Scotland is the underdogs of the T20 World Cup

2 min readOct 18, 2022


In 1994, Scotland joined the International Cricket Council (ICC) as an associate member. Two years after parting ties with the England cricket squad. Since then, they have participated in five T20 World Cup competitions and three ODI World Cups (1999, 2007, and 2015). (2007, 2009, 2016, 2021 and 2022).

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First Victory in a major ICC event

It wasn’t until they defeated Hong Kong in the 2016 T20 World Cup that they achieved their first victory in either of these competitions. Cricket Scotland is in charge of the Scottish cricket team. The Grange in Edinburgh and a few other locations host their home games.

Scotland again shock the World

West Indies, the two-time T20 World Cup champions, were shocked by Scotland in Group B’s opening encounter in Hobart. George Munsey, Scotland’s opening batsman, held their innings together and hit 66 off 53 to help them reach 160. In the bowling department, Scotland relied on their slower bowlers to restrict West Indies to 118 all out and send them home with a 42-run loss.

Brave Scotland

Scotland would be ecstatic since it is never simple to defeat the two-time world champions. Scotland currently has a good chance of competing in the main event as a result of this victory.

Their Net Run Rate (NRR) is +2.10, which is remarkable for such a brief competition. On October 19, they will play Ireland at the same location in Hobart. It would be intriguing to watch if the rest of the batting lineup gels since George Munsey, who scored 66 runs in 53 balls, cannot carry his team to victory by himself.

West Indies in big trouble

With games against Ireland and Zimbabwe coming up, the defeat puts West Indies under pressure. Scotland, on the other hand, will be hoping to build on their convincing victory and will aim for a second straight Super 12 berth at the T20 World Cup.




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