Scotland will take on New Zealand in the one-off ODI at the Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh on July 31. The hosts lost the two-match T20I series 0-2 and will be hoping for a better performance in the 50-over format against a quality New Zealand side. This will also be a great experience for the Scotland players who haven’t had much international assignments against the Test-playing nations.
On the other hand, the Kiwis would be looking to end the series with a dominating display given their terrific squad strength. Mitchell Santner has been spot on with his captaincy in the absence of Kane Williamson and he will be looking to take the team home again in the ODI format.
SCO vs NZ Match Details
Venue: The Grange Cricket Club Ground, Edinburgh
Date and Time: July 31, 3:30 PM
Telecast & Live Streaming: FanCode App
SCO vs NZ Pitch Report
The Grange Cricket Club surface has been a tough one to bat on and any score above 300 is going to be difficult to chase. The skipper winning the toss will be looking to bat first and strangle the opponent.
SCO vs NZ Probable Playing XIs:
Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross (wk), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington (c), George Munsey, Chris Greaves, Christopher McBride, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Gavin Main, Hamza Tahir
Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner (c), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Ben Sears
SCO vs NZ Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter
Martin Guptill’s experience will come in handy at the top of the order for New Zealand, and he will fancy his chances of making a big score. The 35-year-old averages over 42 in ODIs, and it will be important for him to prove that he can still make a big impact while opening in the 50-over format. Guptill can score quick runs once he gets his eye in.
Probable best bowler
Lockie Ferguson has the ability to rip apart batting lineups with his sheer pace and his form will be key to the Kiwis with the T20 World Cup 2022. The 31-year-old has been a wicket-taking bowler ever since he came into the international setup and can generate speeds of over 150 kmph consistently. He is likely to be among the wickets column for the Kiwis.