T20 World Cup, In Afghanistan’s first Twenty20 World Cup encounter against Scotland on Monday, captain Mohammad Nabi won the toss and chose to bat. The Afghans, who were momentarily on the verge of being barred from the competition if the new Taliban leadership decided to end the women’s game, enter as a dangerous T20 team.
Nabi, the highest all-rounder in T20 cricket, said his team is confident in both its bat and ball. “The surface is dry and suitable for batting,” Nabi stated after his team defeated the Windies in a warm-up game. Moreover We had a great warm-up game over the Windies.” We’ll aim to replicate that mix and efficiency in the future.”
Moreover the team got off to a good start with Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammed Shahzad scoring 29 runs; in the opening four overs. Afghanistan will look to build on its recent success, with skipper Muhammad Nabi receiving special attention. Until then, Scotland will rely heavily on bowler Josh Davey for wickets. The bowler is in fantastic form right now, having taken 8 wickets in three games.
Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Nabi (capt), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Asghar Afghan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen-ul-Haq
Scotland: Kyle Coetzer (capt), George Munsey, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Calum MacLeod, Matthew Cross (wk), Michael Leask, Richie Berrington, Brad Wheal, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif
Although After three consecutive wins in the qualification stage; Scotland qualified for the Super 12s for the first time in the T20. They are the same from last week’s triumph against hosts Oman; and skipper Kyle Coetzer says he is looking forward to bowling first. We observed opposing clubs having that edge even in the IPL (Indian Premier League); so we were really happy,” Coetzer said. “It’s an honor to be here. The squad has been playing well, and we feel comfortable keeping with the same lineup for the time being.”