Cricket match date: 10th May 2019
Cricket match time: 03:30 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
Cricket Match Preview:
The host Scotland will take on Afghanistan in the second ODI at Edinburgh. Afghanistan have arrived for the tour of England and Scotland just before the World Cup to get acclimatised to the conditions. Afghanistan will be without their terrific trio of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman for these games against Scotland.
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. 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. Not too long ago, Scotland and Afghanistan were in the same league as they were struggling to break into top sides of the world.
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 buoyed by the comeback of their fast bowler Hamid Hasan, who was last seen in the 2016 ODI against Ireland. The fast bowler has been injured since then and his comeback is likely to strengthen the bowling team of Afghanistan team. Scotland, on the other hand, will take confidence from the fact that they beat the full strength Afghanistan side when these two sides last met in the qualifying tournament played in Zimbabwe last year.
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 they have a tough task on their hand.
Cricket Match Information:
Scotland will take on Afghanistan in the second 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
- Hazratullah Zazai
- Rahmat Shah
- Asghar Afghan
- Samiullah Shinwari
- Mohammad Nabi
- Najibullah Zadran
- Hamid Hasan
- Gulbadin Naib
- Aftab Alam
- Dawlat Zadran
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
It will not be easy for Gulbadin Naib to replace Asghar Afghan, a skipper who has been there for a long time. 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 not only they scored 371 runs after batting first but they also managed to beat England by 6 runs. Our prediction is of a score of around 300 runs this time around. Conditions are expected to be cold and windy.
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):
Hazratullah Zazai (AFG) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
AC Evans (SCO) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Hazratullah Zazai (AFG)
Scotland – 2.50
Afghanistan – 1.48
*odds may change anytime