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SCO vs NZ Today Match Prediction, 1st match, T20 series 2022, 27th July

Date:

  • Match: Scotland vs New Zealand (SCO vs NZ)
  • Date- 27 July 2022
  • Match Format- T20I
  • Venue-Grange Cricket Club Ground, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
  • Time- 7 PM (IST)
  • Weather- Warm (22 degrees Celsius)

Scotland vs New Zealand (SCO vs NZ) Today Match Prediction Preview:

Welcome to the SCO vs NZ Today Prediction curated by Kheltalk cricket experts. Scotland will now face New Zealand in the T20I series 2022 on 27 July 2022 at Edinburgh. Keep on reading for more information on the SCO vs NZ game.

For just the third time in their T20I careers, New Zealand and Scotland will go toe-to-toe on Wednesday. Their first meeting came in 2009 and they had to wait for 11 years to meet again. Scotland’s dream run in the T20 World Cup last year made it possible. The team, in fact, came closer to beating the tournament finalists and lost only by 16 runs. Talking about their current form, New Zealand recently clean swept Ireland to take the series 3-0 whereas, Scotland had lost their last five T20Is.

Top Batsmen for SCO vs NZ

Richie Berrington– 74 Matches, 1694 runs, 128.13 strike rate
George Munsey– 51 Matches, 1270 runs, 146.31 strike rate
Martin Guptill– 115 Matches, 3359 runs, 136.48 strike rate
Glenn Phillips– 38 Matches, 793 runs, 138.63 strike rate

Top Bowlers for SCO vs NZ

Mark Watt– 47 Matches, 56 wickets, 6.97 economy rate
Safyaan Sharif– 53 Matches, 61 wickets, 8.11 economy rate
Lockie Ferguson– 17 Matches, 30 Wickets, 6.8 Economy rate
Mitchell Santner– 65 Matches, 68 wickets, 7.31 economy rate

SCO vs NZ Today Match Prediction Scenarios

Scenario 1- If SCO bats first

  • First Innings score prediction- SCO is expected to score 160
  • Result prediction- New Zealand are likely to chase it down with 5 wickets in hand

Scenario 2- If NZ bats first

  • First Innings score prediction- NZ is expected to score 190
  • Result prediction- New Zealand to win by 30 runs

SCO vs NZ Today Match Prediction, T20I series 2022, Who Will Win the Match?

New Zealand to win

New Zealand will begin as the favorites with no doubt. Most of the batters in the team are in excellent form and will be keen to make an impact in this series. Since T20 World Cup is just a few months away, this is a good opportunity for the youngsters to make an impact. Also, there is a good chance that the team might hand over the debut cap to Michael Rippon. The Netherlands cricketer is available for Blackcaps selection now and he has been named in the squad as well.

For Scotland, this series certainly will be a test as it will take time for them to settle down under new captain Richie Berrington. Having said that, Berrington has done well in recent matches right after he was handed over the captaincy. It will be interesting to see how he handles a big team like New Zealand.

Team Update/Players Availability/Injury News

  • New Zealand is likely to hand over the debut cap to Rippon in this series
  • Richie Berrington is likely to continue his good form here and is the player to keep an eye on.

SCO vs NZ Probable Playing 11

SCO Playing XI

Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Ali Evans, Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Gavin Main, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt

NZ Playing XI

Mitchell Santner (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Dane Cleaver (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner.

Squad for SCO vs NZ, T20 series 2022

Scotland

Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Kyle Coetzer, Ali Evans, Chris Greaves, Oliver Hairs, Michael Jones, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Gavin Main, Chris McBride, George Munsey, Adrian Neill, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt

New Zealand

Mitchell Santner (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Dane Cleaver (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Michael Rippon, Ben Sears, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner.

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