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SCO vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report for 1st T20I Scotland vs New Zealand Dream11 Prediction

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SCO vs NZ Dream11: Scotland and New Zealand will lock horns in the two-match T20I series starting from July 27. The Kiwis are coming off a brilliant 3-0 win over Ireland in the recently concluded T20I series and will be the favourites to win the matches against Scotland as well. Scotland, meanwhile, are playing their first set of T20 matches since the World Cup last year where they faced teams like India, Pakistan and New Zealand.

SCO vs NZ 1st T20I Match Details

Scotland vs New Zealand 1st T20I Match

July 27, 2022; 7 PM IST

Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh

Watch SCO vs NZ 1st T20I Live

Watch Scotland vs New Zealand (Scotland vs New Zealand 1st T20I) live on Fancode App.

Pitch Report

The surface at the Grange Cricket Club is decent to bat on but a T20I is taking place at the venue for the first time since September 2021. So the team winning the toss is expected to bowl first and gauge the pitch.

Last result at the venue

Scotland faced Zimbabwe in September 2021 when the last T20I was played at the venue. Zimbabwe had chased down 178 in the last over thanks to a stunning 66* off 29 balls from Milton Shumba.

Form Guide

Scotland: LLLLL

New Zealand: WWWLL

(Last 5 T20I Matches)

Scotland Playing 11

  • Former Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer has retired from T20Is.
  • Scotland are playing their first T20I since T20 World Cup 2021
  • Richie Berrington has been named the skipper of Scotland.

George Munsey

Calum MacLeod

Matthew Cross (WK)

Richie Berrington (C)

Ollie Harris

Michael Leask

Chris Greaves

Mark Watt

Safyaan Sharif

Alasdair Evans

Hamza Tahir

George Munsey recent stats in T20Is

George Munsey is one of the better batters in the Scotland set up. He opens the innings for the team and more often than not makes sure to provide the team with a good start. He has played 51 T20Is so far and a strike-rate of 146.31 proves that he is a swashbuckler with the bat

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performances Last 5 performances against NZ Batting Average
51 1270 17, 24, 22, 0, 25 22 27.60

Mark Watt recent stats in T20Is

 Left-arm spinner Mark Watt is only 25 years old but has already played a lot of cricket for Scotland. He has featured in 47 T20Is for his country and has already accounted for 56 scalps. His economy of 6.97 proves he is a terrific bowler and can be key to Scotland performing well in this series.

Matches Played Wickets Last 5 performances Last 5 performances against NZ Bowling Average
47 56 0/41, 1/20, 1/13, 1/22, 1/23 1/13 20.78

New Zealand Playing 11

  • Mitchell Santner will lead New Zealand in this series.
  • Michael Rippon and Dane Cleaver have been picked in the New Zealand squad.
  • Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Devon Conway have been rested for this series.

Martin Guptill

Finn Allen

Dane Cleaver (WK)

Glenn Phillips

Daryl Mitchell

James Neesham/Michael Rippon

Michael Bracewell

Mitchell Santner (C)

Ish Sodhi

Lockie Ferguson

Jacob Duffy

Martin Guptill stats in T20Is

 Martin Guptill is a veteran when it comes to white-ball cricket. His T20I strike-rate of 136.48 shows that he is the enforcer for the Kiwis at the top of the order. He didn’t have a great Ireland series scoring only 60 runs in three matches and would be keen on making amends in these two matches against Scotland.

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performances Last 5 performances against SCO Batting Average
115 3359 25, 11, 24, 51, 31 93 32.29

Lockie Ferguson stats in T20Is

 Lockie Ferguson is a brilliant bowler and has the ability to run through the opposition batting line-up. He also picked up a four-wicket in the first T20I against Ireland and can deliver in excess of 150 kph constantly. Ferguson can turn out to be a game-changer for New Zealand in this series.

Matches Played Wickets Last 5 performances Last 5 performances against SCO Bowling Average
17 30 1/10, 4/14, 1/45, 0/24, 1/13 13.63

Who will win Scotland vs New Zealand 1st T20I today match?

Scotland are playing without their veteran player Kyle Coetzer who has announced retirement from the shortest form of the game. However, they have some brilliant players in their set up and have the ability to beat a top team on their game. In the T20 World Cup, they fell short just 16 runs of the target and will be looking to stun the Kiwis this time around.

New Zealand, on the other hand, are trying out some new players by resting their first-choice cricketers on this tour. Certain players stood up during the Ireland T20Is and this is a great chance for them to stake their claim for a place in the T20 WC squad later this year.

New Zealand and Scotland have faced each other in two T20Is so far and on both occasions, the Kiwis have emerged victorious.

New Zealand is the stronger side among the two teams and are the favourites to win this encounter.

Scotland vs New Zealand Dream11 prediction

Wicket-keeper: Dane Cleaver, Matthew Cross

Batsmen: Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Martin Guptill, George Munsey, Richie Berrington

All-Rounders: James Neesham

Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Mark Watt

Captain, Vice-Captain for small leagues, head to head contests: Martin Guptill, Lockie Ferguson

Captain, Vice-Captain for Grand League: Finn Allen, Matthew Cross

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