Scotland vs Papua New Guinea 1st Odi Preview


Scotland team is set to play two match Odi series against Papua New Guinea. Papua New Guinea are playing their first Odi match in Dubai. Even Scotland has a worst record at UAE. They lost both matches which were played here before.


Dubai International stadium


It’s a hot sunny day

Pitch Report

Usually pitches at UAE are slow in nature. Spinners will get good support from pitch. The last match played here was between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Surprisingly in that match pacers got more number of wickets.

Team News : Scotland

The most important batsman in the team Kyle Coetzer and he will lead Scotland on this tour. Three uncapped players are in the squad and they are English, Ruthven and Mitchell Rao. Cross,wicket keeper, and Coetzer are openers for Scotland. Cross gives solid start and good company for Coetzer. Callum Mcleod bats at no 3 for Scotland and he has a good record against PNG. He scored 154 runs off 163 balls against PNG last month.

Team News : PNG

Assad Vala is the captain of PNG and he is an all rounder for PNG. PNG announced 14 members squad  and they have 5 specialist batsmen. Tonu Ura and Siaka will open the innings for PNG. These two openers are key players for PNG at top of the order. Assad Vala and Mahuru Dai are very good all rounders for PNG as well as match winners.

Scotland Probable XI

M Cross (wk)
Coetzer (c)
Con de Lange
Wallace / Munsey
M Rao / Elliot ruthven

PNG Probable XI

Tony Ura
Lega Siaka
Assad Vala (c)
Sese bau
Mahuru dai
Dogodo bau (wk)
Chad Soper
Pokana / Reva
Alei Nao
Prediction : We can’t predict properly for these matches but backing Scotland and their previous records against PNG, Scotland is favourite of this match.
Scotland vs Papua New Guinea 1st Odi Preview
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