Enter Blog Content here.New Zealand are in third position in the Group 2 points table with one win and one loss. They need to try and win all their remain games to ensure smooth qualification, without the net run rate scenario coming into play. As for Scotland, they have experienced a reversal of fortunes in the Super 12. After winning all their matches in Round 1, the Scots have lost both their matches in Group 2. A loss to New Zealand will confirm their exit from the semi-final race.
New Zealand ran Pakistan close in their first Super 12 match but succumbed to a five-wicket defeat. They then dominated the Indians, crushing Virat Kohli and men by eight wickets. Trent Boult (3/20) and Ish Sodhi (2/17) crippled the Indian batting line-up as they managed only 110 for 7. Daryl Mitchell (49) and Kane Williamson (33 not out) then took the Kiwis to an easy victory.
After Afghanistan thumped them by 130 runs, Scotland also went down to Namibia by four wickets. Scotland got off to a disastrous start in the match, losing three wickets in the first over. They could only end up posting 109 for 8 on the board. The bowlers fought hard but there weren’t enough runs on the board.
New Zealand’s Predicted XI: Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, Kane Williamson (C), Devon Conway, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
Scotland’s Predicted XI: George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (C), Matthew Cross (WK), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal
Top fantasy picks for New Zealand vs Scotland clash: Daryl Mitchell, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult, George Munsey, Chris Greaves, Michael Leask
--Renin Wilben Albert