Scotland and New Zealand will clash against each other in the second T20I at the Grange Cricket Club Ground, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh on Friday, July 29. In the first match at the same venue, New Zealand thrashed the hosts by 68 runs courtesy a brilliant 56-ball 101-run knock from Finn Allen. New Zealand entered the series on the back of a successful Ireland tour where they whitewashed the hosts in both the ODI and the T20I series of three matches each. The two teams have earlier played three T20I matches against each other. New Zealand have emerged victorious on all the three occasions.
Scotland, on the other hand, will be playing their second T20I match since clashing against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2021 where they lost all their Group 2 matches. They had qualified for the Super-12 round of the tournament after pipping Bangladesh to finish as the Group B table-toppers in the first round of the ICC marquee event. As we gear up for the second T20I, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the SCO vs NZ 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Finn Allen, Martin Guptill and Glenn Phillips are my top three player betting tips for the SCO vs NZ 2nd T20I. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
New Zealand opener Finn Allen was on song in the first match as he hit 101 runs off just 56 balls. His sparkling innings consisted of 8 fours and 6 sixes. New Zealand piled up 225 runs and won the match by 68 runs courtesy the blazing knock. An impressive score from the 23-year-old was expected as he looked in good knick against Ireland. In the second and third ODI, Allen scored 60 and 33 runs respectively. He crossed the 30-run mark twice during the T20Is. The Auckland-born has been getting consistent starts.
The last five T20I innings of the right-hander has seen him score - 101, 14, 35, 1 and 41 runs. Overall, Allen has played 10 T20I matches and scored 307 runs at an average of 30.70 and a staggering strike rate of 177.58. He has a century and a fifty to his name in the format. Overall, 63 T20 matches and scored 1777 runs (14 fifties) at an average of 29.61. We can expect the youngster to capitalise on his good form and score more than 24.5 runs against an inexperienced Scotland bowling attack. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Finn Allen to score over 24.5 runs from the SCO vs NZ 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Ahead of the first T20I, we had predicted that Martin Guptill would score more than 27.5 runs and he did not disappoint us by hitting 40 runs off 31 balls. His innings consisted of 4 fours and two sixes. During the course of his innings, Guptill overcame Rohit Sharma to become highest run-scorer in men's T20I cricket. Notably, he is only one of the three batsmen to score over 3000 runs in the format. The senior opener Martin Guptill has scored 3399 runs in 116 T20I matches at an average of 32.37. He has two hundreds and 20 fifties to his name in the format. The 35-year-old's last nine T20I innings have seen him score 40, 25, 11, 24, 51, 31, 70, 28 and 4 runs. The Auckland-born played three matches against Scotland and scored 133 runs at an average of 66.50.
In the recently-concluded three match T20I series against Ireland, Guptill scored 15, 24 and 11 runs. The experienced campaigner failed to convert his starts and is expected to make up for the missed chances against Scotland. Earlier, the senior batter was stunning in the third ODI against Ireland on July 15. His 126-ball 115 fired New Zealand to 360 for the loss of six wickets in 50 overs. He also hit a fifty in the first ODI and a hundred in the final ODI against Netherlands in April. The Scottish team has played only one T20I match since November and stopping a destructive batter like Guptill can be an uphill task for them. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.83 for Martin Guptill to score over 24.5 runs from the SCO vs NZ 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
In our prediction ahead of the first T20I, we had anticipated that Glenn Phillips would score more than 22.5 runs. The batter got out after scoring 23 runs off 16 balls in the opener. New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Glenn Phillips has played a total of 39 T20I matches and scored 816 runs at an impressive average of 30.22. He has one hundred and four fifties to his name in the format already. In the two T20I matches Phillips has played against Scotland, he has scored 33 runs at an average of 28. The 25-year-old's last six T20I scores are - 23, 56*, 23, 69*, 0 and 34. The right-hand batter was the leading run-scorer in the recently-concluded T20I series against Ireland. He scored 148 runs in three matches at an average of 148 and strike rate of 132.14.
He scored decently in the ODI matches against Ireland as well. He scored 38 runs in the first match and followed it with scores of 16 and 47 respectively. Further, he played for Gloucestershire in the Vitality Blast 2022 and top-scored for the team with 340 runs in three matches at an average of 34 and strike rate of 135.45. He hit as many as four fifties in the T20 tournament. Phillips looks set to make his presence felt and score at least 25 runs in the second T20I as well. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Glenn Phillips to score over 24.5 runs from the SCO vs NZ 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Finn Allen to score over 24.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Martin Guptill to score over 24.5 runs @ 1.83 (1XBET)
Glenn Phillips to score over 24.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)