NEP vs SCT Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 04, 2022
Scotland will be looking to move to the top of the ICC World Cup League 2 table, as it faces Nepal in the ongoing leg on Sunday.
Scotland is the overwhelming favorite to win this game as the odds on offer for a Scotland win are pretty low. Nevertheless, punters can still place a few side bets and make the most out of this match.
NEP vs SCT Team Previews
Nepal’s previous game against Namibia was called off due to rain, allowing it to share points with the hosts. With that, Nepal has 18 points from 21 matches, and trails 3rd placed USA by 17 points. While Nepal still has quite a few matches to play, the chances of them finishing within the top 3 look pretty bleak.
Opener Aasif Sheikh and captain Rohit Paudel have been the two best performers with the bat from an otherwise average batting line-up. Gyanendra Malla played an excellent knock of 75 in the last match to guide Nepal to a respectable total. Aarif Sheikh and Kushal Bhurtel have been pretty average lower down the order.
The Nepalese team is severely missing the services of Sandeep Lamicchane, who hasn’t traveled with the squad. Karan KC too was missing in the last game and will hopefully be back for this match. Other than these two, the bowling for Nepal has been pretty average.
Nepal Playing 11
Arjun Saud, Aasif Sheikh, Gyanendra Malla, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Bhurtel, Gulshan Jha, Karan KC, Lalit Rajbanshi, Sagar Dhakal.
Despite the absence of their star batsman Calum MacLeod, Scotland registered a resounding 4-wicket win over hosts Namibia in their last game, and are now just 2 points behind Oman, who are currently leading the pack. With plenty of matches in hand, Scotland has an excellent chance of finishing at the top of the table.
MacLeod is the top run-getter for Scotland in this tournament. But since he announced his retirement, much of the scoring responsibilities have fallen on Kyle Coetzer and Richie Berrington. George Munsey has proved to be a reliable opening batsman, while Matthew Cross’ consistent batting has provided heft to Scotland’s middle order.
Brandon McMullen, who made his debut in the game against Namibia, appears to be a handy all-rounder as he picked up 3 wickets and also scored 31 runs. The two left-arm spinners, Hamza Tahir and Mark Watt are the leading wicket-takers for Scotland, while Safyaan Sharif has proved pretty effective with the new ball.
Scotland Playing 11
Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey, Christopher McBride, Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Brandon McMullen, Michael Leask, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir.
NEP vs SCT Toss Prediction
The team winning the toss will prefer to bat first on this ground.
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Pitch and Conditions
The pitch at Windhoek is a balanced track, offering plenty of opportunities to both, the batsmen and the bowlers. Since the pitch has a good and consistent bounce, batsmen will find it easy to play their natural strokes, while the quicker bowlers will find some movement early on. The weather is expected to be warm with no chance of rain, with temperatures going up to 33 degrees Celsius.
NEP vs SCT Betting Tips
We are backing Scotland to win this match. Despite the exit of MacLeod, the batting line-up looks pretty strong and will have no problems facing Nepal’s bowling, which is pretty average. Also, the spinners for Scotland have done a great job so far and will be able to rattle quite a few Nepalese batsmen.
Bet on a Scotland win.
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Kyle Coetzer has been one of the mainstays of Scotland’s batting this season. In 28 matches, he has scored 975 runs at an average of 37.5. These include 8 half-centuries and a superb century. With his current form, Coetzer will be looking to make the most out of an average bowling line-up of Nepal.