Scotland will head into the two World Cricket League Championship matches, which start tomorrow (6th October) in good spirits after a strong showing in the I-Cup match, where they racked up their highest ever First Class score.
The penultimate round of fixtures in the WCL look set to produce many twists and turns with six teams fighting for four places in the World Cup Qualifiers.
The table currently has Scotland sitting a point behind their hosts while the Netherlands currently sit top with 16 points.
The Scots will be looking to produce back-to-back wins at Amini Park to make strides towards the top of the table while their Dutch rivals play Kenya in South Africa on the same dates (6th/8th October).
Conditions and scores from the I-Cup match would suggest two high-scoring encounters ahead where over 1,181 runs were scored over the four days.
Ahead of the match Grant Bradburn said, “We’re very comfortable with white ball cricket and we’re very confident with the way our one day game is going, we’ve got a very strong team and there’s going to be a lot of tough selections and there’s going to be some very good players missing out of our eleven.”
We now know a lot about the opposition and a lot about the facilities and conditions that we’re going to expect, and can’t wait for them to get going.”
PNG Assad Vala (captain), Vani Vagi Morea, Tony Ura, Lega Siaka, Sese Bau, Mahuru Dai, Dogodo Bau, John Boge Reva, Damien Apa Ravu, Norman Oreta Vanua, Chad Aiwati Soper, Alei Nao, Nosaina Pokana, Jack Nomani Tiki, Vare-Kevere
Scotland Kyle Coetzer (captain), Richard Berrington, Scott Cameron, Matthew Cross, Con De Lange, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Mark Watt, George Munsey, Craig Wallace, Christopher Sole, Stuart Whittingham