SCO vs NZ Dream11: Scotland and New Zealand will face each other on July 29 in the second and final T20I of the two-match series. The visitors registered a thumping win by 68 runs in the opening game of the series courtesy of a stunning ton from Finn Allen. While New Zealand continue to be the favourites to win this encounter, Scotland have nothing to lose and can play with freedom with an aim to stun the Kiwis.
Scotland vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Match
July 29, 2022; 7 PM IST
Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh
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The pitch at the Grange Cricket Club was flat in the series opener and New Zealand ended up posting a huge total of 225 runs batting first. A similar track is expected to be on offer for this match, however, expect the bowlers to have a little say as well.
Last result at the venue
Scotland and New Zealand faced each other in the first T20I of the series on July 27. New Zealand won the game easily by 68 runs defending 225 runs. Finn Allen was named the Player of the Match.
New Zealand: WWWWL
(Last 5 T20I Matches)
Matthew Cross (WK)
Richie Berrington (C)
Calum MacLeod recent stats in T20Is
With Kyle Coetzer retired, MacLeod took up the responsibility to open the innings for Scotland. He scored a decnet 33 off just 24 balls in the tall chase of 226 to provide the team with a good start. However, he would love to convert his start into a big one in the second T20I and soon, Scotland will look better to post or chase a big total.
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performances||Last 5 performances against NZ||Batting Average|
|61||1190||33, 16, 12, 0, 0||33, 22||24.28|
Mark Watt recent stats in T20Is
Mark Watt is always known for his strict line and length and his bowling attributes were once again on show during the first T20I. While the rest of the bowlers were going for many, he went for just 32 runs in his four-over spell and also picked up a wicket of centurion Finn Allen. A lot will depend on how Watt performs in the final game.
|Matches Played||Wickets||Last 5 performances||Last 5 performances against NZ||Bowling Average|
|48||57||1/32, 0/41, 1/20, 1/13, 1/22||1/32, 1/13||20.98|
New Zealand Playing 11
Dane Cleaver (WK)
Mitchell Santner (C)
Martin Guptill stats in T20Is
Despite Finn Allen’s century, Guptill remains a key player at the top of the order. He has looked good with the bat throughout this European tour and a big knock seems to be just around the corner. In the first game, he scored a sparkling 40 but was overshadowed by Allen’s brilliant. Expect the veteran to come up with a big score in this game.
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performances||Last 5 performances against SCO||Batting Average|
|116||3399||40, 25, 11, 24, 51||40, 93||32.37|
Ish Sodhi stats in T20Is
Ish Sodhi always manages to pack a punch with his bowling. He loves to perform and his leg-spin, more often than not, works wonders for the Kiwis. The man returned with the figures of 4/28 in the series opener and expect him to run through the Scottish line-up yet again.
|Matches Played||Wickets||Last 5 performances||Last 5 performances against SCO||Bowling Average|
|70||93||4/28, 2/27, 3/21, 1/36, 1/31||4/28, 2/42||20.81|
Scotland were never the favourites to win the first T20I. But they were blown away by Finn Allen with his attacking batting. Their bowlers had no idea what was happening and looked out of sorts. However, now that they have got an idea, the Scottish cricketers are expected to put up a better show in this game.
New Zealand, meanwhile, will be the overwhelming favourites to win this series 2-0. Well, the question will only be of the margin of victory for them. The Kiwis are keen on being ruthless since the Ireland series and expect them to get the job done yet again.
New Zealand and Scotland have faced each other in three T20Is so far and on all occasions, the Kiwis have emerged victorious.
New Zealand should be able to win this series 2-0.
Scotland vs New Zealand Dream11 prediction
Wicket-keeper: Matthew Cross
Batsmen: Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Martin Guptill, Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, Daryl Mitchell
All-Rounders: Mitchell Santner
Bowlers: Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Mark Watt
Captain, Vice-Captain for small leagues, head to head contests: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell
Captain, Vice-Captain for Grand League: ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson