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20-20 World Cup: New Zealand vs Scotland – Preview, Playing XI, Live Streaming Details and updates

This is a must-win game for Scotland

New Zealand vs Scotland
New Zealand vs Scotland ( Image Credit: Twitter)

Preview 

The ‘nice guys’ have again gone about their business in a calm and calculative manner. After the loss against Pakistan, New Zealand put on a clinical display against India to get vital two points on board in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup. Gone are those days where the Blackcaps would just punch above their weight, gone are those days where they were labeled as underdogs. New Zealand now is a serious contender to win the title during the global events.

The Kane Williamson-led side were disciplined against India. Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Ish Sodhi didn’t give an inch to work for the team as New Zealand restricted India to just 110. Chasing a modest target, Daryl Mitchell and Williamson got the job done by scoring 49 and 33 respectively.

 The Kyle Coetzer-led Scotland team have tapered off after impressing everyone in the Qualifiers. The team have been comprehensively been beaten by Afghanistan and Namibia by 130 runs and by four wickets respectively. The only consolation for Scotland is they ran Namibia close.

A few positives from that close defeat for the Coetzer-led team was the performance of Michael Leask, who scored a vital 44 runs and helped the team get to 109. Coetzer was missing from that encounter and it is still not clear if he will play With two losses, this is a must-win game for Scotland.

Pitch Conditions

The match is going to be played at Dubai International Stadium. It will be an afternoon match. The Dubai pitch has not favored the teams batting first but with dew not a factor the trend could change. The average first innings score is 145 on this ground.

Weather Report

The rain gods have so far have stayed away from the tournament. It will remain the same on Wednesday (November 3) in Dubai, with the weather predicted to be 33 degrees Celsius.

Playing Combinations New Zealand 

Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), James Neesham, Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

Playing Combinations Scotland

George Munsey, Matthew Cross (wk), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington (c), Craig Wallace, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal

Head-to-head

Overall

Matches- 1, New Zealand – 1, Scotland– -0, Tied- 0

In T20 World Cups

Matches- 1, New Zealand – 1, Scotland– -0, Tied- 0

New Zealand vs Scotland Broadcast Details

Match Timings – 03:30 PM IST

TV – Star Sports Network

Live Streaming – Disney + Hotstar

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