October 25, 2021 10:52 AM
Alex Sarwar

Super 12 – Afghanistan vs Scotland Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Afghanistan vs Scotland taking place? Afghanistan vs Scotland will take place on Monday 25th October, 2021 at 15:00 (UK)

Where is Afghanistan vs Scotland taking place? Afghanistan vs Scotland will take place Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah

What is the expected weather for Afghanistan vs Scotland? 30-31c with clear skies and light winds

Where can I get tickets for Afghanistan vs Scotland? Visit here for the latest ticket information for Afghanistan vs Scotland

What TV channel is Afghanistan vs Scotland on in the UK? Afghanistan vs Scotland will be televised live on Sky Sports

Where can I stream Afghanistan vs Scotland? Sky Sports subscribers can stream Afghanistan vs Scotland live on Sky Go

THE TEAM NEWS

AFGHANISTAN

  • In Rashid Khan, Afghanistan boasts arguably the most feared bowler in T20i cricket and the mystery spinner is set to play a crucial role for his country not only in this match, but in the entire T20 World Cup.
  • Rashid is supported by fellow spin-bowler Mujeeb Ur Rahman and quick bowler Naveen-ul-Haq, whilst all-rounder Mohammad Nabi will be hoping to provide some fireworks with the bat in the middle order.

SCOTLAND

  • Scotland reached the Super 12 stage after winning all three of their Group B fixtures against Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and Oman respectively.
  • Josh Davey and Brad Wheal have both starred with the ball so far for the Scots and the only real question mark here is whether Safyaan Sharif or Alasdair Evans will be selected to complete the bowling attack, with the former expected to get the nod.

THE PREDICTION

On a typically slow and low Sharjah pitch, the Afghanistan bowlers represent an extremely difficult challenge for this Scottish batting line-up. However, Kyle Coetzer’s side are in excellent form, not to mention full of belief after their clean sweep of wins in the group stage and they have the firepower to give their opponents some problems of their own. Ultimately though, on a pitch that is notoriously difficult to score on, Afghanistan’s world class spin-bowling unit should simply prove too strong for the Scotland batters and restrict them to an under-par total whether they be setting or chasing a target, leading to an Afghanistan victory.

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