BAN vs SCO Prediction: The Indian Premier League is over, and attention now turns to the T20 World Cup. After a five-year hiatus, the headline event returns. The reigning champions are the West Indies. The qualifiers will be held first, with the best four teams progressing to the Super 12 stage.
Bangladesh take on Scotland in match 2 at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Muscat. Both teams have played two warm-up matches. Bangladesh have lost successive games to Sri Lanka and Ireland. On the other hand, Scotland will be brimming with confidence having won both their games against Netherlands and Namibia.
Bangladesh vs Scotland
Match 2, T20 World Cup
17 October 2021, 07:30 PM IST
Al Amerat Cricket Ground, Muscat
The match will be broadcasted live on Star Sports Network and it can also be streamed on Hotstar App. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The matches are split in four venues- Muscat, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. T20 World Cup will be broadcasted to almost 100 countries including all cricket-playing nations.
BAN vs SCO Head to Head: Scotland have won the only encounter between the two sides.
BAN – 70%
SCO – 30%
Although they have had contrasting results in the warm-up games, Bangladesh is the more experienced side and will be favorites for this game. The return of Shakib Al Hasan will also act as a boost. The betting sites also seem to favor the Asian side.
Bet365: BAN: 1.20; SCO: 4.50
Shakib Al Hasan is one of the world’s premium all-rounders. He had a good outing in the IPL. He has 1763 runs in 87 innings at an average of 23 and 106 wickets at an economy of 6.7.
The all-round skills of Richie Berrington can fetch points for your dream11 side. He has 1517 runs in 59 innings at an average of 32.3. He also has 27 wickets at an economy of 7.5.
Captain Mahmudullah is Bangladesh’s most experienced campaigner. He has 1771 runs in 94 innings at an average of 24. He has also picked up 33 wickets at an economy of 7.18.
BAN Playing XI
Mohammad Naim, Liton Das (WK), Soumya Sarkar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah (C), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.
SCO Playing XI
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Calum MacLeod, Dylan Budge, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal
The wicket is expected to be balanced with some assistance for both spinners and pacers. Batsmen will get rewards once they get their eye in. The average score on this ground is 151. There might be some dew in the latter stages so the team winning the toss might elect to chase.
If BAN bats first: 160-170
If SCO bats first: 150-160
The sun sets at Muscat at 5:38 PM local time. It will cool down a bit as night sets in. As the second match starts, the temperature is expected to be 29 degrees Celsius dropping to 28 degrees by the end of the match. Humidity percentage is will be in the fifties and it will feel like 32-33 degrees Celsius. The grassy ground will have temperatures lower than the ambient air and hence some dew will be present during the latter half of the match.
WICKET-KEEPERS: M Rahim
BATSMEN: L Das, G Munsey, D Budge
ALL-ROUNDERS: Mahmudullah, S Al Hasan, R Berrington
BOWLERS: J Davey, M Rahman, M Watt, M Saifuddin
Captain choices: S Al Hasan/R Berrington
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