New Zealand vs Scotland – ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Betting Tips

New Zealand will face Scotland in match 32 of the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai on Wednesday.

For the Black Caps, the match is another must-win contest as they currently have two points after two matches played.

The management will be hoping to see the players continue producing good performances in the matches to come.

For the Scottish team, the match presents an opportunity to showcase their talent at the highest level.

Both teams have only faced off once in the history of T20 cricket — back in 2009 — where Kiwis came out on top by a seven-wicket margin.

New Zealand Form and Team News

After producing a near-perfect performance against India in the previous fixture on Sunday, New Zealand will enter the contest against Scotland in high confidence, especially since the match will be played at the same venue.

The management will be extremely pleased with the kind of attitude shown by the players in the match against the Men-in-Blue where they ended up on the victorious side by an eight-wicket margin.

That performance was even more significant because both teams were coming in the match on the back of suffering a comprehensive defeat against Pakistan in their respective first match of the competition and the conditions were expected to favour the Men-in-Blue.

Since all the players produced to their maximum ability in the previous outing, the Black Caps are unlikely to make any changes in the starting XI for the match on Wednesday.

However, one change that is likely possible is the inclusion of fast-bowler Kyle Jamieson in place of one of the seamers.

In the batting department, the Kiwis will be relying on the likes of captain Kane Williamson, veteran opener Martin Guptill, his partner Daryl Mitchell, in-form Devon Conway and wicketkeeper-batter Glenn Phillips to score the bulk of the runs and put the opposition under pressure.

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, James Neesham along with the spin duo of Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner to dismantle the opposition’s batting lineup.

Scotland Form and Team News

After suffering back-to-back defeats against Afghanistan and Namibia, Scotland will enter the match against New Zealand with low confidence.

The management will be hoping to see the players produce a much better display than they’ve done in the first two matches of the Super 12s round.

However, they are set to receive a major boost as their regular captain Kyle Coetzer, who missed the previous match because of a finger injury, is likely to return to the playing XI.

In the batting department, Scotland will be heavily relying on their captain Coetzer, opener George Munsey, Richie Berrington, Matt Cross and Michael Greaves to score the bulk of the runs and give the bowlers something to bowl with.

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Brad Wheal, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif along with the spin duo of Mark Watt, Chris Greaves to produce timely breakthroughs.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, New Zealand will be favorites to win the 32nd game of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup to be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. For this 32nd T20 World Cup game, New Zealand are placed at 2.80 odds, while Scotland placed at 9.50 odds.

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Our Tipster Angle

On paper and as per the current form, New Zealand look too good for Scotland who could not handle the likes of Namibia and Afghanistan in the group.

Therefore, the prediction is for the Kane Williamson-led unit to secure their second win of the competition.

Tip 1- Ish Sodhi to continue his excellent form for New Zealand

Leg-spinner has produced splendid bowling performances in the two matches played in this year’s T20 World Cup. In the previous match, Ish Sodhi bowled well and picked up important wickets of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. With 4 wickets at an economy rate of 5.62, Ish Sodhi is New Zealand’s joint leading wicket-taker for New Zealand along with Trent Boult. So we can expect leg-spinner Ish Sodhi to take one wicket or more against [email protected]

Tip 2- Daryl Mitchell to continue his decent for New Zealand

Makeshift opener has done a reasonable job for New Zealand in this year’s T20 World Cup. In the previous match against India, Daryl Mitchell played exceedingly and scored 49 runs off 35 balls with the help of four boundaries and three sixes. Given his decent form so far, we can expect opener Daryl Mitchell to score 15 runs or more against [email protected]


Expect New Zealand to register a thumping win over Scotland.

  1. Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi to take one wicket or more against Scotland- New [email protected]
  2. Opener Daryl Mitchell to score 15 runs or more against Scotland- New [email protected]

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