Match Preview : (By Akshay)
Scotland Vs New Zealand :
Hello and Welcome to today’s match prediction & preview between Scotland vs New Zealand. Scotland will take on New Zealand, In the 1st T20I of the 2-match T20I series at the Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh on 27th July.
Scotland have good bunch of players like Matthew Cross, Calum MacLeod, and Richie Berrington, who form the core of the side. They will miss their skipper Coetzer, but Richie Berrington who has proven to be an x-factor with bat and ball. The bowling looks decent with Safyaan Sharif leading the charge. They have qualified for the T20 World Cup 2022.
The Blackcaps whitewashed Ireland in the last series, and they will go with the same approach in this series as well. They will yet again try to test their bench strength against Scotland too. Michael Bracewell, Dane Cleaver, and Finn Allen performed well in the T20 series against Netherlands. The Santner-led side also managed to post good scores and displayed with the ball in hand , against Scotland. Also they will like to continue with the same rhythm and hope to build on the same form ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022.
Scotland Squad: 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
New Zealand Squad: 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
H2H Record :
Total Match Played- 2
Scotland – 0
New Zealand – 2
Weather Report :
With overcast conditions expected, The weather in Civil Service Cricket Club is expected to be cold. The temperature might be expected till 17°©️ and in the evening we can expect chilled weather.
Pitch Report :
The pitch at the Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh has always been favourable for batting. The batters have enjoyed batting here. There will be a fresh pitch in this game, and the batters can play their shots by trusting the bounce on the wicket. The outfield is fast as well, and once placed in the gap, the batters will get rewards for their shots.
New Zealand will win
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.