The T20 World Cup is underway and the upcoming match between New Zealand and Scotland is sure to be an exciting one. Both teams have a long history of success in the tournament and will be looking to advance to the semi-finals. This article will take a look at the teams’ records in the tournament, New Zealand’s chances of winning, key players for New Zealand, Scotland’s strategy to win, and the likely outcome for New Zealand to reach the semi-finals.
NZ vs. Sco: T20 World Cup Preview
The upcoming game between New Zealand and Scotland will be the first time the two teams have faced each other in the T20 World Cup. Both sides have had success in the tournament in the past, with New Zealand having won the title in 2010 and Scotland making it to the semi-finals in 2009. New Zealand will be looking to make it to the semi-finals for the third time in the past four tournaments, while Scotland will be hoping to make it to the semi-finals for the first time since 2009.
Scotland’s Record in T20 World Cup
Scotland has had mixed success in the T20 World Cup over the years. In 2009, they made it to the semi-finals, where they were eventually knocked out by India. In 2010, they failed to make it out of the group stage, and in 2012, they were knocked out in the Super 8 stage. In 2014, they failed to make it out of the group stage, and in 2016, they were knocked out in the Super 8 stage.
New Zealand’s Chances to Win
New Zealand will be looking to take advantage of Scotland’s lack of success in the tournament and make it to the semi-finals. They have a strong batting line up, with the likes of Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, and Kane Williamson all capable of scoring big runs. Their bowling attack is also very strong, with the likes of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Mitchell Santner all capable of taking wickets.
Key Players for New Zealand
New Zealand will be hoping that their key players will be able to perform well in the upcoming match. Martin Guptill is a key batsman for the team and will be looking to score big runs. Brendon McCullum will be looking to build on his successful T20 World Cup record and provide the team with a solid start. Kane Williamson will be looking to provide the team with stability in the middle order. Trent Boult and Tim Southee will be looking to make early breakthroughs with the ball