Date: 7th November 2021
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
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Pakistan have looked like the most dominant team in the T20 World Cup so far and will look to end the Super 12 stage with a 100% win record when they lock horns against Scotland in their last group game. On the other hand, Scotland would look to embrace their performance in the tournament by registering a win against their name, especially after knowing that they gave New Zealand a hard shift.
While Scotland have suffered a thumping loss to India in their previous matchup, the Kyle Coetzer-led side would be looking to throw the kitchen sink at table-toppers Pakistan in a game to protect their pride than anything else. Whereas for the 2009 T20 World Cup champions, this game should be the perfect opportunity for them to experiment in before heading into the knockout stage.
Michael Leask has been the most impressive performer for Scotland in the T20 World Cup 2021, contributing with the bat as well as with the ball. Leask is surely not a player who holds back. George Munsey’s unorthodox batting style has helped him get off to good starts in the tournament. Having lost all of their four games so far, the opening southpaw will look to attack the mighty Pakistani pacers early on, if he succeeds, Munsey can be a valuable experiment. On the other hand, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have scored the majority of the runs for Pakistan and are key to listing the team’s total. While players like Asif Ali and Shoaib Malik might not be able to get a chance to show their batting prowess, one of these two batsmen should be ideal for your fantasy team pick. Lastly, ace seemer Haris Rauf has haunted every batsman he has bowled to in this tournament and gives no reason why he cannot replicate the same in his side’s last group game.
Probable Playing XI
Pakistan: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Scotland: Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey, Matthew Cross, Calum Macleod, Richie Berrington, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Josh Davey, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Brad Wheal
Wicket-Keepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Matthew Cross
Batters: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik, Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey
All Rounders: Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Michael Leask
Bowlers: Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Rauf, Mark Watt
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