Oman Cricket Academy Ground Betting Guide

Oman Cricket Academy Ground Betting Guide
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Chief Editor, Shane Hand

Last updated on 1st December 2021

Published: 22/10/2021

Categories: Cricket, News

The new-look Oman Cricket Academy Ground will host six matches in the T20 World Cup. If you want to make the most of the odds offered at online cricket betting sites during this exciting tournament, it pays to do your research beforehand.

Luckily, you are now in the right place to find out everything you need to know about this special ground – including the teams and players who tend to do well here.

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Are there betting tricks for Oman Cricket Academy Ground for T20Is?

When making today’s cricket match prediction tips, it’s important to know what has happened in similar situations in the past. That means understanding the teams who are playing, but also knowing about the stadium where they will meet.

There have been 30 T20Is played at Oman Cricket Academy Ground before the 2021 T20 World Cup. The team bowling first has won 18/30 of those matches, with one tied game.

It is worth remembering this stat. If the team bowling first is the outsider, the opportunity to back them to win might be too good to miss!

Of course, to find a really good bet, you will need more information than that. Remember, for every T20 World Cup match, we will also have all of the important stats about the teams and players right here.

Predictions for Games at Oman Cricket Academy

If you want to bet online on games played at Oman Cricket Stadium, you’ll find them all right here.

History of Oman Cricket Academy Ground

Oman Cricket Academy Ground is the youngest venue being used at the T20 World Cup. Also known as Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, it only opened in 2012. Earlier this year, the stadium won the right to host Test cricket from the ICC. This T20 World Cup is the first time Muscat has hosted a major ICC tournament.

Since 2019, the ground has hosted smaller international T20 tournaments such as the ACC Western Region T20, the Oman Quadrangular Series and the Pentangular T20 Series.

Stadium characteristics

A lot of money has been invested in the Oman Cricket Academy Ground so it can host World Cup matches. Floodlights have been installed, capacity has increased to 4,000 and there is a new digital scoreboard.

Thanks to the floodlights, three of the six World Cup matches in Oman will be day-night games. All six games will be played on the ground’s Ministry Turf 1 pitch.

Games hosted at Oman Cricket Academy Ground

The Oman Cricket Academy Ground saw a lot of T20I cricket just before the Covid-19 pandemic. It hosted 22 matches during 2019.

The most recent tournament here was the ACC Western Region T20 tournament in early 2020. Eight teams – including Oman – played 15 matches at the ground’s Ministry Turf 1 and Ministry Turf 2 pitches.

Oman were eliminated in the group stage, despite winning two of their three matches. UAE and Kuwait each won a semi-final, before UAE won the final by a massive 102 runs.

Games played in Oman Cricket Academy Ground at the T20 World Cup 2021

Oman Cricket Academy Ground has been chosen as a venue for the First Round of this year’s T20 World Cup. It will host all six Group B matches at that stage of the tournament.

Date Game
Sun, Oct 17 Oman v Papua New Guinea
Sun, Oct 17 Bangladesh v Scotland
Tue, Oct 19 Scotland v Papua New Guinea
Tue, Oct 19 Oman v Bangladesh
Thu, Oct 21 Bangladesh v Papua New Guinea
Thu, Oct 21 Oman v Scotland

T20I records at Oman Cricket Academy Ground

It’s time to review some of Oman Cricket Academy Ground’s top moments of T20I cricket. You’ll find important statistics on the most appearances and best win rates, the highest totals, and the best bowlers and batsmen to grace Ministry Turf 1.

Most appearances and best win rates

Since 2019, Ministry Turf 1 at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground has hosted 30 T20I matches. Oman themselves have featured in nine of those games, winning six.

Some of Oman’s six victories came against weaker international teams such as Hong Kong, Bahrain, the Maldives and Bahrain. However, the hosts have also won 1/2 matches with both Ireland and the Netherlands.

Scotland have appeared three times here. All three matches were in February 2019. The Scots lost to the Netherlands by seven wickets, then beat Ireland by six wickets and Oman by seven wickets.

Neither Bangladesh nor Papua New Guinea have played an international match here before.

Highest Totals

The team batting first has passed 200 twice in 30 T20Is here. Kuwait made 210/4 against Bahrain in 2020. The previous year, Ireland put together 208/5 while playing Hong Kong.

Oman’s highest total is the 173/9 they made when beating Ireland by 43 runs in 2019.

On the only occasion they have batted first at this ground, Scotland made 153/7 in the match they lost against the Netherlands.

Top Batsmen

Jatinder Singh has made more runs at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground than anyone else who might play there at the T20 World Cup. The Oman batsman has scored 215 runs in seven innings, with a top score of 63.

Next best is Khawar Ali, with 178 runs from eight innings. His top score is 72. Calum MacLeod has been Scotland’s most successful batsman here. He has scored 117 runs in three innings at an average of 117. His highest score is 53.

George Munsey has hit 98 runs from three innings at an average of almost 33.

Top Bowlers

Khawar Ali clearly enjoys playing at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground. As well as scoring runs, he bowls leg-spin and has taken more T20I wickets here than anyone else – 13 from 8 matches.

Pace bowler Bilal Khan is close behind him on 11 wickets from nine games at an average of 16.

Scotland’s best weapon in Muscat has been Mark Watt. From three appearances, the slow left armer has seven wickets at an average below 12.