PAK vs SCO T20 WC preview: Pakistan aim to continue invincible run versus Scotland

PAK vs SCO T20 WC sneak peek: Pakistan seek to continue invincible run against Scotland

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Previous champions Pakistan will want to continue their invincible run when they play minnows Scotland in their inconsequential last Super 12 Group 2 match of the T20 World Cup here on Sunday.

Pakistan, who had declared the title in 2009, have actually been merely sensational in the competition up until now and have bossed around other groups in their group to seal a location in the last-four with 4 persuading wins. If arch-rivals India were blown away by 10 wickets, New Zealand were beat by five wickets, in the group’s first 2 matches.

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Afghanistan did make life difficult for them for a while but Asif Ali deposited 4 6s in six balls to bail them out prior to Pakistan sealed their semifinal spot with a 45-run win over Namibia in their last match.

Pakistan’s openers Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have been on fire and when they failed to do the task, their middle-order rose to the celebration, while six-hitting machine Asif has actually shown to be one of the very best finishers in the tournament so far.

Although they have contributed, the likes of Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik will wish to be more constant and aim to remain till completion.

In the bowling department, the pace duo of Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi have actually been their finest bowlers with seven and 5 wickets respectively up until now, while spinners Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan, too, have actually gotten the job done asked of them.

The just stressing thing will be the type of seamer Hasan Ali, who has actually chosen runs. With the semifinal spot guaranteed, Pakistan might want to rest a couple of gamers and provide others opportunities in the insignificant match.

For Scotland, it will be an uphill task but they would intend to put up a better program than their last match and end things on a positive note. Scotland won all 3 matches to certify for Super 12 however crashed out after losing the last 4 games.

The eight-wicket loss to India on Friday night has been the most tough to digest however skipper Kyle Coetzer will hope the interaction with Indian gamers, including skipper Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, in Dubai will motivate the team to set up an excellent show against Pakistan.

Teams Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik.

Scotland: Kyle Coetzer (c), Richie Berrington, Dylan Budge, Matthew Cross, Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans, Chris Greaves, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Hamza Tahir, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt, Bradley Wheal.

Match starts at 7:30 PM IST.

Published at Sun, 07 Nov 2021 02:02:42 -0600