Scotland will be lock horns with Papua New Guinea in the fifth match of the ICC men’s T20 world cup tournament 2021.Scotland met Bangladesh in their season opener at the ICC Men’s T20 world cup tournament 2021. Having been place in to bat 1st, Scotland scored 140-9 in their allotted twenty overs courtesy of a superb knock by Chris Greaves. He massed forty-five runs off twenty-eight balls at a strike rate of 160.71. Greaves’ knock enclosed four boundaries and a handful of sixes.In reply, the Tigers solely managed to attain 134-7 in twenty overs. In the end, they fell short by six runs. Bradley wheal picked up 3 wickets for twenty-four runs whereas Chris Greaves had a handful of scalps to his name for nineteen runs from his three-overs spell.Papua New Guinea, on the opposite hand, lost their previous game against Oman and can look to stun the Scottish side once they meet them today. Batting 1st, Papua New Guinea scored 129-9 courtesy of a period from skipper Assad Vala.SCOTLAND VS PAPUA NEW GUINEA MATCH DETAILSMatch: Scotland vs Papua New Guinea
Date & Time: nineteenth October 2021; 3:30 PM
Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground, OmanSCOTLAND VS PAPUA NEW GUINEA FORECASTA bright and sunny day is on the cards, with no rain foreseen throughout the game.SCOTLAND VS PAPUA NEW GUINEA PITCH REPORTAl Amerat’s pitch is on the slower side, with batters facing difficulties to runs score in bulk. They will have to take their time and settle before going for the large shots.Spinners have enjoyed bowling at this venue when compared to pacers because the ball turns right from the word to go. Batters will have to be conscious of the spinning deliveries as a small error may cost them their wicket.SCOTLAND VS PAPUA NEW GUINEA PLAYING XISSCOTLANDThe Scottish players were sensible with both bat and ball throughout their T20 World Cup tournament 2021 encounter against Bangladesh. They have all coated all bases and are strong contenders to qualify for the Super 12. Fans will expect them to not tinker with their winning combination.Playing XI:
Kyle Coetzer (c)
Matthew Cross (wk.)
PAPUA NEW GUINEANothing went in favor of Papua New Guinea once they met Oman on Sunday. However, the players are not to blame because the co-hosts had a home advantage and were the strong side. Papua New Guinea may continue with the same XI for their second group stage fixture as well.Playing XI:
Assad Vala (c)
Kiplin Doriga (wk.)
SCOTLAND VS PAPUA NEW GUINEA MATCH PREDICTIONScotland is coming back into this fixture on the back of a close-fought success against a strong Bangladesh unit. Their players are exposed to the larger stage and have the expertise of enjoying against top-class sides.Prediction: Scotland to defeat Papua New Guinea with ease.
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