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| On Oct 25, 2021 6:45 PM IST

AFG vs SCO Dream 11 Prediction AFTER TOSS, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Pitch Report, Team Details

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AFG vs SCO Dream11 AFTER TOSS: The 17th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be contested between Afghanistan and Scotland at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on 25 October (Monday). These two teams are placed in the Group 2 of this mega event comprising of Afghanistan, Scotland, Namibia, India, Pakistan and New Zealand.

AFG vs SCO Dream 11 Prediction

Both these sides are coming into this tournament after having delivered impressive performances in the shortest format. Afghanistan registered an amazing victory against defending champions West Indies in their second warm-up match and that has given them great bit of confidence. On the other hand, Scotland were the best team in the Qualifiers having defeated Bangladesh, PNG and Oman.

AFG vs SCO Match Details

The Scotland team are placed at the 14th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 182 rating and 2553 points. On the other hand, Afghanistan occupies the 8th slot with a total of 2826 rating. Afghanistan got the better of Scotland in their last meeting during the T20 World Cup 2016 by 14 runs. Afghanistan have dominated Scotland with an excellent unbeaten record of 6-0 in T20Is.

Fixture Name: Match 17, Afghanistan vs Scotland

Competition: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021

Date: 24 October

Time: 7:30 PM IST

AFG vs SCO Ground Details

Ground: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Pitch Report: As seen in the previous game at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, there was enough assistance both for the batters and bowlers throughout the match. Both the spinners and fast bowlers have extracted enough from this track in the recently concluded Indian Premier League, but the conditions are expected to be better for batting. However, the captain winning the toss should look to bowl first as it is a day-night fixture and dew factor will certainly come into play.

Toss Update: Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first. 

AFG vs SCO Dream 11 Team Prediction

It will be a great move to pick a mixed combination of Afghanistan and Scotland players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is the opening stage of the tournament, it will be a good decision to include more of batters and all-rounders to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Rashid Khan, Hazratullah Zazai, Josh Davey, George Munsey and Kyle Coetzer remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.

WICKET-KEEPERS: Matthew Cross
BATTERS: George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer, Hazratullah Zazai
ALL-ROUNDERS: Richie Berrington, Chris Greaves, Mohammad Nabi
BOWLERS: Josh Davey, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan

AFG vs SCO Dream 11 Fantasy Tips 2021

Afghanistan will have the upper hand in this game but they have to contribute well in the batting department. The Afghanistan side also defeated Scotland in the last match between these two teams in the T20I format. On the other hand, Scotland are very much high on confidence after their stunning performance in the Round 1 having registered three amazing wins on the trot.

AFG Top Picks

The Afghanistan side will be eyeing to play well both in the batting as well as bowling departments. The likes of Mohammad Shahzad, Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi will be their mainstays in the batting department. On the other hand, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Karim Janat will have to play an important role in the bowling department.

Rashid Khan

Afghanistan’s star player Rashid Khan will have to play a significant role in this T20 World Cup in the UAE conditions for his side. He has a lot of experience playing T20 leagues all around the globe. Rashid has a phenomenal record in T20I cricket having picked up a total of 95 wickets from 51 matches. The right-arm leggie has a fabulous economy rate of 6.22 and an average of 12.63.

Name Matches Wickets Economy
Rashid Khan 51 95 6.22

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Hazratullah Zazai

For Afghanistan, Hazratullah Zazai has been an aggressive batter at the top especially in the shortest format of the game. Zazai has played just 15 T20I matches and has smashed a total of 570 runs at a phenomenal strike-rate of 155.31. However, his number in overall T20 cricket are absolutely amazing having scored more than 1800 runs at a strike-rate of more than 147 and has scored 10 fifties and 2 centuries.

Name Matches Runs Strike-Rate
Hazratullah Zazai 15 570 155.31

AFG News

  • There are no major injury problems in the Afghanistan camp.
  • Mohammad Nabi will be the captain.
  • Mohammad Shahzad will be the wicket-keeper.
  • The likes of Mohammad Shahzad, Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi will be their mainstays in the batting department.
  • Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Karim Janat will have to play an important role in the bowling department.

AFG Playing 11 (likely)
Mohammad Shahzad
Hazratullah Zazai
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Asghar Afghan
Najibullah Zadran
Mohammad Nabi
Gulbadin Naib
Karim Janat
Rashid Khan
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Naveen-ul-Haq

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SCO Top Picks

For Scotland, it will be really important to continue the winning momentum from the previous performance against Bangladesh. The trio of George Munsey, Calum MacLeod and Kyle Coetzer will once again have to take the responsibility in the batting department. On the other hand, Chris Greaves, Bradley Wheal and Safyaan Sharif will form part of the bowling attack and they will be looking to pick wickets on regular basis.

Josh Davey

Scotland’s pace bowler Josh Davey bowled excellently well during the Round 1 stage of this T20 World Cup. The right-arm speedster ended up picking as many as 8 wickets in just 3 games at a brilliant average of 8.38. Davey has taken 33 scalps having played 25 T20I matches for Scotland at an impressive economy of 7.92. He will once again be hoping to deliver well with the ball in this Super 12 stage.

Name Matches Wickets Economy
Josh Davey 25 33 7.92

George Munsey

For Scotland, George Munsey has performed impressively well in the Twenty20 format. He has a fine record with the bat in the shortest format of the game having smashed more than 1400 runs at an incredible strike-rate of 153.66. George Munsey has a wonderful career best score of 127 not out in T20 cricket that includes 8 fifties and 1 century. He scored a crucial 29 runs off 23 balls in the previous game of the ongoing tournament.

Name Matches Runs Strike-Rate
George Munsey 58 1412 153.66

SCO News

  • There are no major injury issues in the Scotland camp.
  • Kyle Coetzer will captain the side.
  • Matthew Cross will be the wicket-keeper.
  • The trio of George Munsey, Calum MacLeod and Kyle Coetzer will have to take the responsibility in the batting department.
  • Chris Greaves, Bradley Wheal and Safyaan Sharif will form part of the bowling attack and they will be looking to pick wickets on regular basis.

SCO Playing 11 (Confirmed)
George Munsey
Kyle Coetzer
Matthew Cross
Calum MacLeod
Richie Berrington
Chris Greaves
Michael Leask
Mark Watt
Safyaan Sharif
Bradley Wheal
Josh Davey

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Watch AFG vs SCO Live Score And Streaming

Watch the Afghanistan vs Scotland ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 match Live score and streaming on the Star Sports Network and HotStar app. All the players stats and match scores along with exciting live ball-to-ball commentary will be available on the Hotstar app. All the experts and former cricketers will share their exclusive analysis throughout this T20 World Cup only on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar app.

List of Channels to watch AFG vs SCO Match

India & rest of the Indian sub-continent (including Sri Lanka): Star Sports
Australia: Fox Sports, Channel 9
United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland: Sky Sports
South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport
United Arab Emirates: Etisalat Criclife
USA & Canada: Willow TV
New Zealand: SKY Sport
Pakistan: Ten Sports, PTV Sports
Caribbean: ESPN
Bangladesh: Gazi TV
Afghanistan: Radio Television Afghanistan
South East Asia: Fox Networks Group
Pacific Islands: Digicel
MENA, Continental Europe and Central Asia: Yupp TV
Singapore, Malaysia & Hong Kong: Star Cricket

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Kuljyot Singh

A cricket maniac who lives his life like a T20 match, time is short so make the most of it. Always thriving to learn more about cricket writing and obviously being an Indian, a big cricket expert.

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