New Zealand and Scotland will now be facing each other today for the 2nd T20I. New Zealand won the first T20I by a margin of 68 runs after they scored a mammoth 225 runs against Scotland. Finn Allen scored his maiden international T20I ton while Martin Guptill and James Neesham too played contributory roles.
Scotland did not have any answers to New Zealand’s bowling attack. However, George Munsey and Calum MacLeod did stitch a 62 runs partnership. But with Ish Sodhi taking four wickets for just 28 runs, Scotland looked completely out of the picture.
For today’s match, both teams will not be making any changes today to their squads and Scotland would like to level the series today. But, most probably New Zealand will be taking home the series as they are the more dominant team in the contest.
It will be an interesting contest to see who wins the second T20I today.
Grange Cricket Club has a balanced pitch for both batters and bowlers when it comes to white ball cricket. But stats from the first match between the two sides tell us that the batters made full use of the pitch and there was very little help for pacers.
SCO vs NZ, 2nd T20I Probable Playing XI:
The hosts lost the last game with a very high margin against New Zealand. Today, they will have to play very well so that they can win the second T20I. They will most likely play the same team from the 1st T20I.
Predicted Playing XI:
George Munsey, Calum MacLeod, Ollie Hairs, Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir
The visitors have done well in the first T20I. Ish Sodhi and Finn Allen became the best players for the team. They will also play an unchanged side for today’s match.
Predicted Playing XI:
Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Dane Cleaver (wk), Mitchell Santner (c), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Ben Sears
Venue: Grange Cricket Club, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
Date: 29th July 2022
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Stream: Fan Code
New Zealand are the probable winners of the match. Scotland have a very slim chance of making it but if they play well, then they can outfox New Zealand today.
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