Scotland and Oman are the last teams to qualify for the T20 World Cup 2020:
Scotland and Oman are the last two teams to qualify for the T20 World Cup 2020 through the T20 World Cup Qualifiers. Scotland defeated United Arab Emirates in the 3rd Qualifying playoff, while Oman won against Hong Kong in the 4th Qualifying playoff. Scotland Qualified for their fourth appearance in the T20 World Cup 2020, while Oman earned their second appearance at the upcoming T20 World Cup.
A total of six teams qualified through The T20 World Cup Qualifier. Ireland and Papua New Guinea were the first two teams to qualify by being the top teams in their respective groups. The other four teams qualified through the 4 qualifying playoffs.
Netherlands defeated United Arab Emirates in the 1st Qualifying playoff by 8 wickets to make it to the T20 World Cup for the third time. Namibia won against Oman by 54 runs to earn their first-ever trip to the T20 World Cup. The six teams that qualified through the World Cup Qualifier are Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Netherlands, Namibia, Scotland, and Oman.
Following is the summary of the last 2 qualifying playoffs of the World Cup Qualifier.
Scotland vs United Arab Emirates, 3rd Qualifying playoff:
United Arab Emirates: 108 all out (18.3/20 overs, target 199)
Scotland won the match by 90 runs.
Scotland defeated United Arab Emirates by a huge margin of 90 runs after Scotland’s George Munsey played a blistering innings of 65 runs off 43 balls. Richie Berrington of Scotland smacked 48 runs off 18 balls for 4 fours and 3 sixes to further push the team’s total to 198 runs for 6 wickets from 20 overs.
Safyaan Sharif and Mark Watt both claimed 3 wickets each to bring United Arab Emirates down on a score of 108 runs after 18.3 overs to win the match and qualify for the T20 World Cup 2020. George Munsey was awarded the “Player of the Match” for his outstanding batting performance.
Oman vs Hong Kong, 4th Qualifying playoff:
Hong Kong: 122/9 (20/20 overs, target 135)
Oman won the match by 12 runs.
Oman defeated Hong Kong by 12 runs as Jatinder Singh carried his team to victory. Jatinder Singh came to bat as an opener and stay not out till the end, scoring 67 runs off 50 balls. Naseem Khushi added 26 runs from 9 balls towards the end to provide the much-needed boost to Oman.
Hong Kong’s wicketkeeper-batsman Scott McKechnie’s 44 could not save his team, as Bilal Khan and the rest of the Oman bowlers restricted Hong Kong to a total of 122 runs from 20 overs. Bilal Khan claimed 4 wickets after conceding 23 runs from his 4 overs. Fayyaz Butt and Khawar Ali both took 2 wickets for their team. Oman’s Jatinder Singh was named the “Player of the Match” for his brilliant and steadfast batting performance where he held his nerves and delivered.