After thwarting India and their semi-final hopes, the Kiwis are set to take on Scotland on Wednesday. New Zealand were spot on when it came to the execution of plans they had for the hosts, India.
The win makes them the other favorites apart from Pakistan to feature in the semi-finals but you never know, Scotland are yet to perform at their best and this could be their chance.
Hear from Ish Sodhi and Trent Boult ahead of the team's next game of the @T20WorldCup tomorrow against @CricketScotland in Dubai. #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/6e9ymLYeV7— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 2, 2021
Will Scotland win their first match of the group and make the group complicated or will the 2019 World Cup finalists inch a step closer to semi-final qualification?
Match Toss Time: 13:30 Local (15:00 IST)
Match Start Time: 14:00 Local (15:30 IST)
Match Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Head to Head
Matches Played:1, New Zealand:1, Scotland: 0
New Zealand are likely to go ahead with the same 11 which played against team India. Even for Scotland, team selection wouldn't be a concern.
Probable Playing XI
New Zealand (NZ): Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), James Neesham, Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Scotland (SCO): George Munsey, Matthew Cross, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Craig Wallace, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Bradley Wheal, Safyaan Sharif.
Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi, and Trent Boult are no-brainers as their performance was very vital for New Zealand's win against India.
George Munsey is leading the side for Scotland when they bat and he has looked good but not at his best. Richie Berrington and Josh Davey have been superb as well. Thus, you must pick them in your fantasy team.
NZ vs SCO Fantasy Team
Captain and Vice-captain Picks
It's pretty evident that New Zealand are the favorites. However, Scotland could try to end the tournament on a high by putting up some performances in their final two games.
Cricwizz predicts New Zealand to win against Scotland.
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