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| On Oct 24, 2021 7:30 PM IST

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

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AFG vs SCO Dream11 Prediction: In the 17th match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, Afghanistan will be crossing swords with Scotland on 25 October (Monday) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. This will be the opening match for both these teams in this Super 12 stage of the mega event and they will be aiming to start their campaign on a wonderful note.

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

Scotland 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 spot with a total of 2826 rating. Afghanistan got the better of Scotland in their last meeting during the T20 World Cup 2016 by a margin of 14 runs. Both these teams are part of the Group B that also includes India, New Zealand, Pakistan and Namibia.

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 first two games on this venue, there was some swing on offer in the early part of the game but the conditions were perfect for the batting. Even though this will be a day-night fixture, the conditions are expected to be same but the spinners could get some purchase. The par score will remain around 160-170 with dew playing an important role. Therefore, it will be a good choice of decision to win the toss and opt to bowl 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, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Greaves, 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 start as the favourites to win this match 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 won all of their three matches.

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.

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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

 

Mohammad Nabi

For Afghanistan, experienced all-rounder and captain Mohammad Nabi has been immensely effective both with the bat and ball in T20 cricket. He has notched up more than 1300 runs while playing in a total of 80 T20I matches. Nabi has the ability to strike the ball long in the middle-overs having an excellent strike-rate of more than 146. He can also deliver well with the ball as he has taken 72 wickets at an economy of less than 8.

Name Matches Runs Wickets
Mohammad Nabi 80 1366 72

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
Karim Janat
Rashid Khan
Farid Ahmad
Hamid Hassan
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.

Chris Greaves

Scotland all-rounder Chris Greaves delivered an excellent match-winning performance in the last victory against Bangladesh contributing well both with the bat and ball. After his team lost early wickets, Greaves first played a fine innings of 45 runs off just 28 balls that included 4 fours and 2 sixes and then also picked up the crucial wickets of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim. He hasn’t played a lot of T20 cricket but will be looking to continue his brilliant form.

Name Matches Runs Wickets
Chris Greaves 5 74 3

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.
  • They are likely to go ahead with the winning combination from the previous match.
  • 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 (likely)
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. While taking care of the Covid-19 rules and regulations, the crowd will be allowed at the Sharjah Cricket Ground in Sharjah and thus, the fans of both the teams could enjoy the exciting contest.

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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