The 32nd match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will have New Zealand take on Scotland on Wednesday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. New Zealand are coming into this game on the back of a morale-boosting 8-wicket win over India.
After losing against Pakistan, New Zealand have revived their chances of reaching the semis. They need to win their last three games and would be confident of doing that. The variety in the bowling attack is one to relish.
Bowling is no doubt their strength. They were brilliant in the last game, having restricted India to just 110 runs. All the bowlers played their part in the game and one could expect them to deliver a similar performance against Scotland as well.
Both the openers, Martin Guptill and Daryl Mitchell, are amongst the runs and this should keep them in good stead. Kane Williamson too played an unbeaten 33-run knock in the last game. The middle-order, however, hasn’t been tested enough. The likes of Phillips, Neesham and Conway got starts but couldn’t convert them. It is important that the trio remains in great decent touch if New Zealand wants to dominate the upcoming matches.
Facing them are Scotland, who haven’t had the greatest of outings in the Super 12 stage. Scotland was nothing short of outstanding in the first round of the ICC T20 World Cup. They finished the round at the number one position, however, Scotland couldn’t extend their winning run in the Super 12s.
Afghanistan hammered them in the first game, winning the match by a massive margin of 130 runs. The next game saw Scotland getting restricted to just 110 runs against Namibia. Barring Michael Leask (44 off 27), none of the batsmen could step up with the bat.
The bowlers fought hard in the second innings but 109 was too little a total to defend. Namibia chased down the score in 19.1 overs.
Scotland will be playing their third game against New Zealand on Wednesday and it’s highly unlikely that they beat New Zealand to end their losing streak.
NZ vs SCO Prediction, Who Will Win the Match Between New Zealand and Scotland? ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match No 32
Teams Head to Head Records: T20 Internationals
|Stats||Matches||NZ Win||SCO Won||N/R|
|At Dubai International Cricket Stadium||–||–||—|
|In the last 5 matches||1||1||0|
|In T20 World Cup||1||1||0||–|
STATS – T20
|Matches won batting first||33|
|Matches won bowling first||34|
|Average 1st Inns scores||142|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||124|
|Highest total recorded||211/6 (20 Ov) by IRE vs SCO|
|Lowest total recorded||55/10 (14.2 Ov) by WI vs ENG|
|Highest score chased||183/5 (19.4 Ov) by AFG vs UAE|
|Lowest score defended||134/7 (20 Ov) by OMAN vs HK|
Toss Prediction for the 32nd match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021
The team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.
Predicted Scores for the 32nd match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021
|Team||1st batting||2nd batting|
Who will score the most runs for New Zealand in the match: Kane Williamson or Martin Guptill
Who will pick the most wickets for New Zealand in the match: Ish Sodhi or Trent Boult
Who will score the most runs for Scotland in the match: Richard Berrington or George Munsey