Afghanistan and Scotland will clash against each other in Match 5 of the ICC T20I World Cup on Monday. The two teams are placed in Group B, alongside the likes of Asian giants, India and Pakistan. Both teams will look forward to starting their campaign with two points from their first game.
The match will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium from 8:00 PM. Scotland have done all the hard work so far, as they reached the Super 12 after three emphatic wins in the qualifying round. Having a 100% record against a team gives one enough confidence. This is where the Afghans will aim to build on. They have a good bowling unit led by Rashid Khan, who can cause trouble on a low Sharjah wicket. Afghanistan will however need to bat well against an in-form Scotland outfit. If they keep the edge, it will be of massive help.
The two teams have met on one occasion in the ICC T20 World Cup. Afghanistan won the match in the 2016 edition by 14 runs. Overall, the two teams have met six times between 2010-16. Afghanistan have a 100% record in terms of wins. Scotland will need to continue in the same vein as we have seen so far in the ongoing tourney. Getting a win versus Bangladesh was massive for Scotland and they can cause damage. The side is riding high on confidence and that is a positive factor. Scotland have a good bowling unit and will test the Afghans dearly.