Scotland put up a spirited performance against New Zealand in the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 but went down by 16 runs. Skipper Kyle Coetzer admits that they were unhappy with their performance in the previous two games, but the performance against New Zealand will instill a bit of confidence.
"I think if we were able to restrict Guptill earlier in the innings, that might have changed the game. But we know that they still have got strength and depth down their line-up. But for us to go out there and put on a bit of a show to show what we are capable of, that's certainly something to take from today," Coetzer said in an official ICC release.
"This game is probably just giving us a bit more confidence again. I would say we were pretty unhappy with the two performances we put in prior to this game. So, this will certainly instill a bit of confidence. We just have to keep pushing and keep believing in our games."
We are going to come up against two fantastic sides still in this competition, so what a great time to be a Scottish cricketer and what a great time to be a Scottish fan. The sky is the limit really but we have to be willing to go out and trust ourselves," he added.
Scotland have two more games left in the competition - against India in Dubai on Friday (November 5), followed by their final match against Pakistan in Sharjah on Sunday (November 7).
"We have got a strong, powerful brand of cricket that we play, but we need to challenge ourselves at this level as often as we possibly can. That's the only way we'll keep improving, and I think today was an improvement again," he added.