New Zealand
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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.

Trent Boult and Martin Guptill.
Trent Boult and Martin Guptill. Credits: ICC

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.

Scotland
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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

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson (Image Credit: Twitter)

Teams Head to Head Records: T20 Internationals

Stats Matches NZ Win  SCO Won N/R
Overall 1 1 0
At Dubai International Cricket Stadium
In the last 5 matches 1 1 0
In T20 World Cup 1 1 0

STATS – T20

Total matches 68
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
New Zealand 150-170 140-160
Scotland 130-150 110-130

(Players’ form)

New Zealand: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Daryl Mitchell 2 76 38
Kane Williamson 2 58 58
Martin Guptill 2 37 18.5
Devon Conway 2 29 29
Glenn Phillips 2 13 13
Tim Siefert 1 8 8

Who will score the most runs for New Zealand in the match: Kane Williamson or Martin Guptill 

Batting: 

Players Matches Wickets Average
Ish Sodhi 2 4 11.25
Trent Boult 2 4 12.25
Tim Southee 2 2 25.50
Adam Milne 1 1 30.00
Mitchell Santner 2 1 48.00

Who will pick the most wickets for New Zealand in the match: Ish Sodhi or Trent Boult 

Batting: 

Players Matches Runs Average
Richard Berrington 5 103 25.75
Mathew Cross 5 101 25.25
George Munsey 5 89 17.8
Chris Greaves 5 84 21
Kyle Coetzer 4 57 14.25
Michael Leask 5 53 13.25

Who will score the most runs for Scotland in the match: Richard Berrington or George Munsey

Players Matches Wickets Average
 Josh Davey  5 9  13.67
 Brad Wheal  5  5  29.00
 Mark Watt  5  5  22.00
 Safyaan Sharif  4  5  21.00
 Chris Greaves  5  4  27.75
 Michael Leask  5  4  18.50

Who will pick the most wickets for Scotland in the match: Josh Davey or Safyaan Sharif