The 99th match of the ICC Men’s World Cup League 2 will take place between USA and Scotland on the 13th of August, 2022 at the Mannofield Park, Aberdeen, Aberdeen.
Current Form USA:
USA have won their previous match against UAE by a small margin of 1 wicket.
UAE batted first and posted a competitive total of 253 for 8 in 50 overs. Aryan Lakra who was promoted high up the order smashed 84 runs in 112 balls. He struck 11 fours and 1 six during the innings. Vriitya Aravind at number 4 took time to settle down but once he could see the ball well, Aravind didn’t leave out on any opportunity to score runs. He made 53 in 85 balls. A brilliant cameo of 39 in 28 balls by CP Rizwan in the lower middle order ensured that UAE crossed the 250 run mark and reached 253 for 8 in 50 overs.
During the chase, USA lost 2 wickets for just 51 runs, including the big wicket of Steven Taylor. Monank Patel and Aaron Jones then came together and were involved in a brilliant partnership of 126 runs for the 3rd wicket. Patel scored 85 off 98 balls while Jones made 51 in 67 balls. Both these batters laid out a great base for a successful chase. Ian Holland played a brilliant knock of a run a ball 30 in the lower middle order. USA lost a few wickets in quick succession but somehow managed to score the winning run with 1 wicket in hand.
Current Form Scotland:
Scotland have won their last fixture against UAE by 64 runs.
Scotland batted first and they were bowled out for a competitive total of 262. Calum MacLeod was the top run scorer as he made 76 in 87 balls. There were little contributions from the middle order but none of the batter successfully converted their starts into a bigger score. Michael Leask in the lower middle order smashed 39 in 25 balls and his untimely dismissal meant Scotland were left 20 runs behind their projected total.
During the chase, UAE got off to a horrible start and lost 3 wickets for just 36 runs. CP Rizwan made 32 in 39 balls in the middle order but failed to convert the start he got into a bigger score. Rohan Mustafa was the lone warrior in the middle as he struck 65 not out in 102 balls but he couldn’t find an apt partner to take UAE over the line. UAE were bowled out for 198 in the 42nd over, losing the match by 64 runs.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Saurabh Netravalkar (C), Steven Taylor (VC), Karima Gore, Ian Holland,Akshay Homraj, Elmore Hutchinson, Aaron Jones, Nosthush Kenjige, Xavier Marshall, Monank Patel, Nisarg Patel,Timil Patel, Cameron Stevenson,
Kyle Coetzer, Richie Berrington (captain), Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross, Olly Davidson, Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Gavin Main, George Munsey, Adrian Neill, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* – PrePlay
Who will win the toss?– Scotland
Who will win? Scotland
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Craig Wallace (Scotland), Monank Patel (USA)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Mark Watt (Scotland), Steven Taylor (USA)
Most Sixes – Craig Wallace (Scotland), Monank Patel (USA)
Player of the Match– Craig Wallace (Scotland)
Team Scores Batting first – Scotland 260+, USA 240+
Match Handicap: Scotland
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