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Papua New Guinea vs Scotland, ST20 2021, Today Match Prediction

08 October 2021 | 15:00 | ICC Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Toss Winner - Papua New Guinea won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Scotland beat Papua New Guinea by 8 wickets

Scotland and Dubai lock horns in the UAE Summer T20 Bash

  • Damien Ravu, Sese Bau and Assad Vala have been standout performers for Papua New Guinea
  • Recently, Scotland suffered defeat in the T20i series played against Zimbabwe.
  • Richard Barrington, George Munsey and Safyaan Sharif have been consistent performers for Scotland.

Expect Scotland to register a comfortable win over Papua New Guinea.

  • Tournament: UAE Summer T20 Bash 2021
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: ICC Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Toss: To Bowl

png vs sco Match Prediction & Analysis

Papua New Guinea and Scotland will lock horns in the fourth match of the 2021UAE Summer T20 Bash played at ICC Cricket Academy in Dubai on Friday.

Currently, Papua New Guinea are placed at fifteen position in the ICC Men’s T20 Team Rankings with 179 points after 14 matches played. Captain Assad Vala will be hoping that the side can deliver a decent show with bat and ball against Scotland.

On the other hand, Scotland will see this tournament to adequately prepare for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup that is slated to begin from next week. Captain Kyle Coetzer will be hoping that the side can start their campaign on a positive note.

In the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier game, Scotland managed to eke out a close win over Papua New Guinea.

Teams Preview

Papua New Guinea Preview

In 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier, Papua New Guinea played exceedingly well and lost to Netherlands in the finals of the competition.

In the batting department, the onus will be on Assad Vala, Tony Ura, Lega Siaka and Sese Bau to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since October 2019, Captain Assad Vala has topped the batting charts for Papua New Guinea in the T20 format. In eight matches played, Vala has accumulated 197 runs at an average of 28.14 with one half-century to his name.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Damien Ravu, Norman Vanua, Nosaina Pokana and Assad Vala to deliver timely breakthroughs in this fixture.

Papua New Guinea Predicted Playing XI:

Assad Vela (captain), Tony Ura, Lega Siaka, Sese Bau, Norman Vanua, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana, Charles Amini, Riley Hekure, Kiplin Doriga, Jason Kila

Papua New Guinea Actual Playing XI:

Norman Vanua, Nosaina Pokana, Kiplin Doriga, Kabua Morea, Sese Bau, Jason Kila, Assad Vala, Simon Atai, Charles Amin, Tony Ura, Chad Soper

Scotland Preview

The side will be looking to field their strong playing XI for their opening game against Papua New Guinea

In the batting department, the onus will be relying on George Munsey, Richard Barrington, Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod and Matthew Cross to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Since October 2019, opener George Munsey has been standout performer with the bat for Scotland in the T20 format. In 11 matches played, George Munsey has accumulated 298 runs at an average of 27.09 with three half-centuries to his name.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans and Mark Watt to provide crucial breakthroughs.

Scotland Predicted Playing XI:

Kyle Coetzer (captain), Calum MacLeod, Matthew Cross (wk), George Munsey, Richie Berrington, Michael Leask, Tom Sole/Hamza Tahir, Alasdair Evans, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif and Mark Watt.

Scotland Actual Playing XI:

Hamza Tahir, Calum MacLeod, Kyle Coetzer, Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Chris Sole, Josh Davey, George Munsey, Alasdair Evans, Ollie Hairs, Chris Greaves

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 30 0 mm. 2.69 k/h From: NNE 0%
03h 29 0 mm. 1.78 k/h From: SE 0%
06h 30 0 mm. 1.6 k/h From: W 0%
09h 32 0 mm. 4.81 k/h From: WNW 0%
12h 33 0 mm. 4.2 k/h From: WNW 0%
15h 31 0 mm. 3.58 k/h From: WNW 0%
18h 31 0 mm. 1.66 k/h From: WNW 0%
21h 30 0 mm. 0.64 k/h From: W 0%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will provide an interesting between bat and ball. The weather forecast for Friday’s is going to be bright and sunny

Venue Details

ICC Cricket Academy Ground in Dubai is going to host the fourth match of the 2021 UAE Summer T20 Bash between Scotland and Papua New Guinea.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the sides will be looking to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 130 runs.

PNG vs SCO Winning Prediction

After analyzing both the squads, Scotland will fancy their chances of beating Papua New Guinea in this contest.

With likes of Calum MacLeod, Richard Barrington and George Munsey in excellent form, Scotland has a superior batting lineup in comparison to Papua New Guinea, who are heavily reliant on one or two individuals.

Expect Scotland to register a comfortable win over Papua New Guinea.

Author: Shoaib Z.