Scotland vs New Zealand
Grange Cricket Club - Edinburgh, Scotland.
31.07.2022 at 13:00
New Zealand defeated Scotland in the second T20I series with one of the best totals ever, and they will now close out their tour by defeating the hosts in the one-off ODI.
Will Scotland be able to defeat New Zealand in their maiden ODI match in order to make history, or will they once again fall short?
In the final T20I series, the hosts once again battled against New Zealand's seasoned batting lineup, just when they thought they were going to level the playing field by making up for the defeat they suffered in the first T20I, when they lost by 68 runs.
Sadly, the situation worsened in the last T20I series, as New Zealand defeated them by 102 runs by scoring one of the greatest totals, with their batter Fin Allen posing too much of a challenge for them to manage.
Although they fell short by a staggering 102 runs in the second T20I, it can be said that the hosts didn't have a strong showing with the ball. Despite this, they did put up a fight throughout the match with 152 runs.
Scotland Probable Starting XI
Richie Berrington (c), Kyle Coetzer, Christopher McBride, Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, Matthew Cross (wk), Chris Greaves, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Gavin Main
The pitch blessed the batsmen abundantly and in every manner conceivable, allowing them to leave their mark in Edinburgh with an astounding total of 254, their highest T20I score.
With their tour of Scotland coming to a conclusion, they get ready for the one-off ODI and will undoubtedly leave Scotland feeling proud of themselves for having given the hosts a run for their money.
After winning the second T20I series by 102 runs and taking a 2-0 lead over Scotland, the entire team put on an outstanding display to convincingly demonstrate why they are champions after all. Their domination should continue in the one-off ODI as well.
With Martin Guptill on the line to put together a strong opening wicket, Fin Allen did well in the second T20 series by single-handedly making life difficult for the hosts. A similar result is anticipated when they play the ODI.
New Zealand Probable Starting XI
Mitchell Santner (c), Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Dane Cleaver (wk), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mark Chapman, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Lockie Ferguson
Expert Betting Tips
New Zealand has won both T20I series so far with excellent success, and it is obvious that they will make a lasting impression by displaying their impressive batting strength at the Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh as their tour comes to an end.
The bookmakers have put them as strong favorites since day one, placing little value in them, so backing them for a victory won't be enough.
It will be challenging for them once more to record their first ODI win against a side that has displayed good form in the last two series as this is the fourth ODI they will get to play against New Zealand after losing three in the past.
As was previously demonstrated in their most recent two games, the pitch has been very favorable for batting, and the bowlers have done well with the wicket. The spinners have faced difficulties since the ball does not grasp the surface, however, going forward, we should expect another high scoring match.
- 1 - Over, Total Runs Team 2 Under 4.5 for 1.61
- Player's Total Runs Martin Guptill (50 Runs) for 2.20
- To Win The Toss New Zealand for 1.90