SCO vs PNG Dream11 Prediction: The fifth match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between Scotland and Papua New Guinea on 19 October (Tuesday) at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Oman. Both these teams have already played one match each in the ongoing edition of the tournament and have got a fair idea of how to approach things.
Both these teams are coming into this match after facing quite contrasting results in their respective previous outings. The Scotland team registered a sensational 6-run win against Bangladesh to pull off one of the biggest upsets in this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Scotland will now be eyeing to seal their Super 12 stage spot. On the other hand, Papua New Guinea suffered a comprehensive 10-wicket loss at the hands of Oman in their opening match.
Scotland are placed at the 14th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 182 rating and 2553 points. On the other hand, Papua New Guinea occupies the 15th spot in the ICC Rankings with a total of 2501 points. Scotland are currently undefeated in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 having won both of their warm-up matches and the first match of Round 1 while PNG are yet to open their winning account.
Fixture Name: Match 5, Scotland vs Papua New Guinea
Competition: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Date: 19 October
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Ground: Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Oman
Pitch Report: As seen in the first two games on this venue, there was some swing on offer in the early part of the game but the conditions were perfect for the batting. Even though this will be a afternoon fixture, the conditions are expected to be same but the spinners could get some purchase. The par score will remain around 160-170 with dew playing an important role. Therefore, it will be a good choice of decision to win the toss and opt to bowl first.
It will be a great move to pick more of Scotland players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams as they are the in-form team. Since it is the opening stage of the tournament, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and bowlers to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Assad Vala, Tony Ura, George Munsey and Kyle Coetzer remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Matthew Cross
BATTERS: George Munsey, Calum Macleod, Kyle Coetzer, Tony Ura
ALL-ROUNDERS: Assad Vala, Charles Amini
BOWLERS: Chris Greaves, Brad Wheal, Mark Watt, Nosaina Pokana
The Scotland team will definitely start as the overwhelming favourites in this match after their impressive victory over Bangladesh in the ongoing edition of the ICC T20 World Cup. Both their batters and bowlers will be very much high on confidence after that sensational performance against a quality side. On the other hand, Papua New Guinea will also be aiming to give a strong challenge in this match and look to pick up their opening win.
For Scotland, it will be really important to continue the winning momentum from the previous performance against Bangladesh. 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 all-rounder Chris Greaves delivered an excellent match-winning performance in the last victory against Bangladesh contributing well both with the bat and ball. After his team lost early wickets, Greaves first played a fine innings of 45 runs off just 28 balls that included 4 fours and 2 sixes and then also picked up the crucial wickets of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim. He hasn’t played a lot of T20 cricket but will be looking to continue his brilliant form.
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.
SCO Playing 11 (likely)
The Papua New Guinea team will be hoping to come up with an improved performance both in the batting as well as bowling departments. The trio of Tony Ura, Assad Vala and Charles Amini will have to take the responsibility in the batting department. On the other hand, Nosaina Pokana, Charles Amini and Damien Ravu will have to play an important role in the bowling department.
For the Papua New Guinea team, Assad Vala has been really effective both with the bat and ball in the Twenty20 format. He has performed well in pressure situations having scored more than 800 runs while playing in as many as 48 T20 matches. Assad Vala has notched up five half-centuries in his T20 career. He has also taken 26 wickets at a brilliant economy of 6.60. He also smashed a remarkable half-century in the last match against Oman.
Papua New Guinea bank upon Tony Ura to come good at the top in the batting department especially in T20 cricket. He smashed an excellent innings of 69 runs off 43 balls in the last T20I against Namibia. Tony has scored more than 1300 runs in his T20 career comprising of a total of 46 matches at a strike-rate of 134.69. He has also smashed as many as 7 half-centuries and 2 hundreds in the shorter format.
PNG Playing 11 (likely)
Watch the Scotland vs Papua New Guinea ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 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. While taking care of the Covid-19 rules and regulations, the crowd will be allowed at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Oman and thus, the fans of both the teams could enjoy the exciting contest.
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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