Afghanistan vs Scotland Prediction T20 World Cup Match Preview Who Will Win on Tuesday 8th March 2016. The second qualifying match of ICC World Twenty20 schedule to play between the Group teams of AFG vs SCO at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur. This will be live broadcast on Star Sports, PTV Sports, Ten Sports and Sky Sports as match starts on 19:30 local (14:00 GMT | 19:00 PKT). Get here WCT20 Match Prediction with cricbuzz ball by ball live score coverage here at cricfrog.com
In other match Afghanistan and Scotland of Group B will play to qualify in the next stage of T20 World Cup, Afghanistan, who will take part in their second consecutive T20 World Cup campaign, have made rapid progress since they stepped onto the big stage. Afghanistan is the highest ranked T20 team in the qualifying group and playing in their fourth World T20 in a row, they should not be fazed by the occasion. They are the only associate side with genuine pace bowling options. Their batting is very reckless at times and can implode dramatically. May find the added expectation this year hard to deal with as well.
On the other hand Scotland play a positive brand of cricket and have youth on their side. Joint winners of the qualifying tournament with the Netherlands, ahead of Afghanistan and Ireland. They have never won a game at a world tournament before. How well they adapt to sub-continent conditions vastly different from back home will also be a big factor.
Afghanistan vs Scotland Match Prediction
Afghanistan will win the toss and bat first and win the match as well. In Mohammad Shehzad and Samiullah Shenwari they have two batsman who are in fine form and will have to fire consistently if Afghanistan are to qualify for the main round. The bowling will fall on the shoulders of Shapoor Zadran and Mohammad Nabi, who are canny customers with the ball. Should they qualify, they will be grouped with England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.
Led by Preston Mommsen, Scotland are an efficient if not spectacular side, as seen in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup where they gave New Zealand and Bangladesh a scare. The problem with Scotland is that they are dependent on Kyle Coetzer and Josh Davey in the batting and bowling departments respectively and if the two players have a bad day, the team tends to struggle. Scotland last played in the ICC T20 World Cup in 2009 and will look to enter the main round after a gap of seven years.
Afghanistan T20 Team Squad: Asghar Stanikzai (c), Amir Hamza, Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Hamid Hassan, Karim Sadiq, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ali Zadran, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shenwari, Shafiqullah, Shapoor Zadran, Usman Ghani, Mirwais Ashraf, Najeeb Tarakai, Rokhan Barakzai, Yamin Ahmadzai
Scotland T20 Team Squad: Preston Mommsen (c), Richie Berrington, Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross (wk), Josh Davey, Con de Lange, Alasdair Evans, Michael Leask, Calum MacLeod, Gavin Main, George Munsey, Safyaan Sharif, Rob Taylor, Craig Wallace, Mark Watt