England vs Scotland Prediction – T20 World Cup

ENG vs SCO Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2024

England take on Scotland in Match 6 of the 2024 T20 World Cup at 10:30 local time in Bridgetown, Barbados on Tuesday morning. This will be the second game in the group after Namibia and Oman got it underway on Sunday evening here at the Kensington Oval. Read on as we preview this fixture. The Group B match gets underway on 4th June.

England begin their T20 World Cup defence with this local derby and although there is always the possibility of a giant-killing, we expect Buttler’s side to have too much quality. They impressed with both bat and ball in the recent series win over Pakistan.

Scotland have developed into a consistent international side although they tend to lack a real world class player with the ability to swing a tight game against an established team. We can expect them to play a good standard of cricket in this match but getting the win seems like an unlikely outcome.

England vs Scotland Match Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Star Sports, PTV, Ten Sports, Willow TV, ESPN Caribbean, Sky Cricket, Sky Sport NZ and SuperSport.

Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar, Myco, Tamasha, ESPN Play Caribbean, SkyGO, NOW TV, Prime Video and SuperSport.

ENG vs SCO Match Toss Prediction

Teams batting first have a much stronger record at the Kensington Oval in T20Is. With over 66% of games won by the team putting a target on the board, we expect both skippers to want to bat first.

ENG vs SCO Pitch Report

This pitch normally allows for a good contest between bat and ball with a par score around 160. There will be some turn for the spinners and any total approaching 190 in the first innings of the game should be enough to win.

Barbados Weather Report

Once again, the forecast is for very humid conditions in Bridgetown on Tuesday. There may be some showers which come and go but it will be warm throughout with the temperature in the high 20s.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for England vs Scotland, T20 World Cup 2024

England Team News & Playing 11

ENG Team News

After playing only two of their four T20Is against Pakistan due to wet weather, England’s players can certainly not claim to be over-worked or tired ahead of this match. In spite of poor injury records in their careers, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Reece Topley are all fit for selection ahead of this game of T20 World Cup 2024.

ENG Key Players

  • Jos Buttler – The captain made 84 in the second T20I against Pakistan last month and his strike-rate was between 164 and 180 throughout the series.
  • Will Jacks – This will be the young right-hander’s first experience of the T20 World Cup but he hit a century for Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the 2024 IPL and he won’t lack confidence.
  • Adil Rashid – The England leg-spinner took 2/27 in the final T20I before England left for this tournament and he averages a wicket every 16 balls at the Kensington Oval.
  • Jofra Archer – The right-arm fast bowler has endured a tough few years with injuries but he impressed in both of his appearances against Pakistan, picking up wickets in both.

ENG Team Form

England won by seven wickets and by 23 runs in their two completed T20Is against Pakistan last month.

England Predicted Playing 11

Phil Salt, Jos Buttler (c) (wk), Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Scotland Team News & Playing 11

SCO Team News

Although they have four players yet to experience a T20 World Cup before in their squad, Scotland have appeared in the last three T20 World Cup tournaments and their players know all about the competition. Richie Berrington has a fully fit squad to select from.

SCO Key Players

  • Richie Berrington – Although there are sometimes question marks over his strike-rate in this format, the Scotland captain averages over 31 from 82 T20I innings.
  • George Munsey – The 31 year old opener has a reputation for taking on the opening bowlers but he is yet to show it in these top tournaments. However, he would love nothing more than to deliver against England.
  • Mark Watt – The bowling all-rounder was one of the top performers in the early stages of the 2021 T20 World Cup. He brings plenty of experience to this game.
  • Chris Sole – The right-arm medium fast bowler is Scotland’s most in-form player with the ball after picking up wickets in the recent Tri-Nation Series in the Netherlands.

SCO Team Form

Scotland have won two of their last three completed fixtures ahead of this T20 World Cup opener.

Scotland Predicted Playing 11

Richie Berrington (c), George Munsey, Michael Jones, Matthew Cross (wk), Michael Jones, Brandon McMullen, Michael Leask, Brad Wheal, Mark Watt, Chris Sole, Safyaan Sharif

England vs Scotland Head to Head

This is the first time that England and Scotland have gone head to head in a T20I. Their previous four matches, all ODIs, saw England win three and Scotland one.

England vs Scotland Betting Odds

England are heavy favourites to begin their title defence with a win. Jos Buttler’s team can be backed at 1.07 with Scotland out at 9.00 to get a victory.

Who will win England vs Scotland Match?

England have a much stronger squad than Scotland and there are no players in the Scottish squad who would have a hope of getting into England’s. Therefore, we have England as the top side ahead of this match.

🏆 England vs Scotland Prediction

Although England are the overwhelming favourites, Scotland’s players will be relishing the opportunity to spoil the start of the holders’ title defence. We saw in the 2023 Cricket World Cup that England can struggle when it comes to defending a crown and Scotland will look for any sign of weakness. However, England’s side is full of world class players with bat and ball so we are backing England to win.

England to beat Scotland

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