Glenn Phillips and Finn Allen are good captaincy choices for this match.
SCO vs NZ Team Previews:
Scotland (SCO) are set to host New Zealand (NZ) in the 2nd T20I match at Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh on Friday. The hosts lost the opening match by 68 runs. New Zealand scored 225 runs while batting first after a maiden international century from opener Finn Allen, who smashed 101 runs off just 56 balls. Martin Guptill (40) and James Neesham (30*) also contributed for Kiwis.
Scotland started well with openers George Munsey and Calum MacLeod forming 62 runs partnership for the first wicket. But Ish Sodhi took four wickets for 28 runs to guide his team to a big win. Both teams are expected to play with a similar eleven for this fixture.
SCO vs NZ Match Details:
Scotland vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I
Venue: Grange Cricket Club, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
Date & Time: 29th July at 07:00 PM IST and 02:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: FanCode
SCO vs NZ, 2nd T20I, Pitch Report:
The pitch at Grange Cricket Club is equally balanced for both batter and bowlers in white-ball cricket. But batters dominated the pitch with very little help for the pace bowlers in the first match.
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SCO vs NZ, 2nd T20I, Probable Playing XIs:
George Munsey, Calum MacLeod, Ollie Hairs, Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir.
Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Dane Cleaver (wk), Mitchell Santner (c), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Ben Sears.
Top Picks for SCO vs NZ Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
The in-form all-rounder scored 23 runs off 16 balls and was excellent in both ODI and T20I series against Ireland as well. He will be a perfect choice to captain your fantasy team.
The experienced batter scored the highest, 33 runs for Scotland in the last match and has scored three fifties in his last five international matches.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Kiwi skipper took two wickets while conceding just 23 runs in the first match. He couldn’t get a chance to bat in the last three matches but has taken seven wickets in his last five matches.
The star all-rounder continues to shine with the bat after another crucial unbeaten knock of 23 runs off just 13 balls in the last match.
Top Picks – Bowlers
The star spinner is in form of his life with another 4-wicket haul in the last match. He has now taken 12 wickets in his last five matches and will be a key bowler for New Zealand in the upcoming fixture.
The star left-arm spinner has taken 22 wickets in just 14 T20I matches, including a wicket in the first match while conceding just 28 runs in three overs.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Cleaver was excellent against Ireland in the last series but couldn’t get a chance to bat in the first match against Scotland.
SCO vs NZ Must Picks Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SCO vs NZ Dream11 Team for Fantasy Cricket:
Matthew Cross, Glenn Phillips, Calum MacLeod (vc), Finn Allen, Richie Berrington, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Chris Greaves, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi (c), Hamza Tahir.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SCO vs NZ Dream11 Team for Fantasy Cricket:
Dane Cleaver, Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips (c), Finn Allen (vc), Calum MacLeod, Daryl Mitchell, George Munsey, Chris Greaves, Ish Sodhi, Mark Watt, Hamza Tahir.
SCO vs NZ Risky Captaincy Choices:
The experienced wicketkeeper batter did well while playing in the number three position against Ireland but played in the number seven position in the last match.
The star all-rounder scored 30 runs off just nine balls but couldn’t get any wicket in the first match. he is batting in the lower middle-order and has not batted for more than 10 deliveries in the last few matches, hence he will be a risky captaincy choice.
Players you should avoid:
The experienced batter played in the number three position in the first match and managed to score only 7 runs. He has scored 30 runs in his last five international matches.
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