In the third game of the ICC T20I World Cup 2022, West Indies and Scotland lock horns at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart. This is the first game of Group B and will get underway in Tasmania. welcome to West Indies vs Scotland Match preview.
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West Indies are the giant of the gentleman’s game, when it comes to the shorter format, The Caribbean nation has the most number of T20 World Cup trophies in the World.
Renowned for strong style striking abilities, the Windies have clinched titles in the year 2012 and 2016 by edging past Sri Lanka and England respectively.
West Indies has won four of their last five latest T20I games. They played against the likes of New Zealand and Australia recently, losing both the series, 2-1 and 2-0 respectively.
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West Indies have gained the added advantage of getting used to the Australian conditions, due to their recent tour.
Shimron Hetmyer was dropped after missing his Flight repeatedly despite warnings from Cricket West Indies Board. Shamarh Brooks has replaced him in the squad.
Scotland has been one of the re-emerging teams which have showcased brilliant performances in recent times.
Scotland excited the group stages in the year, 2007, 2009, and 2016. They were table toppers in the Round 1 fixture of the 2021 T20 World Cup, from where they raced through into the Super 12s.
Recently, New Zealand was on a tour to Scotland for two T20I games. Unfortunately, the home side lost both encounters by huge margins.
Scotland are placed 15th in the ICC T20I rankings at the moment.
The Richard Berrington-led unit will depend greatly on Calum McLeod, George Munsey, Michael Jones, and their skipper Berrington with bat in hand.
Brad Wheal will look to bring his T20 Blast experience alongside upcoming stars such as Safyaan Sharif, Hamza Tahir, Mark Wyatt, and Josh Davey.
It’s a no-brainer that West Indies start favourites in this battle, but one count out this Scotland unit when it comes to giving their absolute best against full-time nations.
West Indies vs Scotland: Probable Playing XI
West Indies: Nicholas Pooran (c), Rovman Powell, Evin Lewis, Yannic Cariah, Obed Mccoy, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith, Shamarh Brooks
Scotland: Richard Berrington (c), George Munsey, Michael Leask, Bradley Wheal, Chris Sole, Chris Greaves, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Matthew Cross, Calum MacLeod, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, Brandon McMullen, Michael Jones, Craig Wallace.