PNG vs SCO Dream11 Team Prediction: Scotland look to recover from a disappointing series opener defeat when they take on PNG today.
Lasting for over 2 years with 126 encounters across 21 series featuring 6 countries, the ICC Men’s Cricket League 2 is perhaps one of the most expansive and inclusive leagues envisioned by the International Cricket Council. In a bid to take the game to as global a stage as possible, for the first time ever, the top 20 sides in the cricketing fraternity are active in the ODI arena as the ICC looks to extend its arms and incorporate the lesser known sides into its ambit.
The first series of the marquee league which is currently ongoing in Scotland hasn’t played out as Scotland would have liked in the opening exchanges. The two sit slumped in the bottom of the standings after suffering an 8 wicket defeat in their league opener after putting on a dejecting show, one which saw them collapse with both the bat and ball.
Coming out to bat first, Scotland were able to put on just 168 on the scoreboard, a petty target which was chased down with 5 overs to spare by their opposition. Elsewhere, although even PNG were defeated in their opening encounter, the side will be looking to take heart from what was a resolute show when they square off against Scotland today.
Registering a decent 229-8 in their encounter, PNG managed to take the match all the way to the deciding over before they were eventually defeated by 4 overs. Up against the firm favourites to win this series, PNG know they’ll not only have to emulate that compelling performance but scale it even further if they are to defeat a Scotland side who’ll be hurting after that harrowing showing.
PNG vs SCO Dream11 Team Prediction
Probable Playing XI
Papua New Guinea
Tony Ura, Gaudi Toka, Assad Vala, Lega Siaka, Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Kiplin Doriga, Chad Soper, Norman Vanua, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana
Matthew Cross, Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, George Munsey, Craig Wallace, Tom Sole, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Adrian Neill, Alasdair Campbell Evans
Although both sides are coming into this encounter with performances on the opposite side of the field, Scotland should go onto win this encounter. The side are bound to be hurting after a sorry showing and expect them to come hot out of the blocks today with a performance which bespeaks the immense skill set available at their perusal.
Dream 11 Picks for PNG vs SCO
Wicket-Keeper for PNG vs SCO Dream11
Ireland’s Matthew Cross is our pick for this segment. The Scotland wicket-keeper is one of the most pivotal performers for his side and he delivered a decent showing with the bat the previous time around as well, becoming one of the few players to step up to the mantle and deliver for the side.
Batsmen for PNG vs SCO Dream11
His 52 run innings in the previous match was a testament to the profound importance Kyle Coetzer holds in this Scotland side. It was an innings which helped take his side beyond 150, a knock worth gold for the circumstances it came about in with Coetzer going onto persevere despite losing wickets in a flurry at the other end.
Craig Wallace and George Munsey will be accompanying him for this encounter while from PNG we have their top scorer from the previous fixture, Tony Ura come into our side. His 54 runs includes two 6s and five 4s as well, seeing him peel the boundary to the fence along with keeping his intent in check and we have paired him up with Assad Vala for today.
All-rounders for PNG vs SCO Dream11
After having decided to heavily deck up our batting unit, we were accorded with the opportunity to bring in just the two all-rounders here, seeing us go ahead with both from PNG. After coming up with both runs and wickets in the previous match, we have the duo of Charles Amini and Chad Soper represent us in this encounter with the two having an affinity to contribute in both the segments.
Bowlers for PNG vs SCO Dream11
Scotland might have managed to muster up just two wickets the last time around but their bowling unit is one which make for formidable viewing. The side are equipped with some myriad performers, names who will be looking to wreck havoc in PNG’s batting order today.
Pacer Safyaan Sharif and left arm spinner Mark Watt are our two picks from the side today. From PNG we have Gaudi Toka come in and complete our side for this encounter.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.