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 after losing the two-legged T20I series 2-0. They will expect better performances here and this match could also prove to be a great experience for some of their cricketers who have not had much exposure at the highest level of international cricket.
Meanwhile, New Zealand will be looking to end the tour on a strong note. They were pretty dominant during the T20s, which is to be expected given the strength of their squad. In Kane Williamson’s absence, Mitchell Santner has also impressed as captain and will look to complete the shutout here.
SCO vs NZ Likely Playing 11 Today
Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross (week), 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 (week), 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 pm IST
Venue: The Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh
The Grange Cricket Club Ground has been a tough pitch to hit and that trend is likely to continue here. It won’t be easy to score 300-plus runs on this course and hitters will need to be careful with their shot selection. The side that wins the toss would ideally want to bat first.
The best picks from today’s SCO vs NZ Dream11 match
Matthew Cross is highly experienced and will be a decent option for your Dream11 Fantasy Side wicketkeeper. He has scored 1466 runs in 69 ODIs.
Glenn Phillips is destructive with the bat and hopes to dry-clean Scotland’s bowlers. He made his ODI debut against Ireland recently and racked up 101 runs in three matches with a strike rate of 102.02.
Martin Guptill will be one of the most experienced players on the pitch and he is someone who has seen it and done it all. The 35-year-old is averaging over 42 in ODIs and has amassed 7,207 runs in this format over the years.
Michael Bracewell is a brilliant all-rounder who can almost single-handedly turn the tide of a match. He smashed 61* in just 25 deliveries in the last game against Scotland. He has amassed 194 runs in just five ODI matches.
Lockie Ferguson is New Zealand’s star pacemaker and is expected to lead the bowling unit. He has taken 71 wickets in 39 ODI matches at an average of 26.52.
Top 5 Players to Pick in the SCO vs NZ Dream11 Prediction Team
Michael Bracewell (New Zealand)
Lockie Ferguson (New Zealand)
Martin Guptill (New Zealand)
Glen Phillips (New Zealand)
Ish Sodhi (New Zealand)
Important stats for the SCO vs NZ Dream11 prediction team
Michael Bracewell: 194 runs and 7 wickets
Lockie Ferguson: 71 wickets
Martin Guptill: 7207 races
Glen Phillips: 101 runs and 2 wickets
Richie Berrington: 2503 runs and 34 wickets
SCO vs NZ Dream11 Prediction Today
Fantasy Tip #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 GuptillSecond Captain: Lockie Ferguson
Fantasy tip #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 BracewellSecond Captain: glenn phillips