Scotland lock horns with UAE in the third playoff of the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers 2019. UAE were comfortably dispatched by a formidable Netherlands side in the first playoff on Tuesday. Their batting unit faltered spectacularly as they failed to deal with the Dutch pace armory. Meanwhile, Scotland finished fourth on the points table with six points to their name in Group A. The winner in this game guarantees their spot in the marquee event next year whilst the loser crashes out of the competition.
ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier
Scotland vs UAE
30th October 2019
3:40 PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Bright sunny conditions with absolutely no chances of rain and temperature ranging around 37 degrees Celsius expected during the game.
The surface will have something in it for the pacers in the early stages of the game whilst the track should improve considerably for the batters as the match progresses.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
George Munsey and Calum MacLeod form the core of the batting department and the onus of run-scoring will lie heavily on their shoulders. Safyaan Sharif will lead the bowling attack and will be expected to pick up a wicket or two in this match.
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer(c), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Michael Leask, Matthew Cross(w), Craig Wallace, Safyaan Sharif, Josh Davey, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans
After a horrendous batting display in the last game, the likes of Rohan Mustafa, Rameez Shahzad, and Muhammad Usman will have to step up to the plate and redeem themselves with a match-winning performance in this game. Junaid Siddique and Zahoor Khan will be vital from the bowling perspective.
Rohan Mustafa, Zawar Farid, Rameez Shahzad, Muhammad Usman, Darius D’Silva, Waheed Ahmed, Mohammad Boota(w), Ahmed Raza(c), Sultan Ahmed, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan
Despite a disastrous showing in the previous match, Rohan Mustafa has enough credit in his bank to find a place in the Dream11 Team. He is a menace with the bat as well as the bowl and is certain to garner plenty of points for the side. Muhammad Usman and Junaid Siddique should also be included in the team considering the duo excel in their respective departments. For Scotland, Matthew Cross is a reliable presence behind the stumps and with the willow in hand. He scored 52 from 44 balls in the previous match and could continue his good form in this game. George Munsey is a must considering his explosive style of batting at the top and ability to clear the boundary lines with relative ease.
1: Rohan Mustafa
2: George Munsey
3: Muhammad Usman
M Cross, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
M Usman, Points: 78-80, Grade: A
C MacLeod, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
G Munsey, Points: 84-86, Grade: A
R Mustafa, Points: 86-88, Grade: A
R Berrington, Points: 76-78, Grade: A
W Ahmad, Points: 56-58, Grade: A
M Watt, Points: 62-64, Grade: A
S Sharif, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
J Davey, Points: 58-60, Grade: A
J Siddique, Points: 50-52, Grade: A