The Pakistan openers put on 113 for the first wicket against Namibia on Tuesday and we expect Babar Azam to be their highest run scorer in this game. With the ball, Shaheen Shah Afridi was expensive and wicketless against Namibia but we expect him to be lethal against Scotland who have a low on confidence batting line-up. Shaheen Shah Afridi is our pick for Pakistan’s top wicket taker against Scotland.
Opener George Munsey top scored against a quality India bowling attack on Friday and he is well worth backing as Scotland’s highest run scorer against Pakistan. Spinner Mark Watt has picked up 1 wicket in each of Scotland’s seven games in the tournament without conceding more than 23 runs in an innings. He is a strong choice for Scotland’s top wicket taker in this match.
Against real world class bowlers, Scotland have looked lacking in this tournament. We predict that Shaheen Shah Afridi will be too hard to contain and will take the Player of The Match Award.
PAK vs SCO Chance of Winning
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Pakistan vs Scotland T20 World Cup Match Prediction
Pakistan vs Scotland Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2021
The penultimate game in Group 2 of the Super 12 stage sees Pakistan and Scotland clash on Sunday evening in Sharjah. Pakistan have a 100% record in this year’s tournament and are already confirmed in the semi-finals. Scotland have lost all four of their games in the Super 12s and will not be progressing. Read on as we preview this match. The game begins at 18:00 local time.
Pakistan have beaten three very different sides in India, New Zealand and Afghanistan so far. They have shown that they have the skills to win against bowling attacks who favour pace and spin.
Scotland were tipped by many to reach this stage of the tournament but are expected to struggle against the top teams. They were well beaten by Afghanistan on Sunday and will do well to last 20 overs with the bat in this match.
PAK vs SCO T20 Match Live Streaming
TV channels: Star Sports will show the game in Pakistan, Scotland, India, Scotland and Nepal. Sky Cricket in the UK and Willow TV in the USA will broadcast the match. Foxtel and Kayo will show the match in Australia.
Both sides will want to field first although Pakistan did elect to bat first after winning the toss in their last game against Namibia.
PAK vs SCO Match Pitch Report
The pitch in Sharjah has typically favoured the spin bowlers. However, they are also at risk of going for plenty of runs with short boundaries on offer. A par score will be no more than 150 on a slow, low, turning wicket.
There will be clear skies during this evening fixture with the temperature between 29 and 27 degrees in Sharjah.
Read on for team previews, cricket betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Pakistan vs Scotland, T20 World Cup 2021
Pakistan Team News & Playing 11
PAK Team News
With qualification already secured, there could be a temptation for Pakistan to rest and rotate some players. However, with no injuries being reported from the camp, and the team playing at such a high level, we expect them to retain the same XI who have served them well so far in T20 World Cup.
PAK Key Players
Babar Azam- the captain hit seven fours in his 49-ball 70 against Namibia. It was his third score of 50+ in the tournament so far.
Mohammad Rizwan- the keeper-batter posted another impressive score on Tuesday. His 50-ball 79 not out was enough to secure the Player of The Match Award.
Shaheen Shah Afridi- the aggressive left-arm pace bowler had an off day against Namibia but will be fired up to make amends in this game and will feed off the enclosed intimate surroundings of the stadium.
PAK Team Form
Pakistan have been unstoppable in the tournament so far and will be looking for their fifth successive IT20 win in this match.
Pakistan Predicted Playing 11
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hassan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Scotland Team News & Playing 11
SCO Team News
After giving an excellent account of themselves against New Zealand on Wednesday, Scotland found India to be much tougher and more ruthless opponent on Friday. There are no new knocks and we expect Kyle Coetzer to select the same XI from his fully fit squad.
SCO Key Players
George Munsey- the left-handed opener has got out in the 20s five times out of seven in the 2021 T20 World Cup. He will be desperate to go further in this match.
Michael Leask- the all-rounder has enhanced his reputation during this competition with consistent handy runs lower down the order to take his side to a more respectable total.
Mark Watt- the off-spinner has really enjoyed the conditions in the UAE and has offered his captain plenty of control as well as seven wickets in seven games.
SCO Team Form
Three successive wins in the First Round have given way to four successive defeats in the Super 12s. Scotland have fought valiantly but ultimately have not been able to make enough runs.
Scotland Predicted Playing 11
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richard Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Brad Wheal
PAK vs SCO Dream11 Prediction
Mohammad Rizwan (10) and Matthew Cross (8.5) will be our wicket-keepers. Rizwan has been particularly impressive but Cross has also caught the eye with his stroke making.
Babar Azam (10.5), George Munsey (9.5) and Fakhar Zaman (9) are our batsmen. Babar Azam has been a consistent source of half-centuries for Pakistan in the tournament.
Imad Wasim (9) and Michael Leask (8.5) will be our all-rounders. Leask has stood out for Scotland in the Super 12s as a gutsy and attacking batter.
Shaheen Shah Afridi (9.5), Haris Rauf (9), Hassan Ali (8.5) and Brad Wheal (8) are our bowlers. Rauf and Afridi have been Pakistan’s best bowlers so far.
Shaheen Shah Afridi will be captain, Babar Azam his deputy
PAK vs SCO Dream11 Team Prediction
Batsmen:Babr Azam(vc), George Munsey, Fakhar Zaman
All Rounder:Imad Wasim, Michael Leask
Wicket Keeper:Mohammad Rizwan, Matthew Cross
Bowler:Shaheen Shah Afridi(c), Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, Brad Wheal
PAK vs SCO Team Form in Last Five Matches
PAK : W W W W W
SCO : L L L L W
Pakistan vs Scotland Head to Head
Pakistan have won all three of their IT20 matches with the last victory coming in June 2018.
PAK vs SCO Head to Head Stats in T20
Pakistan vs Scotland Betting Odds
It would be a huge upset if Pakistan were to be beaten by Scotland in this game
Who will win Pakistan vs Scotland T20 Match?
It was Pakistan’s openers who delivered in the opening game victory but they have shown their ability across their batting order since.
We recommend backing Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman with the bat for Pakistan. Azam and Rizwan have been the best opening partnership in the tournament.
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer and Michael Leask are our picks with the bat for Scotland. Leask may operate down the order but due to a lack of top order runs he often comes to the crease with plenty of overs to show his skills.
All the evidence from the previous games in the Super 12 stage points towards a comprehensive victory for Pakistan in this match. Scotland have often looked handy with the ball but all too often their top order has not produced enough runs. We are predicting an easy win for Pakistan.
Pakistan are favourites to beat Scotland at odds of 1.04