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The 1st ODI of the New Zealand Tour of Scotland 2022 will be played between Scotland and New Zealand on 31 July 2022 at the Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Scotland put on a dismal performance in their T20I series against New Zealand. The Richie Berrington-led unit was completely dismembered in the series, losing their final game by a margin of 102 runs. The hosts will aim to let go of their poor form and put up a spirited fight at 15:30 IST on 31 July at Edinburgh's only ODI.
New Zealand managed to overcome their poor performance in the Test series against England. The Black Caps proved their prowess at white ball cricket by completely decimating Ireland and Scotland. Visitors also want to continue their triumphal procession at the unique ODI.
The team led by Mitchell Santner did a good job in all departments. Her find of the summer was Michael Bracewell, who also scored a half-century in the last game. The Black Caps were also buoyed by the performances of Ish Sodhi, Mark Chapman and Finn Allen.
As for Scotland, the hosts are lagging behind in both batting and bowling. Their bowlers were ineffective while their batsmen were unable to fold and score. It takes a team effort for the Scottish side to give New Zealand any kind of challenge.

Current ODI form Scotland

Scotland have been in mediocre form in ODI cricket. They have won 3 of the last 5 matches they played in ICC Cricket World Cup League 2.
Players to look forward to in Scotland:
1. Richie Berrington – With the added responsibilities of captaining the Scotland side, he will be keen to impress with a game-winning performance in the 1st ODI against New Zealand.
2. Gavin Main- He not only impressed everyone with his bowling skills but also with his shots. Gavin Main will be one of the key players for Scotland in the 1st ODI.

Current ODI form New Zealand

New Zealand is in excellent form in the ODI format. They recently won a 3-game ODI series against Ireland 3-0 and the Netherlands 3-0.
Players to look forward to in New Zealand:
1. Michael Bracewell - He is currently in the form of his life. Once Bracewell gets going he will be hard to stop for Scotland.
2. Mitchell Santner - Mitchel Santner can be deadly with the ball in the ODI format. Its tight lines and variations can really slow down the flow of running.

Team Preview

Scotland (SCO) host New Zealand (NZ) in a one-off ODI game at Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh on Sunday. Scotland lost the last T20I match by a huge margin of 102 runs. New Zealand recorded their highest total in T20I cricket with 254 runs while batting first. Mark Chapman and Michael Bracewell hit the big fifties as the team hit 18 sixes. Then Michael Rippon and James Neesham each took two wickets to limit the hosts to just 152 runs. New Zealand have won all three of their ODI games against Scotland so far.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Grange Cricket Club is excellent for the batsman in 50-over games. The first-innings average score here is over 300 runs and New Zealand will be looking for another big total if they bat first on Sunday.

Likely Playing XI

Scotland

Christopher McBride, George Munsey, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross (week), Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Gavin Main, Hamza Tahir.

New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Dane Cleaver (week), Michael Rippon, Mitchell Santner (c), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner.

Head-to-Head Records

New Zealand and Scotland have faced each other in 3 games in ODI. Of these 3 games, New Zealand has won all three times.

Top Picks for SCO vs NZ Dream11 Match

Glen Phillips the in-form batter made his ODI debut against Ireland this month, hitting 101 runs in three games with an batting average of 102.02.
Calum MacLeod the in-form hitter has hit three fifties in his last four ODI games, including 64 runs on just 29 balls against Nepal in the last game.
Michael Bracewell the star all-rounder hit 61 unbeaten runs with just 25 balls in the last game against Scotland and has 194 runs in just five ODI innings so far.
Daryl Mitchell the in-form all-rounder hit 54 runs in two T20I matches against Scotland but didn't get a chance to throw an over.
Lockie Ferguson the Star Pacer has won 71 wickets in just 39 ODI matches with an average of 26.52 and an economy rate of 5.44. He will be a good captain or vice-captain choice for your fantasy team.
Hamza Tahir the in-form Scottish spinner took four wickets in his last ODI match against Nepal and three against Namibia in the previous match.
Matthew Cross the 29-year-old hitter will be a better pick than Kiwi option Dane Cleaver, who hits in the lower order and struggles for consistency.