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SCO vs NZ 1st T20I Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Jul 27 2022 198 Views
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New Zealand tour of Scotland

SCO vs NZ, 1st T20I

Preview 

New Zealand begin their second project on their white ball tour of Europe against Scotland in Edinburgh on Wednesday, July 27. The Black caps returned unscathed in their first assignment against Ireland after triumphing in all six games including three ODIs and as many T20Is and will be hoping to continue the same form against the Scotts as well. 

The Kiwis tour of Scotland begins with the T20I leg followed by a one off ODI. While the hosts sees a change in captain after Kyle Coetze retired from the game, passing on the baton to veteran Richie Berrington, Black Caps will continue to be led by all rounder Mitchel Santner in the absence of regular skipper Kane Williamson. 

The likes of Finn Allen, Glen Phillips in the middle order, the emergence of explosive all rounder Micheal Bracewell on his first international and threatening pace bowling on display from Lockie Ferguson kept New Zealand in control against the Irish. Even though New Zealand will want Martin Guptill to get some runs under his belt, the bowlers have done tremendously well keeping the opposition batters in check. 

 

Match Details  

Match: SCO vs NZ, 1st T20I, New Zealand tour of Scotland, 2022

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh

 

Pitch Report

For T20 games, the ground at Grange Cricket Club is evenly suited for both batters and bowlers. Teams batting first have won four out of five games, with an average first innings total of almost 160 runs. 

 

SCO vs NZ Squads

SCO: George Munsey, Michael Jones, Matthew Cross(w), Richie Berrington(c), Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans, Hamza Tahir, Gavin Main, Ollie Hairs, Craig Wallace, Chris Sole, Adrian Neill, Christopher McBride

NZ: Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Dane Cleaver(w), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner(c), Lockie Ferguson, Michael Rippon, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Ben Sears

 

SCO vs NZ Probable Playing XIs

SCO: George Munsey, Michael Jones, Matthew Cross(w), Richie Berrington(c), Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans, Hamza Tahir

NZ: Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Dane Cleaver(w), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner(c), Lockie Ferguson, Michael Rippon, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner

 

Match Prediction

NZ are firm favourites to win this encounter. They are in great form at the moment and we expect them to come all guns blazing in the opening tie and continue their winning momentum. 

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