Hello and Welcome to our preview for Scotland versus Pakistan 2nd T20I match. We are covering SCO vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the second and the last match of the T20I series being played at Edinburgh.
The number one T20I team in the world, Pakistan overpowered the jubilant Scottish nation to register a clinical win by 48 runs. In the chase, Scotland began promisingly but they soon fizzled and Pakistani bowlers did not give them another chance of a comeback.
Winning the toss, Pakistan decided to bat first and they made the most of the helpful conditions. After top order’s failures, Shoaib Malik (53) and Sarfaraz Ahmed (89) got together and propelled Pakistan score above 200. Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan were extremely disciplined with the ball.
Scotland’s bowling was a one-man show with Ali Evans taking 3/23 in his four overs while all other bowlers were taken for runs. The aggressive start from George Munsey and Kyle Coetzer kept Scotland in the game but the score proved to be a bit too much.
SCO vs PAK, Pakistan tour of Scotland, 13th June
Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh
08:30 PM IST
1st innings average score: 165 runs
2nd innings average score: 145 runs
Team Batting First: 4 wins
Team Bowling First: 3 wins
Scotland in this venue (T20Is)
4 Matches : 3 losses – 1 win
Kyle Coetzer (captain), Richie Berrington (vice-captain), Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross, Alasdair Evans, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt, Brad Wheal, Stuart Whittingham
Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Haris Sohail, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Hussain Tallat, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Rahat Ali, Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Shah Afridi
This is the last match for Scotland against a top nation after which they will take part in the T20I tri-series so expect them to field the best playing XI. Stu Whittingham may replace Hamza Tahir after his disastrous spell in the last match.
Mohammad Amir was smacked for 45 runs in the first match, the under-19 hero Shaheen Afridi may get a chance to play this T20I.
Kyle Coetzer (c), George Munsey, Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Dylan Budge, Michael Leask, Matthew Cross (wk), Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Chris Sole/Stu Whittingham
Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed (C and WK), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir/Shaheen Afridi.
S Ahmed (wk)
Shadab Khan/R Berrington
H Talat (C)
Hasan Ali (Vc)
M Watt/M Nawaz
S Ahmed (wk) (Vc)
H Talat (C)
S Sharif/M Nawaz
Captain and Vice Captain Choices: Shoaib Malik, Kyle Coetzer, Shadab Khan, Calum MacLeod, Hussain Talat, Sarfraz Ahmed.
Grand League Tip: You can go with Hussain Talat as he is expected to bat in the top order and can also take wickets.