The English cricket team always has a very conservative approach towards cricket, and this attitude has trickled into their ODI play. Compared to other cricketing nations, the English team has not played too many ODIs, and this could pose a problem when the team takes on Scotland. However, the good news for English fans is that Scotland has not played too many ODIs to stand up to the English team.
The curator more often than not decides the nature of the pitch. The Grange Cricket Club is the home ground for Scotland’s national cricket team. The ground has witnessed high profile international matches till date. In all probability, it will favor the Scottish team, which is ranked lower than the English team.
The English team is led by Eoin Morgan. Other players include Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, and Alex Hales. These players will try to ensure that their side wins. However, it is impossible to ignore some players in the Scottish side. These include Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod, Alasdair Evans, Tom Sole and Scott Cameron.
Considering that the English side is higher ranked than Scotland and has tons of experience, you can expect England to win the ODI against Scotland.
Eoin Morgan is a good ODI player and captain. He is a strategic and far-thinking captain.
Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, and Alex Hales are some of the players from England who are in top form and will be the players to look out for.
Alex Hales is an opener and has a good record in ODI.
Joe Root and Sam Billings are also part of the ODI squad.
Kyle Coetzer is the leading run-getter for Scotland, but may not be part of the squad because of his county commitments
If Richie Berrington captains Scotland in Coetzer’s absence, it will be advantage team England. Berrington has just captained in two matches and does not have adequate experience.