Pakistan and Scotland are aiming for a fifth consecutive win in the thrilling T20 World Cup match that takes place today (Sunday).
After a tremendous performance on the Super 12 stage, Pakistan became the first team to reach the semifinals of the T20 World Cup. It beat India, New Zealand and Afghanistan. While Pakistan is already in the top two, they will be able to win today and go on to face the second-place finisher in Group 2 in the semis.
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If the Men in Green win against Scotland, Pakistan will likely face Australia in the semis. In the other case, Australia will face Pakistan in the semifinal.
Today, Pakistan will face Scotland in its fifth match at the Sharjah Cricket stadium in UAE. The exciting fixture will begin at 7pm.
It’s another opportunity for Scotland to learn from the best. Kyle Coetzer, Scotland’s skipper, said that “just the conversations following the match against India have been positive.”
“The fact that we are so disappointed in losing the way we did, and the opportunity that was created to speak with some of the best players in the world yesterday was truly a special moment. He said that the guys had learned more in the past two or three games than in the last three, four year’s.
Pakistan might choose to rest some pace bowlers
According to reports, Pakistan could choose to rest their pace bowlers today, after they have confirmed their place in this match’s semi-finals.
Pakistan’s probable XI:
Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi.
Scotland’s probable XI:
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (capt), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Michael Leask, Matthew Cross (wk), Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans/Hamza Tahir, Brad Wheal.