|ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Betting|
ScheduleSunday, 22 February 2015 at 22:00 GMT / 22:00 UK / 03:30 IST
VenueHagley Oval, Christchurch
Team England got a stick from the hosts Australia in their opening game of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 but were humiliated in the next one by New Zealand who won by eight wickets. The Englishmen were dismissed cheaply for 123 mere runs in 33.2 overs and the Black Caps rushed to the target while blasting 2-125 after utilising just 12.2 overs. Scotland, either, was unable to perform well against the in-form Kiwis who scrapped their innings for 142 with 13.4 overs still available but the latter struggled as well and managed a win not before losing seven wickets for 146 in 24.5 overs. England will anticipate a better show in the coming match against Scotland who are playing much better than them.
The scarcity of runs continued in the event for the English batsmen which can be assessed by their two top scorers, Joe Root and Moeen Ali, who managed 46 and 20 runs vs. New Zealand. Ian Bell, Gary Balance, Eoin Morgan, James Taylor and Jos Buttler should make a new beginning with the willow. Steven Finn is bowling reasonably well but he needs proper assistance from Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali.
The skipper of Scotland, Preston Mommsen, along with Matt Machan attained their individual fifties against the Black Caps but none other batsmen reached the twenty runs mark, Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod, Hamish Gardiner and Richie Berrington can make a lot of runs in the future matches. Iain Wardlaw and Josh Davey almost contained the Kiwis by taking three wickets each while Rob Taylor. Majid Haq are their dependable bowlers.
Monday, February 23, 2015 @ 22:00 GMT (previous day), 11:00 local at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
Mostly sunny during the day with the temperatures around 14-20ᵒC.
The winner will prefer to bat under the perfect conditions.
The wicket has proved vital for the brave batsmen in the previous two encounters and the timid ones were taken over by the bowlers.
England – Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Gary Balance, Joe Root, James Taylor, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, James Anderson.
Scotland – (From) Preston Mommsen (C), Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod, Hamsih Gardiner, Matt Machan, Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Josh Davey, Majid Haq, Rob Taylor, Iain Wardlaw.
Keeping in view the bleak form of England, the Scottish team will be the favourites to win the match.