Scotland T20 World Cup Preview
Scotland have odds of 2501.00 on Betway to win the 2021 T20 World Cup.
In the last three years, Scotland has proved itself to be one of the fastest-growing ICC Associate teams. Their consistent performances in associate cricket are crying out for more competitive games against full member ICC nations. In Europe, they’ve garnered the reputation of being the giant killers. If their qualifying round’s results at the 2021 Twenty20 World Cup are anything to go by, their opponents in Super 12 better not take them lightly.
With the right mix of youth and experience in their ranks, Scotland enter the World Cup tournament proper high on confidence from the three wins in qualifying Group B. Their upset win over Bangladesh showed their prowess in international cricket and they ensured that wasn’t an aberration by winning against Oman and Papua New Guinea handsomely.
Under veteran skipper Kyle Coetzer, they have a good level of experience at the top of the order. Over the years their bowling has been a weak link, having a bad habit of conceding too many runs. They seem to have rectified that issue in their Group B encounters and that will massively improve Scotland T20 World Cup odds.
Scotland T20 World Cup odds
As expected, Scotland World Cup odds aren’t great at 2501.00 by any stretch of the imagination. However, they’ve found themselves in a great position in Group 2 where they’ll face teams like Afghanistan and Namibia against whom they’ll be determined to win.
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Scotland World Cup Betting: Players to watch
Josh Davey: A fast-bowling all-rounder, Josh Davey has quickly hit form with the new ball taking 8 wickets in 3 games including a man-of-the-match performance for his 3/25 against Oman. His economy rate is also right up there going at just 5.8 runs per over. The 31-year-old holds the key with the ball for Scotland if they are to upset a few teams in the Super 12 stage.
Richie Berrington: Berrington is Scotland’s best batsman and he’s in form too having scored 373 runs in T20Is this year. He is in super form as well and he is the boundary hitter in the middle order for Scotland. He had the second-best boundary hitting percentage out of all players in qualifying rounds, having scored 70 runs in 4s and 6s out of his 103. If Berrington gets going for long, Scotland T20 World Cup betting can become an active place for punters to explore.
Mark Watt: Scotland’s cagey left-arm spinner, Watt is known to bowl economical spells. He has an economy rate of 5.9 in 7 T20Is in 2021. Also, he was miserly in the qualifying round, going at an impressive 5.4 runs per over. With the conditions in UAE suiting his style of bowling, expect Watt to bowl the tough overs for skipper Coetzer.
Scotland Squad & Schedule
Kyle Coetzer (C), Dylan Budge, George Munsey, Richie Berrington, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Matthew Cross, Craig Wallace, Saafyan Sharif, Chris Greaves, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt, Bradley Wheal
Scotland – Qualifying Group B
17 Oct – beat Bangladesh by 6 runs
19 Oct – beat Papua New Guinea by 17 runs
21 Oct – beat Oman by 8 wickets
Super 12, Group 2
25 Oct – vs. Afghanistan
27 Oct – vs. Namibia
3 Nov – vs. New Zealand
5 Nov – vs India
7 Nov – vs Pakistan
Prediction for Scotland at T20 World Cup 2021
After having won all their qualifying ties in Group B, great things can be expected from the European nation in the Super 12. Scotland T20 World Cup odds may be out of favor but we predict them to get at least one win in Group 2.
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Scotland’s history at Previous T20 World Cups
2007 – Eliminated in Round 1
2009 – Eliminated in Round 1
2010 – Did not appear
2012 – Did not appear
2014 – Did not appear
2016 – Eliminated in Qualifiers