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

Scotland will face Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the match five of the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup 2021 qualifying round at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket on Tuesday. 

The Scottish team will be coming in this contest as firm favorites after securing a memorable triumph against a strong Bangladesh side in their previous outing. 

The management will be hoping to see the players continue producing similar kind of performances in the remaining matches to qualify for the Super 12s. 

On the other hand, PNG Will be coming in the match low on confidence after suffering a 10-wicket thrashing against hosts Oman in their previous fixture. 

The coaching staff will be hoping that the players will forget about that terrible outing and produce a much better display in a do-or-die encounter. 

Both teams have competed two times in the history of T20 cricket where on both occasions, Scotland came out on top. 

Scotland Form and Team News: 

After producing a near-perfect performance against all odds in the previous fixture, Scotland are unlikely to make any significant changes in the playing XI for their next match against Papua New Guinea.

The most pleasing thing for the management will be the character showed by the players against Bangladesh where despite losing first six wickets for not many runs on the board, the team collectively forced their way back into the match and eventually secured a priceless win. 

In the batting department, Scotland will be relying on the likes of captain Kyle Coetzer, exciting George Munsey, wicketkeeper-batter Matthew Cross, Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod and the fist game’s player of the match Chris Greaves to score bulk of the runs and put the opposition under pressure. 

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Brad Wheal, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif along with the spin trio of Mark Watt, Greaves and Michael Leask to dismantle the opposition’s batting lineup. 

Papua New Guinea Form and Team News: 

After producing a dismal performance in the opener against Oman, Papua New Guinea are likely to make some changes in the starting XI for the match against Scotland. 

The most concerning aspect for the management ahead of a must-win encounter will be the bowling performance where they looked out of sort in the first match. 

In the batting department, PNG will be relying on the likes of in-form captain Assad Vala, Charles Amini, openers Tony Ura, Lega Siaka and Sese Bau to score 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 Nosaina Pokana, Damien Ravu, Kabua Morea along with the spinners Amini and Siaka to restrict the opposition to a manageable total. 

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Scotland will be favorites to win the fifth game of the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup played at Al-Amerat Cricket Ground. For this 5th game, Papua New Guinea are placed at 5.30 odds, while Scotland placed at 1.11 odds

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Both teams are coming in the contest after producing very contrasting performances in their previous fixtures. 

On paper as well as according to the form showed in the previous matches, Scotland look a far settled unit compared to Papua New Guinea.

Therefore, the prediction is for the Coetzer-led unit to secure another win on Tuesday. 

Tip 1- Brad Wheal to lead the bowling attack for Scotland

In their opening fixture, medium-pacer Brad Wheal put in splendid performance against Bangladesh. He conceded 24 runs and picked up three wickets in his four overs. He will be looking to continue his excellent form for Scotland against Papua New Guinea. So we are expecting pacer Brad Wheal to take one wicket or more against Papua New [email protected].

Tip 2- Assad Vala to continue his excellent form for Papua New Guinea

Skipper Assad Vala put in outstanding batting performance for Papua New Guinea in their opening game played against Oman. He showed excellent form with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 56 runs off 43 balls with the help of four boundaries and three sixes. So we can expect skipper Assad Vala to score 25 runs or more against [email protected]


Expect Scotland to register a thumping win over Papua New Guinea

  1. Pacer Brad Wheal to take one wicket or more against Papua New Guinea- [email protected]
  2. Skipper Assad Vala to score 25 runs or more against Scotland- Papua New [email protected]

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