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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: ICC Men’s World Cup League 2 – PNG vs Scotland- Match 76

Scotland's Richie Berrington
Scotland's Richie Berrington

The 76th match of the ICC Men’s World Cup League 2 will take place between PNG and Scotland on the 13th of April, 2022 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Live Scores and Stats -  ICC Men’s World Cup League 2 – PNG vs Scotland- Match 76

Current Form PNG:

PNG lost their last match against Oman by 7 wickets.

PNG won the toss and elected to have a bat first. Charles Amini at number 3 made an important contribution of 59 in 77 balls. Apart from him, no other batter could threaten the opposition and PNG were eventually restricted to 224 for 9 in 50 overs. For Oman, Bilal Khan picked up 3 wickets for 39 runs.

Chasing 224, Oman's opener Jatinder Singh looked in great touch from the moment go. He smashed the bowlers to all parts of the ground for his 118 not out in 116 balls to win the match for Oman comfortably in the 45th over with 7 wickets in hand.

Current Form Scotland:

Scotland won their last outing against Oman by 4 runs.

Scotland won the toss and elected to bat first. The start was good for the Scots as they collected 40 runs for the first wicket. The last match hero for Scotland Richie Berrington got the start but failed to convert it as he fell to Kaleemullah for 27. George Munsey played a brilliant knock of 62 in 74 balls to ensure Scotland got to a safe target of 215 before being bowled out.

Chasing 215, Oman started off well with the opener Jatinder Singh smashing 53 off 71 balls before he was dismissed by Sharif.

Zeeshan Maqsood also played a good hand and made 46. The other middle order batters simply lost their wickets when it mattered the most. Ayaan Khan kept one end intact and found gaps with ease. With only 7 runs needed in 2 overs with 3 wickets in hand, Oman looked hot favourites. A tight over by Mark Watt conceding only 1 run accompanied with 2 wickets that fell in the over got Oman in trouble. Oman thus needed 6 runs off the last over with only 1 wicket in hand. Ayaan Khan tried to smash the fourth ball of the over for a boundary but ended up edging the ball high up and the catch was safely pouched by Hamza Tahir as Oman fell short by just 4 runs.

Let’s have a look at the squads:

PNG - Assad Vala (Captain), Charles Amini, Hiri Hiri, Norman Vanua, Tony Ura, J. Gardner, J. Kila, K. Vagi Morea, Chad Soper, Lega Siaka, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana, Gaudi Toka, Kiplin Doriga(Wicket-Keeper), Sese Bau, Simon Atai

Scotland - Kyle Coetzer (c), Richard Berrington (vc), Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Chris Greaves, Oli Hairs, Michael Leask, Calum Macleod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace (wk), Mark Watt, Brad Wheal

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – Scotland

Who will win? Scotland

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Richie Berrington (Scotland), Assad Vala (PNG)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) –Gavin Main (Scotland), Norman Vanua (PNG)

Most Sixes – Richie Berrington (Scotland), Assad Vala (PNG)

Player of the Match- Richie Berrington (Scotland)

Team Scores Batting first – PNG 240+, Scotland 280+

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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