Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction ICC Men's T20 WC Qualifier 2019 - Scotland v Papua New Guinea
The 14th match of the ICC Men's T20 WC Qualifier 2019 will be played between Scotland and Kenya at the ICC Academy in Dubai.
Scotland were meted an upset against Singapore in their first match of the ICC Men's T20 WC Qualifier 2019. The team which is being considered as one of the favourites for the Championship, first conceded 168 runs to Singapore despite two wickets each from Safyaan Sharif and Josh Davey.
Alasdair Evans was the main culprit as he went for over 11 runs per over.
George Munsey and skipper Kyle Coetzer then began well and Calum MacLeod was at the crease till the last over with 44, but there was almost nothing from any other batsman as the team fell just two runs short, dramatically losing 3 wickets in the last over.
Scotland then would have been itching to come back and they were buoyed by the fact that they found easy opponents in Kenya. The team first piled up 170 on the board, courtesy of an all-round batting performance.
Two wickets each from Safyaan Sharif and Josh Davey and three from Richie Berrington ensured that they won the game by 31 runs.
Papua New Guinea also started on a great note with a 10-wicket win against Bermuda. However, you would have to weigh in the quality of their opponents as well.
Norman Vanua was the leading bowler for Papua New Guinea and picked up three wickets while openers Tony Ura and Assad Vala remained unbeaten to see the team through to a win.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Papua New Guinea- Assad Vala, Tony Ura, Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Riley Hekure, Kiplin Doriga, Jason Kila, Norman Vanua, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana
Scotland- Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey, Calum MacLeod, Ollie Hairs, Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Tom Sole, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Mark Watt, Hamza Tahir
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Papua New Guinea
Who will win? – Scotland
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Calum MacLeod (Scotland), Assad Vala (Papua New Guinea)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Safyaan Sharif (Scotland), Norman Vanua (Papua New Guinea)
Most Sixes – Kyle Coetzer (Scotland), Assad Vala (Papua New Guinea)
Man of the Match – Kyle Coetzer
Team Scores Batting first – Scotland 180+, Papua New Guinea 150+
Match Handicap Scotland
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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