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Oman back to action with Desert Cup


MUSCAT: Oman Cricket’s picturesque grounds welcomes international cricket yet again with the Desert Cup T20I series to be played between Oman, Canada, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

The series is set to start from November 14 until November 21, which will be played in a double round-robin format

between the sides followed by a third place play-off and a final.

Duleep Mendis, Oman Cricket’s Chief Development Officer and Oman’s head coach said, “ It’s great to have the three visiting countries in Oman. We are expecting good competitive cricket being played throughout the tournament in the coming week. Our boys look fresh and ready to express themselves on the field.”

These matches certainly help the armers in red to get going and back on the field after a long break and in lead up to the T20 World Cup 2024 Qualifiers to express themselves and their part to fit in the jigsaw.

The matches can be watched live at the Oman Cricket Academy – free entry to all and broadcasted across the globe on FanCode, Atrangi, Ullu, Ultra, VI, Jio TV, Geo Super, Willow TV, sportseye and CricTracker.

Oman Squad for the Desert Cup T20I Series : Zeeshan Maqsood (captain), Jatinder Singh (vice-captain) , Kashyap Prajapati, Shoaib Khan, Mohammad Nadeem, Mohammad Naseem (wk), Ayaan Khan, Samay Shrivastav, Rafiullah , Fayyaz Butt, Kaleemullah, Sufyan Mahmood, Bilal Khan, Sandeep Goud; Support Staff: Duleep Mendis (head coach), Evert Laubscher (assistant coach), Mazher Khan (assistant coach), Zeeshan Siddiqui (analyst), Sean Nowak (physio).

Oman's matches : Oman vs Saudi Arabia – Nov 14 (4pm) ; Oman vs Bahrain – Nov 15 (8pm); Oman vs Canada – Nov 16 (8pm); Oman vs Saudi Arabia – Nov 17 (4pm); Oman vs Bahrain – Nov 19 (8pm); Oman vs Canada – Nov 20 (4pm).

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