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PNG vs SCO Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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World T20 Series 2021

Match 5, SCO vs PNG: Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable XIs, Match Prediction and Fantasy Picks

 

Preview

After pulling off a miraculous win in the opening game against Bangladesh Scotland would look to carry the winning momentum in the upcoming tie against Papua New Guinea. Batting first, Scots posted 140 runs on the board in their quota of 20 overs. Bangladesh in reply looked in control of the chase at the halfway mark but the Scottish bowlers showed great discipline and determination to dismantle the tigers batting unit. Bradley Wheal was the pick of the bowlers for Scotland. He ended the match with the figures of 3-24. Wheal enjoyed good support from other Scottish bowlers who chipped in with constant breakthroughs. While Scotland started their campaign on a winning note, Papua New Guinea had the worst possible starts to the tournament. PNG faced hosts Oman in their opening game. After winning the toss Oman skipper Zeeshan Maqsood elected to field first. The skipper led from the front and scalped 4 wickets to peg back the opposition. Omani openers then put up a century stand to register a dominant 10 wicket victory. PNG will have to be at their absolute best when they take the field against a spirited Scotlant unit. Ahead of this crucial encounter let’s have a look at how these two sides will fare out in today’s clash. 

 

Match Details

Match: SCO vs PNG, 5th Match, Group B, World T20 Series 2021

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM

Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat

 

Pitch Report

The pitch in Al Amerat is usually good for batting. The pacers will get help from the pitch but not much. 170 will be a decent total in this pitch and expect dew to play a part.

 

SCO vs PNG Squads

SCO: Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), George Munsey, Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal, Dylan Budge, Craig Wallace, Alasdair Evans, Hamza Tahir

PNG: Assad Vala (c), Kiplin Doriga (wk), Tony Ura, Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Norman Vanua, Simon Atai, Damien Ravu, Kabua Morea, Nosaina Pokana, Chad Soper, Jason Kila, Hiri Hiri, Gaudi Toka 

 

SCO vs PNG Probable XIs

SCO: George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum Macleod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Brad Wheal.

PNG: Tony Ura, Lega Siaka, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Norman Vanua, Simon Atai, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Damien Ravu, Kabua Morea, Nosaina Pokana

 

Match Prediction

While Scotland will look to keep their winning streak alive, PNG will be keen to add some substance to their campaign. Considering the depth and balance within the squads, Scotland have an edge over PNG. We bet on Coetzer’s men to win this game. 

 

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