The opening T20 international of the Oman Quadrangular Series 2019 will see Scotland take on the Netherlands. The match is scheduled to be played on February 13 at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1) in Al Amarat, Oman. Live telecast will begin at 9:15 AM local time.
SCO vs NL, 1st T20: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Sky Sports, Fox Sports, Sky Sports HD, OSN Sports Cricket HD
Live Streaming: Bet365, Omancricket.org, Oman Cricket Youtube Channel
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and predictions for Sco vs NL 1st T20I, OQS 2019...
Scotland Team News & Playing 11
Scotland will depend heavily on George Munsey, Richie Berrington and skipper Kyle Coetzer to score runs for them. Coetzer is the team's leading run-scorer in T20Is with 1035 runs in 45 matches. His opening partner Munsey had topped the runs charts in last year's tri-nation T20I series in Netherlands where he scored 204 runs in four games and hit one half-century. Scotland will need their openers to fire in this match and set up a solid platform for Berrington who is their key man in the middle order. Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans and Hamza Tahir will be the go-to men for the team when it comes to bowling. Sharif is their best bowler in the T20 format with 32 wickets in 29 matches while Evans too is one of their most successful bowlers with 22 wickets in 16 matches. Scotland will want both these fast bowlers to come good with the ball against the Netherlands.
Scotland Predicted Playing 11
Kyle Coetzer (c), George Munsey, Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Ruaidhri Smith, Michael Leask, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Hamza Tahir
Netherlands Team News & Playing 11
Stephan Myburgh, Wesley Barresi and Ryan ten Doeschate have been the most consistent performers with the bat for Netherlands and it will be up to them to ensure a strong position for their team. Barresi has scored the most runs for his side in T20 internationals - 764 runs in 38 matches which includes four fifties - and he will be expected to make a healthy contribution in this match. Ryan ten Doeschate is averaging 42 in this format and the team's middle order batting will rely mainly on him. Netherlands will turn to their skipper Pieter Seelaar to do the job for them with the ball. The left-arm spinner is one of their best bowlers and he was their most impressive bowler in the tri-nation T20I series at home last year. Paul van Meekeren and Shane Snater are the team's best pace-bowling options. Meekeren has 20 T20I wickets at an economy of 6.61 and he is more likely to trouble the Scottish batsmen.
Netherlands Predicted Playing 11
Tobias Visee, Max O'Dowd, Stephan Myburgh, Wesley Barresi, Ryan ten Doeschate, Roelof van der Merwe, Scott Edwards (wk), Pieter Seelaar (c), Shane Snater, Paul van Meekeren, Fred Klaassen
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
SCO : W W T L L
NED : NR L L W W
SCO vs NED Head to Head
Scotland and Netherlands have played nine T20 internationals against each other with the former leading the scoreline 5-4.
Scotland have won the last four T20Is they have played against the Netherlands.
Scotland won by 115 runs when they last faced Netherlands in a T20I - in the Netherlands Tri-Nation T20I Series at Amstelveen last year. After electing to bat first, Scotland posted 221/3 in their 20 overs and then dismissed Netherlands for 106 in 14 overs.
Scotland start off as the bookmakers' favorites to win the opening match of the Oman Quadrangular T20I Series 2019 and they are being offered at odds of 1.88 on Betfair. Netherlands are the underdogs for this game at a slightly higher price of 1.92 on Betfair.
Scotland vs Netherlands Prediction
Scotland have won their last four T20 internationals played against the Netherlands, including both the matches of last year's tri-nation series held in Netherlands. Momentum too is with Scotland who are coming on the back of wins in their last two T20Is as opposed to the Dutch who have faced defeats in their last two completed T20Is. Scotland have a more balanced side and their batting looks stronger and deep than that of their opponents which is why we feel they are better placed to win this match.
Back Scotland to beat Netherlands at 1.88 with Betfair.