After easily defeating India in the last round, New Zealand has a foot in the semi-finals. All that remains is for it to defeat the group’s three weakest opponents and advance to the semi-finals. Scotland stands in its way, a side that has lost its last two Super 12 matches (against Afghanistan and Namibia) and has appeared out of its depth.
So far, there haven’t been many shocks in the T20 World Cup 2021, and cricket betting companies don’t appear to think Scotland has a chance. Other betting markets, on the other hand, can be highly exciting. The match will take place on November 3rd, 2021, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
Match Details to Note
Match: New Zealand vs Scotland, 32nd Match, Super 12 Group 2, ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021
Date: November 03, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
New Zealand vs Scotland Team Previews
So far, New Zealand has performed admirably in the T20 World Cup. It lost against Pakistan, but it pushed the squad to its limits before doing so, and it completely annihilated India. Now that the two ‘difficult’ games are gone, the only thing left to do is avoid making any stupid blunders.
New Zealand, as a team, prefers to avoid such blunders. It is a well-drilled, professional force that will take its job seriously regardless of who it is up against. We believe its batting is significantly superior against Scotland’s and that it should be able to score easily. Martin Guptill is in good form and enjoys watching substandard bowling. We would definitely bet on Guptill in this match. To bet on Guptill, the ‘To Hit A Six’ betting market is quite appealing.
In fact, you can bet on the majority of New Zealand’s top-order batsmen to score runs and make a tidy profit.
The bowling conditions in Dubai are better for fast bowlers than in other places. Adam Milne, Trent Boult, and Tim Southee can flourish in this role. The chances on Milne being named ‘Top Bowler New Zealand’ are extremely excellent, and you should have a look at them.
New Zealand has the resources to win this game 99 times out of 100, which explains why the odds are so low. You could be better off waiting for some wickets to fall or Scotland to put together a partnership to boost your odds.
New Zealand T20 Squad
Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, Todd Astle, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Seifert, Mark Chapman
Predicted XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (c), James Neesham, Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Scotland began the T20 World Cup 2021 with a lot of hope. It defeated Bangladesh and went unbeaten on its way to the Super-12 round, but things have changed. The team’s lack of hitting depth is beginning to show, and the fact that its top batters have not scored many runs is hurting it.
Callum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, George Munsey, and Matthew Cross are significantly superior to their performances thus far. Will they be able to regain their form against New Zealand? It’s not impossible, but we’re not going to put our money on it. The Scotland side has just not demonstrated the consistency or form with the bat required to instil trust in their talents.
Scotland’s bowling assault is pretty good. In our perspective, the two standout players are Josh Davey and Mark Watt. In most of the matches they’ve played, they’ve been able to take up wickets and keep the runs low. We like Mrk Watt because he bowls in the final overs, which offers him a lot of chances to get wickets.
Scotland T20 Squad
George Munsey, Matthew Cross (wk), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington (c), Craig Wallace, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal, Dylan Budge, Hamza Tahir, Alasdair Evans, Kyle Coetzer
Predicted XI: George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal
New Zealand vs Scotland Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will want to field first. This is critical since the chasing team has won 13 of the last 14 matches in Dubai. In the second inning, dew arrives and makes bowling tough while making hitting much simpler.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The cricket conditions in Dubai have been excellent. Evenings are cold yet pleasant, and the pitch is excellent for batting. This is a surface that requires a minimum of 160-170 to defend since the ball comes on quite beautifully onto the bat after the dew begins to fall.
New Zealand vs Scotland Match Prediction
At this moment, we’re going to wager on New Zealand to win this match. If Scotland wins the toss and takes a few early New Zealand wickets, you may want to consider betting on Scotland in-play, but as of now, New Zealand is the only choice. It has a lot of experience, is better in every facet of the game, and is also in relatively excellent shape.
New Zealand is the favourite to beat Scotland at the odds of 1.04.
- New Zealand has 2 points from 2 matches while Scotland is yet to open their account.
- Scotland scored 60-all out & 109/8 in the 2 matches so far.
- Both team players are yet to make a fifty in this Super-12 stages.
Your ComeOn Recommended Betting Odds
- Martin Guptill is leading with odds of 3.25 to be the top batsman for New Zealand and for Scotland George Munsey is leading with odds of 3.75. BET NOW!
- Trent Boult leads with odds of 3.50 to be the top bowler for New Zealand. BET NOW!
- In the Player of the Match market, Kane Williamson and Martin Guptill share odds of 6.50. BET NOW!
- In the market for the Highest Opening Partnership the odds for New Zealand is 1.44 and that for Scotland is 2.75. BET NOW!
- In the market for Most Match Sixes in the game, the odds for New Zealand is 1.28 and that for Scotland is 5.65. BET NOW!
- In the market for Most Match Fours in the game, the odds for New Zealand is 1.23 and that for Scotland is 5.15. BET NOW!
- In the market for Most Run Outs in the game, the odds for New Zealand is 2.45 and that for Scotland is 4.90. BET NOW!
- In the market for Team To Make Highest 1st 6 Overs Score in the game, the odds for New Zealand is 1.28 and that for Scotland is 3.75. BET NOW!