SCO vs NED Dream11 Prediction: The fourth warm-up match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between Scotland and Netherlands on 12 October (Tuesday) at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai. This will be the opening warm-up games for both these teams and an important chance to prepare themselves and pick out the best possible permutations and combination before Round 1 of the mega event.
Both these teams are coming into this match after witnessing different results in their previous few outings. The Scotland team are not coming into the ICC T20 World Cup in the best of forms as they have managed to win just 1 of their last 5 T20I matches. On the other hand, Netherlands have won two out of their last five games in the shortest format of the game.
This will be a big opportunity for both these teams to prepare well for the T20 World Cup. Scotland are placed at the 14th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 182 rating and 2553 points. On the other hand, Netherlands occupies the 17th spot in the ICC Rankings with a total of 3504 points. Both these teams will also play the Round 1 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
Fixture Name: Match 4, Scotland vs Netherlands
Competition: World T20 Warm-up Matches
Date: 12 October
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Ground: ICC Academy Ground, Dubai
Pitch Report: The pitch and the conditions at the ICC Academy Ground 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, the captain winning the toss should choose to bowl first. The average first innings total will once again remain around the 150-160 mark.
It will be a great move to pick a mixed combination of Scotland and Netherlands 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 Richie Berrington, George Munsey, Roelof van der Merwe and Pieter Seelaar remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Matthew Cross
BATSMEN: Ben Cooper, George Munsey, Max O’Dowd
ALL-ROUNDERS: Michael Leask, Pieter Seelaar, Richie Berrington, Roelof van der Merwe
BOWLERS: Paul van Meekeren, Safyaan Sharif, Timm van der Gugten
Scotland will start as the overwhelming favourites to win this match due to their superb performance in the shorter format in the recent while. Both of their players in the batting as well as bowling departments have been in a good form. On the other hand, Netherlands will also be hoping to gain some important confidence before the start of the all-important Round 1 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
For Scotland, it will be really crucial to gain some important confidence both with the bat and ball before the start of the mega T20 tournament. The trio of George Munsey, Calum MacLeod and Kyle Coetzer will have to take the responsibility in the batting department. On the other hand, Josh Davey, Mark Watt and Safyaan Sharif will form part of the bowling attack and they will be looking to pick wickets on regular basis.
Scotland all-rounder Richie Berrington will be an important player to watch out for in this match due to his excellent capabilities both with the bat and ball. Berrington has notched up a total of 2053 runs while playing in as many as 88 T20 matches at a strike-rate of 126.49. He has scored 9 half-centuries and one hundred as well in T20 cricket. He can also contribute with the ball having taken 35 wickets at an economy of 7.62.
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 close to 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 will once again be a key performer for his side in the T20 World Cup.
SCO Playing 11 (likely)
Netherlands will be hoping to grab the momentum ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 both with the bat and ball. The likes of Ben Cooper, Max O’Dowd, Roelof van der Merwe and Pieter Seelaar will be their important clogs in the batting department and all of them will be excited to contribute well before the T20 World Cup. On the other hand, the likes of Paul van Meekeren, Logan van Beek and Timm van der Gugten will be very much crucial with the ball.
Netherlands skipper Pieter Seelaar has contributed immensely well from the front in his short T20 career. He has scored more than 600 runs after playing just 55 T20 innings that includes a best of 96 not out. Pieter Seelaar also has the ability to deliver well with the ball as he has picked up 63 wickets so far at an economy of less than 8. He has an average of 25.95 with the ball.
For Netherlands, Roelof van der Merwe is quite an experience campaigner when it comes to the shortest format of the game. He has played in a total of 256 T20 matches having smacked nearly 2700 runs at a strike-rate of 131.94. He has notched up as many as 10 half-centuries. Roelof van der Merwe can also contribute impressively well with the ball as he taken a total of 242 wickets at an economy of 7.18.
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NED Playing 11 (likely)
Roelof van der Merwe
Ryan ten Doeschate
Paul van Meekeren
Logan van Beek
Timm van der Gugten
Watch Scotland vs Netherlands World T20 Warm-up match Live score and streaming on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. All the players stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on the Hotstar app. There will a great experience of entertainment as both these international teams, Netherlands and Scotland have some exciting players in their respective line-ups who will been keen to do well these warm-up matches before the start of the mega event.
The Scotland vs Netherlands World T20 Warm-up match will be broadcasted live on the Star Sports 3 channel from 7:30 PM IST. The Star Sports Network are the official television rights holder for this year’s ICC T20 World Cup. The viewers will get to listen to expert comments and detailed pitch report alongwith live ball-to-ball commentary on the Star Sports Network and the Hotstar app.
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