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WI vs SCO Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: T20 World Cup 2022 Match 3

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It wouldn’t be to anyone’s surprise if West Indies saw Namibia’s superb win over Sri Lanka as a bit of a warning. Like Sri Lanka in Group A, West Indies are favourites to top Group B, but if complacency seeps in, Scotland are capable of causing Nicholas Pooran’s team significant headaches.

A cold Hobart afternoon will greet the players, but the heat is on right away in what is a very competitive group. Victory here is vital for both sides, as playing from in front is far more comfortable than chasing points in a group that also includes the capable Ireland and Zimbabwe.

Scotland have been short of T20I cricket this year, but they will be hoping their recent ODI form can work for them. West Indies had their moments against Australia recently, and are seeking the perfect start to a tournament where they are fielding a team that looks so different to the experienced one last year. How this Windies side will cope in a new era of sorts will be interesting to see, and former coach Ottis Gibson believes a World Cup brings the best out of the men in maroon.

WI vs SCO Possible Playing XI

West Indies have a call to make on who opens. Evin Lewis is in the squad, as are Johnson Charles, Brandon King and Kyle Mayers.

West Indies: 1. Kyle Mayers, 2. Evin Lewis/Johnson Charles, 3. Brandon King, 4. Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), 5. Rovman Powell, 6. Jason Holder, 7. Odean Smith, 8. Akeal Hosein, 9. Alzarri Joseph, 10. Yannic Cariah/Sheldon Cottrell, 11. Obed McCoy

Kyle Coetzer’s T20I retirement meant an opening spot became available alongside George Munsey. Calum McLeod and Michael Jones each got an opportunity in the two-match series against New Zealand earlier this year.

Scotland: 1. George Munsey, 2. Michael Jones, 3. Matthew Cross (wk), 4. Richie Berrington (c), 5. Calum MacLeod, 6. Chris Greaves, 7. Michael Leask, 8. Mark Watt, 9. Safyaan Sharif, 10. Josh Davey, 11. Brad Wheal/Chris Sole

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

West Indies:

  • Kyle Mayers could be the X-Factor for West Indies. His memorable shot against Australia recently is something he is capable of producing regularly. His strike rate of 132.41 in 28 T20s this year can be beneficial for the Windies at the top.
  • Brandon King had a brilliant recent CPL 2022 campaign. He hit 83* off 50 balls in the Final. In 27 T20 innings this year, he has struck 788 runs at an average of 34.26 and strike rate of 125.48.
  • Can Nicholas Pooran overcome his horror form? Before his 46 in the warm up vs UAE, he scored just 35 runs in his previous seven T20 matches. If Windies are to do well, one feels Pooran needs to make a strong impact.
  • Jason Holder is West Indies’ leading wicket-taker in T20Is this year (23, avg. 23.08, SR 15.6). The tall seamer could enjoy the cool conditions in Hobart, where there may be some movement upfront.
  • Odean Smith looked in good touch in the recent Australia series. He took 1/24 and 1/19, and also struck 27 off 17 in the first T20I down the order. As a pinch hitter, Smith can be a dangerous option for opponents.
  • Scotland may have their work cut out against Alzarri Joseph. He recently took the most wickets in CPL 2022 (18) at an average of 15.00 and economy of 6.75. He was also brilliant against Australia, where he took 2/17 and 3/21.

Scotland:

  • George Munsey has the highest strike rate of any Scotland player with at least 100 T20I runs (144.72). He is Scotland’s third-highest run-scorer (1,317), and will be tasked with providing a fast start.
  • Expect skipper Richie Berrington to bat at number four. He has scored 840 runs at an average of 46.67 and strike rate of 137.70 in that position in all T20s. He averages below 30 in all other positions he’s batted at.
  • Chris Greaves’ all-round ability will be key for Scotland. He recently scored 31 and 37 against New Zealand in July. Michael Leask will also be key, and he comes into this game in good form after scores of 85, 39, 19*, 5 and 41 in his last five ODIs.
  • Josh Davey took nine wickets in five matches at last year’s World Cup. The seamer could enjoy the extra bounce on Australian pitches.
  • Pacer Safyaan Sharif will be key at the death. He is Scotland’s leading wicket-taker in T20Is, with 61 in 53 innings at an average of 24.88 and strike rate of 18.2. Spinner Mark Watt is next with 57, but how much purchase he can find on a fresh Hobart surface remains to be seen.

Other Stats and Facts

  • This will be the first T20I between Scotland and West Indies.
  • Scotland have played just two T20Is this year.
  • Akeal Hosein has gone wicketless in just four of his last 23 T20Is.

Bellerive Oval Hobart Pitch Report and Weather

It will be a cold day in Hobart, with a top of just 14 degrees. There is a chance of a morning shower or two, but there should be no major interruptions in this afternoon match.

As a result, there may be some assistance for the seamers upfront. But, the conditions are usually batter friendly with small square boundaries. In T20s at Bellerive Oval in the past three years, the run rate is 8.12 and chasing teams have won just 23% of the matches. Also, finger spinners concede less per over (7.30) than pace (7.95) and wristspin (8.76).

WI vs SCO Dream11 Prediction 17 October 2022

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

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T20 World Cup 2022 Match 3: WI vs SCO Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

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T20 World Cup 2022 Match 3: WI vs SCO Dream11 Prediction

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Base Team:

  • Wicket-Keepers: Nicholas Pooran
  • Batsmen: Brandon King, Richie Berrington
  • All-Rounders: Jason Holder, Michael Leask
  • Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph

T20 World Cup 2022 Match 3 WI vs SCO Match Prediction: Who will win?

Scotland are certainly capable of producing an upset, but the Windies players have played much more T20 cricket of late. With their experience, the Windies should win.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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