AFG vs SCO: Scotland's (SCO) Predicted Playing XI Against Afghanistan (AFG) - ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 17

Published - 25 Oct 2021, 11:49 AM | Updated - 08 May 2024, 12:49 PM

Scotland Cricket Team
Scotland Cricket Team. Credits: ICC

Scotland have done exceedingly well to qualify for the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. They finished the first round at number one position, winning three out of three games.

They are coming into the contest on the back of a comprehensive 8-wicket win over Oman. Ahead of the first game in the Super 12s against Afghanistan at Sharjah International Stadium, Scotland would look to continue the winning momentum and progress further. On that note, here’s a look at our predicted playing XI of Scotland against Afghanistan.

AFG vs SCO: Scotland’s (SCO) Predicted Playing XI Against Afghanistan (AFG) – ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Match 17

Openers: George Munsey and Kyle Coetzer

George Munsey and Kyle Coetzer
Image Source: Twitter

The openers stitched a decent-looking 33-run partnership in the last game against Oman. Munsey scored 20 off 19 deliveries before failing to convert another start into a big score. The match on Monday could be that game for him to do that. Skipper Kyle Coetzer returned to form with a match-winning 41-run knock of just 28 balls. That would have given him an immense amount of confidence heading into the all-important match.

Middle-Overs: Mathew Cross, Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod

Image Source: Twitter

Richie Berrington has done the bulk of scoring for Scotland in the tournament so far. He has been nothing short of outstanding in the tournament. In 3 matches, he has managed to score 103 runs at an average of 51.50. Mathew Cross too played a handy 26-run knock off 35 balls, guiding the side home in 17 overs against Oman. Culum MacLeod didn’t bat in the last game but he should retain his place in the side.

All-rounders: Chris Greaves and Mark Watt

Chris Greaves
Image Source: Twitter

Not long ago, Chris Greaves exhibited a superb all-around performance against Bangladesh in the first match of the qualifying round. He hasn’t made great returns since. The fans would hope that he turns up well with both bat and ball in the important match on Monday. Markk Watt bowled exceedingly well in the last game for his 1 for 23 in 4 overs.

Bowlers: Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif and Bradley Wheal

Josh Davey
Image Source: Twitter

Josh Davey has been sensational in the tournament. He has picked wickets consistently and proved to be the biggest threat for the opposition. In 3 matches, he has managed to pick 8 wickets at an average of 8.38.

Saifyaan Sharif also exhibited a great spell of 2 for 25 in 4 overs in the last game against Oman. The fans would hope that he exhibits a similar spell against Afghanistan. Besides, Bradley Wheal should complete the playing XI.

Tagged:

Josh Davey Mark Watt Mathew Cross Richie Berrington Safyaan Sharif Scotland National Cricket Team Afghanistan vs Scotland