- Match: Scotland vs New Zealand (SCO vs NZ)
- Date- 31 July 2022
- Match Format- ODI
- Venue-Grange Cricket Club Ground, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
- Time- 3:30 PM (IST)
- Weather- Partly cloudy (19 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 ODI series 2022 on 31 July 2022 at Edinburgh. Keep on reading for more information on the SCO vs NZ game.
Scotland will host New Zealand for the only ODI on Sunday. Both teams met in the two-match T20I series earlier and New Zealand ended up winning both the matches by a huge margin.
Finn Allen was the star in the first T20I. The opener got to his maiden T20I hundred and helped the team score more than 200. Then Ish Sodhi rattled the batting attack of Scotland and helped the team to win by 68 runs.
Mark Chapman’s 44-ball 83 and Michael Bracewell’s 25-ball 61* helped New Zealand to score 254 in the 2nd T20I. Scotland was nowhere near the target as New Zealand bowlers did well to restrict the hosts to 152.
Top Batsmen for SCO vs NZ
Kyle Coetzer- 10 Matches, 319 runs, 71.84 strike rate
George Munsey- 10 Matches, 319 runs, 71.84 strike rate
Martin Guptill- 10 Matches, 319 runs, 71.84 strike rate
Michael Bracewell- 6 Matches, 194 runs, 133.79 strike rate
Top Bowlers for SCO vs NZ
Gavin Main- 6 Matches, 15 wickets, 5.49 economy rate
Hamza Tahir- 9 Matches, 14 wickets, 3.71 economy rate
Mitchell Santner- 6 Matches, 11 wickets, 4.27 economy rate
Ish Sodhi- 5 Matches, 8 wickets, 4.84 economy rate
SCO vs NZ Today Match Prediction Scenarios
Scenario 1- If SCO bats first
- First Innings score prediction- SCO is expected to score 210
- Result prediction- New Zealand is 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 around 315
- Result prediction- New Zealand to win by 50 runs
SCO vs NZ Today Match Prediction, ODI series 2022, Who Will Win the Match?
New Zealand to win
New Zealand proved too good for the hosts in the T20I series, and they are likely to win this only ODI. Also, the team have won their last six matches in this format, including the series against the Netherlands and Ireland. This would be the first time they will take on Scotland in this format since 2015. New Zealand have won all their three previous encounters so far.
Team Update/Players Availability/Injury News
- New Zealand are likely to go in with the same playing eleven that won in the final T20I.
- Michael Jones could come in place of Ollie Hairs for Scotland in this match.
SCO vs NZ Probable Playing 11
SCO Playing XI
Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Chris Sole, Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Ollie Hairs/Michael Jones, 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, Ben Sears.
Squad for SCO vs NZ, ODI series 2022
Richie Berrington (C) Mark Watt, Craig Wallace (wk), Hamza Tahir, Chris Sole, Safyaan Sharif, Adrian Neill, George Munsey, Christopher McBride, Gavin Main, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Michael Jones, Ollie Hairs, Chris Greaves, Alasdair Evans, Matthew Cross (wk), Kyle Coetzer.
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.