Date & Time: Thursday, October 24, 21:00 IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Scotland seek to exploit Bermuda’s poor form
Being helmed as the top favourites leading into the Qualifiers, Scotland has come up with mixed results so far as they failed to clinch on to the crucial moments in both their losses. In addition their victories too have been hard-fought ones. On the other hand, Bermuda is yet to register a win in the tournament and they have acquired a few hefty defeats in the tournament. So it’s time for Scotland to make full use of Bermuda’s poor form to enter in the top 6 of the tournament.
Kyle Coetzer the Scotland skipper who missed the last match is likely to be back into the Playing XI which leaves Craig Wallace out. On the other hand, Bermuda is in for a few changes as they will try to give their bench players a go.
This is the first match being played at Dubai Stadium in the tournament. So expect a frozen surface where it offers something for everyone. The average score in the first innings at this venue has been around 150 in the last 5 games played.
Scotland’s No.3 batsman has been in great form in the tournament where he is part of 3 dream team appearances out of four matches played. Considering his track record there is every chance he will come up with another vital knock.
He may not have failed to come up with runs down the order which he is known for but he has compensated it by picking wickets. He has a PPM of 44 and an MDTA of 1.33 on the tour.
He is only second to Davey when it comes to bowlers in the side. He has picked 7 wickets from 4 matches where he has a PPM of 57 and an MDTA of 1. Adding to his bowling armory, he has also scored in with a few handy runs down the order.
He is the most consistent bowler in the tournament with 8 wickets from 4 games. He has an impressive PPM of 58 and an MDTA of 1 on the tour which makes him the top-rated bowler in today’s match.