Players from both teams rated highly thanks to their performances.
The international friendly between India and Oman ended in a well-fought 1-1 draw. While the Blue Tigers had a tough first half, but coming back to action after about 16 months, they pulled up their socks as the match progressed.
There were several debutants and the new-look Indian national team gave Oman a tough challenge. Manvir Singh and Bipin Singh were among the best performers on the evening and many youngsters impressed from the bench as well.
Here are the player ratings from the friendly played between Oman and India on Thursday:
Ahmed Faraj (GK) – 4.5
The goalkeeper did not have a lot of saves to make. He should have done better to save the header that led to the equaliser.
Amjad Al-Harthi – 7.0
The right-back saw the ball most number of times of any player on the pitch. His industry and tendency to go on darting runs down the channel troubled the Indians all evening.
Fahmi Durbin – 5.0
Fahmi Durbin was composed on the ball and advanced it well with pinpoint passes. However, he failed to mark the opposition striker
Juma Al-Habsi – 5.5
Juma Al-Habsi was efficient in keeping Indian forwards away from the ball. He was also good with distribution. However, the lapse in concentration led to the equaliser.
Ahmed Al-Kaabi – 6.0
The left-back was also impressive in keeping Bipin Singh quiet for the first 45 minutes. However, the second saw him loose track of opposition players on a few occasions.
Yazed Maashani – 5.0
Yazed Maashani was a crucial link between defence and attack. He stretched the opposition’s full-backs to create space for the midfielders to play in the strikers.
Harib Al–Saagi 23 – 6.5
Harib Al-Saagi was unstoppable in winning the aerial duels. His ball recovery was also on display as he did not let the Indian attackers have any time on the ball. Al-Saagi’s presence was crucial in keeping possession.
Zahir Al-Aghbari – 6.5
The midfielder’s cross led to the first goal of the game. He was also composed on the ball and kept possession for his team well.
Abdullah Abdulghafur – 6.0
The right winger had good involvement in most of the attacks, but lacked quality in delivering crosses or playing in forwards. His well-taken free-kick was saved by the Indian custodian in the second half.
Mohammed Al-Dhafri – 5.5
The striker worked very hard and dropped deep to allow Al-Maqbali room behind the defenders. He had a few attempts on goal, but failed to affect the game.
Abdul Aziz Al-Muqbali – 3.0
The striker took a very tame penalty in the first half which was easily saved by the Indian shot-stopper. He clearly looked demoralized for the rest of the game.
Issam Al-Sabhi – 5.5
The attacker made some interesting runs inside the box and had a couple of good opportunities to hurt the opposition.
Ali Al-Busaidi – 6.0
Al Busaidi was at the center of most of Oman’s attacking gameplay in the second half. He looked very adventurous on the ball and tried to play risky through balls as well.
Ahmed Al-Khamisi – 5.0
Al-Khamisi came on as a late subtitute for Oman in a bid to snatch a winner against India. However, he could not affect the game due to lack of time.
Omer Al-Fazari – 5.0
Omer Al-Fazari was sent out late by the tactician, tasked with causing discomfort to the Indian defenders and adding to the attacking options on the field. The attacker wasn’t able to influence the game due to lack of chances.
Amrinder Singh (GK) – 6.0
Amrinder Singh saved a penalty in the first half and a decent free-kick in the second. The error which led to the first goal was a negative on his performance.
Ashutosh Mehta – 4.5
Ashutosh Mehta defended well but gave away the ball too cheaply on many occasions. He was also caught off guard for the first goal.
Chinglensana Singh – 5.0
The young debutant scored an unfortunate own-goal in the first half after the goalkeeper failed to collect an easy cross. He was otherwise tepid for most of the game.
Sandesh Jhingan – 6.0
Sandesh Jhingan was the skipper for the game in the absence of Sunil Chhetri. The centre-back was impressive in clearances and snuffed out danger on most occasions.
He did the job of marshalling the defenders well, but needs to communicate better with teammates to man-mark effectively.
Akash Mishra – 5.5
The debutant performed well. He had a level head during the match and kept up with the pacy right-back Amjad Al-Harthi. The full-back was taken off early in the second half.
Suresh Singh Wangjam – 6.5
Suresh Singh Wangjam was another one of the debutants on the evening. The midfielder was electric and kept the Omani players on their toes. He covered a lot of ground and made some crucial interceptions as well.
Rowllin Borges – 5.0
The midfielder gave away the penalty in the first half. Despite showing glimpses of good defending, he was replaced at the break by the tactician.
Bipin Singh – 5.5
Bipin Singh ran his socks off while pressing the opposition. He delivered a marvellous cross in the second half for Manvir, who slotted the ball into the back of the net. A memorable debut for the player.
Jeakson Singh – 4.0
Jeakson Singh barely got a touch of the ball. He spent the first half chasing shadows and was substituted by the coach during the half-time break.
Ashique Kuruniyan – 4.5
Ashique Kuruniyan did his defensive duties well, provided cover to the full-back as needed. However, the winger did not effect the game as he would have desired in the attacking third.
Manvir Singh – 7.5
Manvir Singh looked the most composed on the ball and scored a sensational header to bring the game level in the second half. His hold up play was vital for the Blue Tigers, as it helped them move up the pitch and relieve pressure.
Raynier Fernandes – 6.0
Raynier Fernandes came on in the second half to instill more energy in midfield. He was covering a lot of ground and linking-up well to get the ball forward.
Lalengmawia Ralte – 6.5
“Apuia” struggled to cope up with the pace of the game early on. He got a yellow card as well for a mistimed tackle. As the match went on, the NorthEast United player started to play mesmerizing football and showed maturity in possession.
Mohammad Yasir – 5.5
Mohammad Yasir kept up with the impressive Al-Harthi and tracked the movement of the wingers well on the left flank.
Ishan Pandita – 5.0
Making his debut appearance off the bench, Ishan Pandita did not see much of the ball and spent most of his minutes chasing it.
Lallianzuala Chhangte – 5.0
The pacy winger did not have much to do as India played most of the latter stages of the game defending against Oman.
Mashoor Shereef – N/A
Came on as the referee blew the final whistle.