Sunday’s game is inconsequential as far the qualification scenario is concerned. Irrespective of what happens, Pakistan will play the semi-finals while Scotland have been knocked out of the T20 World Cup having failed to win a single Super 12 encounter. They will look to put a competitive effort against a high-quality side in their last game.
Pakistan registered their fourth win in a row when they defeated Namibia by 45 runs in their previous game. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan smashed half-centuries after which all the bowlers chipped in with good performances. Pakistan then won more hearts by visiting the Namibia dressing room and congratulating the opponents for putting up an impressive show in the T20 World Cup.
Scotland had a forgettable game against India. They were trampled for 85 in 17.4 overs after being sent into bat. India then chased down the target in 6.3 overs as KL Rahul went berserk. Scotland will be keen to make an impact in their last match of the T20 World Cup.
Pakistan’s Predicted XI: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi
Scotland’s Predicted XI: George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (C), Matthew Cross (WK), Richie Berrington, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Safyaan Sharif, Bradley Wheal
Top fantasy picks for Pakistan vs Scotland clash: Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, George Munsey, Michael Leask, Mark Watt
--Renin Wilben Albert