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Oman unveil captain, squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2024

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Oman have announced a 14-member squad and a new captain for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, scheduled to be co-hosted in the West Indies and the United States of America (USA).

All-rounder Aqib Ilyas has been appointed as the captain for the mega-event, replacing 36-year-old Zeeshan Maqsood, who was the captain since the 2016 T20 World Cup.

“I am truly honoured to be entrusted with the captaincy. It’s a huge responsibility, and I aim to lead the team to many victories,” stated Ilyas.

“We are preparing rigorously for the World Cup, and the recent ACC Premier Cup has provided us with invaluable preparation.”

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Notably, Oman will participate in the T20 World Cup for the second time during the upcoming edition, having featured in the 2021 edition by virtue of being coo-hosts along with UAE.

They are placed in Group B alongside Australia, England, Namibia and Scotland. They will kick off their campaign against Namibia on June 2 in Barbados.

Oman squad for T20 World Cup

Aqib Ilyas (c), Zeeshan Maqsood, Kashyap Prajapati, Pratik Athavale (wk), Ayaan Khan, Shoaib Khan, Mohammad Nadeem, Naseem Khushi (wk), Mehran Khan, Bilal Khan, Rafiullah, Kaleemullah, Fayyaz Butt, and Shakeel Ahmad.

Reserve players: Jatinder Singh, Samay Shrivastava, Sufyan Mehmood, Jay Odedra

READ: Salman, Hasan, Haris named in Pakistan squad for Ireland, England tour

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