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T20 World Cup 2021: Match 41, Pakistan vs Scotland Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Mohammad Rizwan is 49 runs short of scoring 1,000 runs in T20 Internationals in 2021.

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Preview

Pakistan and Scotland are set to cross swords in Match No.41 of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021 on Sunday, November 7 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. The Men in Green, led by Babar Azam, have already qualified for the semis after beating India, New Zealand, Afghanistan and Namibia.

Another win will assure them a top-spot finish in Group 2. Scotland, on the other hand, are battered and bruised. Kyle Coetzer and Co. won all three matches in the Qualifiers, but are yet to taste victory in the Super 12. The Scots will be playing for nothing, but pride and would want to end on a high.

Match Details

Match – Pakistan vs Scotland – Match 41

Venue – Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Time – 07:30 PM IST, 02:00 PM GMT

Where to watch live – Star Sports Network

Pitch Report

Average first innings score: 145 (9 T20Is in Sharjah in T20 World Cup 2021)

Record of Chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 4, Tied – 0

Probable Playing XIs

Pakistan

Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi

Bench: Haider Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed

Scotland

George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal

Bench: Hamza Tahir, Dylan Budge, Craig Wallace, Josh Davey

Head-to-head

Overall

Matches- 3, Pakistan – 3, Scotland– 0, N/R- 0

In T20 World Cups

Matches- 1, Pakistan – 1, Scotland– 0, N/R- 0

Probable best batter of the match

Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)

Mohamamd Rizwan has been outstanding for Pakistan in the ongoing edition of the T20 World Cup. The right-hander is the leading T20I run-scorer in 2021 and is 49 runs short of scoring 1,000 runs in the format this year. In the mega event, Rizwan has scored 199 runs at an average of 99.50 and a strike rate of 133.55. The opener has scored two fifties with a top score of an unbeaten 79.

Probable best bowler of the match

Haris Rauf (Pakistan)

Haris Rauf has been exceptional for the Men in Green in the mega event. The right-arm speedster is the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan in the tournament, having notched seven wickets. He has also bowled at an economy rate of 6.81, the best among the Pakistan fast bowlers in the World Cup. The Scotland batters need to be cautious while facing him.

Today’s match prediction: Pakistan to win the match.

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