Bangladesh Vs Scotland, Match Preview
The World Cup is kicking off and two interesting sides take each other on. Bangladesh has been in exceptional T20 form, beating Australia and New Zealand at home. They have a good balance of spin and pace, and ahead of them are Scotland.
The Scotland Cricket Team may not be the greatest, but they have a great chance to cause an upset in this clash. The players seem to be in decent form, and they will face Bangladesh in conditions that are unfamiliar to Bangladesh. After spending a lot of time on slow surfaces, the change in location could affect Bangladesh.
The warm-ups are going on now, and Bangladesh have already received a shock. They lost to Ireland, which could indicate that things aren’t going to be too easy for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Vs Scotland, Team News
The Bangladesh team is near full-strength, with only Tamim Iqbal missing the tournament. He opted out due to injury and lack of game time. Shakib Al Hasan will be available despite having played the IPL finals less than 48 hours ago. He travelled to Oman as soon as the final ended, and will be available for the game.
The Scottish line-up is still uncertain.
Bangladesh Vs Scotland, Predicted XIs
Bangladesh: Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Naim, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah (c), Nurul Hasan (wk), Afif Hossain, Liton Das, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed
Scotland: Kyle Coetzer (c), Matthew Cross (wk), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, George Munsey, Dylan Budge, Michael Leask, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Alasdair Evans, Brad Wheal
Bangladesh Vs Scotland, Players to Watch out for
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan is an exceptional talent, and has been a key contributor for Bangladesh over the years. He ran into a purple patch in the 2019 World Cup, and stood up when it mattered the most. After the World Cup though, Shakib ran into some hurdles. He couldn’t play Cricket for an year, and will hope to make up for the lost year with a brilliant performance in the World Cup.
The Scottish opener is a hard-hitting batter, who likes to go after the bowling. He has an exceptional strike-rate and also holds the highest T20 score by a Scottish player. His ability to hit sixes with ease could be on display tomorrow, and will be important against Bangladesh’s spin attack.
Bangladesh Vs Scotland, Pitch Report
The Al Amerat Cricket stadium hasn’t seen too much high-profile action. The pitch is a question mark due to the lack of Cricket in the stadium. Batting first could be a better option, as it would be tough to chase with the pressure of a World Cup on the player’s mind. There could be dew in the game however, which could prompt a different decision.