Scotland vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Scotland vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

There is a chance of heavy showers tomorrow.

Scotland team
Scotland team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Afghanistan and Ireland are scheduled to play a two-match ODI series that gets underway tomorrow at the Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh. The Afghans are a part of the most-awaited World Cup in England and Wales, where they’ll start the campaign against Australia in Bristol on Saturday, June 1. The team recently removed Asghar Afghan as the ODI captain and appointed all-rounder Gulbadin Naib and this will be his first outing as skipper.

This is a golden chance for Afghanistan to get their combination in place. From their previous ODI series against Ireland, the visitors would’ve got a lot of confidence, though it ended in a tie. However, the Scots won’t be an easy proposition for them. Last year, Scotland took down England in Edinburgh and players like Richie Berrington, Kyle Coetzer, Matthew Cross and Callum Macleod add value to the side.

Match Details

The 1st ODI between Scotland and Afghanistan will be hosted by the Grange Cricket Club in Edinburgh.

The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (10:00 GMT).

The game doesn’t have any telecast in India.

Weather Conditions

Tomorrow’s match could probably see a washout with rain predicted throughout the day. Moreover, the intensity of the downpour won’t come down with the lowest chance of rain being 49 per cent. The temperature will be around 7 degrees Celsius and humidity is expected to be in the 80s.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch has produced some high-scoring affairs in the last few matches. However, the bowlers could get some help under the overcast conditions. The track has favoured the team, batting first, but keeping in mind the rain, the sides may opt to chase a target.

Average first-innings score: 295 – Last 4 List A matches

Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 3

Probable Playing XI:


Matthew Cross (wk), Kyle Coetzer (C), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, George Munsey, Mark Watt, Craig Wallace, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Michael Leask, Brad Wheal

Bench: Michael Jones, Tom Sole, Gavin Main


Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Gulbadin Naib (C), Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hasan, Dawlat Zadran

Bench: Samiullah Shenwari, Noor Ali Zadran

Team News:

Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi are in India for the IPL.

Power Picks:

Richard Berrington in last 25 List A matches:

Runs- 822

Batting Avg- 39.14

50s- 5

100s- 1

Wickets- 14

Bowl Avg- 29.14

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Kyle Coetzer, Richie Berrington, Mohammad Shahzad

Vice-Captain Options: Richie Berrington, Hazratullah Zazai, Kyle Coetzer

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:

Wicket-Keeper – Mohammad Shahzad

Batsmen – Hazratullah Zazai (VC), Rahmat Shah, Calum MacLeod, Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey

All-Rounders – Gulbadin Naib, Richie Berrington (C)

Bowlers – Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Safyaan Sharif

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/ Mega Leagues:

Wicket-Keeper – Matthew Cross (C)

Batsmen – Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Kyle Coetzer (VC), George Munsey

All-Rounders – Richie Berrington, Michael Leask

Bowlers – Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mark Watt



Expert Advice:

Pick top order batsmen in your line-up as rain may interrupt play. Also, go for fast bowlers as the conditions may not be conducive to spin bowling.

Probable Winners:

Afghanistan are likely to win the match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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