Scotland Team in T20 World Cup 2022

Scotland made their first appearance on the world stage in the 1999 World Cup and have appeared in two more 50-over World Cups since then. They were also one of the teams that played in the inaugural T20 World Cup. Apart from that, they also played in the 2009 and 2016 editions of the T20 World Cup. The last major tournament that the Scottish team took part in was the 2021 T20 World Cup.

They have played a total of 16 matches in the T20 World Cup but haven’t enjoyed much success. Their wins before the last T20 World Cup have come against Oman, Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong. However, they managed a bigger win in 2021 which came against Bangladesh. That win helped them to secure a place in the Super 12s. The performance in the Super 12s was neither decent nor surprising. They faced a heavy defeat against Afghanistan and even lost to Namibia. They did put up a decent performance against New Zealand but were emphatically defeated by India and Pakistan. Scotland didn’t play any T20I post till the end of July when New Zealand visited them. That would mean that once again, the team would enter the tournament without any great practice and that would hurt their chances to put on a good show.

On account of reaching the Super 12s in the 2021 World Cup, Scotland have made it to the 2022 World Cup. They will need to manage a few wins in the first round this time around if they’re to repeat the feat in Australia.They will be up against Ireland and West Indies along with one more team that would join these three from the qualifiers. Only two teams from the group would progress and for Scotland to finish in top 2, they would need to play out of their skins.

However, India couldn’t repeat those heroics again at the biggest stage and apart from managing a runners-up position in 2014, they have failed to come even close to the coveted T20 World Cup trophy. Under Virat Kohli, India’s performance in the 2021 T20 World Cup proved disappointing for the fans as they got knocked out of the tournament after suffering losses in their first two fixtures of the event.

In the 2022 edition, they will be led by Rohit Sharma who began his tenure as India’s T20I captain with series wins over Sri Lanka and West Indies. In Australia, however, the challenge for his team will be much bigger, and that would make fantasy gaming all the more fun for Indian fans who would be playing on MyCircle11 during the tournament.

India finds itself in Group 2 which also features their arch-rivals Pakistan along with another sub-continental team in the form of Bangladesh. South Africa, the team against whom India drew a recent home series 2-2 will also meet India in this group. Two more teams will join them from the qualifiers.

Scotland Team T20 World Cup 2022 Schedule

Mon 17th Oct – 9:30 AM

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Wed 19th Oct – 9:30 AM

Scotland vs Ireland

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Fri 21st Oct – 1:30 PM

Bellerive Oval, Hobart

Team Scotland Captain

Richie Berrington has been around for a long time in Scotland cricket. Born in South Africa, Berrington emigrated to Scotland as a young boy and has been part of their set-up since his days in the Under-15 side. As the team’s most senior cricketer in terms of appearances, he was named the captain in June 2022, taking over from Kyle Coetzer. He was the team’s vice-captain in the tournament held in 2021. This time, he will have a huge responsibility considering he would be filling the big shoes of Coetzer.

Expected Scotland Squad for the T20 World Cup

Richie Berrington

All-Rounder

Kyle Coetzer

Batsman

Matthew Cross

Wicket Keeper

Dylan Budge

All-Rounder

Alasdair Evans

Bowler

Chris Greaves

All-Rounder

Michael Jones

Batsman

Hamza Tahir

Bowler

Michael Leask

All-Rounder

Calum MacLeod

Batsman

George Munsey

Batsman

Safyaan Sharif

Bowler

Craig Wallace

Wicket Keeper

Mark Watt

Bowler

Josh Davey

All-Rounder

Scotland Team S.W.O.T Analysis

Strengths – Scotland will be turning up for this T20 World Cup with pretty much the same side that played in the last year’s tournament. That means most of the players will have the experience of playing in a World Cup before. That experience should come in handy when they begin their campaign in Australia. Moreover, Scotland’s performance in the 50-over World Cup when it was held in Australia and New Zealand in 2015 was decent and the team should take confidence from that effort.

Weaknesses – Scotland’s numbers against the big teams make for a terrible reading. They have been defeated by almost everyone in the recent past. It will be very difficult for them to come good in Australia, where they have never played before, that too with very little match practice between the two World Cups.

Opportunities – As a team that most would label as the whipping boys of the tournament, Scotland go into the tournament with very little expectations. That could also translate into playing without any pressure, which in return can get some memorable performances out of the Scottish players.

Threats – While most of these players were part of the team in the last World Cup, the vastly different conditions of Australia from that of UAE and Oman would definitely challenge them. The conditions along with the lack of cricket that they have played in the past one year could prove to be a double whammy for them.

Facts and Stats about the Scotland Team

    • Captain Richie Berrington is the highest run-scorer for Scotland in the T20I format.
    • Berrington also gets the company of George Munsey in the list of T20I centurions for Scotland. While Berrington scored his ton against Bangladesh a decade ago, Munsey’s ton came against Netherlands in 2019.
    • Among Test nations, Scotland’s best record remains against Bangladesh, who they have managed to defeat on both the occasions the two teams have met. They have also secured three wins against Ireland but have also lost to them seven times.
    • Fast bowler Josh Davey had a terrific 50-over World Cup 2015 which took place in Australia where he returned with 15 wickets from 6 matches. At one point in the tournament, he was even leading the list of top wicket takers of the tournament.

How to pick a team on My11Circle

When the T20 World Cup gets underway Down Under later this year, you will get the chance to make the most of your knowledge and understanding of the game as multiple matches mean you get to create multiple teams almost every day. So, how to make yourself a winning combination on My11Circle? Here’s how to do it.

Out of the 22 players who are involved in the match, you are supposed to pick 11 players to create your fantasy team. The 11 players should include batsmen, wicketkeeper, bowlers, and all-rounders.

After you have picked the 11 players, you would need to assign captaincy and vice captaincy to two of the players. It’s very important to take this decision with due consideration as the points that they will earn at the end of the match will get multiplied.

But you must pick all those players with just 100 credits in your kitty. All the players are assigned a certain value based on their form and stature, which would often mean that picking 11 of the highest rated players wouldn’t be possible with the budget of 100 credits.

So, use your knowledge of the game – conditions, form of cricketers, their performance against different kinds of oppositions – to predict the 11 top performing players of the match and pick them in your side.

So, what are you waiting for? Begin your preparations for the grand event and download the My11Circle app now to go up against fantasy gamers from around the world during the T20 World Cup 2022!

Frequently Asked Questions the About Scotland Team

How many editions of the T20 World Cup have Scotland played?

Scotland have appeared in four editions of the tournament before their appearance in Australia in this year’s T20 World Cup.

Who will be captaining Scotland in the 2022 World Cup?

35-year-old Richie Berrington was appointed the captain in June 2022 after Kyle Coetzer stepped down from the post.

Who designed Scotland's kit in 2021 World Cup?

The kit for Scotland’s team in the 2021 World Cup was designed by a 12-year-old girl called Rebecca Downie.

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