PAK vs SCO Dream11 Prediction: The 41st match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled to be played between Pakistan and Scotland on 7 November at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. While talking about the standings of these two teams in the ongoing competition so far, Pakistan are placed at the top position while Scotland are still languishing at the bottom of the points table in Group 2.
Both these teams are coming into this game after facing quite contrasting results in the ongoing edition of the tournament. Pakistan have had a fabulous performance in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 as they registered brilliant wins against India, New Zealand, Namibia and Afghanistan. The Babar Azam-led team has already qualified for the semi-finals. On the other hand, Scotland have not had the best of tournament having suffered four losses in this Super 12 stage.
The Scotland team are placed at the 14th position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 182 rating and 2553 points. On the other hand, Pakistan are placed at the third position in the ICC T20I Rankings with 261 rating and 8883 points. Pakistan have managed to win all of their four matches while Scotland are yet to open their winning account in the Super 12 stage.
Fixture Name: Match 41, Pakistan vs Scotland
Competition: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Date: 7 November
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Ground: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Pitch Report: As seen in the previous games this season, there was some extra help for the pace bowlers and spinners at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The pitch has surely been challenging for the batters and they will have to bat really well to put up a big total while batting first. Things will be better for batting in the first innings. Thus, batting first will be a safe decision after winning the toss on this surface. The average first innings total will remain around 150-160 mark.
It will be a great move to pick both of Pakistan and Scotland players in your respective dream fantasy cricket teams. Since it is the opening stage of the competition, it will be a good decision to include more of batters to increase the chances of winning big contests. The likes of Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf and George Munsey remain the must pick players for this exciting contest.
WICKET-KEEPERS: Mohammad Rizwan
BATTERS: Babar Azam, Asif Ali, George Munsey
ALL-ROUNDERS: Imad Wasim, Michael Leask, Mohammad Hafeez
BOWLERS: Haris Rauf, Bradley Wheal, Safyaan Sharif, Shaheen Afridi
Pakistan will definitely start as the favourites in this match after their terrific performance both with the bat and ball in the ongoing edition of the tournament. The Babar Azam-led Pakistan team have the spinners and the batters to play well on this tricky Sharjah wicket. On the other hand, Scotland will also be hoping to end their campaign on a high as they have been impressive in patches so far this T20 World Cup.
For Pakistan, it will be really important to build on the winning momentum both in the batting as well as bowling departments further in this tournament after their sensational performance so far this competition. The likes of Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Hafeez will be their important clogs in the batting department. On the other hand, the trio of Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan have to play a significant role with the ball.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam has looked in a remarkable form in the ongoing edition of the tournament. He played a match-winning knock of 68 runs off 52 balls that included 6 fours and 2 sixes against India. The Pakistani skipper was involved in a terrific unbeaten opening stand of 152 runs alongside his fellow opening partner Mohammad Rizwan. The right-hander has smashed a total of 198 runs in just 4 innings at an average of 66 that includes three fifties.
After the Pakistani bowlers restricted India to 151 runs, wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan took the responsibility to take his team home in the nervy chase. He contributed with an amazing unbeaten innings of 79 runs off 55 balls that comprised of 6 fours and 3 sixes. The right-handed opener looked in a brilliant touch against Namibia in the last game having played an incredible unbeaten innings of 79 runs off 50 balls. Rizwan has smashed 199 runs in 4 matches in the ongoing tournament.
PAK Playing 11 (likely)
For Scotland, it will be really important to put up an improved performance both with the bat and ball. 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 leg-spinner Chris Greaves has performed impressively well for his national team in the ongoing edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The leggie has taken as many as 4 wickets from 5 matches at a fine average of 27.75. Chris Greaves has picked up a total of 5 wickets in his T20 career so far at an economy of less than 7. He can also contribute well with the bat and smash some crucial runs lower down the order.
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 (likely)
Watch Pakistan 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. There will a great experience of entertainment as both these international teams, Scotland and Pakistan have some exciting players in their respective line-ups who will been keen to do well in this mega event.
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