Scotland after winning 3 games in first round of T20 WC 2021, will be going against Afghanistan in the Super-12 contest. Scotland's 6-run win against Bangladesh in the first round should give them the required confidence. Afghanistan, on the other hand, have been one of the best team in T20Is since 2019, having won 12 out of 16 matches. Scotland might be underdogs to start this game and could upset big teams on a given day and today's game in Sharjah could also be a very exciting game.
Let us have a look at some of the stats and numbers before start of Afghanistan vs Scotland game:
57 - Rashid Khan has taken 57 wickets in T20s in this year.
Most wickets in T20s in 2021:
Rashid Khan - 57
Mustafizur Rahman - 55
Wahab Riaz - 45
1000 - Matthew Cross needs 10 more runs to complete 1000 runs in T20 cricket.
0 - Scotland has never defeated Afghanistan in the six T20I meetings they played against each other.
Scotland vs Afghanistan in T20Is :
3 - Kyle Coetzer needs 2 more sixes to become third Scotland player after Richard Berrington and George Munsey to smash 50 sixes in T20Is.
4 - Since 2016, Scotland have won 4 consecutive matches in T20 World Cup so far.
12 - Mohammad Nabi took 12 wickets in the 2016 T20 WC and he was the leading wicket-taker in that series. Nabi and Rashid Khan will be the key players for Afghanistan's success in the 2016 T20 WC.
Most wickets in T20 WC 2016:
Mohammad Nabi - 12
Rashid Khan - 11
Mitchell Santner / Ish Sodhi / David Willey / Shakib Al Hasan - 10