West Indies vs Scotland: West Indies will be up against Scotland in the third match of the Group Stage of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on 17th October 2022 at Blundstone Arena. The two-time champions West Indies are all set to show the best start in the tournament to book their spot in the Super 12. The Scotland side also has experienced players with them and will also look forward to a win in the first match.
Match: West Indies vs Scotland, T20 3 of 45
Date: 17th October 2022
Time: 09:30 AM IST
Venue: Blundstone Arena.
Pitch Condition: The third T20 match of the Group stage will be played at Blundstone Arena. The pitch here is shown low and slow wickets in recent times. The playing strip normally flattens out as the game progresses. Teams prefer to chase here as the pitch often gets better and settled as the match progresses. Spinners are a little less effective compared to pacers. The average first innings score will be 180 compared with the 3 T20Is played so far.
West Indies vs Scotland – The Squad
West Indies: Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Yannic Cariah, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Obed Mccoy, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith, Shamarh Brooks.
Scotland: Richard Berrington (c), George Munsey, Michael Leask, Bradley Wheal, Chris Sole, Chris Greaves, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Matthew Cross, Calum MacLeod, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, Brandon McMullen, Michael Jones, Craig Wallace.
West Indies vs Scotland – Team Performance in the Past Matches
Group B matches start now as the two-time champions West Indies will go against Scotland in the third match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. With the experience, West Indies have more advantages in this game. But they were not in a good form recently. Nicholas Pooran’s side has a list of surprise picks in the squad, like opener Johnson Charles and leggie Yannic Cariah. However, the absence of big players like Andre Russell, Sunil Naraine, and Shimron Heitmeyer will be a drawback to the side. Hetmeyer was there in the squad, but after missing out on the rescheduled flight to Australia, he was replaced by Shamarh Brooks. The presence of all-rounders like Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder will provide the side with a nice balance. Also, a good batting line-up of Evin Lewis, Brandon King, Rovman Powell, and Pooran will lead the side to a good total. But an inconsistency existing in the squad may affect their performance.
On the other hand, Scotland has an experienced squad that could turn the match to their side. The skipper Richie Berrington himself is in good form with quality players like George Munsey, Chris Greaves, and Matthew Cross. Safyaan Sharif and Mark watt will be their key bowlers. To be an absolute challenge to the West Indies, they should be at their best. Both teams won their warm-up matches and looking forward to starting the tournament with a victory.
West Indies vs Scotland – Face to Face
West Indies and Scotland have never played a match against each other in the T20 format. So, there is no head-to-head record. But they have faced each other in 3 matches in ODI. West Indies won those three games.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keeper: Nicholas Pooran.
Batsmen: Brandon King, Evin Lewis, Richard Berrington, G Munsey.
All-Rounders: Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Safyan Sharif.
Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Mark Watt.
Captain: Kyle Mayers.
Vice-Captain: Alzarri Joseph.
Wicket-Keeper: Matthew Cross.
Batsmen: Richard Berrington, Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, G Munsey.
All-Rounders: Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Michel Leask.
Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph, Josh Davey, Mark Watt.
Captain: Matthew Cross.
Vice-Captain: Richard Berrington.
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