AFG Playing 11: In the Match 17 of the T20 Wold Cup 2021, the Afghanistan team will lock horns with the Scotland team. They registered 1 win in 2 warmup fixtures of T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12 Stage, which was against West Indies/
In the last fixture, they posted a strong total of 189 runs on the board, with half centuries from Shahzad and Zazai. While Gurbaz and Najibullah were impressive as well. In the bowling unit, Nabi scalped 3 wickets, while Naveen and Janat picked 1 each to win the game by 59 runs. This was much needed win for the Afghanistan team to take the confidence into the Super 12 stage, where they will face teams like India and Pakistan.
The Afghanistan team will be positive about their performances in the last warmup match against West Indies. The batters were terrific in their performances to post a good total of 189 runs on the board. Their openers, Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad are proven performers in T20 format and would look to continue the same form.
The middle order in the presence of Afghan and Nabi will play a vital role in crucial situations. The former captain Gulbadin Naib is expected to do well for the team as well. The 3 regular bowlers will be Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, and Naveen Ul Haq, who have been consistent wicket takers.
AFG Playing 11 (likely)
Afghanistan Squad: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Karim Janat, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Hamid Hassan, Fareed Ahmad, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Usman Ghani
WATCH AFG vs SCO LIVE on Star Sports TV Network and Disney+ Hotstar app. The Afghanistan cricket will be back in action and would look to bring back smiles on the faces of their people by their performances. They will clash with the Scotland team, who are coming into this stage after winning all their group matches. The cricket fans can avail the Disney+ Hotstar plans on recharging their mobile packs clubbed with the offer to watch the Afghanistan vs Scotland Match 17 of the T20 World Cup 2021. It is set to be an exciting match between both the nations, who have been impressive in the T20 format.
1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz
The top order batsman can be your differential pick due to his capabilities in the T20 format. He has proved himself in the domestic and international circuit by providing quickfire contributions to give a good start to the team. He has 1446 runs at an average of 34.30.
2. Mohammad Nabi
The experienced all rounder has been a stalwart of the Afghanistan Cricket in the T20 format. He has the capabilty to read the situation well and play aggressive innings in the final overs. Nabi has been pick of the bowlers as well with 72 T20I wickets. He has scored 1396 runs at an average of 22.
3. Naveen Ul Haq
Naveen has gained sufficient experience in the T20 format, by playing in the CPL and T20 Blast. He has been impressive with his variations and wicket taking abilities. In 8 matches for Afghanistan, he has scalped 13 wickets and will look to keep the same form in the international cricket.
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4. Rashid Khan
He has been the leading wicket taker with 92 dismissals in the T20Is for Afghanistan. Rashid has improved his game by playing in the franchise T20 leagues all around the world. Although he did not play in warmups, but is coming after a fine IPL.
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