PNG vs SCO Dream11 : Scotland look to veer clear at first place when they take on a dwindling PNG outfit who continue yearning for their first win
After falling to a stunning defeat in their league opener, Scotland were quick to turnaround things, showing why they were accorded with the tag of firm favourites before the commencement of the marquee league. The side have since then, gone onto win two matches on the bounce and will be looking to emulate the same convincing performances which see them sit in the echelons of the league standings.
Playing their last fixture of the first series of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2, Scotland know a win with conviction would ascertain them of the title today. More importantly though, the side will be looking to amass the two crucial points at stake as they look to wrap up the first of three home series they’ll be competing in across the lengthy and rigorous league.
Winning their first match against PNG before following it up with a clinical 85 run win in their subsequent encounter, Scotland have looked the most well-rounded side out of the three partaking countries by some distance. Where they have been extremely articulate, PNG on the other hand have failed to snap out of a two match losing spree, one which sees them placed right in the trenches of the league standings as things stand.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
As we’ve kept scouring through the matches on this wicket, the one thing which has been epitomised over here is the fact that this surface massively breaks up in the second part of the encounter. Although we’ve been accorded with a day’s break in the league, it shouldn’t massively improve the track with this being a wicket to bat first on if you win the toss.
PNG vs SCO Probable Playing 11
Kyle Coetzer (C), Matthew Cross (WK), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Craig Wallace, George Munsey, Michael Leask, Tom Sole, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Hamza
Tony Ura, Assad Vala, Charles Amini, Chad Soper, Lega Siaka (C), Kiplin Doriga (WK), Sese Bau, Norman Vanua, Gaudi Toka, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2
Match: Scotland Vs PNG
Date And Time: 20th August, Saturday- 3:30pm IST
Venue: Mannofield CC, Aberdeen
- Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Michael Leask
- Charles Amini, Gaudi Toka, Damien Ravu, Nosaina Pokana
Wicket-Keeper for PNG vs SCO Dream11
There were no deliberations over choosing Matthew Cross as our man with the gloves for this encounter. While he’s been consistent as ever for the side with the bat, acting as their fulcrum in the batting order, it’s his skill set behind the wickets which has really caught the eye.
Expect him to be hectically involved in catches and stumpings and come out with a solid amount of points through that route.
Batsmen for PNG vs SCO Dream11
With 96 runs in the previous encounter taking his over tally to 152 in the series, placing him in the annuls of the top run getters, Scotland’s Kyle Coetzer had to be our first pick in this facet. The batsman has been the main reason for his side sitting pretty in first place, scoring runs across all the three fixtures Scotland have contested till in now.
What has impressed particularly are not just the way he’s creamed his way to the boundary but the application and technique he’s shown on tricky batting conditions. Calum Macleod and Craig Wallace accompany him while Assad Vala is our only pick from PNG.
All-Rounders for PNG vs SCO Dream11
The one player come in from either side for us with Richie Berrington being the first name to enter our side for this clash. He’s encapsulated his skill set as batsman and bowler to perfection in this series, playing a pivotal role for the side by using the abilities imbued in him to help his side taste consummate success.
From PNG we have opted for legspinner Charles Amini with this track bound to favour him massively if he can send down the ball in the right areas. This is a surface where the ball immensely turn and if given air and speed, the skidding delivery will be tough to get under for the batsmen.
Bowling Order for PNG vs SCO Dream11
If Scotland winning this encounter is ascertained, so is the fact that wickets are going to tumble down at will today. Given the pitch report, prevelant conditions and the narrative of the encounter, roping in spinners and death over bowlers is the way to go with for this clash with us choosing Mark watt from Scotland as the first bowler here.
The left arm spinner comes into our side owing to his brand of spin which sees the ball move away from the right handers. It’s bound to leave PNG in tatters, something which could see him drub them today. New ball operator and death overs bowler, pacer Safyaan Sharif comes in as well for us while we have opted for Nosaina Pokana and Gaudi Toka from the opposition.
Captain And Vice-Captain for PNG vs SCO Dream11
Kyle is retained as our captain while we have opted for Berrington as our vice-captain for this one.
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.