As Ireland and Oman clash against each other in the World T20 qualifier, expect the conditions in Dharmasala to favour the seamers.
While the Irish players won’t be tough to pick in your fantasy cricket teams, drafting the Oman players could be a challenge. That said, scanning through some of their previous T20 games will give you some clarity.
Also, a combination of 7- Ireland and 4-Oman players should be the way to go.
Our probable 11 that could take to the field
IRELAND- Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, Neil O’Brien, Gary Wilson, William Porterfield, Andrew Poynter, Boyd Rankin, George Dockrell, Andy Balberni, Tim Murtagh, Mark Sorensen
OMAN- Zeeshan Maqsood, Jatinder Singh, Aaqib Sulehri, Adnan Ilyas, Aamir Kaleem, Sultan Ahmed, Mehran Khan, Amir Ali, Ajay Lalcheta, Munis Ansari, Bilal Khan
Players who cannot be ignored for this round
Kevin O’Brien- In a format like the T20, you just cannot afford to miss out on him.
Boyd Rankin- He is back into the Ireland side after a brief stint with England. Expect the lanky bowler to do some damage.
Paul Stirling- As an opener, he likes to go hell for leather from the word go. Besides, he might also chip in with a few off-breaks.
Zeeshan Maqsood- He will open the batting for his side and likes to be the aggressor. He can also give you points with his tweakers.
Munis Ansari- His action in a way looks similar to Lasith Malinga and he too has the ability to bowl some yorkers. He could be a surprise package.
TFG PUNDIT XI: Zeeshan Maqsood, Jatinder Singh, Paul Stirling (c), Kevin O’Brien (vc), Gary Wilson, William Porterfield, Andrew Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Tim Murtagh, Munis Ansari, Ajay Lalcheta
EDIT NO.1 ( 6.20 IST)- We have drafted in Ireland spinner George Dockrell and Oman batsman Khawar Ali into the team in place of Tim Murtagh and Andrew Poynter. This move was after watching the wicket behave slowly at Dharmasala.
UPDATED TFG PUNDIT XI: Zeeshan Maqsood, Jatinder Singh, Paul Stirling (c), Kevin O’Brien (vc), Gary Wilson, William Porterfield, Khawar Ali, Boyd Rankin, George Dockrell, Munis Ansari, Ajay Lalcheta
(Disclaimer: The TFG Fantasy Pundit 11 has been picked after taking into consideration various factors and analysis. The writers and editors of The Fan Garage are not responsible for any decisions taken by readers of this article while playing any fantasy league game. This article has been written with the sole purpose of providing a direction to choosing a good Fantasy team for the match mentioned in the article.)