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T20 World Cup 2021: Match 5, Scotland vs PNG Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Preview


Scotland and PNG are set to face each other in Match No.5 of the T20 World Cup Qualifiers. The match is on Tuesday, October 19 at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1) in Al Amerat. Scotland’s captain Kyle Coetzer has started their campaign on a resounding note, beating Bangladesh by six runs on Sunday.


Chris Greaves’ all-around show made sure that Scotland edged out the favorites. PNG, on the other hand, got off to the worst possible start. On the same day, hosts Oman thrashed them by 10 wickets after chasing down 130 with 38 balls left. Barring Assad Vala, none of their players could perform.

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Match Details


Match – Scotland vs PNG – Match 5
Venue – Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat
Time – 03:30 PM IST, 10:00 AM GMT
Where to watch live – Star Sports Network


Pitch Report


The pitch at the venue has been a sporting one thus far in the tournament. The scores haven’t been overly high, but batters have tasted quite a bit of success. Batting second should be the way forward. Spinners are likely to get a lot of help from the surface.


Average score: 150 (32 T20Is in Al Amerat)
Record of Chasing teams: Won – 20, Lost – 11, Tied – 1
Probable Playing XIs


Scotland

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George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal
Bench: Dylan Budge, Craig Wallace, Alasdair Evans, Hamza Tahir


PNG


Tony Ura, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Lega Siaka, Norman Vanua, Sese Bau, Simon Atai, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Nosaina Pokana, Damien Ravu, Kabua Morea
Bench: Chad Soper, Jason Kila, Hiri Hiri, Gaudi Toka


Head-to-head


Matches-2 , Scotland – 2, PNG – 0, N/R- 0
In the UAE
Matches- 2, Scotland – 2, PNG – 0, N/R- 0
The probable best batter of the match


George Munsey (Scotland)


George Munsey has scored heavily for Scotland over the period. The southpaw has the potential to play shots right from the outset. The left-hander can take his team off to a flier in the powerplay. In the previous match, Munsey scored 29 off 23 balls with two fours and as many sixes. Oman’s bowling isn’t in the best of form and he can cash in on the same.


Probable best bowler of the match


Chris Greaves (Scotland)

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It won’t be a surprise if Chris Greaves get a promotion in Scotland’s batting lineup. In the previous game, he scored 45 off 28 with four fours and two sixes. He rescued his team from a precarious position after being put in to bat first. Later, with his leg-spin bowling, Greaves got the prized scalps of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim.

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