SCO vs NZ Dream11: Scotland and New Zealand will face each other on July 29 in the second and final T20I of the two-game series. The visitors took a thumping 68-run victory in the opening game of the series thanks to a stunning ton from Finn Allen. While New Zealand remains the favorite to win this encounter, Scotland has nothing to lose and can play with freedom with the aim of stunning the Kiwis.
SCO vs NZ 2nd T20I Match Details
Scotland vs New Zealand 2nd T20I Match
July 29, 2022; 19:00 IST
Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh
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The field at the Grange Cricket Club was flat in the series opener and New Zealand went on to rack up a massive 225 run to be batted in first. A similar circuit is expected to be offered for this match, but also expect the bowlers to have a bit of a say.
Last result at the location
Scotland and New Zealand faced each other in the first T20I of the series on July 27. New Zealand won the match easily with 68 runs and 225 runs defended. Finn Allen was named Player of the Match.
New Zealand: WWWWL
(Last 5 T20I matches)
Scotland Play 11
- Chris Sole gave up 72 runs in 4 overs in the last game and could be replaced by Alasdair Evans.
- Scotland is unlikely to make any more changes.
Matthew Cross (World Cup)
Richie Berrington (C)
Calum MacLeod Recent Statistics in T20Is
With Kyle Coetzer retired, MacLeod took on the responsibility of opening the innings for Scotland. He scored a decnet 33 from just 24 balls in the long chase of 226 to get the team off to a good start. However, he would like to turn his start into a big one in the second T20I and soon Scotland will look better to post or chase a big total.
|Games played||walks||Last 5 performances||Last 5 appearances against NZ||batting average|
|61||1190||33, 16, 12, 0, 0||33, 22||24.28|
Mark Watt Recent Statistics in T20Is
Mark Watt has always been known for his strict line and height and his bowling attributes were on display again during the first T20I. While the rest of the bowlers went for many, he went for just 32 runs in his four-over spell and also took a wicket from centurion Finn Allen. Much will depend on how Watt performs in the final game.
|Games played||Wickets||Last 5 performances||Last 5 appearances against NZ||Bowling Average|
|48||57||1/32, 0/41, 1/20, 1/13, 1/22||1/32, 1/13||20.98|
New Zealand Games 11
- New Zealand won the first T20I by 68 runs and there is no reason for them to make any changes to their playing XI unless there are last minute injuries.
Dane Cleaver (World Cup)
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’s looked good with the bat on this European tour and looks like a big blow is just around the corner. In the first game, he scored a sparkling 40, but was overshadowed by Allen’s brilliant. Expect the veteran to get a big score in this game.
|Games played||walks||Last 5 performances||Last 5 appearances against SCO||batting average|
|116||3399||40, 25, 11, 24, 51||40, 93||32.37|
Ish Sodhi stats in T20Is
Ish Sodhi always knows how to pack a punch with his bowling. He loves to perform and his leg spin works wonders for the Kiwis more often than not. The man returned with the figures of 4/28 in the series opener and is expected to run through the Scottish lineup one more time.
|Games played||Wickets||Last 5 performances||Last 5 appearances against SCO||Bowling Average|
|70||93||4/28, 2/27, 3/21, 1/36, 1/31||4/28, 2/42||20.81|
Who will win the 2nd T20I match between Scotland and New Zealand today?
Scotland was never the favorite to win the first T20I. But they were blown away by Finn Allen with his offensive at bat. Their bowlers had no idea what was happening and looked out of place. However, now that they have an idea, the Scottish cricketers are expected to put on a better show in this game.
New Zealand, meanwhile, will be the overwhelming favorite to win this series 2-0. Well, the question will only be of the margin of victory for them. The Kiwis have been eager to be ruthless since the series in Ireland and expect to get the job done 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
batters: 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 minor leagues, head-to-head matches: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell
Captain, Vice Captain for Grand League: ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson