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T20 World Cup 2021: Match 41, Pakistan vs Scotland Match Preview

Mohammad Rizwan is 49 runs short of scoring 1,000 runs in T20 Internationals in 2021. Pakistan and Scotland are all set to face each other in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 on Sunday, November 7. This match is at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. The Men in Green, led by Babar Azam, have already qualified for the semis after beating India, New Zealand, Afghanistan, and Namibia.

Another win will assure them a top-spot finish in Group 2. Scotland, on the other hand, is battered and bruised. Kyle Coetzer and Co. won all three matches in the Qualifiers, but are yet to taste victory in the Super 12. The Scots will be playing for nothing, but pride and would want to end on a high.

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This is not an important match as both the teams have already decided their future. Pakistan has already confirmed their ticket to semis and also, Scotland is out of competition. Scotland has played some good cricket in this tournament.

Pakistan Match Details

Match – Pakistan vs Scotland

Venue – Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Time – 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network

Pitch Report

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Average first innings score: 145 (9 T20Is in Sharjah in T20 World Cup 2021)

Record of Chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 4, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs

Pakistan

Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

Bench: Haider Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed

Scotland

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

Bench: Hamza Tahir, Dylan Budge, Craig Wallace, Josh Davey

Pakistan vs Scotland Head-to-head

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Overall

Matches- 3, Pakistan – 3, Scotland– 0, N/R- 0

In T20 World Cups

Matches- 1, Pakistan – 1, Scotland– 0, N/R- 0

Pakistan Probable best batter of the match

Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)

Mohammad Rizwan has been outstanding for Pakistan in the ongoing edition of the T20 World Cup. The right-hander is the leading T20I run-scorer in 2021 and is 49 runs short of scoring 1,000 runs in the format this year. In the mega event, Rizwan has scored 199 runs at an average of 99.50 and a strike rate of 133.55. The opener has scored two fifties with a top score of an unbeaten 79.

Pakistan Probable best bowler of the match

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Haris Rauf (Pak)

 Pakistan has been exceptional for the Men in Green in the mega event. The right-arm speedster is the leading wicket-taker for Pak in the tournament, having notched seven wickets. He has also bowled at an economic rate of 6.81, the best among the Pak fast bowlers in the World Cup. The Scotland batters need to be cautious while facing him.

Prediction: Pakistan to win the match.

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