When is Scotland cricket team playing next? T20 World Cup schedule, dates, start times of group matches

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is underway and it’s the Scotland team who have grabbed attention early on in Oman.

Scotland's players celebrate their win in the ICC mens Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between Bangladesh and Scotland at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground in Muscat

Scotland outscored world number six ranked Bangladesh with an incredible T20 world Cup win to get their competition of too a flying start.

The Saltires produced an early shock result as they won by six runs to give them a dream start and send them into their remaining group stage matches full of confidence.

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Not only that, but Shane Burger’s side have also positioned themselves brilliantly to qualify for the next round of the competition.

Here’s everything you need to know about Scotland’s upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup matches.

Who are Scotland playing next at the T20 World Cup?

Scotland’s next match will be against Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, October 19 2021.

Unlike their opening match against Bangladesh, the Scots will start that game as favourites to get the victory.

That match is also taking place in Oman and will start at 11am (BST).

Scotland then play their third and final group stage match on Thursday, October 21, 2021.

They will take on one of the host countries at home as they face Oman at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground.

That match is due to start at 3pm (BST).

Where can I watch Scotland’s T20 World Cup matches?

All of this year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup matches are being broadcast live on Sky Sports to UK viewers.

The matches will also be available to stream on the Sky Player while non-subscribers can purchase a NowTV package to view the matches.

NowTV have both day memberships and other packages available to purchase.

What happens after the T20 World Cup first round?

The first round group stages of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup conclude with Sri Lanka vs Netherlands on October 22.

The two group winner and two runners up will enter the next stage of the competition, also a group format, where they will face the top ranked sides in the competition.

The winner of Scotland’s first round group will enter in to Group 2 in the second round alongside Afghanistan, India, New Zealand and Pakistan.

The runner up in Scotland’s first round group will enter in to Group 1 in the second round alongside Australia, England, South Africa and West Indies.

When are the second round matches of the T20 World Cup?

The second round of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup gets underway with Australia v South Africa on Friday, October 23, 2021.

They will conclude on November 8 and the countries that finish first and second in their respective groups will advance to the knockout stages.

The semi finals will then be played on November 10 and November 11 and the final, taking place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, will take place on November 14.

T20 World Cup odds

India, one of the three host nations, are favourites to win the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

England and West Indies are close behind them while Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan are all amongst the contenders with the bookmakers.

The outright odds (as of Monday, October 18) via SkyBet are:

  • India 5/2
  • England 3/1
  • West Indies 6/1
  • New Zealand 13/2
  • Australia 7/1
  • Pakistan 15/2
  • South Africa 12/1

Meanwhile, Scotland are still massive outsiders with SkyBet pricing them at 500/1 to win the whole thing.

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