ENG vs SCO 2024, T20 World Cup 2024 Match Today: Dream XI prediction, head-to-head stats, key players, pitch report and weather update

Previewing the ENG vs SCO T20 World Cup 2024 match: Anticipated Playing XI, historical head-to-head stats, venue performance, pitch conditions, and weather forecast.

England, the reigning T20 World Cup champions, kick off their title defense against Scotland on Tuesday. This is the first match of the tournament for both teams and England will be looking to get their campaign off to a winning start. While England didn’t perform well at the Cricket World Cup last year, they’ll be hoping to bounce back in this T20 tournament. Scotland shouldn’t be underestimated though, as they have some experienced players on their team. This promises to be an exciting opening match

ENG vs SCO: Match Details

Match: England (ENG) vs Scotland (SCO), Match 5, ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Match Date: June 4, 2024 (Tuesday)

Time: 10:30 AM LOCAL / 08:00 P.M. IST

Venue: Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados


England Squad: Jos Buttler(w/c), Harry Brook, Ben Duckett, Jonny Bairstow, Will Jacks, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Philip Salt, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Tom Hartley

Scotland Squad: Matthew Cross(w), Michael Jones, George Munsey, Ollie Hairs, Richie Berrington(c), Michael Leask, Brandon McMullen, Jack Jarvis, Charlie Tear, Chris Greaves, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal, Bradley Currie, Christopher Sole

ENG vs SCO: Predicted XIs:

England: Phil Salt, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Scotland: George Munsey, Ollie Hairs, Michael Jones, Richie Berrington (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Michael Leask, Mark Watt, Chris Greaves, Safyaan Sharif, Christopher Sole, Bradley Currie

ENG vs SCO Top Player Picks

England’s batting looks strong:

  • Jos Buttler: Fresh off a successful IPL with big scores and a strong performance against Pakistan, he’ll be leading the charge for England as their star opener.
  • Phil Salt: Partnering Buttler at the top, Salt had a phenomenal IPL season with lots of runs and a high strike rate.

Scotland has bowling threats:

  • Mark Watt: This left-arm spinner has been studying England’s batters and is a much better bowler now. He could be a major weapon for Scotland, especially with the conditions favoring spinners in Barbados.
  • George Munsey: A middle-order batsman who thrives against spin bowling, Munsey has a good track record with scores in the World Cup Qualifiers, including one against the West Indies.

ENG vs SCO: Weather Report

England’s opening match against Scotland on Tuesday morning in Barbados is facing a wet hurdle. The forecast predicts rain showers during the game, making things a bit unpredictable. Despite the potential rain, it will still be a hot and humid one in Barbados. Expect temperatures around 29 degrees Celsius with high humidity levels of 84 percent. On top of that, there will be some strong winds to contend with, blowing at speeds of around 27 kilometers per hour. This weather could make for a challenging and exciting match

ENG vs SCO: Pitch Report

The pitch at Kensington Oval throws a curveball for this match. While the surface itself favors bowlers, especially with the possibility of rain or overcast conditions that can aid swing bowling, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows for them. The relatively small boundaries at the Oval present a tempting target for batsmen. This creates a fascinating dynamic – bowlers will have their moments to shine, particularly early on, but batters can quickly turn the tide with some aggressive strokeplay. It’ll be a test of skill and adaptation for both sides, making for a potentially high-scoring encounter despite the bowler-friendly elements.

ENG vs SCO Head-to-Head Stats

England and Scotland have never participated in an international T20 match before

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