Scotland to take on Team India in the second match of the Double Header in the World T20 Cup on Friday, the 5th of November. The match will take place at the Dubai International Stadium. This will be the first time the two teams will go against each other in the World T20 Cup. In the last match, Team India beat Afghanistan to register their first win, while In the last match, Scotland lost to New Zealand.
India cannot afford to lose in their remaining two matches in the World T20 Cup, and will have to do their best against both Scotland and Namibia. Not only will India have to win these two matches to advance to the semi-finals but will also have to depend on the crucial match between Afghanistan and New Zealand.
India needs to bat well against Scotland to score big. In the match against Afghanistan, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya were sent up in the batting order and both scored runs. This can be their strategy in the match against Scotland.
Varun Chakravarthy got a chance in the opening two matches but could not achieve a single breakthrough. He was disappointed as well as other bowlers. However, Ravichandran Ashwin got a chance against Afghanistan and played a key role. Mohammed Shami and Bumrah will be expected to pick up the opening wickets in the match.
Scotland gave an impressive performance against New Zealand. The biggest problem with Scotland has been its batting. George Munsey struggles against swinging balls on the legside. Similarly, other batsmen have also struggled for runs. Cross, Berrington and Leask are probably some Scottish players who can make an impact in this match.
The minimum and maximum temperatures at Dubai will be around 24 and 32 degrees, respectively. The humidity will be around 46 percent with no chances of precipitation.
Dubai's pitch supported batsmen in the last few matches and given the results of the last few matches, it would be better to win the toss and decide to bowl first without thinking. Only a score above 160 can be safe for the team batting first.
Probable Playing XI For India
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Probable Playing XI For Scotland
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans, Bradley Wheal