NEP vs SCT Match Preview
Scotland side has succeeded in winnings 21 out of their last 31 matches. They are sitting on top of the points tally and will be keen to continue their domination in the tournament. Nepal managed to win just 8 matches from the 23 they played. They are currently positioned in the 6th position. Nepal has to make a strong comeback in the competition and will be doing it all to try and win this game. One of the top players for Scotland in this game will be M Leask. He will bat in the middle order and will also help the Scottish bowling attack. Another significant player for Scotland has been M Watt as he bowls in the death overs and is in great form at the moment.
As this is a well-balanced track at Windhoek, it might be a good idea to pick at least 3 all-rounders for the match. They will bowl for their teams in the death overs and also help with the middle order in the batting department. If you take a close look at the recent record of both these teams, you will find that Scotland has won 3 out of their last 5 games while Nepal has won 2. Nepal also had to endure a no-result game. Both these teams are going into this match with a loss in their last outing. They will be hoping to get back to winning ways again with a win in this 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.
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.
Scotland leads the head-to-head between these two sides.
Scotland leads the head-to-head between the two sides 2-1. They have also won 2 of their last 3 games.
Mark Watt has bowled with a good economy rate for Scotland.
Mark Watt is easily one of the top bowlers in the competition. He has picked up 20 wickets from his last 5 games at an economy rate of 3.88 and strike rate of 27.90.
There do not seem to be any injury worries for either team.
NEP vs SCT Probable 11
NEP Playing 11
- Arjun Saud (Wk)
- Asif Sheikh
- Gyanendra Malla
- Rohit Paudel (C)
- Aarif Sheikh
- Dipendra Singh Airee
- Kushal Bhurtel
- Gulsan Jha
- Karan KC
- Sompal Kami
- Sagar Dhakal
SCT Playing 11
- Kyle Coetzer
- George Munsey
- Christopher McBride
- Richie Berrington (C)
- Matthew Cross (Wk)
- Brandon McMullen
- Michael Leask
- Mark Watt
- Safyaan Sharif
- Chris Sole
- Hamza Tahir
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.
M Leask: M Leask is one of the better all-rounders playing in this game. He bats in the top order and is likely to get a full quota of overs.
Calum MacLeod: Calum MacLeod has scored 533 runs from his last 7 matches for Scotland with an average of 88.83. He has also scored these runs quickly with a strike rate of 94.16.
Mark Watt: Mark Watt has been exceptional for Scotland with 20 wickets from 10 matches. He has picked up these wickets at a strike rate of 27.90. Apart from that, he is also bowling with an economy rate of 3.88.
Hamza Tahir: Hamza Tahir has picked up 11 wickets from his last 9 games with a strike rate of 39.18. He might be a good alternative in the bowling department.
NEP vs SCT Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: M. Cross
Batters: R. Berrington, K. Coetzer, G. Malla, G. Munsey
All-rounders: M. Leask (C), D. Singh-Airee
Bowlers: S. Sharif, M. Watt (VC), S. Kami, K. Karan