Scotland vs New Zealand, 2nd T20i, Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket

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The 2nd T20I of the New Zealand Tour of Scotland 2022 takes place between Scotland and New Zealand on 29 July 2022 at Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh, Scotland.

New Zealand are an inch closer to completing another series as they take on Scotland in the second T20I. The visitors had a good run in the 1st T20I where they destroyed the hosts and won the game by 68 runs.
New Zealand, on the back of Finn Allen's first T20I ton, raced to 225 while batting first. In turn, Ish Sodhi went through the batting order to help the team to a massive 68-run win. This could continue in the second game.

Match Preview

New Zealand are looking like a very intimidating side at the moment and Scotland will need to push themselves if they are to compete with this New Zealand side.
Scotland (SCO) host New Zealand (NZ) in their 2nd T20I game at Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh on Friday. The hosts lost the opening game by 68 runs. New Zealand hit 225 runs while batting first after a first international century from opener Finn Allen, who hit 101 runs from just 56 balls. Martin Guptill (40) and James Neesham (30*) also contributed for Kiwis.
Scotland started well with openers George Munsey and Calum MacLeod forming a 62-run partnership for the first wicket. But Ish Sodhi took four wickets for 28 runs to lead his team to a big win. It is expected that both sides will play with a similar eleven for this game.

Current form Scotland and New Zealand

New Zealand have beaten Scotland by a huge 68 runs in their home conditions.
New Zealand batted first and scored 225 overall for 5 in 20 overs. Martin Guptill and Finn Allen started well, accumulating 85 runs for the first wicket partnership before Guptill was dismissed for 40 in 31 balls. Allen continued to toning the bowlers on all parts of the floor. He scored a first T20I century and made 101 from 56 balls before being dismissed by Mark Watt. James Neesham played an exciting cameo out of 30 in the middle order. He hit 2 fours and 3 huge sixes to take the New Zealand total past the 220 run mark to 225 for 5 in 20 overs.

During the chase, George Munsey and Callum MacLeod looked comfortable ahead of the New Zealand pace attack. They scored 48 runs in the power play overs. The problems for Scotland started when the spinners were introduced. Ish Sodhi picked up the big wicket from George Munsey and followed that up with Oliver Hairs' dismissal in the same over.
From here Scotland began to fall. Ish Sodhi bowled fantastically, finishing with numbers of 28 for 4 under his spell. The other bowlers also did a great job keeping the Scottish batsmen on leash. Chris Greaves played a good knock of 31 in 22 balls but he couldn't do enough as Scotland were limited to 157 for 8 in 20 overs and lost the match by 68 runs.

Weather Report

The weather is not very promising with rain forecast for the next seven days. However, the good news is that the chance of rain on match day is only 30 percent, as opposed to other days where the chance is as high as 90 percent.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Grange Cricket Club is equally balanced for batter and bowler in white ball cricket. But batters dominated the field with very little help for the pace bowlers in the first match.

Probable Playing 11

Scotland Playing 11

Ollie Haris, George Munsey, Richie Berrington (C), Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Matthew Cross, Chris Greaves, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Wyatt, Hamza Tahir, Chris Sole.

New Zealand Playing 11

Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Dane Cleaver, Glenn Phillips (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner (c), Ish Sodhi, Ben Sears, Lockie Ferguson.

Top Picks for SCO vs NZ Dream11 Match

Martin Guptill has had so many starts lately but he just gets off when he is about to take off. However, the 30s and 40s are still decent values ​​and it's only a matter of time before he plays a really big knock.
In-form all-rounder Glenn Phillips hit 23 runs in 16 balls and played admirably in both the ODI and T20I series against Ireland. He will be the ideal captain for your fantasy team.
Finn Allen scored a blazing century in the first game. He hit 101 runs in just 56 balls with 8 fours and 6 sixes. He'll be eyeing another decent outing in the next game.
Calum MacLeod he looked good in the last game, playing a handy 33-of-24 inning. He needs to improve his performance and give Scotland a good start against the Kiwi Bowlers. A solid shot from him will set Scotland up for a big score.
Ish Sodhi, the big spinner, is in top form after winning another four wickets in the last game. With 12 wickets in his last five games, he will be a key bowler for New Zealand in the upcoming clash.
Mitchell Santner was also good with the ball, picking up two wickets in the 1st T20I. What Sodhi did in the last game, Santner can do in the next game.
Dane Cleaver was outstanding in the last series against Ireland but didn't get a chance to bat against Scotland in the first game.

Let’s have a look at the squads

Scotland
Richie Berrington (Captain), Matthew Cross, Alasdair Evans, Gavin Main, Chris McBride, Adrian Neill, George Munsey, Chris Greaves, Safyaan Sharif, Oliver Hairs, Chris Sole, Calum MacLeod, Mark Watt, Michael Jones, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace and Michael Leask
New Zealand
Mitchell Santner (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Dane Cleaver (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Michael Rippon, Ben Sears, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner.