New Zealand Vs Scotland T20 World Cup Prediction

New Zealand Vs Scotland T20 World Cup Prediction
Who: New Zealand Vs Scotland
Time:  November 3rd, 2021, 15:30 IST
Venue:  Dubai International Stadium
Odds: Scotland 8.50 | New Zealand 1.04
Betting Pick: New Zealand 1.04 @ Casumo
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New Zealand's victorious performance in the previous match was full of intent and positivity. Captain Kane Williamson did what he always does, a masterclass of exceptional captaincy. There's no other team that can execute plans more accurately than the Kiwis. Scotland, on the other hand, will be playing only dead rubbers from now on. The best they can do by defeating New Zealand is to keep the Indian hopes alive for the quarterfinals.

So far, Scotland has failed to perform at World Cup level. Their team lost both matches against the teams they could've won if they were clear about their batting plans, 119* and 60 was the batting total their batsmen struggled to reach. New Zealand is now the tournament's favourites. The only reason behind such cricket is that the Kiwis know where to employ an attacking mindset and where to employ a defensive mindset. Scotland has lost both of these abilities. Their batsmen failed to read spin from hands without which, you can't score runs.

Strike rotating has also been poor from Scotland. As we previously mentioned, on such pitches, only constant strike rotating can lead a team to a respectable total. If not 180+ then 150+ must be a planned total beforehand. New Zealand bowlers rarely miss their lengths, not so far as we have seen. In the team combination and balance, New Zealand looks solid. Additionally, in every aspect of the game, New Zealand possesses a solid lead over the Scotland cricket team. However, the World Cup is the stage of surprises and comebacks. Scotland is in free mood space and if they can use it to override the pressure of playing against a big team then this might be the match that will surprise us all.

New Zealand and Scotland Betting Stats and Trends

New Zealand

  • One of the most disciplined bowling attacks of the tournament.
  • The last time they played Scotland was in 2009 in a winning cause.
  • Middle-order in death overs hasn't been tested yet.
  • Will prefer chasing over batting first.
  • Has won 15 out of the last 21 T20 matches.
  • Has won four out of the last five series played in the last two years.

Scotland

  • Scored 90 runs in 7 overs against New Zealand in 2009.
  • Will be looking forward to scoring 155+ if bats first.
  • Has lost four out of the last five series played in the last two years.
  • Highest T20 score of 252/3 against the Netherlands.
  • Inexperienced bowling order has been disappointing so far.

New Zealand is placed second in the group B points table. Scotland is at the bottom of the table. For this match, New Zealand has all the aces to win this match.

Betting Pick: New Zealand 1.04 @ Casumo
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