Afghanistan (AFG) vs Scotland (SCO) Match Prediction

 

Afghanistan and Scotland will start their journey in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 by going against each other on Tuesday. It will be the 17th match of the tournament and be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. The AFG vs SCO match will start at 7:30 PM (IST). You can catch the live streaming of the same on Disney+ Hotstar.

It is Scotland’s first appearance in T20 World Cup Super-12 stage. During the first stage, Scotland was there in Group B, along with Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea, and Oman. Scotland defeated all these three teams to finish in the top position. Scotland won both its warm-up games against Netherlands and Namibia.

It is Afghanistan’s second appearance in the T20 World Cup. The team played in the Super 10 stage. At first, the team was a part of Group B along with Scotland, Hong Kong, and Zimbabwe. Afghanistan won all three games and qualified to Group 1. It won one of the four group games. The win was a morale booster as it came against West Indies, which went on to win the tournament. We have included probable playing 11 today, today match pitch report, weather report today, today's match prediction, and fantasy cricket tips and tricks in this article.

AFG vs SCO Head to Head

Afghanistan and Scotland have played a total of six T20Is against each other. Afghanistan has won these six games and has dominated the SCO vs AFG head-to-head results. They last played a T20I against each other in the T20 World Cup 2016 first stage. Afghanistan won the match by 14 runs.

AFG vs SCO Today Match Playing 11

Afghanistan Playing 11 

Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Ashghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen ul Haq, Hamid Hassan

Scotland Playing 11 

George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal

AFG vs SCO Today Match Fantasy Team Suggestion

  • Batsmen: George Munsey, Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai
  • Wicketkeepers: Matthew Cross, Mohammad Shahzad
  • All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Richie Berrington, Chris Greaves
  • Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Josh Davey, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

You can pick Richie Berrington or Mohammad Nabi as the captain of today T20 match. You can pick Rashid Khan or Josh Davey as the vice-captain of the T20 World Cup match.

Today Pitch Report

The AFG vs SCO T20 WC match will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. It will be the fourth match of the tournament on this ground. The first three matches have been won by the team batting second. Hence, the team winning the toss should look for bowling.

Overall, a total of 17 T20Is have been played on this ground. The team batting first has won nine, while the team batting second has won seven games. The average score on this ground while batting first is 144 runs. The cricket pitch has remained slow throughout the tournament and provided more than enough support to bowlers. Batters have struggled to hit the ball, and a low-scoring match might be round the corner.

Today Weather Report

It will be very hot and humid in Sharjah. It's been dry here for several days; the conditions suggest that there is no possibility of rain. A good cricket match will be played. The average temperature will hover around 42-degree Celsius, with little variation.

AFG vs SCO Today’s Match Prediction

Our prediction is Afghanistan might win this 2021 T20 World Cup match. It has some of the best spinners of the game. The likes of Nabi, Rashid, and Mujeeb have played several games in UAE and are aware of the conditions. The trio is likely to play an enormous role in the match.

Particularly, Rashid who was a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the recently completed IPL. Rashid picked 18 wickets in 14 matches at an average of 20.83, an economy of 6.69, and a strike rate of 18.66. He even played the second leg of the PSL in UAE. At the end of the tournament, Rashid had taken 11 wickets in eight games at an average of 15.90, an economy of 5.46, and a strike rate of 17.4.

Nabi is the captain of the Afghanistan team. In the warm-up game against West Indies, he bowled one of the best bowling figures of his career. Nabi bowled four overs and gave away just two runs while picking three wickets. He even bowled two maiden overs during the powerplay overs. It was our AFG vs SCO match prediction article. Fantasy Power 11 is one of the best cricket match prediction sites and a new fantasy cricket app. Do follow our social media handles to remain updated with our latest content.