Cricket Prediction Afghanistan tour of England and Scotland 2019 – Scotland vs Afghanistan – Afghanistan take on Scotland in the first ODI

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Cricket match date08th May 2019

Cricket match time03:30 pm IST

Cricket match location: Grange Cricket Club, Raeburn Place, Edinburgh

Cricket Match format: ODI

Tournament: Afghanistan tour of England and Scotland 2019

Team A:  Scotland

Team B: Afghanistan

Team A Captain: Kyle Coetzer

Team B Captain: Gulbadin Naib

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Cricket Match Preview:

With just over 20 days to go for the upcoming World Cup, Afghanistan have the opportunity to prepare for the tournament in conditions similar to the one, where the World Cup will be played. Scotland, on the other hand, will be looking at this opportunity to get some international game time. They failed to qualify for the tournament in a heartbreaking manner in the qualification tournament.

Afghanistan will be led by Gulbadin Naib in the World Cup on this occasion. Asghar Afghan has been removed from the captaincy in a controversial manner against which senior players like Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi voiced their opinion on social media accounts. However, the Afghanistan Cricket Board has still not changed their decision and Naib is all set to lead the team.

Afghanistan will be strong favourites against Scotland in this series as most of their important players have had some game time behind them. The likes of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi have been part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and while they might miss out at the beginning of the tour, they will be part of this tour of Europe once the IPL is over.

Scotland, on the other hand, will be led by Kyle Coetzer in this cricket series and they will be looking to give a good account of themselves. Being an associate ODI side is not easy as it is not every day that you get to play the full member side of the ICC. As a result, this month is going to be an exciting time for Scotland Cricket. They are scheduled to play two cricket games against Afghanistan in the next few days and then they will play against Sri Lanka in two cricket games as well.

Afghanistan ODI cricket team is one of the fastest improving sides in the world. In very few opportunities, they have become a dangerous side for those sides who do not play spin very well. In England, they are going to be a handful against such opponents. Hence, Scotland know that they have a tough task on their hand.

Cricket Match Information:

Scotland will take on Afghanistan in the first cricket ODI. Scotland have missed qualifying for the World Cup by a whisker, whereas Afghanistan have qualified for the World Cup by winning the qualifying tournament played in Zimbabwe last year.


Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Scotland will be led by Kyle Coetzer in this cricket game. They last played a cricket game against Oman in February 2019. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.

Here is our prediction of Scotland’s playing XI:

  • MH Cross
  • Kyle Coetzer
  • CS Macleod
  • RD Berrington
  • HG Munsey
  • MRJ Watt
  • CD Wallace
  • AC Evans
  • A Neill
  • SM Shariff
  • MA Leask


Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Afghanistan will be led by a new skipper, Gulbadin Naib, who has replaced Asghar Afghan as the captain for their team. They last played the final ODI in March against Ireland in Dehra Dun. Our prediction is of the same team that played in that cricket game against Scotland.

Here is our prediction of Afghanistan’s playing XI:

  • Mohammad Shehzad
  • Javed Ahmadi
  • Rahmat Shah
  • Asghar Afghan
  • Samiullah Shinwari
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Najibullah Zadran
  • Rashid Khan
  • Gulbadin Naib
  • Zahir Khan
  • Shapoor Zadran

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Replacing a skipper like Asghar Afghan, who has been there for a long time, it will not be easy for Gulbadin Naib. As a result, he needs to lead from the front from the beginning of this cricket series. Our prediction is of a good performance from him.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

The last international ODI cricket game played here was between Scotland and England back in 2018. It was a historic cricket game for Scotland as they not only scored 371 runs after batting first but they also managed to beat England by six runs. Our prediction is of a score of around 300 runs this time around. Conditions are expected to be cold and windy.

Our Prediction:

Afghanistan will begin the game of cricket as favourites. They are a good side with a very good bowling attack. Hence, our prediction is of Afghanistan’s win in the first ODI cricket game.

Top Batsman (Prediction):

Rahmat Shah (AFG) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

AC Evans (SCO) – 2 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Rahmat Shah (AFG)

LOGO 2 Odds

Scotland – 2.70

Afghanistan – 1.42

*odds may change anytime

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