Who Will Win Scotland vs Afghanistan, 2nd ODI 2019?
The first one-day international between Scotland and Afghanistan was abandoned without a ball bowled duo to incessant rain, reducing the series to a one-off contest. The second and final ODI is scheduled to be played on May 10 at the same venue i.e. the Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh. Live telecast will begin at 11 AM local time.
SCO vs AFG, 2nd ODI 2019: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Star Sports, Sky Sports Cricket, OSN Sports Cricket HD, Ten Sports, Fox Sports, SuperSport
Live Streaming: Bet365, Hotstar, SuperSport Live, Now TV
Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and predictions for Scotland vs Afghanistan, 2nd ODI 2019...
Scotland Team News & Playing 11
Scotland's batting strength resides mainly in the likes of Calum MacLeod, Kyle Coetzer and Richie Berrington and it will be crucial that at least two of them go on to make big contributions. The hosts will have their hopes pinned on their skipper Kyle Coetzer who has scored the most runs for the team in the fifty-over format. MacLeod and Berrington are two other batsmen in this line-up capable of scoring big. In terms of bowling, Scotland will need their most bankable options in Alasdair Evans, Mark Watt and Safyaan Sharif to have a good outing on Friday. The new ball is likely to be shared by Sharif and Evans and it will be up to them to push Afghanistan on the back foot with a few early strikes.
Scotland Predicted Playing 11
Matthew Cross (wk), Kyle Coetzer (c), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, George Munsey, Michael Leask, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Tom Sole, Bradley Wheal
Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11
Mohammad Shahzad, Rahmat Shah and Hazratullah Zazai make up a pretty strong top-order for Afghanistan and the onus will be on them to ensure a good start to the innings. Rahmat Shah, who has an ODI ton at this ground, is going to hold the key for the visitors while Hazratullah can put pressure on the Scottish bowlers with his attacking game. The team's middle-order batting, however, will rely mainly on Asghar Afghan. In the absence of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi, Afghanistan will turn to Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam and Mujeeb Ur Rahman to do the job for them with the ball. Aftab and Dawlat will probably lead the pace attack and they will be backed by their skipper to pick up a few wickets in the mandatory powerplay. Mujeeb will be the biggest hurdle for the Scottish batsmen in the middle overs.
Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib (c), Samiullah Shinwari, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
SCO : NR W L L W
AFG : NR L W L NR
Scotland vs Afghanistan Betting Odds
Afghanistan are heavy favorites amongst the bookmakers to win this second one-day international at odds of 1.45 on Betway, 1.50 on Bet365 and 1.47 on Betrally. Scotland are distant outsiders for this match at 2.55 with Betrally and 2.62 with Betway and Bet365.
Scotland vs Afghanistan Prediction
he opening game of the series had to be called off and the forecast for this one does not look too good either with a few showers expected in the afternoon. There is a good chance of the match being reduced and the team batting second will be at an advantage in that case. Scotland know the conditions better as compared to Afghanistan who have played very little cricket in this part of the world. However, the tourists seem to have a more balanced side and look stronger on paper which is why we expect them to win this match and take the series 1-0.
Back Afghanistan to beat Scotland at 1.45 with Betway, 1.50 with Bet365 and 1.47 with Betrally.