Match 32: New Zealand vs Scotland, Dubai
Fantasy XI: Matthew Cross, Kane Williamson, George Munsey, Martin Guptill, Chris Greaves, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi, Safyaan Sharif, Adam Milne
Captain: Martin Guptill
Leading run-scorer for New Zealand this year in T20Is with 355 runs in ten games at a strike rate of 149.15 – he is also due for a big score.
Vice-captain: Ish Sodhi
Scotland have struggled against spin the most in this tournament, averaging only 14.26 with the bat, and Sodhi, who was Player of the Match against India (4-0-17-2) can be a handful.
Second-highest run-scorer for Scotland in this tournament with 101 runs in five games.
His last five scores in Abu Dhabi are 41, 29, 50*, 67 and 31.
86 of his 89 runs in this tournament have come in the powerplay – the third-highest for all teams.
84 runs with the bat and four wickets with the ball so far.
He has had a phenomenal start to the tournament, top-scoring for New Zealand in both the games so far – 27 (20) against Pakistan and 49 (35) against India.
He has picked up seven wickets in six games in 2021 for New Zealand and is one of the safe options against Scotland.
Most wickets in the powerplay in the UAE since 2020, with 20 wickets in 24 innings at an economy rate of 6.52.
Scotland’s most experienced bowler has been in top form, picking up five wickets in his last three outings.
He has picked up 22 wickets in his last 15 T20Is.