SCO vs PNG Prediction: There were two low-scoring one-sided games on show yesterday in the T20 World Cup. A Curtis Campher hattrick ensured a sub-par total for the Netherlands as Ireland won by seven wickets. In the second game, Namibia were bundled out for 96 by Sri Lanka and they chased it with ease after a stuttering start.
Scotland now take on Papua New Guinea in match 5 at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Muscat. Scotland registered an impressive win over Bangladesh by six runs. Papua New Guinea, on the other hand, were steamrollered by Oman in their first game, losing by ten wickets.
Scotland vs Papua New Guinea
Match 5, T20 World Cup
19 October 2021, 03:30 PM IST
Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Muscat
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The matches are split in four venues- Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. T20 World Cup will be broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
SCO vs PNG Head to Head: Scotland have won all four meetings between the two sides.
SCO – 80%
PNG – 20%
PNG were battered in their opening game while Scotland won the first game narrowly against a strong Bangladesh outfit. Scotland will be riding high on confidence and are favorites for this encounter. The betting sites also seem to favour them.
Bet365: SCO: 1.14; PNG: 5.50
Geroge Munsey is one of Scotland’s best batters and he scores at a brisk pace. He has 1147 runs in 42 matches at a strike rate of 150 with seven half-centuries and a hundred to his name.
Chris Greaves will be one of the key bowlers on the show today. He has picked 3 wickets in 2 games. He can also contribute with the bat as he showed in the previous game.
Captain Assad Vala is expected to lead from the front. He has 572 runs in 27 innings at an average of 24. He has also picked up 22 wickets at an economy of 5.95
SCO Playing XI
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal
PNG Playing XI
Tony Ura, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Sese Bau, Norman Vanua, Jason Kila, Simon Atai, Nosaina Pokana, Chad Soper, Damien Ravu
It is a slow and low wicket at the Al Amerat cricket ground, much like we witnessed in Sharjah in the IPL. Run-making has been difficult but batsmen will get rewards once they get their eye in. The average score on this ground is 150. The toss is unlikely to make an impact in the day game, however, teams might elect to chase.
If SCO bats first: 150-160
If PNG bats first: 110-120
The temperature in the early morning at the Al Amerat Stadium is around 28 degrees Celsius. Though it will be a bright sunny day, the maximum temperature will reach 33 degrees by mid-day and will be 32 degrees for the first match during the afternoon/evening hours. A light sea breeze and humidity percentage in the late thirties is expected. During the first half of the match, the players will have to deal with intense rays of the sun as the skies with be clear.
WICKET-KEEPERS: M Cross
BATSMEN: K Coetzer, G Munsey, T Ura
ALL-ROUNDERS: R Berrington, C Amini, A Vala
BOWLERS: N Pokana, M Watt, B Wheal, C Greaves
Captain choices: A Vala/ G Munsey
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