The 5th game of the 2019 United Arab Emirates Tri-Nation ODI Series part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 will be played between the United States of America and Scotland at the ICC Cricket Academy in Dubai.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (6:00 AM GMT) (11:30 AM IST).
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The caravan of the ongoing United Arab Emirates tri-nation series rolls on with the table-toppers United States of America locking horns with Scotland. This series is a part of the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 where seven teams are competing to finish in top-three to gain the right of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
The United States of America [12 points] and Scotland [7 points] are currently at the top-two spots in the points table, and the latter will hope that they avenge the defeat that the USA inflicted on them (by 35 runs) early in the tournament. But, it wouldn’t be that easy. The USA is in red-hot form and is coming into this game on the back of a ruthless 98-run win over hosts United Arab Emirates.
Bright and sunny conditions are expected in Dubai on match day. According to the weather report, the temperatures will fluctuate between 21-27 degrees Celsius and the humidity will be around 62%.
Chasing proved to be difficult in the last game with the wicket playing on a slower side. Both sides- especially Scotland, considering the quality of the USA attack- will look to bat first and defend later.
Average 1st inning score: 213 (In the first game at the venue this series)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 1
Injury and Availability News:
(Will be shared once it is updated)
Probable Playing XIs:
Matthew Cross (WK), Kyle Coetzer (C), Michael Jones, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, George Munsey, Dylan Budge, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Hamza Tahir.
Bench – Stuart Whittingham, Josh Davey, Craig Wallace
United States of America:
Xavier Marshall, Monank Patel, Steven Taylor, Aaron Jones, Akshay Homraj (WK), Karima Gore, Ian Holland, Cameron Stevenson, Nosthush Kenjige, Rusty Theron, Saurabh Netravalkar (C).
Bench – Elmore Hutchinson, Timil Patel, Nisarg Patel.
Scotland [SCO]- Skipper Kyle Koetzer [219 runs at 43.8], Ricky Berrington [216 runs at 43.2] and Calum McLeod [142 runs at 28 4] have been the leading scorers in the ongoing league and will once again be the key to their fortunes against the USA. Mark Watt [4-42] and Safyaan Sharif [3-55] was the wrecker-in-chief in the last game against the USA.
United States of America [USA]- Monank Patel- [221 runs at 36.83]- who top-scored with 82 in the last game against Scotland along with Aaron Jones [346 runs at 49.42] who scored 74 will be the ones to watch out for while Saurabh Netravalkar [11 wickets at 14.36], Cameron Stevenson [6 wickets at 13.66] and Ian Holland [5-63] will be key with the ball.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Saurabh Netravalkar, Aaron Jones, Calum McLeod, Kyle Coetzer
Vice-Captain – Ian Holland, Saiyaan Sharif, Monank Patel
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Matt Cross
Batsmen – Kyle Coetzer (C), George Munsey, Ian Holland, Aaron Jones
All-Rounders – Steven Taylor (VC), Cameron Stevenson, Calum McLeod
Bowlers – Safyaan Sharif, Rusty Theron, Saurabh Netvalkar
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Matt Cross
Batsmen – Michael Jones, Xavier Marshall, Ian Holland (VC), Aaron Jones
All-Rounders – Steven Taylor, Richie Berrington, Cameron Stevenson
Bowlers – Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, Saurabh Netvalkar (C)
One of the major reasons behind USA’s success in the tournament thus far has been its all-round bowling unit. Hence, opting for the likes of Saurabh Netvalkar or Ian Holland as captain/vice-captain in your grand league team can be worth a punt.
The United States of America is expected to win.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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