picked up 25 wickets.
The wicket at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground is known for competitive in nature. While the new ball will come to the bat nicely, it will have enough assistance for the bowlers. Anything over 150 will be a good score on this pitch.
D20 League 2021: Amerat Royals vs Khuwair Warriors – Predicted Playing XI
Amerat Royals – Twinkal Bhandari, Akshay Patel, Karan Sonavale, Sankata Prasad, Vinayak Shukla, Rafiullah-M, Mehran Khan, Viren Patel, Bilal Khan, Hemal Tandel, Adnan Haq
Khuwair Warriors – Muzaffar Shiralkar, Syed Amir Ali, Sean Nowak, Kuttiraja Karuthapandian Shanmugrajan, Bilal Asim, Zeeshan Siddiqui, Aamir Kaleem, Muzahir Raza, Allan Gawdya, Aqib Javeed, Rubel Abdus Satter
Amerat Royals vs Khuwair Warriors – Fantasy Team Suggestion
Twinkal Bhandari, Akshay Patel, Sankata Prasad, Syed Amir Ali, Aamir Kaleem (c), Zeeshan Siddiqui, Mehran Khan, Muzahir Raza, Hemal Tandel, Aqib Javeed, Bilal Khan (vc)