Pakistan and Scotland are set to meet on the grange cricket club of Edinburgh on 12th and 13th of June for two T20’s. Let’s look at the characteristics of this encounter.
Pakistan tops the T20 ranking while Scotland stands on 11th number. Pakistan and Scotland have only played once against each other in ICC world cup twenty20 in the 3rd match of group D that was played at Durban. Pakistan batted first as Scotland won the toss and elected to field fast. The men in green put a total of 171 on the scoreboard with the loss of 9 wickets and at the run rate of 8.55. Batting next, Scotland could only score 120 losing all wickets and at the run rate of 6.05. Pakistan won the match comprehensively which made them earn 2 points in the world cup table and made their win percentage 100 percent against Scotland. Shahid Khan Afridi was awarded the player of cthe match trophy.
Coming to the importance of this match, it is imperative for both teams. Scotland has recently been out of world cup qualifiers so these types of matches provide their team a platform to prove their capabilities to the cricketing world. They also have recently made an upset against England in ODI, chasing down a huge total of 365 so winning this Twenty20 will be another milestone for them as this will mean continuing their supreme form and overpowering the NO 1 twenty20 team. Pakistan will also try their best to win this match to showcase that they fully deserved to be on the top of the table of twenty20 ranking as it will prove that it needs a lot of effort to beat them because they are complete side which will not let any team overcome them.
The key players for Pakistan will be Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik, Fahim Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Hussain talat, Mohammad Amir and Hassan Ali while Kyle Coetzer, Mathew Cross, Calum Macleod, George Munsey, Alasdair Evans, Riche Berrington are the players to look out for in Scotland team.
The twenty20 matches will be thought-provoking as all the cricket fans have one question in their minds that will Scotland team make history and make an upset or Pakistan will once again beat them.