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Bangladesh vs Scotland, ICCWCT20 2021, Today Match Prediction

Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amarat, Oman

134/7 in 20.0

6.70

140/9 in 20.0

7.00
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Toss Winner - Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bowl first

Scotland beat Bangladesh by 6 runs

Bangladesh and Scotland start their T20 World Cup with bid to move to Super-12

  • Bangladesh has a 5-19 win-loss record in ICC T20I world cups but they come here after back-to-back series wins against Australia & New Zealand.
  • Scotland has a 1-7 win-loss record in ICC T20I World cups with 3 appearances so far (2007, 2009, & 2016).
  • Scotland won the only T20I match played against Bangladesh way back in 2012.

Bangladesh will win the match

Tournament: ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021 | Format: T20 | Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amarat, Oman | Toss: To Bowl

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Bangladesh and Scotland will face off each other to start their T20I world Cup group games. Both teams will look to get a winning start to the tournament that puts them in a best position to qualify for the next stage. Bangladesh have been playing top tier cricket for long time and will be dejected to finish outside the top 8 ranked teams and will be hoping to seal their place in Super-12s early. Scotland team has been playing very less cricket among the top teams but they have put on brave fight whenever opportunity has been presented so far. They will look to win this match and make eyes turn with their victory over a full member nation.

Bangladesh Preview

Bangladesh Skipper Mahmudullah will lead his team in his first major tournament. Mohammed Naim is expected to open the batting alongside Liton Das in the opening match. Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, and Nurul hasan will form the core of the batting department with their skipper Mahmudullah. They are awaiting for their star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan`s arrival from IPL and he is expected to play this match.  

Mustafizur Rahman, Mohammed Saifuddin, and Taskin Ahmed will be their first choice pacers and Soumya Sarkar might bowl his medium pacers if selected in playing XI.  Mahedi Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, and Nasum Ahmed will form the spin department of the team with Afif Hossain and Mahmudullah capable to giving some quiet overs in the middle phase. 

Top players to bet on:

Mushfiqur Rahim – Rahim is the most experienced player in the Bangladesh team and we expect him to play a big role in the middle order for his team. We expect him to play the anchor role so that other batters can bat freely in their innings.  

Mustafizur Rahman – Fizz has been one of top bowlers in the T20I cricket with his variations troubling the batsmen effectively. He will be looking to weave his magic over the opposition batsmen on these slow surfaces of Middle East.

Bangladesh Predicted Playing XI:

Mohammed Naim. Liton Das/Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahedi hasan, Nasum Ahmed/Mohammed Saifuddin

Bangladesh Actual Playing XI:

Nurul Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Afif Hossain, Liton Das, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah

Scotland Preview

Skipper Kyle Coetzer will open the batting along with George Munsey for the Scotland team followed by the experienced players in form of Callum Macleod, Mathew Cross, Richie Berrington, and Micheal Leask in the middle order. They have a strong batting line-up with all top-6 players playing nearly 40+ T20I matches so far.

Bradley Wheal, Shayaan Sharif, and Josh Davey will form the pace trio for the team. They will have to bowl in the powerplay and death overs for the team effectively. Chris Greaves, Hamza Tahir, and Mark Watt will take care of the spin department with the services of all-rounders Michael Leask, Callum Macleod, and Richie Berrington available in case of a bad day to any of the main bowlers.

Top players to bet on:

Mark Watt – Mark Watt had bowling figures of 2/34 & 4/10 in the two warm games they played against Namibia and Netherlands respectively. We expect him take vital wickets in the middle overs and help his team restrict the opposition batting.

George Munsey – Munsey scored 67 & 15 in the two warm up fixtures and he would be thankful for the time in the middle which will accustom him to the conditions perfectly. We expect him to play a huge role with the bat for his team.

Scotland Predicted Playing XI:

Kyle Coetzer (C), George Munsey, Callum Macleod, Mathew Cross, Richie Berrington, Micheal Leask, Bradley Wheal, Shayaan Sharif, Chris Greaves, Hamza Tahir, Mark Watt

Scotland Actual Playing XI:

Calum MacLeod, Kyle Coetzer, Richie Berrington, Matthew Cross, Chris Greaves, Bradley Wheal, Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, George Munsey, Michael Leask

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
27
0 mm.
1.06 k/h
From: W
0%
03h
28
0 mm.
1 k/h
From: NNW
0%
06h
32
0 mm.
1.59 k/h
From: NW
0%
09h
34
0 mm.
3.38 k/h
0%
12h
32
0 mm.
2.51 k/h
From: N
0%
15h
30
0 mm.
0.14 k/h
From: NE
0%
18h
29
0 mm.
1.05 k/h
From: SW
0%
21h
27
0 mm.
0.87 k/h
From: NE
0%

Weather Conditions

Al Amerat has bright and sunny weather with very less to no chances of rain on the match day. We expect a full match with no external interruptions.  

Venue Details

Al Amerat will be a fairly flat track early on with a lot of runs on offer for batters. It will have assistance for the bowlers when the ball gets older especially. We expect the average scores to be around 160-180 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing is the best option at this venue as no score is safe and chasing teams have 18-5 in-loss record in their favor.

Bangladesh lost both their warm-up matches while Scotland won both their warm-up matches but Bangladesh has a vast experience of playing cricket against top quality nations which might come in handy in these group stages. Both teams have great depth in their attacks with a number of all-rounders found in their playing XI. Bangladesh might be sweating over the availability of star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. We expect Bangladesh to win this match owing to their better experience in the international stages.

Bangladesh will win the match

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Author: Dhinesh Kumar