SCO vs PNG: Scotland will take on Papua New Guinea in a Group B fixture at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Oman for Match 5 of the T20 World Cup.
Scotland played their opening game of the competition against Bangladesh at the same venue as the upcoming fixture. Batting first, Scotland scored a struggling 140/7 on board as Bangladesh bowlers seemed in the best of form. Chris Greaves top-scored with his 28-ball 45 while Mahedi Hasan picked up a marvellous 3/19 in his four overs. Shakib Al Hasan too bowled a brilliant four-over spell picking up 2/17.
In reply, Bangladesh succumbed to the brilliance of the Scottish bowlers and lost the game by 6 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with 38 while Brad Wheal picked up 3/24. Chris Greaves picked up 2/19 in 3 overs and was adjudged as the player of the match.
On the other hand, PNG played Oman and faced a tormenting defeat. Batting first, Assad Vala scored a fighting 56 off 43 balls to help PNG reach a below-par 129/9. However, the other batters fell into the trap of Zeeshan Maqsood who picked up 4/20. In reply, a 131 run opening stand between Jatinder Singh (73*) & Aqib Ilyas (50*) gave Oman a comfortable 10 wicket win.
The upcoming encounter will be an exciting one with Scotland being the favourites to win the fixture.
Match: Scotland vs Papua New Guinea
Date & Time: 19th October 2021, 3:30 PM IST
Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Oman
It’s a neutral wicket. The pitch is one that will provide assistance to the spinners, as well as the batsmen, who will get the value for their shots.
It is expected to be sunny and humid throughout the course of the game while there is no precipitation expected.
SCO vs PNG Predicted Playing XI
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum Macleod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Mark Watt, Bradley Wheal
S Atai, Tony Ura, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Sese Bau, Norman Vanua, Chad Soper, Nosaina Pokana, Damien Ravu, Kabua Morea
SCO vs PNG Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Matthew Cross
Batsmen: George Munsey, Calum Macleod, Tony Ura, Sese Bau
Allrounders: Assad Vala, Charles Amini, Richie Berrington (vice-captain)
Bowlers: Chris Greaves (captain), Mark Watt, Brad Wheal