The team that won the lottery got this opportunity when it missed the Europe qualifiers to make it to the World Cup.
Scotland part of tournament instead of New Zealand
Under-19 Cricket World Cup (U19 World Cup) 16 teams are participating in it. In these 16 teams, the names of 15 are correct but the lottery of the 16th team has been started. And, this lottery was due to him because team New Zealand was a one-time finalist. (New Zealand) has withdrawn from the tournament. The New Zealand team played the final of the Under-19 World Cup in 1998. Then he had to miss the title due to the defeat at the hands of England. This time the Kiwi team has decided not to participate in the tournament. Behind this decision, he has followed strict quarantine rules. (Quarantine Rule) has been given the reason. Actually, in New Zealand, it is necessary to remain quarantined when minors come from outside.
After New Zealand’s decision not to play, the ICC has included Scotland in the tournament as the 16th team. This is no less than a lottery for the Scottish team. This opportunity has come to this team when it missed the Europe qualifiers to make it to the World Cup.
Scotland now replaces New Zealand in Group D
A total of 16 teams are playing in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, which are divided into 4 groups. If New Zealand had played, it could have become a part of Group D of this tournament. But, now Australia, Sri Lanka and hosts West Indies are in this group, but as the fourth team, Scotland is named in place of New Zealand.
Scotland’s first match against Sri Lanka
Scotland’s team is going to make its debut in the tournament on the very first day itself. His first match is against Sri Lanka. Earlier, Scotland’s performance in the warm-up match was not special, and Ireland had given it a crushing defeat. However, the team also has some good players, especially in its batting unit. Therefore, Sri Lanka should not make the mistake of taking the Scottish team lightly in the opening match.