NEP vs SCT Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 08, 2022
Tournament: ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2.
Date: December 08, 2022.
Format: One day
Venue: Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek, Namibia.
Nepal will go up against Scotland in the 120th game of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 later today. This game will be played at the Wanderers Cricket Ground in Windhoek. Here is everything you need to know about this game such as betting tips, match prediction, and pitch report.
NEP vs SCT Team Previews
Nepal played its last game against Namibia yesterday at this same venue. Namibia defeated Nepal by a big margin of 86 runs in the game. Batting first Namibia scored 275 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. This was a big score on this ground. This total was attained by Namibia thanks largely to the efforts of Michael van Lingen, the skipper Gerhard Erasmus, and Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton. Michael van Lingen played a superb inning for Namibia hitting a hundred in this game. He scored 119 runs from 111 balls with 15 fours and 1 six.
Gerhard Erasmus also scored 53 runs from 76 balls with 2 sixes and 1 four for Namibia. Towards the end of the innings when quick runs were required, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton came to the party with a 40 from 32 balls with 4 fours and one six. Lalit Rajbanshi was the pick of the bowlers for Nepal with 4 scalps from his 10 overs giving away just 36 runs. Other bowlers that contributed to the Nepal bowling efforts were Sompat Kami with 2 wickets, and Sagar Dhakal with one wicket. Dipendra Singh Airee was also economical in his spell although he failed to pick up any wickets.
In their retort to this target, the Nepal team lost their way early in the chase with a couple of wickets going down upfront. There were a few noteworthy contributions from players such as Arjun Saud who made 29 runs, Gyanendra Malla who scored 30 runs, and Rohit Paudel the skipper who contributed the top score of 44 runs from 61 balls with 3 fours. Dipendra Singh Airee scored 34 runs from 41 balls to help the scoring rate along, but it was well short of what was required for achieving a successful chase.
Nepal Playing 11
Arjun Saud, Aasif Sheikh, Gyanendra Malla, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Harishankar Shah, Dipendra Singh Airee, Aarif Sheikh, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Lalit Rajbanshi, Sagar Dhakal.
Scotland also played their last game against Namibia and lost it by a margin of 3 wickets with 36 balls remaining. Batting first, Scotland scored a decent total of 208 runs all out from their quota of 50 overs. Some of the more notable contributions to the total came from the likes of Brandon McMullen with 56 runs from 70 balls with 7 fours and one six and George Munsey who scored 51 runs from 75 balls with 6 fours and one six. None of the other batters for Scotland could make any noteworthy contributions to the total.
The pick of the bowlers for Namibia in this game was Ruben Trumpelmann who bowled 10 overs for 37 runs and picked up 4 wickets during the spell. All the other Namibian bowlers contributed to the team's cause by being among the wickets in the Scotland innings. Tangeni Lungameni and Bernard Schultz were also among the wickets picking up 2 wickets each. Both these bowlers were also economical in their efforts giving away just 35 and 34 runs respectively. JJ Smit and Pikky Ya France were the other successful bowlers with a wicket apiece.
Scotland made a spirited start to their defense of the score by picking up early wickets in the Namibian innings. But the Namibian side is a good one and has won several matches in the recent past and that too for a reason. They staged a comeback in the match with an unbeaten partnership between Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton and Pikky Ya France in the lower middle order. The pick of the bowlers for Scotland was Mark Watt with 3 wickets for 28 runs from his 9 overs. Other Scottish bowlers that were among the wickets were Brandon McMullen and Safyann Sharif who picked up 2 and 1 wickets respectively.
Scotland Playing 11
Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey, Christopher McBride, Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Brandon McMullen, Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole.
NEP vs SCT Toss Prediction
The pitch on offer at the Wanderers Cricket Ground in Windhoek Namibia has plenty of runs in it. The average first innings total at this venue is a decent score. However, the teams chasing a target have enjoyed the conditions more on this ground. Therefore, you can expect the captain that wins the toss to chase a total on this ground and prefer batting second.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
This pitch at the Namibian venue is excellent for batting. However, it also offers assistance to the bowlers in the initial stages of the innings. Even all the spinners can expect a bit of help from the track, especially in the middle and later stages of the match. The temperatures for this game in Namibia will be close to 34 degrees and we are likely to get a hot day with a lot of sunshine for this game. There are not too many chances of rain coming down during this game.
NEP vs SCT Betting Tips
If you look at the points table for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2, you will find Scotland leading the points tally with 44 points. Nepal on the other hand is currently lying in the 6th spot in the points tally with 18 points. Scotland has won 21 out of the 31 games while Nepal has won 8 matches out of their 23 matches. Scotland has also fared much better in this phase of the CWC League 2 competition in Windhoek, Namibia. So, we expect Scotland to continue their winning ways and score yet another win in this match.
Bonus Cricket Bets
The Scottish top order is in good nick. And you can expect them to get off to a good start scoring more than 4 runs in their first over of the innings.
George Munsey is a good batter and he has been a consistent one. You can bet on him to be the leading run-getter for his team.
Kyle Coetzer has been among the runs in this format of the game consistently. You can expect him to score more than 28 runs in this match.