AFG vs SCO Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Afghanistan vs Scotland? ICC T20 World Cup Match No 17

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AFG vs SCO Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Afghanistan vs Scotland? ICC T20 World Cup Match No 17. Scotland will play against Afghanistan in the 17th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 on Monday. Scotland have been impressive so far in the tournament. Outstanding performances in the first round helped them reach the top of the table in Group B.

In 3 matches, they have managed to win all three of them. Ahead of their first match of the Super 12 stage against Afghanistan, Scotland would look to continue the winning momentum. Speaking of their batting unit, Richie Berrington has done the bulk of scoring for them. He played a scintillating knock of 70 runs in 40 balls against Papua New Guinea to help his team earn a 17-run win.

Kyle Coetzer of Scotland (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)
Kyle Coetzer of Scotland (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

Skipper, Kyle Coetzer played an unbeaten 41-run knock-off of 28 balls in the last game against Oman. It should give him some confidence ahead of an important game on Monday. Sadly, George Munsey hasn’t lived up to the expectations.

He has blown hot and cold thus far in the tournament. Having said that, he hasn’t looked out of touch either but has failed to convert the starts into big scores. With the ball, Josh Devay has been their standout player. The last game against Oman saw him claiming 3 for 25 in 4 overs. In the previous game against Papua New Guinea, Davey finished with figures of 4 for 18 in 3.3 overs.

Facing them are Afghanistan, who will be playing their first game of the tournament. On a slow and sluggish wicket of Sharjah, the likes of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman would be desperate to roll their arms. The trio is likely to make a great purchase from the surface.

AFG vs SCO Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Afghanistan vs Scotland? ICC T20 World Cup Match No 17

In the batting department, Rahmanullah Gurbaz will be the biggest bet. He has a wide range of shots and that makes him a T20 specialist. In 13 T20 internationals, he has managed to score 446 runs at an average of 34.3. Besides, the presence of Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad makes it a formidable batting unit. It will be interesting to see how Afghanistan begin their ICC T20 World Cup 2021 campaign on Monday.

Keeping in mind, the slow surface of Sharjah Cricket Stadium, the Afghanistan spinners are likely to make a big impact in the game and thus are favourites to win the game.

AFG vs SCO Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between Afghanistan vs Scotland? ICC T20 World Cup Match No 17

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Teams Head to Head Records: T20 Internationals 

Stats Matches AFG Won  SCO Won N/R
Overall 6 6 0
At Sharjah Cricket Stadium
In the last 5 matches 5 5 0
In T20 World Cup 1 1 0

Recent venue records (Records at Sharjah Cricket Stadium)

STATS – T20

Total matches 15
Matches won batting first 9
Matches won bowling first 6
Average 1st Inns scores 141
Average 2nd Inns scores 125
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 140/3 (17.3 Ov) by AFG vs SCO
Lowest score defended 154/8 (20 Ov) by ENG vs PAK

Toss Prediction for the 17th match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021

The team winning the toss is likely to bat first.

Predicted Scores for the 12th match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
Afghanistan 140-150 130-140
Scotland 130-140 120-140

(Players’ form)

Scotland: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
R Berrington 3 103 51.5
Mathew Cross 3 82 41
George Munsey 3 64 21.33
Chris Greaves 3 47 23.5
Kyle Coetzer 3 47 15.67
Mark Watt 3 22 11

Who will score the most runs for Scotland in the match: R Berrington or George Munsey   

Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Josh Davey 3 8 8.38
Brad Wheal 3 4 19.67
Chris Greaves 3 3 21.67
Mark Watt 3 3 22.00
Michael Leask 3 2 22.00
Safyaan Sharif 2 2 25.50

Who will pick the most wickets for Scotland in the match: Josh Davey or Chris Greaves 

Afghanistan:

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Strike rate
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 13 446 110.4
Mohammad Shahzad 65 1936 134
Najibullah Zadran 63 1060 142
Mohammad Nabi 81 1396 145.7
Asghar Afghan 72 1341 110.2

Who will score the most runs for Afghanistan in the match: Mohammad Shahzad or Najibullah Zadran

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Rashid Khan 51 95 12.6
Naveen-ul-Haq 8 13 15.00
Mohammad Nabi 81 1396 21.8
Mujeeb-ur-Rahman 19 25 17.7
 Fareed Ahmad 16 21 21.8

Who will pick the most wickets for Afghanistan in the match: Rashid Khan or Mohammad Nabi

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