SCO Playing 11: In the Match 31 of T20 World Cup 2021, the Scotland team will be up against the New Zealand team. This will be their last chance to get a shot at the top 2 spots in the points table and reach the semifinals of the tournament.
In the last fixture, the Scotland team faced a defeat against the Namibia side. They could post only 109 runs on the board, as they fell to 3 wickets in the first over of the innings. Then Leask scored 44, while Chris Greaves contributed with 25 runs. In the bowling unit, Leask was the best performer with the ball as well, while others tried well but team couldn’t defend the score.
The Scotland team were quite impressive in the group stages to qualify for the Super 12 stage. But, the team has not been impressive in their performance and have lost 2/2 and need a win to stay alive in the tournament. Their performance in the last game would surely hurt them, and inspire them to do better.
In this match, the captain of the Scotland team Kyle Coetzer is expected to making a comeback after missing out in the last game and will replace Craig Wallace. No other changes are expected in the Playing 11, as the bowlers are quite experienced in this format.
SCO Playing 11 (likely)
Scotland Squad: George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal, Josh Davey, Dylan Budge, Craig Wallace, Hamza Tahir
WATCH NZ vs SCO LIVE on Star Sports TV Network and Disney+ Hotstar app. It is expected to be a close match between both the teams. The Scotland team is quite talented, but have not got their executions and combinations right in the last few matches. Their bowlers have been playing in the franchise leagues such as T20 Blast and Hundred, and will look to be at their best to keep the team in good stead. While the batters have fine experience as well and needs to replicate the performances as of the group stages. You can watch this interesting match on Disney+Hotstar Platform by availing their different plans.
1. Kyle Coetzer
The experienced cricketer and captain of Scotland team is expected to make a comeback in this game and solidify the batting department. Kyle has scored 1468 runs in 67 T20Is at an average of 23.30, and will form a vital cog to help in winning the match.
2. Richie Berrington
The middle order batsman was impressive with his performance in the group stages to take them to Super 12 Stages. Although he has not been in a proper form in the last 2 matches, but has the required experience of making a comeback to deliver for the team.
3. Josh Davey
The fast bowler has been one of the standout players in the Scotland team with his wicket taking abilities. Josh has gained experience by playing in the franchise leagues and will be vital to dismiss the batters. In 5 matches, he has scalped a total of 9 wickets and can contribute with the bat as well.
4. Micheal Leask
The all rounder was the best performer for the Scotland team in the last fixture with the contribution in both departments. He scored 44 runs and took 2 wickets to keep the team fighting until the last moment and will look to continue the same form.
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