Bermuda have been in abysmal form inn this tournament, with four losses in as many matches and have simply failed to gain any sort of momentum approaching the business part of the competition. They are placed at the bottom of the table as of now. Scotland have won twice, lost a couple of matches in four encounters and are accordingly placed in the third spot. Undoubtedly, the Scottish team starts as the overwhelming favorites to emerge victorious in this particular match.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers, 2019
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
October 24th, 2019
9:00 PM IST
Clear weather with merely 3% chances of rain and the temperature ranging around 31 degrees Celsius is expected during the course of the game.
It will be the first match played in this tournament in this particular stadium and hence a fresh track with significant help to the pacers early on and then the batsmen could make hay at the conducive batting track later in the innings.
Predicted Playing XI:
Kamau Leverock and Delray Rawlins would be banked upon to steer the batting order for Bermuda and play a pretty major role in the innings. Okera Bascome and Rodney Trott would be the other key players if Bermuda were to change overturn their ongoing run of form.
Kamau Leverock, Terryn Fray, Delray Rawlins, Janeiro Tucker, Deunte Darrell, Okera Bascome, Onais Bascome, Rodney Trott (C), Derrick Brangman, Sinclair Smith (WK), George O Brien
George Munsey and Kyle Coetzer constitute a formidable pair right at the top whilst Calum MacLeod and Matthew Cross add further quality and firepower later on in the batting order. Tom Sole and Hamza Tahir would be the other crucial players in the Scottish side.
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (C), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross (WK), Michael Leask, Tom Sole, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt
Though Scotland were quite rolled over by Namibia in their previous match, Calum MacLeod scored 39 runs and looks to be in good enough touch to replicate and even better that performance in the upcoming game against a relatively weaker opponent like Bermuda. Regardless of the result in the previous match, George Munsey has been in a laudable run of form in recent times and hence should be drafted in the fantasy XI side. Bermuda were humiliatingly defeated by Namibia in their last match as well, but Kamau Leverock made a name for himself with three wickets from his spell of four overs in which he conceded only 19 runs in total. These few players should be considered for selection as they have the potential to rack up a notable number of points.
1: George Munsey
2: Calum MacLeod
3: Kamau Leverock
Dream XI & Points Projection:
O Bascome, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
G Munsey, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
K Leverock, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
C MacLeod, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
J Tucker, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
D Rawlins, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
R Berrington, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
S Sharif, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
R Trott, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
G O Brien, Points: 20-22, Grade: B
H Tahir, Points: 34-36, Grade: B
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