Both Scotland and the Netherlands have limited experience in playing T20 matches. However, Scotland is riding a wave, after it defeated England by six runs in the one ODI that the two nations played before the start of the tri-series. This win would have increased the morale of the Scottish team.
Also, let’s not forget that Scotland is ranked higher than the Netherlands in ICC T20 rankings. The Scottish side is ranked 11th while the Dutch side is ranked 13th. So, it is expected that Scotland will win.
The Netherlands squad will be captained by Pieter Seelaar, who was elevated after Peter Borren retired. The Scottish squad will be captained by Kyle Coetzer. Both the teams have contested the World Cup qualifier but failed to make the cut.
The Scotland team is fortunate to have some good players, like Richie Berrington, Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Craig Wallace, Matthew Cross, Michael Leask, Chris Sole, Mark Watt, Stu Whittingham, George Munsey, Bradley Wheal, Dylan Budge, Hamza Tahir.
The Dutch team comprises Pieter Seelaar, Wesley Barresi, Ben Cooper, Scott Edwards, Fred Klaassen, Bas de Leede, Shane Snater, Tobias Visée, Saqib Zulfiqar, Sikander Zulfiqar, Timm van der Gugten, Paul van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, Ryan ten Doeschate
Since Scotland is ranked higher than the Netherlands, it is anticipated that in the sixth T20I Tri-Series, they will win. If you have doubts, check out the following reasons:
Kyle Coetzer is an experienced captain
Scotland has a strong bowling side
Safyaan Sharif is one of the best bowlers from the team and you can expect him to take wickets during this match
Craig Wallace, Mark Watt, Michael Leask, Chris Sole are renowned for their performance and will ensure their team comes up on top
Matthew Cross is an excellent wicketkeeper
However, the key will be Calum MacLeod, who is on cloud 9 after scoring a century against England recently. He will go guns blazing to stand up to the expectations of Scottish fans