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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
AFG Playing 11 (likely)
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
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.
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.
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.
SCO Playing 11 (Confirmed)
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.
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
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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