Thursday, 22 March 2007

Previews: New Zealand vs Canada and Scotland vs Netherlands

New Zealand have looked exceptionally strong so far in this tournament and I expect nothing less than another solid performance from them today. They are a professional unit, led by a great tactician and they know how to win one day matches. They really should outclass Canada today, who with six players over 34 in their team against England, really are not heading in the right direction.

The other match is the battle of the minnows and Scottish and Dutch fans alike will be relishing this encounter. It still could be slightly one sided though, with the Scots favourites. However, with the toss often playing such an important role in this tournament, when the matches are close, it still could be anyone's game and the Ducth do have the skills of Ryan ten Doeschate at their disposal.

New Zealand vs Canada:

Prediction: New Zealand no trouble.

Players to watch: Jacob Oram and Sunil Dhaniram.

Scotland vs Netherlands:

Prediction: The toss could be vital, but the Scots to earn a narrow victory if they win it.

Players to watch: Dougie Brown and Ryan ten Doeschate.

1 comment:

Chrispy said...

Oh dear Scotland. Shocking!