Scotland take on New Zealand in a one-off ODI match at the Grange Cricket Club Ground in Edinburgh on Sunday July 31.
Scotland come into this unique ODI match having lost the two-game T20I series 2-0. They are hoping for better performances here and this match could also prove to be a great experience for some of their cricketers who haven’t had much exposure to the top level of international cricket.
New Zealand, meanwhile, will be looking to end the tour on a high. They were quite dominant during the T20s, which is expected given their team strength. In the absence of Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner has also impressed as captain and will look to complete the whitewash here.
SCO vs NZ Probably play 11 today
Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross (wk), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington (c), George Munsey, Chris Greaves, Christopher McBride, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Gavin Main, Hamza Tahir
New Zealand XI
Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Dane Cleaver (wk), Michael Rippon, Mitchell Santner (c), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner
SCO vs NZ, New Zealand Tour of Scotland, Single ODI
Date and time: July 31, 2022, 3:30 p.m. IST
Venue: The Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh
The Grange Cricket Club Ground has been a tough track to follow and that trend is set to continue here. It won’t be easy to score over 300 runs on this pitch and hitters will need to be careful with their shot selection. The team that wins the toss would ideally want to strike first.
Top picks from today’s SCO vs NZ Dream11 game
Matthew Cross has a wealth of experience and will be a decent pick for your Dream11 Fantasy Side keeper. He scored 1466 runs in 69 ODIs.
Glenn Phillips is destructive with the bat and hopes to bring Scotland’s bowlers to the cleaners. He recently made his ODI debut against Ireland and picked up 101 points from three games with a 102.02 success rate.
Martin Guptill will be one of the most experienced players on the pitch and he is someone who has seen it all and done it all. The 35-year-old has averaged over 42 in ODI and has amassed 7,207 runs in that format over the years.
Michael Bracewell is a brilliant all-rounder who can change the course of a match almost single-handedly. He crushed 61* from just 25 deliveries in the last game against Scotland. He amassed 194 points in just five ODI matches.
Lockie Ferguson is New Zealand’s star point guard and is expected to lead the bowling unit. He took 71 wickets in 39 ODI matches at an average of 26.52.
Top 5 Best Players to Pick in SCO vs NZ Dream11 Prediction Team
Michael Bracewell (NZ)
Lockie Ferguson (NZ)
Martin Guptill (NZ)
Glenn Phillips (NZ)
Ish Sodhi (NZ)
Important stats for SCO vs NZ Dream11 prediction team
Michael Bracewell: 194 tracks and 7 wickets
Lockie Fergusson: 71 counters
Martin Guptil: 7207 tracks
Glen Phillips: 101 tracks and 2 ticket offices
Richie Berrington: 2503 runs and 34 wickets
SCO vs NZ Dream11 Prediction Today
Fancy Suggestion #1: Matthew Cross, Callum MacLeod, Glenn Phillips, Martin Guptill, Richie Berrington, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Safyaan Sharif, Gavin Main, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson
Captain: Martin GuptilVice captain: Lockie Ferguson
Fancy Suggestion #2: Matthew Cross, Glenn Phillips, Martin Guptill, Richie Berrington, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Safyaan Sharif, Blair Tickner, Hamza Tahir, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson
Captain: Michael BracewellVice Captain: Glenn Phillips