October 28, 2021Sports News
Afghanistan are used to coming into World Cup matches as the underdogs. But having qualified directly for the Super 12 stage by virtue of their well-earned ranking and with world-class T20I players aplenty, they take on Scotland with the slightly unfamiliar tag of favourites. Scotland, who beat Bangladesh in their opener, are instead the outsiders shaking up higher-ranked teams.
Scotland have never won a T20 international against Afghanistan in six attempts, but they may fancy their chances this time. They come into the match as table-toppers in their First Round Group, without a loss to their name so far. Playing their first ever match at this stage of the tournament, they are high on confidence, and have enjoyed more match time than their opponents.
They also have a group of batters adept at sweeping, which will be handy against Afghanistan.