NZ vs SCO Dream11 AFTER TOSS: The 32nd encounter of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between New Zealand and Scotland on 3 November (Wednesday) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. While talking about the standings of these two teams in the ongoing edition of the competition, New Zealand are placed at the third spot while Scotland are still languishing at the bottom of the points table in Group 2.
Both these teams are coming into this match after facing quite different results in their respective previous outings. New Zealand registered a brilliant 8-wicket victory against India in their last match of the T20 World Cup 2021 but lost to Pakistan in their opening game. On the other hand, Scotland have suffered convincing losses at the hands of Afghanistan and Namibia so far in the Super 12 stage of the mega event.
New Zealand are placed at the 4th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 257 rating and 7192 points. On the other hand, the Scotland team are placed at the 14th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 182 rating and 2553 points. This will be the first time when New Zealand will be facing Scotland in the history of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Fixture Name: Match 32, New Zealand vs Scotland
Competition: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Date: 3 November
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Ground: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Pitch Report: The surface and the conditions at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium are once again expected to be dry and slow. The spinners have extracted great amount of turn from this track and it will behave similarly in this match as well. There will be some amount of dew in the second innings. However, bowling first will be a safe option after winning the toss. The par score will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
Toss Update: Scotland won the toss and opted to bowl first.
It will be a great move to pick a mixed combination of New Zealand and Scotland players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is the opening stage of the tournament, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and all-rounders to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Josh Davey, George Munsey and Kyle Coetzer remain the must picks in this match.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Matthew Cross
BATSMEN: George Munsey, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Richie Berrington
ALL-ROUNDERS: Michael Leask, Daryl Mitchell
BOWLERS: Safyaan Sharif, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Adam Milne
New Zealand will start as the overwhelming favourites in this game against Scotland. New Zealand team came up with a stunning performance in the last match against India having won a game comprehensively. On the other end, Scotland will be looking to pick themselves after their two losses against Afghanistan and Namibia. However, Scotland are a much better team and will give a tough fight in this exciting contest.
The New Zealand team will be eyeing to be at the top of their game both in the batting as well as bowling departments. The likes of Devon Conway, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson and Glenn Phillips will have to play a significant role in the batting department and will be keen to be amongst the runs. On the other hand, the likes of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi and Adam Milne will form part of the bowling attack.
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will have to lead his side from the front in the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. He played a lot of crucial knocks in the recently concluded UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. Williamson has scored a total of 1863 runs while playing in 69 T20I matches at an average of 32.12. He has smashed as many as 13 half-centuries in the shorter format of the game. The Kiwi skipper smashed a crucial unbeaten knock of 33 runs against India.
For the New Zealand side, left-arm pacer Trent Boult has been a consistent wicket-taker across different formats of the game. He picked up 13 wickets in the IPL 2021 season at an economy of 7.90. Boult also has a fine record in T20I cricket for New Zealand having scalped a total of 50 wickets from 36 games at an average of 23.35. He ended up taking three vital wickets in the important last game against India.
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For Scotland, it will be really important to put up an improved performance both with the bat and ball. The trio of George Munsey, Calum MacLeod and Kyle Coetzer will once again have to take the responsibility in the batting department. On the other hand, Chris Greaves, Bradley Wheal and Safyaan Sharif will form part of the bowling attack and they will be looking to pick wickets on regular basis.
Scotland’s leg-spinner Chris Greaves has performed impressively well for his national team in the ongoing edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The leggie has taken as many as 4 wickets from 5 matches at a fine average of 27.75. Chris Greaves has picked up a total of 5 wickets in his T20 career so far at an economy of less than 7. He can also contribute well with the bat and smash some crucial runs lower down the order.
For Scotland, George Munsey has performed impressively well in the Twenty20 format. He has a fine record with the bat in the shortest format of the game having smashed more than 1400 runs at an incredible strike-rate of 153.66. George Munsey has a wonderful career best score of 127 not out in T20 cricket that includes 8 fifties and 1 century. He scored a crucial 29 runs off 23 balls in the previous game of the ongoing tournament.
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Watch New Zealand vs Scotland ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 match Live score and streaming on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. All the players videos and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on the Hotstar app. As per the Covid-19 norms in the United Arab Emirates, crowds will be allowed in all of the matches in this ICC T20 World Cup. The Star Sports Network who are the official broadcasters will also provide some special video analysis for the viewers.
India & rest of the Indian sub-continent (including Sri Lanka): Star Sports
Australia: Fox Sports, Channel 9
United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland: Sky Sports
South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport
United Arab Emirates: Etisalat Criclife
USA & Canada: Willow TV
New Zealand: SKY Sport
Pakistan: Ten Sports, PTV Sports
Bangladesh: Gazi TV
Afghanistan: Radio Television Afghanistan
South East Asia: Fox Networks Group
Pacific Islands: Digicel
MENA, Continental Europe and Central Asia: Yupp TV
Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong: Star Cricket
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