SCO vs NZ, One-off ODI: Match Preview, Playing XI, Match Details, Pitch Report & Match Prediction

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Scotland will be hosting New Zealand for a one-off ODI after the completion of the T20I series. New Zealand have so far dominated the T20I series and would love to do the same in the ODI match as well. The second T20I between the two sides is underway today and it will surely be an interesting contest.

This is also the first time for the hosts to be playing an ODI against a full member of the ICC. So, fans on both sides alike are happy to be witnessing this contest. It will be a thrilling game for sure on the 31st of July as well.

Scotland have played only 5 ODI games in their team career and in that they have won three and lost two matches.

New Zealand on the other hand are a very good side when it comes to ODIs and have won several games.

So, the match on 31st will be a great contest between the two sides and it will be interesting to see who will win the match.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Edinburgh is going to be a balanced surface for both sides. So, the team who wins the toss on the 31st will have the better advantage of winning the match. Also, the pitch will be of great assistance to the pacers during the starting overs of the match. The spinners will also hold an advantage but only during the middle overs of the game. The overall state of the pitch is batting-friendly. So, the match will be a high-scoring one for both sides.

SCO vs NZ, One-off ODI Probable Playing XI:


The hosts have a good lineup for the ODI match and would love to win the game for their country. If they manage to win this match, then it will be a historical event for the Scots.

Predicted Playing XI:

Matthew Cross (wk), Craig Wallace, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington (c), George Munsey, Oliver James, Michael Jones, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans, Hamza Tahir, Adrian Neill

New Zealand

When it comes to the visitors, then they have a strong ODI side to start in this contest. New Zealand have the best of both and will dominate heavily in the match.

Predicted Playing XI:

Dane Cleaver (wk), Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Glenn Phillips, Finn Allen, Henry Nicholls, Will Young, Mitchell Santner (c), Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy

Match Details

Venue: The Grange Club, Edinburgh

Date: 31st July 2022

Time: 3:30 PM IST

Stream: Fan Code

Match Prediction

New Zealand are the favourites to win this match. But, Scotland can also do a turnover and win a historical match for themselves.

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