11. Trent Boult
Boult will once again be a threat and it should be noted that he picked up three important wickets against India as well.
10. Tim Southee
Tim Southee bowled a spell of 1 for 26 against India, resuming his usual services of being a tight bowler.
9. Ish Sodhi
Sodhi, with his whole bag of tricks, took the wickets of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. He also bowled a tight spell.
8. Mitchell Santner
Mitchell Santner is likely to bat at no. 7 unless something drastically different happens. After his spell of 1 for 33 against Pakistan, he bowled four overs against India for just 15 runs. He would be eyeing a wicket or two against Scotland.
Adam Milne, who came in place of Seifert, didn’t start well but ended with a spell of 1 for 30 in his four overs.
6. Glenn Phillips
Glenn Phillips didn’t take the gloves, a decision which had no bearing given that New Zealand had another keeper in the reserves.
5. Devon Conway
Conway came to bat when the Kiwis didn’t need a lot of runs in their run-chase. Behind the stumps, he was good as well.
4. Jimmy Neesham
James Neesham didn’t have to play any role in the previous match, or should it be said that the Black Caps didn’t need him to even do anything in order to beat India. He is an excellent player and will surely be used with the bat, ball, and in the field for the next game.
3. Kane Williamson
Skipper Kane Williamson got each of his plans spot-on against India in his side’s last game. Tactically he is arguably one of the best in the world, if not the best. With the bat as well, he got an unbeaten 33 runs which should be a good confidence booster for him.
2. Daryl Mitchell
His promotion to the top of the order has looked like a good decision as of now. He scored a fantastic 49 runs against India and showed why he has been rated so highly. He is also capable of delivering a few crucial overs if and when required.
1. Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill is a class player and will get the backing of his team management despite his indifferent form in this tournament so far. He scored 20 runs against India, but his team would expect an impactful knock from him against Scotland.