Martin Guptill needs only three hits over the fence and he will become the first player to hit 150 sixes in T20Is. New Zealand would like to continue its winning run. Also, they take on New Zealand in their upcoming fixture in the T20 World Cup.
The encounter takes place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday (November 3). Having defeated India by eight wickets in their last fixture. Also, the Kiwi team would be high on confidence and they would like to get two more points under their belt. On the other hand, Scotland has lost both matches in the Super 12 stage.
New Zealand has suffered a five-wicket defeat against Pakistan in their opening game. Although, New Zealand didn’t start off the competition on a high note. However, they thrashed India in what was a virtual knock-out game and brought their campaign back on track. The equation is now pretty simple for the Kiwis. Victories in the remaining three games would give them a ticket to the semi-finals.
However, even one defeat can hamper their chances of going through. As far as Scotland are concerned, they entered the Super 12 stage after clearing the preliminary round. However, they lost to Afghanistan and Namibia in their first two games. Although they aren’t expected to challenge the Kiwis, the Scottish side should fight to cause a massive upset.
Meanwhile, let’s look at important stats and numbers ahead of New Zealand Game:
1 – New Zealand and Scotland have met only in one T20I before and New Zealand won that encounter by seven wickets.
28 – George Munsey needs 28 runs to complete 1500 runs in T20 cricket.
8– Michael Leask needs 8 more runs to complete 500 runs in T20 cricket.
1– Richard Berrington needs one big hit to complete 100 sixes in international cricket.
3 – Calum MacLeod needs three hits over the fence to complete 50 sixes in international cricket.
5 – Matthew Cross needs five boundaries to complete 100 fours in T20 cricket.
1302 – Glenn Phillips has scored 1302 runs this year, third-most by any player in 2021.
13 – Kane Williamson needs 13 runs to complete 5500 runs in T20 cricket.
3 – Martin Guptill needs three hits over the fence to become the first player to hit 150 sixes in T20Is.
26 – Guptill is also 26 runs shy of becoming the second batter after Virat Kohli to complete 3000 T20I runs.
30 – Tim Seifert needs 30 runs to complete 2,500 runs in T20 cricket.
8 – Devon Conway needs eight boundaries to complete 400 boundaries in T20 cricket.
1 – Daryl Mitchell needs one big hit to complete 100 sixes in T20 cricket.
1 – Mitchell Santner can complete 50 sixes in T20 cricket. He needs one hit over the fence to get the milestone.