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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.

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan
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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.

Scotland
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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.

George Munsey
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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

Hasan Ali
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Teams Head to Head Records: T20 Internationals 

Stats Matches PAK Win  SCO Won N/R
Overall 3 3
At Sharjah  Cricket Stadium
In the last 5 matches 3 3
In T20 World Cup 1 1 0

STATS – T20

Total matches 23
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
Pakistan 150-170 140-150
Scotland 130-140 120-140

Pakistan: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Babar Azam 4 198 66
Mohammad Rizwan 4 199 99.5
Asif Ali 4 52
Shoaib Malik 4 45 45
Fakhar Zaman 4 46 15.33
Mohammad Hafeez 4 53 26.5

Who will score the most runs for Pakistan in the match: Babar Azam or Mohammad Rizwan 

Bowling: 

Players Matches Wickets Average
Haris Rauf 4 7 15.57
Shaheen Afridi 4 5 22.00
Hasan Ali 4 4 32.50
Shadab Khan 4 3 32.67
Imad Wasim 4 4 18.00

Who will pick the most wickets for Pakistan in the match: Shaheen Afridi or Haris Rauf

Scotland

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Matthew Cross 7 130 21.67
Richie Berrington 7 123 20.5
George Munsey 7 135 19.29
Michael Leask 7 116 23.2
Chris Greaves 7 93 18.6
Kyle Coetzer 7 75 12.50

Who will score the most runs for Scotland in the match: Matthew Cross or George Munsey

  •  Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Josh Davey 5 9 13.67
Safyaan Sharif 6 7 21.00
Brad Wheal 7 8 27.12
Mark Watt 7 7 20.43
Michael Leask 7 4 21.50
Chris Greaves 7 4 36.00

Who will the pick most wickets for Scotland in the match: Brad Wheal or Safyaan Sharif