Pakistan will be playing their fifth match in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on Sunday. They have had a dream run in the tournament so far. Babar Azam and Co. have managed to win all four matches played in the tournament so far and would be looking to earn its fifth consecutive win on Sunday.
Pakistan played their first match in the tournament against India on 24th October 2021. They registered a 10-wicket victory over their arch-rivals.
A confident Pakistan team then beat the likes of New Zealand, Afghanistan, and Namibia to assure themselves of a spot in the semi-finals. Babar Azam and M Rizwan have led the way with the bat. The duo put on yet another solid partnership to set the foundation for a big score in the last game against Namibia.
Babar Azam and M Rizwan added 113 runs for the opening wicket in 14 overs. Babar Azam got out after scoring 70 off 49 deliveries but Mohammad Rizwan stayed unbeaten on 79 off 50 deliveries. M Hafeez also made a significant contribution of 32 off 16 deliveries, helping Pakistan notch a mammoth 189-run total in the first innings.
Namibia, in reply were restricted to 144 runs in the second innings, thanks to a collective bowling effort from the Pakistani bowlers.
Facing them are Scotland, who have endured a horrendous outing in the Super 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Scotland began their campaign emphatically. They won all three matches in the first round of the tournament and finished the round at number one position. However, they failed to replicate similar performances in the Super 12 round of the competition.
Scotland lost all fours games played in the Super 12 round. They will be playing their fifth game on Sunday against Pakistan. Scotland received severe thrashing from India in their last game.
A clinical bowling display from the Indian bowlers led to them getting bowled out for just 85 runs in the first innings. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma then hammered Scotland bowlers to all parts of the ground and helped India chase down the score in just 6.3 overs. Scotland would look to forget the memories of that defeat and come out with a fresh mindset.
PAK vs SCO Prediction, Who Will Win the Match Between Pakistan and Scotland? ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match No 41
Teams Head to Head Records: T20 Internationals
|Stats||Matches||PAK Win||SCO Won||N/R|
|At Sharjah Cricket Stadium||–||–||–||–|
|In the last 5 matches||3||3||–|
|In T20 World Cup||1||1||0|
STATS – T20
|Matches won batting first||14|
|Matches won bowling first||9|
|Average 1st Inns scores||147|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||123|
|Highest total recorded||215/6 (20 Ov) by AFG vs ZIM|
|Lowest total recorded||44/10 (10 Ov) by NED vs SL|
|Highest score chased||172/5 (18.5 Ov) by SL vs BAN|
|Lowest score defended||142/7 (20 Ov) by WI vs BAN|
Toss Prediction for the 41st match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021
The team winning the toss is likely to bowl bowl first.
Predicted Scores for the 41st match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021
|Team||1st batting||2nd batting|
Who will score the most runs for Pakistan in the match: Babar Azam or Mohammad Rizwan
Who will pick the most wickets for Pakistan in the match: Shaheen Afridi or Haris Rauf
Who will score the most runs for Scotland in the match: Matthew Cross or George Munsey