SCO vs UAE Dream11 : Must win encounter awaits both the sides as they look to keep their drams alive of making it into the world cup.
When the sides for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 were nailed down on and the groups were drawn up, one team which stood out amongst the rest of the competing countries was Scotland. After all, they were one of the older and more experienced sides in this bunch of sides vying it out for a spot in next year’s ICC T20 World Cup, a team expected to seal its berth in the showpiece tournamnet.
However, marred by inconsistencies and uninspiring performances, Scotland were left to face the brunt of their abject displays, ones which see them take the long route to ensuring their qualification into the tournament. The narrative was portrayed perfectly in the side’s previous result, a match which they ended up losing by 4 wickets to Netherlands after managing to muster up just 130 on the scoreboard while batting first.
Elsewhere, their opponents of the day had to face defeat at the hands of Netherlands as well n a performance which doesn’t bode well for ther chances of making it into the ensuing rounds. A horrific batting collapse saw them being reduced to 9-5 at one stage, a howler of a shambolic collapse they never managed to recover from to put up just 80 runs while batting first.
It was a score Netherlands needed no invitation in chasing down, winning by 8 wickets to completely outshine and outplay the side in all the departments of the game. The fallouts from that display threaten to be colossal in nature for the side who have to content with two games within the space of a day, a set of events Scotland will be looking to make the most of when the two outfits clash heads in the middle today.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
The chasing side winning on just two of the seven occasions over here means the side winning the toss will definitely be looking to bat first today. This is a relatively solid wicket in the first part of the encounter with the batsmen finding it easy to cream the ball to the short boundaries with anything above 160 being an extremely tricky target.
Probable Playing 11
Rohan Mustafa, Zawar Farid, Rameez Shahzad, Muhammad Usman, Waheed Ahmed, Mohammad Boota (WK), Sultan Ahmed, Ahmed Raza (C), Darius D’Silva, Junaid Siddiqui, Zahoor Khan
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (C), Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington, Michael Leask, Matthew Cross (WK), Craig Wallace, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Josh Davey, Alasdair Evans
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019
Match: UAE Vs Scotland
Date And Time: 30th October, Wednesday- 3:40am IST
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3
- Rohan Mustafa, Zawar Farid, Junaid Siddiqui, Zahoor Khan
- George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod, Alasdair Evans
Top 4 Batting Order
- Rohan Mustafa, Zawar Farid, Rameez Shahzad, Muhammad Usman
- George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod, Richie Berrington
- Rohan Mustafa, Waheed Ahmed
- George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer
Death Overs Bowlers
- Junaid Siddiqui, Zahoor Khan
- Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt
SCO vs UAE Dream11 Team Picks
When we approached this segment of our side, there was one choice which sold itself to us clearly. There were hardly any deliberations in going ahead with Scotland’s Matthew Cross with the wicket-keeper being a fulcrum of their batting order, scoring 52 runs in 44 balls the last time around to see his side put together a respectable score against Netherlands.
Scotland’s opener Geroge Munsey comes into our side for this one along with the team’s leading run getter in the form of Callum MacLeod. This is just the kind of match where these two could flourish and bring into fruition two stalwarts knocks against a side which is hurting owing to its lopsided displays in the bowling order.
The sole selection of Muhammad Usman for us from UAE meanwhile will be completely out our batting order for today’s upcoming encounter.
His role with both the bat and ball makes Richie Berrington the first name to be indulged in by us with the player from Scotland coming bearing the perfect identity of an all-rounder. He’s been entrusted to deliver a stellar job in both the facets of the game, something which he has done on ample occasions to see him being selected in this ambit of our side.
We are also picking up Mark watt from the side after he snared the three wickets in his kitty the last time around while from the opposing end we are moving in with Rohan Mustafa with the player not only opening for his side but being ascertained of getting the four overs with the ball as well. His knock of 19 runs see Waheed Ahmed come in as well for us with the player showing resolve and valour yesterday, biding his time out for 35 deliveries to help his side escape from being bundled out for under 50.
Given their opposition’s incredible collapse in the top-order yesterday with the side being in a dire state at 4-4, we had to indulge ourselves in the names from Scotland first here. Both Safyaan Sharif and Josh Davey are brought into our side, a deadly partnership which is bound to make things extremely cumbersome for the opposition today.
Junaid Siddique from the other side will be bringing an end to our pick of players for this clash.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are moving into this encounter with Cross as our side’s captain for today while Sharif comes in as the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.